Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

Mauresmo gives up France Davis Cup captaincy to help Pouille

Dec. 6, 2018 1:15 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Amelie Mauresmo won't be captaining France's Davis Cup team after all because the two-time major winner is going back to coaching to help Lucas Pouille. The French Tennis Federation announced Thursday it was searching for a new captain, who will also look after the national team at the 2020...

Boxing head tries to placate voters amid Olympic inquiry

Dec. 5, 2018 11:19 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The president of the amateur boxing association says the body has "finally and fully left the troubled past behind," despite being put under an International Olympic Committee inquiry. AIBA president Gafur Rakhimov, who the U.S. Treasury Department says is a heroin trafficker...

Bach and IOC: No Olympic city ever as ready as Tokyo

Dec. 5, 2018 7:14 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and other International Olympic Committee members are calling Tokyo the best prepared host city in memory. Still, there are obstacles ahead for the 2020 Games, though small by the standards of the corruption-plagued Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. John Coates, the...

Cal's Durden, Stanford's Meehan to coach US Olympic swimmers

Dec. 3, 2018 8:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — USA Swimming is turning to a pair of veteran collegiate coaches to oversee the Olympic swimming team in 2020. Dave Durden of California will be in charge of the men's team and Greg Meehan of Stanford will coach the women's in Tokyo, USA Swimming announced Monday. The U.S. swim team won...

Whither Olympic boxing: Will it be in Tokyo, or not?

Dec. 1, 2018 5:26 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee wants boxing to be held at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. That much we know. But IOC President Thomas Bach could not give an ironclad promise on Saturday that it will happen when the Olympics open in just over 20 months. "We want to have the boxing tournament in...

IOC orders inquiry into troubled amateur boxing body AIBA

Nov. 30, 2018 7:02 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee ordered an inquiry Friday into the amateur boxing federation, which elected an alleged heroin trafficker as president four weeks ago. The IOC said AIBA cannot contact organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics during the inquiry. IOC spokesman Mark Adams said the...

Ledecky, Wilimovsky win 800 free at US Winter swim nationals

Nov. 28, 2018 8:55 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Katie Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle by nearly 14 seconds at the U.S. Winter national championships to become the first qualifier for the 2020 U.S. Olympic trials. Ledecky touched in 8 minutes, 14.40 seconds Wednesday night. The meet is the opening of the qualification period...

Olympic-related meetings overshadowed by corruption charges

Nov. 26, 2018 7:49 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A corruption case involving a powerful International Olympic Committee member is overshadowing meetings this week in Tokyo with local 2020 Olympic organizers, IOC officials, and the heads of 206 national Olympic committees. Under pressure from a pending criminal trial in Switzerland, Sheikh...

IOC's Bach and Abe make brief visit to Fukushima region

Nov. 24, 2018 5:55 AM EST

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a quick trip Saturday to the region northeast of Tokyo that was devastated by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed three nuclear reactors. The Fukushima region will hold baseball and softball games during...

Olympic referendum: Shall it be 'Taiwan' or 'Chinese Taipei'

Nov. 22, 2018 7:16 AM EST

Athletes from Taiwan compete at the Olympics under the name of a make-believe country: Chinese Taipei. They march behind an imaginary national flag and, if they win a gold medal, hear an "alternate national anthem" being played. Imagine if France or Australia had to use an assumed name at the Olympics, or the...