Latest Olympic games News

Los Angeles organizers hire 2 companies to sell tickets for 2028 Olympics

Feb. 21, 2024 16:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics have reached an agreement with two major companies to sell tickets for the games. The deal announced Wednesday involves Los Angeles-based AXS and Germany-based CTS EVENTIM forming a joint venture to promote, sell and...

Many players from the 2022 Beijing Olympics are making an impact in the NHL

Feb. 21, 2024 14:38 PM EST

Just two years ago, hockey at the Beijing Olympics went ahead without NHL players because of COVID-19 pandemic-related scheduling issues. "Gosh, that feels like so long ago," said Matthew Knies, who played for the United States. “It’s crazy.” Crazy that since...

Hundreds are set to descend on Tahiti for Olympic surfing. Can locals protect their way of life?

Feb. 20, 2024 06:22 AM EST

TEAHUPO'O, French Polynesia (AP) — Peva Levy said he felt a powerful, natural energy known as “mana” when he surfed Teahupo'o’s waves on a piece of plywood for the first time, rushing down a crumbling white surf in front of an untouched volcanic beach several years before the steady streams...

Japan-North Korea women's Olympic soccer qualifier moved to Saudi Arabia

Feb. 20, 2024 03:36 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The first of two Olympic qualifying games between Japan and North Korea in women's soccer, to determine a berth in this year's Paris Olympics, has been moved from North Korea to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Asian Football Confederation has announced. The governing body...

Carnival parades on the French Riviera celebrate pop culture and the Olympics coming to Paris

Feb. 18, 2024 14:18 PM EST

MENTON, France (AP) — As most of Europe moves into the solemn weeks before Easter, the party is just getting started on the French Rivera. The Mediterranean town of Menton showcased its lush citrus and celebrated the upcoming Olympics in Paris during its Carnival parade on Sunday....

Ice dancers Torvill and Dean return to Sarajevo on 40th anniversary of their Winter Olympic gold

Feb. 14, 2024 15:04 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — British ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean received a warm welcome as they returned to Sarajevo to mark the 40th anniversary of their gold medal-winning Winter Olympic performance. Torvill and Dean skated together Wednesday evening at...

President's intervention keeps Paris' riverside bookstalls in place for the Olympics

Feb. 13, 2024 14:13 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron canceled plans Tuesday to move Paris' famed second-hand booksellers' boxes from the banks of the Seine River in preparation for the opening ceremony of the Olympics in July. A statement from the Elysee presidential palace said Macron...

USA Basketball names Cheryl Reeve's assistants as Americans chase 8th straight Olympic gold

Feb. 13, 2024 13:18 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — U.S. coach Cheryl Reeve will have Mike Thibault, Duke coach Kara Lawson and Texas A&M coach Joni Taylor as her assistants at the Paris Olympics. USA Basketball announced Reeve's coaching staff for the women's national team Tuesday. It keeps...

Messi vs. Mbappé on the global stage again? Argentina has qualified for the Paris Olympics

Feb. 12, 2024 07:18 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The stars are starting to align for another Lionel Messi vs. Kylian Mbappé showdown on a global soccer stage to follow their epic World Cup final in 2022. The men’s soccer tournament at the Paris Olympics starts July 24 and Argentina has now joined host France in...

War-scarred Sarajevo celebrates 40th anniversary of 1984 Winter Olympics and looks to the future

Feb. 12, 2024 04:15 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — War-scarred Sarajevo is looking back to happier times from February 1984 as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of staging a successful Winter Olympics. “Our Olympic spirit is alive," said Izet Radjo, president of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Olympic...