Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

IOC warns Afghanistan over women's sports and Olympics

Dec. 06, 2022 15:12 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday warned that it could stop working with Afghanistan ahead of the next Olympics in 2024 if women are not allowed to play sports under Taliban rule. The IOC said its support for Afghanistan's National Olympic...

California man pleads guilty in theft of Olympic gold medal

Nov. 30, 2022 14:24 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man received a jail sentence after admitting he stole an Olympic gold medal belonging to a member of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team. Jordyn Poulter reported the medal stolen May 25 after the Olympian found her car broken into...

Japan investigators raid Dentsu in widening Olympic probe

Nov. 25, 2022 01:53 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors raided the headquarters of major advertising company Dentsu on Friday, as the investigation into corruption related to the Tokyo Olympics widened. Major local TV broadcasters showed Tokyo District Prosecutors and Japan Fair Trade Commission...

AP Exclusive: Balich leads Olympics-style World Cup ceremony

Nov. 16, 2022 16:26 PM EST

ROME (AP) — First World Cup in the Middle East. First World Cup kicking off in November. First modern edition based around a single city. First in an Arab country. Now add “first World Cup with an Olympics-style opening ceremony” to the list of novelties for the tournament in...

2020 Olympic champ Sunisa Lee to make a run at Paris 2024

Nov. 15, 2022 14:38 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Sunisa Lee is going to make another run at Olympic glory. The 2020 women's all-around gymnastics champion announced Tuesday that she will return to training at the elite level following the end of her sophomore season at Auburn next spring. ...

3 Olympic volleyball medals stolen from California home

Nov. 11, 2022 00:18 AM EST

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Thursday were looking for three Olympic medals belonging to a member of the U.S. women's volleyball team after they were stolen from a Southern California home. The medals were being temporarily stored at a Laguna Hills home and were...

Jade Carey adds to medal haul at worlds with vault gold

Nov. 05, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Jade Carey's rebound from Olympic disappointment in her best event ended with a gold medal at the world championships. The 22-year-old American soared to victory in the women's vault final on Saturday, giving her a second trip to the top of the podium at...

EXPLAINER: Sports in Qatar as country hosts 2022 World Cup

Nov. 05, 2022 05:47 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup but soccer isn't the only sport played in the Gulf Arab country. From traditional pursuits to worldwide competitions, Qatar increasingly has marketed itself as a host for sports of all sorts. ...

Hashimoto adds world championship to go with Olympic gold

Nov. 04, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Daiki Hashimoto of Japan won the men's all-around title at the world gymnastics championship on Friday, giving the 21-year-old star a bookend to the gold he won at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Hashimoto put together an all-around total of 87.198 to edge 2021...

Brazil's Andrade makes history, wins world gymnastics title

Nov. 03, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Rebeca Andrade grew immune to pressure long ago. Enduring three reconstructive knee surgeries provides some perspective. It's why the 23-year-old Brazilian gymnast wasn't thinking about making history or her own grueling personal journey during the...