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Olympic Latest: Bach declares Tokyo Olympics officially over

Aug. 08, 2021 09:28 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 Tokyo Olympics are officially over. IOC President Thomas Bach...

Davis, Torrez can't end US men's boxing gold medal drought

Aug. 08, 2021 05:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Richard Torrez Jr. stared up at 6-foot-7 Bakhodir Jalolov and didn't blink, courageously holding his own and staying on his feet against the most intimidating fighter in Tokyo. Keyshawn Davis and Andy Cruz traded shots for three thrilling rounds, showing...

Punching out of it: USA Boxing has Olympic revival in Tokyo

Aug. 04, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Richard Torrez Jr. went into the Olympic boxing ring Wednesday with a game plan jointly concocted over the phone by his father back home in central California and by Billy Walsh, his national team's head coach in Tokyo. The 22-year-old super heavyweight...

Olympic women's boxing is bigger, deeper, better in Tokyo

Jul. 29, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — About 15 minutes after Nesthy Petecio clinched the Philippines' first-ever medal in Olympic women's boxing, Irma Testa laughed with joy when she achieved the same history for Italy. When Sena Irie also clinched Japan's landmark first women's boxing medal a...