Latest Summer Olympic games News

China attacks potential US diplomatic boycott of Olympics

Dec. 06, 2021 05:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday threatened to take “firm countermeasures” if the U.S. proceeds with a diplomatic boycott of February’s Beijing Winter Olympic Games. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian accused U.S. politicians of grandstanding over the issue...

Kilde captures World Cup downhill for 2nd straight win

Dec. 04, 2021 16:56 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — If there was any thought a knee injury might hold back Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, that's been erased. His speed has quickly returned. The Norwegian standout captured a World Cup downhill race with an aggressive run Saturday...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 03, 2021 11:06 AM EST

Kyle Rittenhouse did not sue LeBron James for defamation CLAIM: Federal magistrate approved Kyle Rittenhouse’s $110 Million defamation suit against LeBron James. THE FACTS: No such ruling was made. Rittenhouse has not filed a defamation suit against...

Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief convicted of corruption, dies

Dec. 03, 2021 06:43 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lamine Diack, the controversial long-time leader of track and field who was convicted of extorting money from athletes and accused of taking bribes in an Olympic hosting vote, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88. Awa Diack, niece of the...

Beijing bound: Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries now an American

Dec. 02, 2021 19:06 PM EST

Kaillie Humphries is now, officially, an American. And just like that, the U.S. medal hopes in bobsledding at the Beijing Olympics just got much stronger. The reigning world champion in both monobob and women’s bobsledding was sworn in as a citizen...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

Retired Ted Ligety finds path to Beijing Olympics as analyst

Dec. 01, 2021 19:20 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — If two-time Olympic champion Ted Ligety gave even a moment of consideration to returning to ski racing less than a year after retiring, the persistent numbness in his left foot would deflect such thoughts. “Surprisingly enough, I feel pretty...

Giants, Cobb finalize $20M, 2-year deal with club option

Nov. 30, 2021 23:47 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and right-hander Alex Cobb agreed to a $20 million, two-year contract with a club option for 2024. The team announced the deal Tuesday for the 34-year-old pitcher, who was 8-3 with a 3.76 ERA in 18 starts for the Los Angeles...

Sam Mewis traded to Kansas City from North Carolina

Nov. 30, 2021 16:54 PM EST

The Kansas City Current have acquired midfielder Sam Mewis from the North Carolina Courage in exchange for defender Kiki Pickett and a first-round pick in the upcoming National Women's Soccer League draft. North Carolina also received the discovery rights to Malia...

China concerned about omicron effect on Beijing Winter Games

Nov. 30, 2021 06:04 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China says the omicron variant of the coronavirus is a concern for organizers of the Beijing Winter Olympics but it remains confident the games will be held as scheduled in February. The new variant is the latest challenge facing the games, which have...