Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

Column: The Tokyo Olympics will go on, but in name only

Apr. 16, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

In 1964, less than two decades removed from World War II, Japan used the Summer Olympics to showcase its astonishing recovery from a horrific defeat. It was an undeniable triumph for the host nation. This time, the Tokyo Games will be a...

Head of Tokyo Olympics again says games will not be canceled

Apr. 16, 2021 06:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The head of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday was again forced to assure the world that the postponed games will open in just over three months and not be canceled despite surging COVID-19 cases in Japan. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto was asked...

Russia's flag banned but national colors on Olympic uniforms

Apr. 14, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian flag is barred from the Olympics in a doping dispute. You wouldn't know it to look at the Russian uniforms. The International Olympic Committee told The Associated Press that Russian athletes in Tokyo will be allowed to wear a range of uniforms...

Huston, Zeuner head US national skateboarding team

Apr. 14, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Nyjah Huston and teenager Brighton Zeuner head the 2021 USA Skateboarding National Team announced Wednesday. A total of 22 skaters in men’s and women’s park and street were chosen based on performance in international and national championship...

Thunder sign forward Gabriel Deck

Apr. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed Gabriel Deck to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Deck, a 6-foot-8 forward who played for Argentina at the 2016 Olympics, spent the last three...

Olympic work not over for top US beach team Ross, Klineman

Apr. 08, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

Two-time Olympic beach volleyball medalist April Ross has a rare opportunity to relax with 100 days to go before the Tokyo Games. That doesn’t mean she will. Ross and partner Alix Klineman are the No. 1 team in the Olympic qualification rankings and...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay taken off streets of Osaka

Apr. 07, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will not run through the streets of Osaka prefecture next week because of rising COVID-19 cases. The move is a setback for Tokyo organizers, who began the relay two weeks ago from northeastern Fukushima prefecture with 10,000...

North Korea says it won't participate in Tokyo Olympics

Apr. 06, 2021 02:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea became the first country to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics because of coronavirus fears, a decision that underscores the challenges facing Japan as it struggles to stage a global sporting event amid a raging pandemic. A website run...

In Dubai, an art show's return reflects city's new normal

Apr. 01, 2021 02:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It was a scene reminiscent of pre-pandemic Dubai: Art lovers dressed in designer clothes or alternative fashion, walking around in one of the city's many swanky locations. Bloggers, VIPs and influencers filming on their mobile phones. People mingling and...

Overseas Tokyo ticket holders may get only partial refunds

Mar. 29, 2021 04:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Many fans living outside Japan who bought tickets for the Tokyo Olympics from brokers — known as Authorized Ticket Resellers — will not get full refunds. And they may have a long wait to get any refunds at all. The question of refunds came into play a...