Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

All-Japan committee meets to promote Sapporo Olympic bid

May. 10, 2022 02:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Yasuhiro Yamashita, the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, acknowledged the biggest stumbling block to holding the Olympics is the billions in costs. However, in another breath on Tuesday at a so-called “All Japan” meeting to promote Sapporo's bid for the 2030...

Bidens to host 2020, 2022 US Olympic Teams at White House

May. 02, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to host the 2020 and 2022 U.S. Olympic Teams at the White House on Wednesday, celebrating athletes from the most recent winter Games while staging a much delayed, in-person celebration for participants of last summer's Tokyo Olympics. ...

Obstacle racing set to replace horses in modern pentathlon

May. 02, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Under pressure to remove horse riding, modern pentathlon will test obstacle racing as a replacement in time for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. Modern pentathlon’s governing body, known by its French acronym UIPM, said Monday it received “over 60 proposals” and...

Salt Lake, Sapporo head race to 2030 Olympics, and maybe '34

May. 02, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

Fraser Bullock, who leads Salt Lake City's bid to return the Winter Olympics to Utah, sounds very confident about success. “I believe we'll host a future Game(s). It's a question of when,” he said last week in a local television interview. But will it be in 2030,...

Olympic stars Ledecky, Dressel headline US team for worlds

May. 01, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel highlight a 41-member U.S. swimming team that will compete at this summer’s world championships in Budapest, Hungary. The squad was selected at a meet in Greensboro, North Carolina that ended Saturday night. ...

American Armstrong sets swimming world record in 50 back

Apr. 29, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — American Hunter Armstrong has set a swimming world record in the men's 50-meter backstroke. Armstrong posted a time of 23.71 seconds in the non-Olympic event while competing Thursday night in the International Team Trials at Greensboro, North Carolina. ...

NYC's first-ever Japanese heritage parade set for next month

Apr. 27, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People of Japanese descent are gearing up for their first-ever parade in New York City, taking their place among the lineup of groups that celebrate their heritage with marches through the United States' most populous city. Set for May 14, the Japan Day parade comes...

Jury finds Olympia man guilty of killing mother, daughter

Apr. 21, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An Olympia man was found guilty Wednesday in the March 2020 double-homicide of a mother and four-year-old daughter, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. On March 10, 2020, the bodies of 34-year-old Charlene Van Auken and her four-year-old...

Allyson Felix says she's retiring after 2022 track season

Apr. 13, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

Allyson Felix, who closed the Tokyo Games last year with more Olympic medals than any U.S. track and field athlete in history, says she will retire after the 2022 season. “This season isn’t about the time on the clock, it’s simply about joy,” Felix said in an Instagram post...

Olympic gymnasts face outsized expectations at NCAAs

Apr. 13, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sunisa Lee arrived in Tokyo last summer relatively unknown. Then came the Olympics, the meet of her life, a gold medal she once thought unattainable and first-name-only status in her sport for life. Her all-around title and the splash of fame that came with...