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The Latest: Sparks guard Wiese tests positive for virus

Mar. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese posted on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19. Wiese said that she was “feeling well — fortunate to only show mild symptoms, but I am capable of spreading...

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 file photo, Uzbekistan's Oksana Chusovitina acknowledges the audience after her routine on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chusovitina had considered retirement before but chose to carry on before qualifying for her eighth Olympics — breaking her own record in the sport. This time around, the 1992 gold medalist said Tokyo will be her last Olympics. “It's already good that they have postponed. Everything will calm down and everything will be fine, and I think then the Olympics will go ahead as normal,” said the 44-year-old Chusovitina, who is training in restricted. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)

Record-setting Olympians stretch careers for games in 2021

Mar. 26, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Even if it takes an extra year, Nino Salukvadze will still be aiming for an Olympic record. The Georgian shooter has competed at every Olympics since 1988, where she won a gold medal for the Soviet Union. At the Tokyo Olympics — now postponed until 2021 because of the...

Editorial Roundup: US

Mar. 25, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 24 The Chicago Tribune on adopting a pet while social distancing amid the new coronavirus: During the current period of enforced isolation and social distancing, you may be craving warmth, companionship and plain old physical closeness....

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), attends an interview after the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (Denis Balibouse/Keystone via AP)

Bach invokes Trump in defense of Olympic decision

Mar. 25, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A day after officially postponing the Tokyo Olympics, IOC president Thomas Bach invoked comments by President Donald Trump to defend himself from criticism on Wednesday. Bach spoke to about 400 reporters on a conference call and was quizzed why, despite growing concern from athletes, it took...

A countdown display for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is photographed in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed

Olympians face uncertainty with Tokyo delay because of virus

Mar. 24, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

Would-be Olympians and their coaches have gone from days and weeks of mulling one sort of uncertainty raised by the coronavirus pandemic — Are the Tokyo Games going to be held as scheduled? — to a whole other set of questions now that an indefinite postponement is official. To begin with: When,...

Miraitowa and Someity, mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics are seen in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed

A look back at Olympics that never were: 1916, '40 and '44

Mar. 24, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed a year to 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, but it's worth remembering that the games have been rocked by upheaval before. Three other times, the games were canceled altogether because of World War I (1916) and World War II (1940 and 1944) — and in those...

The Olympic rings float in the water near the Rainbow Bridge in the Odaiba section of Tokyo, Monday, March 23, 2020. The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

USOPC hears athletes, sees Olympics delay as 'clear' path

Mar. 23, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Leaders of the U.S. Olympic team said “it's more clear than ever that the path toward postponement” of the Tokyo Games “is most promising” — a conclusion drawn from a survey in which nearly seven in 10 American Olympic hopefuls say they don't think the games...

The Latest: Packers helping provide $1.5 million for relief

Mar. 23, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Green Bay Packers are establishing funds that will provide $1.5 million to assist efforts to respond to the coronavirus in Brown County, Wisconsin - which includes Green Bay - and the Milwaukee area. The $1 million Packers...

The Olympic rings are reflected in the glass wall of a wedding chapel in the Odaiba section of Tokyo, Monday, March 23, 2020. The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

All signs point to Tokyo Olympics being postponed

Mar. 23, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

IOC members, national Olympic committees and athletes were all racing toward the same conclusion Monday: The Tokyo Olympics are not going to take place this summer. Craig Reedie, a longtime member of the International Olympic Committee, told The Associated Press that everyone can see where things are headed,...

A general view of Wembley Stadium in London, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. UEFA has formally proposed postponing the 2020 European Championship for one year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Norwegian soccer association says the new tournament dates will be June 11 to July 11. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The Latest: Pro Motocross Championship delays season start

Mar. 20, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The Pro Motocross Championship has pushed back the start its season until June 13 because of the coronavirus outbreak. MX Sports Pro Racing, which operates the series, canceled the season-opening Hangtown Classic on Thursday and...