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From the Emperor on down: Memories of the '64 Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 29, 2021 03:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — From Emperor Naurhito on down, every Japanese of a certain age remembers the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Even younger Japanese connect through parents or aunts and uncles who stored old photos, told stories, or recalled getting a television set for the first time to watch the Games. ...

U.S. women's hoops team captures 3-on-3 Olympic gold

Jul. 28, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Their scrapbooks and trophy cases are filled with memories from Final Fours, national titles, All-America honors and even some impressive showings in the pros. Now, they have Olympic gold medals to go with all that. The U.S. team of...

Jill Biden's chief of staff nominated for Spain ambassador

Jul. 27, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Julissa Reynoso, the chief of staff to first lady Jill Biden and a former ambassador, to serve as his ambassador to Spain and Andorra. Reynoso has also served as the co-chair of the White House Gender Policy...

In an Olympic first, teamwork is the thing for Mongolia

Jul. 26, 2021 06:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For decades, Mongolia sent mostly boxers, judokas and wrestlers to the Olympics — athletes doing solo work that, in many ways, reflected the spirit of a nation known for wide-open spaces and a sense of nomadic individualism. This year, though, teamwork is...

Dolson's Diary: Arriving in Tokyo and meeting the first lady

Jul. 26, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Wow, it's been a busy few days here in Tokyo. After flying from Las Vegas, we had a couple of days to recover, get used to the time difference and practice to get ready for our 3-on-3 debut. Obviously everyone heard the heartbreaking...

Jill Biden calls on unvaccinated in Hawaii to get shots

Jul. 25, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

First lady Jill Biden visited a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Waipahu, Hawaii, on Sunday to encourage unvaccinated Hawaiians to get their shots as the delta variant surges through much of the U.S. Biden in remarks at the clinic at Waipahu High School said the...

Olympics Latest: US men get off to fast start in volleyball

Jul. 24, 2021 11:48 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: ___ After a long wait to get on the court, the U.S. men’s volleyball team made quick work of...

US rebounds from opening loss with 6-1 win over New Zealand

Jul. 24, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — After a stunning loss in the opener, the U.S. women's soccer team vowed to be ruthless against New Zealand. And they rebounded in a big way. The Americans cruised to a 6-1 rout of New Zealand in front of First Lady Jill Biden...

Playground goes big time; 3-on-3 hoops hits the Olympics

Jul. 24, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Anyone who's ever jacked up a fadeaway 3 in a pickup basketball game knows there are two sure ways to start a fight on the playground. Talk trash about someone's mom. Or call an offensive foul. In the debut of...

The Latest: Osaka lights cauldron at Tokyo opening ceremony

Jul. 23, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Tennis star Naomi Osaka has lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, ending the...