Latest Summer Olympic games News

Ralph Lauren unveils Team USA's opening Olympic uniforms

Jan. 20, 2022 09:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Team USA's opening ceremony uniforms for the Beijing Olympics include some sneaky new warming technology, along with a handy front pouch and a cinch waist on anoraks in navy and white. The jackets unveiled Thursday by official outfitter Ralph Lauren include a smart,...

NBC will not send announcers to Beijing for Winter Games

Jan. 19, 2022 23:19 PM EST

NBC will not be sending its announcers and most hosts to the Beijing Olympics due to continued concerns about rising COVID-19 cases worldwide and China's strict policy about those who test positive. It will be the second straight Games for which the broadcast teams will work mostly...

France moves closer to banning veils in sports competitions

Jan. 19, 2022 12:37 PM EST

The French Senate has voted in favor of banning the wearing of headscarves in sports competitions, arguing that neutrality is a requirement on the field of play. The French upper legislative house voted late Tuesday in favor of amending a proposed law stipulating that the wearing...

Beijing residents disappointed Olympics will be closed event

Jan. 19, 2022 04:13 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — With just over two weeks before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, residents of the Chinese capital say they’re disappointed at not being able to attend events because of coronavirus restrictions that have seen parts of the city placed under lockdown. ...

Women's basketball pioneer Lusia Harris dies at 66

Jan. 18, 2022 21:24 PM EST

Lusia Harris, who became the only woman to be officially drafted by an NBA team and scored the first points in women's basketball history at the Olympics, died Tuesday, her family announced. She was 66. “We are deeply saddened to share the news that our angel, matriarch, sister,...

The AP Interview: Exiled artist Ai Weiwei on Beijing Games

Jan. 18, 2022 16:57 PM EST

When he was tapped to help design Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics, the artist Ai Weiwei hoped the Games and the arena's instantly recognizable weave of curving steel beams would symbolize China’s new openness. He was disappointed. The Chinese dissident...

Olympic athletes urged by activists not to criticize China

Jan. 18, 2022 11:59 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Athletes at the Beijing Olympics were urged by human rights activists Tuesday to avoid criticizing China because they could be prosecuted. The International Olympic Committee has said athletes will have freedom of speech at next month's Winter Games when speaking to...

German luge star Geisenberger says she's going to Olympics

Jan. 17, 2022 13:45 PM EST

Natalie Geisenberger has made it official: She’s heading to the Beijing Games and seeking a third consecutive Olympic women’s luge gold medal. The German slider, generally considered the best in the history of her sport, had considered skipping the Olympics for a multitude of...

Timeline of NBA in 1980s as league celebrates 75th season

Jan. 17, 2022 10:46 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 22, 1980: The U.S. men’s ice hockey team beats the Soviet Union 4-3 in the...

Beijing to offer Olympic tickets to 'selected' spectators

Jan. 17, 2022 09:11 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Only “selected” spectators will be permitted at next month's Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Monday. Beijing had already announced that no fans from outside the country would be permitted at the events, and had not offered...