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Lawyer details limits on Olympic athlete sponsorships

Oct. 18, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A lawyer with the Association of National Olympic Committees on Friday detailed the limits on athletes promoting their sponsors within new guidelines for the 2020 Tokyo Games. ANOC legal commission chairman Michael Chambers told the 206-nation group members that only generic advertising...

Korean derby drawn in women's Olympic soccer qualifying

Oct. 18, 2019 5:12 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — There will be another Korean derby game in international soccer in qualifying for the 2020 Olympic women's tournament. The Asian Football Confederation says North Korea and South Korea will play in a qualifying match on Feb. 9 in South Korea. Two qualifying groups were drawn...

Dubai bets billions that Expo 2020 won't be a desert mirage

Oct. 17, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It rises out of what were once rolling sand dunes stretching toward the horizon, a feverish construction site by tempo and temperature that has tens of thousands of workers building what looks like a new city in the desert of Dubai. This is the site of Expo 2020, a...

Tale of 2 Cities: Sapporo likes race move; Tokyo not much

Oct. 17, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo officials are thrilled with a proposal to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons to the northern Japanese city to avoid the summer heat in the city. That was not the case in Tokyo, where the reaction to the move seemed to catch city and organizing committee officials by surprise. "We...

3-time Olympic cyclist Phinney announces his retirement

Oct. 16, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

In many ways, Taylor Phinney was born to ride a bike. His father is Davis Phinney, an Olympic bronze medalist who won two stages in the Tour de France and made major inroads for Americans in the European peloton. And his mother is Connie Carpenter-Phinney, who won gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and twice...

UCLA to name Drake Stadium track for Rafer Johnson and wife

Oct. 16, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA will honor Olympic decathlon champion Rafer Johnson and his wife Betsy by naming the track at Drake Stadium for the couple. The dedication ceremony is Oct. 25. Johnson won gold in the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Games after earning silver four years earlier in Melbourne. He began his...

Girardi out, Brosius in as US manager for Olympic qualifiers

Oct. 16, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Joe Girardi quit as manager of the U.S. baseball team trying to qualify for the Olympics before it played a single game. Girardi said Wednesday he is leaving to pursue a major league managing job. There are seven current openings. He will be replaced by Scott Brosius, who had been...

Olympic marathons set to move out of Tokyo to cooler north

Oct. 16, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Amid concern about the expected searing heat in Tokyo, the IOC wants to move the 2020 Olympic marathons 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to find cooler and safer race conditions. The International Olympic Committee detailed a new plan Wednesday to stage the marathons and race walking events...

Woman shot by former Olympian berated with online comments

Oct. 15, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

LONG VALLEY, N.J. (AP) — A woman who was shot twice in the chest by a former Olympic equestrian athlete said her recovery has been overtaken by brutal online comments blaming her for the attack. Lauren Kanarek told The New York Times that the first thing she saw after her first week of recovery from the...

Actresses, gymnast named grand marshals of 2020 Rose Parade

Oct. 15, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Rita Moreno and Gina Torres and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez have been named grand marshals of the 2020 Rose Parade. Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber announced the grand marshal selections Tuesday, saying each exemplifies the theme of the 131st Rose Parade,...