Latest Summer Olympic games News

Olympic flame arrives in Beijing amid boycott calls

Oct. 20, 2021 02:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Olympic flame arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid calls from overseas critics for a boycott of the Feb. 4-20 Winter Games. Beijing’s Communist Party Secretary Cai Qi, the top official in the Chinese capital, received the flame at a closely-guarded...

Rights activists urge boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Oct. 19, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Human rights activists urged international governments, sponsors and athletes on Tuesday to boycott what they called China's “genocide games” as Greek officials handed over the Olympic flame to 2022 Beijing Winter Games organizers. Activist...

Protestors disrupt flame lighting for Beijing Winter Games

Oct. 18, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

ANCIENT OLYMPIA. Greece (AP) — Three activists protesting human rights abuses in China sneaked into the archaeological site where the flame lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics was being held Monday and ran toward the newly lit torch holding a Tibetan flag and a banner...

Japanese figure skaters win Olympic test event in Beijing

Oct. 16, 2021 02:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Japan’s Yuma Kagiyama and Mai Mihara have won the men's and women's singles titles at the Asia Open figure skating event. The 18-year-old world silver medalist Kagiyama scored 179.98 in the free skate for a 277.78 total in the 2022 Beijing Olympics test...

Ski racer Shiffrin eyes 5-event Olympics after 3 last time

Oct. 15, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

First things first for Mikaela Shiffrin: She is certain she wants to participate in every individual women’s Alpine ski race at the Beijing Olympics. The 26-year-old from Colorado also knows that was her aim for the last Winter Games — and things did not quite work...

Allyson Felix, Naomi Osaka earn women's sports awards

Oct. 14, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympians Allyson Felix and Jordan Larson were honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. Felix won two medals at the Tokyo Games — giving her 11 in her career — to surpass Carl Lewis as the most decorated American in...

France to boost sport practice ahead of Paris 2024 Olympics

Oct. 14, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that the government will help fund 5,000 local facilities to allow more people to practice sports, especially in the country’s poorest areas, ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics. The announcement came hours...

AD group makes recommendations to augment Olympic pipeline

Oct. 13, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Olympic sports organizations will look into co-hosting championship events with the NCAA as a way of preventing the U.S. gold-medal pipeline from withering under financial pressure. The hosting partnerships were one of seven recommendations the U.S....

Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop found dead, police hunt husband

Oct. 13, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

Kenyan Olympic runner and two-time world championship bronze medalist Agnes Tirop was found dead at her home Wednesday with stab wounds and her husband was missing and wanted for questioning, police said. Elgeyo Marakwet County police chief Tom Makori said they were...

NHL Preview: What to know about the 2021-22 season

Oct. 11, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

There is more high-level hockey on tap over the next nine months than ever before. Thanks to the addition of the Seattle Kraken as the NHL's 32nd franchise and the return to a full schedule, 1,312 regular-season games are set to be played before the start of the playoffs...