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Today in History

Aug. 08, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2021. There are 145 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon, facing damaging new revelations in the Watergate...

King implies Russians 'should not be here' because of doping

Aug. 01, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — American swimmer Lilly King doubled down on criticism of Russian athletes hours after the president of the Russian Olympic Committee said his teams' medals are the “best answer” to critics who questioned why the country is allowed to compete following doping scandals. ...

Trying Olympic year ends in disappointment for Simone Manuel

Jul. 31, 2021 05:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A most trying Olympic year for Simone Manuel came to a disappointing end. The American sprinter failed to advance to the 50-meter freestyle final in Tokyo. She finished tied for 11th in the semifinals on Saturday. The top eight made Sunday’s final. ...

Fast day at pool, track on Day 7 of Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 30, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games got their first swimming individual world record and a fast start to the track competition on Day 7 of the Olympics. Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds,...

South African sets world swim record; Aussies add 6th gold

Jul. 30, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker was the star of the day, setting the first individual swimming world record at the Tokyo Olympics. Others shined, too. Evgeny Rylov completed a backstroke double for Russia, Emma McKeon gave the...

South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker sets world record with blistering 200 breaststroke; American Lilly King takes silver

Jul. 29, 2021 21:52 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker sets world record with blistering 200 breaststroke; American Lilly King takes silver.

Olympic Stadium opens in Tokyo for start of track and field

Jul. 29, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Track and Field begins competition on Day 6 of the Tokyo Games and four medal events will be decided in the pool in Thursday's coverage of the Olympics. The gymnastics women’s all-around competition will go on without defending gold medalist Simone...

South African swimmer flirts with world mark in Tokyo heats

Jul. 28, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa flirted with the world record in the 200-meter breaststroke preliminaries on Wednesday night in the Olympic pool. She clocked 2 minutes, 19.16 seconds — just 0.05 off the world mark of 2:19.11 set by Rikke Pedersen of...

US women pocketing medals at Olympic swimming pool

Jul. 28, 2021 06:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Lilly King believed the U.S. women's team was capable of winning every gold medal at the pool in Tokyo. That hasn't happened, but the brash breaststroker's confidence in her teammates has still been validated with multiple medals, even if they're not all...

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...