Latest 2012 London Olympic Games News

Olympic Latest: France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

Aug. 07, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT France made sure its first Olympic volleyball medal would...

EXPLAINER: Olympic photos from far above — and underwater

Aug. 07, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Those amazing shots: Olympians captured from above, an airborne view of the most challenging of competitions, from gymnastics to track. Divers descending gracefully. Swimmers cutting through the clear water, their faces etched with determination, caught mid-stroke by a camera...

9 years on, Cameroon Olympic boxer talks of defection to UK

Aug. 06, 2021 03:17 AM EDT

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — When boxer Thomas Essomba walked out of the London Olympic Village with his suitcases in 2012, he left behind his life in Cameroon to start another one from scratch in a country he knew next to nothing about. Essomba, who was captain of his...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...

Not so crazy: Hovasse, Japan making women's hoops history

Aug. 05, 2021 03:46 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Tom Hovasse spoke of the unthinkable when he was hired as the head coach of Japan’s women’s basketball team. The Durango, Colorado, native, who speaks fluent Japanese, wasn't misquoted when he said he would have his team playing for gold at the...

Marathon man: Swimmer Mellouli looks ahead to Paris at 40

Aug. 04, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — After a rough run-up to his sixth Olympics, Ous Mellouli is already looking ahead. Still fit and motivated at 37, the Tunisian swimmer would be 40 at the 2024 Paris Games. Can he imagine competing against athletes half his age? ...

Olympics Latest: Women's semifinals set in beach volleyball

Aug. 03, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The women’s semifinals are set in beach volleyball after a pair of upsets. ...

Olympics Latest: Krajewski wins individual eventing gold

Aug. 02, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Julia Krajewski of Germany won individual eventing gold after countrymate and two-time defending champion Michael...

Settled: High-jump friends elect double gold over jump-off

Aug. 01, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Italian high jumper leaped into his rival's arms, then belly-flopped onto the hard track, rolled around a few times and screamed. Gianmarco Tamberi was just getting warmed up, too. It's not every day you tie your good friend for...

Olympics Latest: US women's volleyball reaches quarterfinals

Jul. 29, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The U.S. women’s volleyball team won its third straight match at the Olympics and is...