Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

Versace to Emporio: Men's looks shine, literally, in Milan

Jun. 15, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week for spring/summer menswear previews has started with a slightly different rhythm, with many mainstays not showing this season. It is a sign of the times that fashion houses are seeking new ways to reach their audiences, and slotting menswear into womenswear shows by now is...

Skateboarders raise their game as Olympic qualifiers begin

Jun. 13, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Being an Olympic sport is starting to bring a different vibe to skateboarding. With a promise from the IOC to keep the spirit of the sport intact as it makes its debut at the Tokyo Games next year, skateboarders are raising their game as qualifying events begin. "I mean, it's the...

2012 Olympic silver medalist disqualified for steroid use

Jun. 12, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic canoe silver medalist Jevgenij Shuklin has been disqualified from the 2012 London Games for doping. The International Olympic Committee says the Lithuanian has been stripped of his result in the canoe sprint C-1 200-meter class after testing positive for the steroid...

Tokyo Olympics next year: Faster, Stronger, but not Higher

Jun. 11, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The famous Olympic motto is Faster, Higher, Stronger. Next year in Tokyo, it could be shortened to only "Faster and Stronger." Higher is out. That was part of a warning on Tuesday from Toshiro Muto, the chief executive of the Tokyo Olympics. Cannabis has been legalized in some parts of the...

Cubs-Cards to play in London on June 13-14, 2020

Jun. 7, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has announced the two-game series in London between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals at West Ham's Olympic Stadium on June 13-14, 2020. The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox are scheduled to meet in Major League Baseball's first games in Europe, at...

Rights group asks for worker-safety probe at Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 7, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A former Olympian and head of a human-rights group is asking the IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers to investigate worker safety at venues being built for next year's games. Mary Harvey is the CEO of the Geneva-based Centre for Sport and Human Rights, the type of organization that pressured...

NCAA recommends women's wrestling as 'emerging sport"

Jun. 3, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

The NCAA committee on women's athletics recommended Monday that all three divisions add women's wrestling as an emerging sport, a key step toward making it a championship-level sport. If the recommendation is approved, women's wrestling as well as acrobatics and tumbling would be added as emerging sports Aug. 1,...

Tokyo Olympics torch relay includes quake, tsunami-hit areas

Jun. 1, 2019 1:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said Saturday the torch relay next year would pass through major Japanese landmarks, including World Heritage sites and areas devastated by recent natural disasters. The torch will travel to 857 municipalities in all of Japan's 47 prefectures,...

Agent: US long jumper expects doping ban; tainted beef cited

May. 31, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

American long jumper and sprinter Jarrion Lawson faces a lengthy ban after eating what he maintains was contaminated meat. His agent, Paul Doyle, told The Associated Press on Friday that Lawson is expected to receive a four-year ban from the Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping issues in track and...

Scramble for Olympic tickets in Japan; rest of world waits

May. 29, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The scramble is underway by residents of Japan to land tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics. It begins for the rest of the world in a few weeks. Tokyo Olympic organizers said millions had shown interest by Wednesday when the first phase of ticketing closed for Japan residents. Applicants...