Latest Germany Olympic Team News

Brisbane set to be named 2032 Olympics host next month

Jun. 11, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Brisbane has long seemed to be in a one-horse race to host the 2032 Olympics. That race looks sure to be over and won next month when the International Olympic Committee meets before the Tokyo Games open. IOC president Thomas Bach said...

South Africa shows the complexities of IOC's vaccine offer

May. 28, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa has decided to vaccinate its Olympic athletes against COVID-19 with surplus local doses which were about to expire because an allocation from the International Olympic Committee hasn’t arrived. South African Olympic...

Britain yet to decide on Pfizer offer to vaccinate Olympians

May. 16, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government is still deciding whether to accept an offer from Pfizer to fast-track Olympic and Paralympic athletes for coronavirus vaccines. Jabs are only being given to Britons aged 38 or older — though this will be extended to those over 35...

Tokyo Olympic head says Bach visit to Japan could be 'tough'

May. 07, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Friday that a visit to Japan this month by IOC President Thomas Bach seemed unlikely with a state of emergency order being extended by the government to Tokyo and other areas until May 31. ...

Olympic torch relay detour; diving test event opens in Tokyo

May. 01, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics torch relay will take another detour this weekend when it enters the southern island of Okinawa. A leg of the relay on Okinawa's resort island of Miyakojima set for Sunday has been canceled altogether with coronavirus cases surging in...

Olympic athletes promised legal support if they protest

Apr. 22, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Athletes who make political or social justice protests at the Tokyo Olympics were promised legal support Thursday by a global union and an activist group in Germany. The pledges came one day after the International Olympic Committee confirmed its...

Aussie field hockey teams face lack of games before Olympics

Apr. 08, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia's traditionally strong Olympic field hockey teams are having trouble playing competitive matches ahead of the Tokyo Games, not unlike dozens of other international sports facing continuing delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. The...