Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

Canadian midfielder Jessie Fleming acquired by the Portland Thorns from Chelsea

Jan. 31, 2024 23:08 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League have acquired Canadian midfielder Jessie Fleming from Chelsea of the Women's Super League. The 25-year-old Fleming will join the Thorns pending receipt of her visa, the team announced Wednesday. ...

James, Embiid, Curry and Durant are in the US player pool for the Paris Olympics

Jan. 23, 2024 17:02 PM EST

There are few surprises in USA Basketball’s men’s player pool for the Paris Olympics that was announced Tuesday, with most of the big names like LeBron James, Joel Embiid, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant on the list. The surprise may have been who was missing. ...

Tokyo prepares for 2025 track and field worlds in stadium built for pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics

Jan. 22, 2024 02:48 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's $1.4 billion National Stadium was without fans for the 2020 Olympics, delayed for a year and held in 2021 because of the pandemic. The stadium, which has been open to fans since the Olympics, will get a second chance to show itself off to track and field...

US national team midfielder Samantha Mewis retires from soccer because of knee injury

Jan. 19, 2024 13:49 PM EST

Samantha Mewis, who played for the U.S. squad that won the 2019 Women's World Cup, has retired from soccer because of a knee injury that has sidelined her from the national team since the Tokyo Olympics. Mewis, 31, underwent the first of two knee surgeries shortly after the Olympics...

Ex-cycling world champion Dennis reportedly charged after Olympian wife killed by vehicle

Dec. 31, 2023 23:35 PM EST

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Former world champion cyclist Rohan Dennis was reported to have been charged in connection with the death of his wife, Olympic cyclist Melissa Hoskins, who died after being struck by a vehicle while riding in Adelaide. Australian media reports said Dennis...

Crystal Dunn signs with NWSL champion NJ/NY Gotham FC through 2026 season

Dec. 31, 2023 15:27 PM EST

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Crystal Dunn is returning home to join NWSL champion NJ/NY Gotham FC, the team announced Sunday. The 31-year-old Dunn, a 2019 World Cup winner, signed a contract with Gotham through the 2026 season. The U.S. national team star played three seasons with the...

Gymnastics star Simone Biles named AP Female Athlete of the Year a third time after dazzling return

Dec. 22, 2023 08:51 AM EST

There were jitters, of course. Considering all that happened, how could there not be? When Simone Biles walked onto the floor at a suburban Chicago arena in late July for her first gymnastics competition in two years, she knew plenty of people were wondering how it was going to go. ...

Doping law leads to two more indictments, this time against coaches who used to be elite sprinters

Dec. 15, 2023 11:21 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a pair of former elite sprinters as part of a widening case alleging a conspiracy to supply banned performance-enhancing drugs for athletes in advance of the Tokyo Olympics. An indictment unsealed Thursday in the Southern District of...

Ex-Tokyo Olympics official pleads not guilty to taking bribes in exchange for Games contracts

Dec. 14, 2023 09:47 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Haruyuki Takahashi, a former member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, appeared in district court on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to taking bribes tied to the Games. Takahashi was arrested more than a year ago and it is unclear when his trial will end. ...

South Korean Olympic chief defends move to send athletes to train at military camp

Dec. 14, 2023 03:57 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Olympic chief has defended a decision to send hundreds of athletes to a military camp next week as part of preparations for the 2024 Games in Paris, citing a need to instill mental toughness in competitors. About 400 athletes, including...