Latest China Olympic Team News

Rough day for stars Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka at Olympics

Jul. 27, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles came into the Olympics as perhaps the biggest star of the Games. Naomi Osaka was such a big headline act that she was given the honor to light the Olympic flame in her native country. In a matter of just hours on Tuesday, Osaka was knocked out...

Olympics Latest: Germany wins another equestrian gold

Jul. 27, 2021 09:35 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: ___ MEDAL ALERT The German dressage team won its ninth gold medal in the...

US rallies to claim silver in women's 10M synchro diving

Jul. 27, 2021 04:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Jessica Parratto helped end Delaney Schnell's Olympic hopes in 2016. Five years later, the Americans teamed to earn a silver medal in women's 10-meter synchronized platform diving. China couldn't be caught for the gold, with Chen Yuxi and Zhang Jiaqi...

After fall, Lillard, Adebayo try to help US get up again

Jul. 27, 2021 02:59 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Damian Lillard was nearly flat on his back, trying to save a possession the U.S. couldn't afford to lose. He not only couldn't recover the ball after slipping but made matters even worse when he extended his leg and inadvertently tripped up...

US women's volleyball hands China 2nd straight loss

Jul. 27, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The expected Olympic showdown between the top two women's volleyball teams in the world turned out to be a one-sided affair. The U.S. women swept defending gold medalist China 29-27, 25-22, 25-21 on Tuesday in a pool-play match that left the Americans at...

Weightlifter Diaz gets 1st Philippines gold, no China sweep

Jul. 26, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Hidilyn Diaz became the first Olympic gold medalist from the Philippines on Monday, winning the women’s 55-kilogram category to stop China's bid for a perfect Tokyo Games in weightlifting. At her fourth Olympic Games, Diaz overtook Liao Qiuyun of China on...

Russia edges Japan, China for gold in men's gymnastics

Jul. 26, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nikita Nagornyy huddled with the rest of the Russian men's gymnastics team, stared at the scoreboard and waited. And waited. And waited. What in reality was only a few moments seemed like forever to the group...

All a blur as Canada's MacNeil claims 2 medals at Olympics

Jul. 26, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Races often end in a blur for Canada's Maggie MacNeil, who wears glasses outside the pool but doesn't use contacts or prescription goggles when swimming. That means it takes a second or two for the picture to become clear after she's touched the wall as...

Olympics Latest: Japan upsets China in table tennis

Jul. 26, 2021 09:38 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: ___ MEDAL ALERT Japan ended China’s overwhelming dominance in table...

Titmus, Doncic make memorable Olympic debuts

Jul. 26, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Ariarne Titmus and Luka Doncic made memorable Olympic debuts. Titmus lived up to the billing of her nickname the “Terminator” when she chased down Katie Ledecky in the 400 freestyle Monday to win one of the most anticipated races of the Summer Games. ...