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New European champion runner for Switzerland invited by IOC to rejoin Olympic refugee team for Paris

Jun. 13, 2024 14:14 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The new European champion in the men’s 10,000 meters, Dominic Lobalu, was invited Thursday by the IOC to run at the Paris Games next month for the Olympic Refugee Team he walked out of in 2019. If Lobalu chooses to rejoin the team he left five years...

Japanese architect Maki, credited with fusing East with West, has died at age 95

Jun. 12, 2024 06:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, who won the prestigious Pritzker Prize for designs praised as smartly and artfully fusing the East with the West, has died. He was 95. Maki, who taught architecture and urban design at Harvard, died June 6, his office, Maki &...

US opts for experience and versatility on Olympic women's basketball roster, passes on Caitlin Clark

Jun. 11, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

USA Basketball said experience was a major reason Caitlin Clark was not on the U.S. women's Olympic roster that was officially revealed Tuesday. The selection committee didn't believe the talented Clark had enough of high-level reps to be a member of the group headed to the Paris...

US envoy calls for Japan's help to quickly replenish US missile inventory, repair warships

Jun. 11, 2024 01:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The United States needs Japan's help to quickly replenish missile inventory and repair warships as conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine continue and Washington seeks to keep its deterrence credible in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. ambassador to Japan said. "It is...

Stock market today: Asian stocks are mixed ahead of this week's Fed meeting

Jun. 11, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday in a busy week with several top-tier reports on U.S. inflation due along with a policy meeting of the Federal Reserve. U.S. futures and oil prices fell. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index was up 0.3% at 39,155.16 as an...

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the wrestling competition

Jun. 10, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the wrestling competition at the Paris Olympics: Athletes to Watch —Hassan Yazdani, Iran: Nicknamed “The Greatest,” Yazdani was a gold medalist at 74 kilograms in 2016. He lost to David Taylor in the gold medal match in the 86-kilogram...

Japan's economy is shrinking, although slightly less than previously thought

Jun. 09, 2024 23:57 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese economy shrank at an annual rate of 1.8% in the first quarter of this year, slightly better than the initial estimate at a 2.0% contraction, according to revised government data Monday. The revision was due to private sector investments, at minus 0.4%, up...

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the volleyball competition

Jun. 09, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A roadmap to follow for the volleyball competition at the Paris Games: Athletes to Watch —Jordan Larson, United States: The 37-year-old Larson will be making her fourth appearance at the Olympics. —Jordyn Poulter, United States: The...

Paris Olympics: What to know, who to watch during the tennis competition

Jun. 08, 2024 13:27 PM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the tennis competition at the Paris Olympics: Athletes to Watch — Rafael Nadal, Spain: He already owns gold medals in singles (2008) and doubles (2016 with Marc López), to go alongside his 22 Grand Slam titles, and he is dominant on red clay,...

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the swimming competition

Jun. 07, 2024 10:01 AM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the swimming competition during the Paris Olympics: Athletes To Watch —Katie Ledecky, United States: Already one of the greatest swimmers ever, the 27-year-old American heads to Paris looking to add to her six individual Olympic gold medals....