Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

Japan high court rejects paternity harassment allegations

Jun. 23, 2022 06:05 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese High Court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a former brokerage manager alleging on-the-job harassment and unlawful dismissal after he took parental leave while working at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley. The case of Glen Wood, a Canadian who has lived in...

Tokyo closes books on delayed Games; $13 billion price tag

Jun. 21, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The final price tag for last year's COVID-delayed Tokyo Olympics was put at $13 billion (1.4 trillion Japanese yen), the organizing committee said Tuesday in its final act before it is dissolved at the end of the month. The cost was twice what was forecast in 2013 when...

Investigator warns boxing to change to save Olympic status

Jun. 20, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Fighting to keep their sport in the Olympics, boxing officials were warned on Monday to change its historical culture of breaking the rules. Investigator Richard McLaren said “corruption abounded” in the world boxing body formerly known as AIBA as...

Olympic filmmaker needed 2 movies to cover Tokyo turmoil

Jun. 17, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Kawase, the director of the official film of the Tokyo Olympics, acknowledged she was taken aback at first about her assignment. That was late in 2018 when she got the commission from the International Olympic Committee. The job never got any easier. ...

Angel City's Christen Press has torn ACL in right knee

Jun. 13, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

Angel City forward Christen Press has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. Press was injured during Saturday's game against Racing Louisville and was helped off the field by a trainer and a teammate. “My heart is broken: I’ve torn my acl....

Jepchirchir to defend NYC Marathon title, eyes course record

Jun. 13, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Peres Jepchirchir plans to defend her title at the New York City Marathon, telling The Associated Press she hopes to break the course record this November after finishing 8 seconds off the mark last year. Jepchirchir won the Olympic and...

Fahnbulleh wins 100 and 200 meters at NCAA championships

Jun. 10, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Florida's Joseph Fahnbulleh pulled away at the finishes to win the 100 and 200 meters at the NCAA track and field championships Friday night. Fahnbulleh, who competed for Liberia at the Tokyo Olympics, won the 100 title first in a personal-best 10 seconds....

California man arrested in theft of Olympic gold medal

Jun. 07, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man was arrested on suspicion of stealing an Olympic gold medal belonging to a member of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team, authorities said Tuesday. Jordyn Poulter reported the medal stolen May 25 after the Olympian found her car...

Thompson-Herah edges Richardson in the Prefontaine 100

May. 28, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica held off American Sha'Carri Richardson in the 100 meters at a rainy Prefontaine Classic on Saturday. Thompson-Herah won in the 100 and 200 and the 400 relay at the Tokyo Olympics. She defended her Pre title...

Tokyo a candidate for track and field world championships

May. 25, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The $1.4 billion Tokyo national stadium, built by the Japanese government for last year’s Olympics, is being viewed as a site for the track and field world championships. An inspection team from World Athletics — the governing body of the sport — met with Tokyo...