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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968, file photo, extending gloved hands skyward in racial protest, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos stare downward during the playing of the national anthem after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City on. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left. (AP Photo/File)

AP Was There: Black fists raised at '68 Mexico City Olympics

Aug. 6, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

EDITOR’S NOTE — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was transmitted from the 1968 Olympic s on the day of the 200 meter dash. Gold medalist Tommie Smith and bronze medalist John...

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 1964, file photo, Don Schollander of Lake Oswego, Ore., poses with the four gold medals he won during Olympic swimming competitions in Tokyo. Schollander won the gold medals for the 100 and 400 meters freestyle, and swam legs of the winning 400-meter medley and 800-meter freestyle relays. (AP Photo/File)

AP Was There: Don Schollander wins 4 gold medals in swimming

Aug. 5, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

EDITOR’S NOTE — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was transmitted from Tokyo during the 1964 Olympics. The story appeared on Oct. 19, 1964 in the Victoria Daily Times in...

In this Nov. 2022 photo, crowds fill the Olympic Stadium, in Melbourne, Australia, during the Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/File)

1956 Melbourne Olympics: 1st Games in southern hemisphere

Aug. 3, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

The Melbourne Olympics were already quite unique before they started. They were the first games held in the southern hemisphere, and ran from Nov. 22 to Dec. 8 to take in the Australian summer. And because of Australia’s strict quarantine regulations for animals, the equestrian events were held in...

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 file photo, Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor, of Australia, perform during the pairs free skate at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic, in Salt Lake City. Former world junior pairs figure skating champion Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya has died in Moscow, the Russian state news agency Tass reported Saturday, July 18, 2020 citing unnamed sources. Moscow police have yet to respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)

Former world junior skating champion Alexandrovskaya dies

Jul. 18, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Olympic Committee has confirmed the death of former world junior pairs figure skating champion Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya in Moscow. The cause of the 20-year-old Alexandrovskaya's death on Friday has not yet been disclosed. She was born in Russia but in 2016 obtained Australian...

Syracuse's Tiana Mangakahia makes Australian national team

Jul. 14, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse guard Tiana Mangakahia has been picked for the Australian women's national team. “I just feel honored for this opportunity,” said Mangakahia, a native of Brisbane who missed last season with the Orange while undergoing treatment for breast cancer....

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reacts toward officials during the second half of his team's NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in San Francisco, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Kerr, Nurse among NBA coaches wondering about Olympic plans

Jun. 10, 2020 2:36 AM EDT

Golden State coach Steve Kerr was supposed to be in Tokyo for the Olympics this summer. And now he’s supposed to be there for the rescheduled version next summer. Then again, Kerr isn't certain if he — or anyone else from the NBA — will be there at all. With the next NBA season not expected...