Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

Marijuana stays on doping banned list; opiate tramadol added

Sep. 23, 2022 05:26 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Marijuana use will remain banned at sports events after the World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday resisted calls to change its status on the list of prohibited substances. The agency was asked to review the status of THC — the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis —...

No Bird, Griner, Taurasi: US still favorite to win World Cup

Sep. 20, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The U.S. women's basketball roster has undergone major changes since the Americans won gold at the Tokyo Olympics last year with Sue Bird retired and Brittney Griner in a Russian jail. Even without Bird and Griner — and no Diana Taurasi — the U.S. is the favorite...

Tokyo Olympics sponsorship scandal widens with more arrests

Sep. 06, 2022 04:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Bribery allegations against a former Tokyo Olympics organizing committee member widened Tuesday as Japanese prosecutors “re-arrested” Haruyuki Takahashi in a case involving suspected payments from a publisher which became a sponsor for the Games. The latest...

Swim cap for Black hair gets race approval after Olympic ban

Sep. 02, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A cap designed for Black swimmers’ natural hair that was banned from the Tokyo Olympics has been approved for competitive races. Swimming governing body FINA said on Friday the Soul Cap was on its list of approved equipment. ...

Konnor McClain rallies to claim US gymnastics national title

Aug. 21, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Konnor McClain arrived in Texas last spring adrift, her confidence shattered. The gymnastics that came so easily for so long to the precocious teenager had turned shaky. Uncertain. At one point last spring, she felt she was “the most garbage gymnast ever." She...

Malone out to early lead at US Gymnastics Championships

Aug. 18, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Defending champion Brody Malone sprinted to the lead at the U.S. Championships on Thursday, posting an all-around score of 88.942 in the last major tuneup before this fall's world championships. Malone posted the highest score on the high bar — an event he won...

Japan makes arrests on bribery suspicions in Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 17, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee board member and three people from a clothing company that was a surprise sponsor of the 2020 Games were arrested on bribery suspicions Wednesday. Haruyuki Takahashi, 78, a former executive at advertising company Dentsu, is...

Afghan Olympians resettle in Australia to start afresh

Aug. 17, 2022 01:12 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Olympic sprinter Kimia Yousofi has arrived in Australia to start afresh just over a year after carrying the Afghan flag into the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, competing in the 100-meters, and then having to watch from afar as the Taliban regained control of her country. ...

US invites 29 players to women's hoops World Cup camp

Aug. 16, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

The U.S. women's basketball team will have a lot of new faces when the Americans play in the FIBA World Cup next month in Australia. Gone to retirement are Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles, who were key parts of the Americans' dominance over the last two decades of international...

Korir joins Jepchirchir in defending NYC Marathon title

Aug. 10, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Korir is joining fellow Kenyan runner Peres Jepchirchir in attempting to defend his title at the New York City Marathon. Korir won the 50th edition of the five-borough race last November, two years after finishing second. He'll be joined in the men's field by...