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Senegal's top surfer wants a fighting chance to compete at the Olympics

Mar. 01, 2024 02:58 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Cherif Fall kissed his wife on the lips and they swapped pecks on each other's foreheads, for good luck. Then he zipped up his wetsuit, grabbed his surfboard and strode into water he didn't want to be in. Instead of training in the waves off his Senegal...

Save the date: Macron says he'll swim in the River Seine as he inspects Paris' new Olympic village

Feb. 29, 2024 10:58 AM EST

French President Emmanuel Macron boldly promised to swim in the River Seine being cleaned up for the Paris Olympics as he toured the new complex that will house athletes on Thursday. Macron cited pollution-reduction in the Seine as one of the Games' positive long-term impacts. He...

Olympic medalist JJ Fetter calls for sailing officials' resignations in lawsuit dispute

Feb. 28, 2024 19:13 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With American sailors in an Olympic slump, two-time medalist JJ Fetter is calling for the resignations of U.S. Sailing’s CEO, president and any other board member who supports a federal lawsuit against a sailing foundation and three of its principals, including former Olympic...

Japan defeats North Korea 2-1 to reach women's soccer tournament at the Paris Olympics

Feb. 28, 2024 16:53 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan defeated North Korea 2-1 on Wednesday to reach the women’s soccer tournament at the upcoming Paris Olympics. But not without a tiny bit of VAR controversy. The first match in the two-game series to determine one of Asia’s two qualifiers ended in a 0-0 draw on...

Paris City Hall says no Olympic Games policing plans were lost in theft of a worker's computer gear

Feb. 28, 2024 09:54 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris City Hall said Wednesday that no policing plans for the upcoming Olympic Games were lost in the theft of computer gear reported by one of its employees. A City Hall statement said: “Initial checks established that the worker didn't possess any information...

Paavo Nurmi's five Olympic running golds will be displayed in Paris next month

Feb. 26, 2024 13:19 PM EST

MONACO (AP) — The five Olympic gold medals won by Finnish running great Paavo Nurmi will return to Paris and be on display next month to mark a century since his unique achievement at the 1924 Paris Games. To mark the upcoming Paris Games, the medals will be exhibited from March...

Four new appeals go to sports court chasing Olympic medals in Russian skater Valieva's doping case

Feb. 26, 2024 10:54 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Four appeals filed at sport’s highest court in fallout from the doping case of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva are set to delay awarding medals from the 2022 Beijing Olympics yet again. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Monday it registered three appeals...

Antoine Dupont takes first steps in his bid to help France win rugby sevens at Paris Games

Feb. 24, 2024 08:19 AM EST

VANCOUVER, Canada (AP) — Standout scrumhalf Antoine Dupont has taken the first steps in his bid to help France win the rugby sevens at the Paris Olympics this summer. Dupont came on midway through the second half in a 24-12 win against the United States and once again in a 40-7 win...

Olympic all-around champ Sunisa Lee is happy competing again. She also wants a skill named for her

Feb. 23, 2024 16:40 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Simply competing is an encouraging sign that Sunisa Lee is in a good, healthy place, especially the latter. Health is obviously a huge matter considering the reigning Olympic all-around champion endures a kidney-related issue that halted her college career...

Russian Olympic Committee loses appeal against suspension by the IOC

Feb. 23, 2024 11:14 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee has lost an appeal against its suspension by the International Olympic Committee. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Friday that it had dismissed the ROC's appeal against the suspension imposed in October. The IOC...