Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

Japan orders maker to fix questionable quake shock absorbers

Oct. 19, 2018 7:22 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government on Friday ordered a company that falsified quality data for earthquake "shock absorbers" used in hundreds of buildings to speed up an investigation and fix any problems quickly. KYB Corp. said this week that it and a subsidiary had been faking data on the equipment...

Former soccer executive to lead US Olympic marketing venture

Oct. 15, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The LA 2028 organizing and U.S. Olympic committees have named former U.S. soccer executive Kathy Carter to lead their marketing team. Carter will be responsible for cutting sponsorship and hospitality deals expected to raise more than $5 billion through the end of the 2028 Olympics. She...

Column: What if they had an Olympics, but no one would host?

Oct. 12, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

What if they threw an Olympic party, but no one was willing to host it? That day could be coming, and sooner than you might think. With news Friday that Stockholm is likely to pull out of the race for the 2026 Winter Games — just days after it was approved as a candidate city by the International Olympic...

Lochte's lawyer to AP: Swimmer counseled for alcohol use

Oct. 11, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

Ryan Lochte is undergoing counseling for alcohol use, but the 12-time Olympic medalist is not in a treatment facility and is training in his bid to make the 2020 Tokyo Games, the swimmer's lawyer said Thursday. The decision to pursue counseling has nothing to do with incidents in California and Florida last week,...

Kerr, Wright, McMillan to be US basketball assistant coaches

Oct. 11, 2018 9:18 AM EDT

Steve Kerr and Jay Wright will be assistant coaches for the U.S. national basketball team, putting the coaches of the NBA and NCAA championship teams on Gregg Popovich's staff. Nate McMillan will be the other assistant, USA Basketball announced Thursday. The trio of coaches will work with Popovich in the 2019...

Tokyo Olympics: Costs hit almost $25 billion _ may go higher

Oct. 9, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The price tag keeps soaring for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite local organizers and the International Olympic Committee saying that spending is being cut. A report just released by the national government's Board of Audit shows Japan is likely to spend $25 billion to prepare the games, and...

Walsh Jennings pairs with Brooke Sweat for 2020 Tokyo try

Oct. 9, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, already the most decorated beach volleyball player in history, will pair with defensive star Brooke Sweat in an attempt to make it to the Summer Games for a sixth time. The decision kicks off a two-year qualification process that would send Walsh Jennings to...

Tokyo to 'screen off' bacteria for Olympic swimming in bay

Oct. 5, 2018 8:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers said Friday that a system of layered screens would be used to keep bacteria levels within "agreed limits" for triathlon and marathon swimming in heavily trafficked Tokyo Bay. Organizers acknowledged a year ago that levels of E. Coli were up to 20 times above acceptable...

Riding a wave: Surfer makes name with videos over contests

Oct. 5, 2018 3:16 AM EDT

The 29-year-old surfer from Hawaii doesn't participate in a lot of contests. Not really his thing. Matt Meola's a soulful sort of surfer who likes to fish , hunt , wants to design fishing lures using his hair and is raising a deer. That's right, a deer named Doe-nut . He's backed by sponsors and has a film crew...

Tokyo Olympic organizers conduct security tests with police

Sep. 28, 2018 6:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers conducted a series of drills with the metropolitan police department on Friday with the aim of boosting security for the 2020 Games. The drills included removing an explosive package and subduing a knife-wielding intruder who attempted to breach security. Officials...