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Mixed bag: Erratic Pandemic Olympics come to a nuanced end

Aug. 08, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It began with a virus and a yearlong pause. It ended with a typhoon blowing through and, still, a virus. In between: just about everything. The Tokyo Olympics, christened with “2020” but held in mid-2021 after being interrupted for a year by the...

The Perseverance Games: Surreal Olympics approach their end

Aug. 08, 2021 05:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The cauldron will be snuffed Sunday on the exhausting, enlightening, sometimes enraging 2020 Tokyo Olympics — held, actually, in 2021. These are the Games that were to be tolerated, not celebrated. They will be both. Imperfect but not...

Olympic families find solace, create bonds far from Tokyo

Aug. 03, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Christina Dressel began organizing the room long before the NBC cameras started rolling. The mother of swimming superstar Caeleb Dressel reeled off a makeshift seating chart for the couch, directed everyone who wanted to be on television where to...

Olympics Latest: Belarus runner says team forcing departure

Aug. 01, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Belarus track sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya says her Olympic team officials tried to...

Milestone medals in pool, surprising winner in 100M dash

Aug. 01, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel and Emma McKeon earned milestone medals at the Olympic pool before Italian runner Marcell Jacobs was the surprising winner of the race to determine the fastest man in the world. Jacobs crossed the line in 9.80 seconds on Sunday to bring the...

King Caeleb: Dressel joins elite club with dazzling Olympics

Aug. 01, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — There was no joy in the process for Caeleb Dressel. Sleepless nights. Hardly any appetite. A virtual cocoon of an Olympics, cut off from his wife, family and friends back in Florida. Yet, in the end, it was totally worth it. ...

7th heaven: Aussie McKeon leaves Tokyo with 7 swim medals

Aug. 01, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

TOYKO (AP) — Emma McKeon won two more gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, making the Australian the first woman to earn seven medals in swimming at a single Games. She set an Olympic record to win the 50-meter freestyle in 23.81 seconds, completing the sprint...

Epic swims: Dressel, McKeon take place among Olympic greats

Aug. 01, 2021 03:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel finished off his gold rush at the Tokyo Olympics with two more dazzling swims. The guy who dreads all the attention won't be able to escape it now. He's one of the greatest Olympians ever. “I'm really glad to be...

Caeleb Dressel joins elite club with 5 golds at 1 Olympics as Americans set relay record to close out Tokyo swimming

Jul. 31, 2021 22:53 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel joins elite club with 5 golds at 1 Olympics as Americans set relay record to close out Tokyo swimming.

American Caeleb Dressel wins 4th Olympic gold, taking 50 freestyle to complete sweep of sprints

Jul. 31, 2021 21:37 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — American Caeleb Dressel wins 4th Olympic gold, taking 50 freestyle to complete sweep of sprints.