Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

Belarus Olympic runner who feared going home lands in Poland

Aug. 04, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

VIENNA, Austria (AP) — Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who feared for her safety at home after criticizing her coaches on social media, flew into Warsaw on Wednesday night on a humanitarian visa after leaving the Tokyo Olympics, a Polish diplomat confirmed. ...

Seward plans parade to honor hometown gold medalist swimmer

Aug. 04, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskan swimmer Lydia Jacoby, who won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games, will get a parade in her honor. Festivities are planned Thursday in her hometown of Seward. The 17-year-old and her parents will drive in a...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Aug. 04, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Aug. 3, 2021. Editorial: SC native Raven Saunders’ Olympic protest is a case of no harm, no foul What would you do when the world is watching? Shot-putter and Charleston native Raven Saunders decided to...

Tears from Lyles at Olympics about more than just the bronze

Aug. 04, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The sobbing from 200-meter favorite Noah Lyles had little to do with the bronze medal. It went much deeper than that. The tears the American sprinter shed Wednesday night were for his brother, Josephus, who had the original dream of...

A star is found: In 200, De Grasse finally gets his gold

Aug. 04, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Perhaps the world's next sprint star wasn't so hard to find after all. He's Andre De Grasse, the Canadian who ran his first sprint as a teen in baggy basketball shorts and borrowed spikes, and now has an Olympic gold medal in the 200 meters. ...

Analysis: He's Kevin Durant, and finding his Olympic groove

Aug. 04, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to make the connection. Kevin Durant is looking like Kevin Durant. And USA Basketball is looking like USA Basketball. There are other factors involved in why the Americans — whose summer got off to a seriously...

Athletes fight limits on endorsements at Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 04, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Holding up a pre-packaged vegan meal on Instagram Stories with a “paid partnership” tag and a “SummerGames” discount code, Malaika Mihambo looks just like any other athlete with a side gig as a social media influencer. What makes the charismatic...

Olympics Latest: World champ Dutch out in women's handball

Aug. 04, 2021 10:26 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: ___ World champion the Netherlands is out of the women’s handball competition at the Tokyo...

Track records keep falling in fast Tokyo Games

Aug. 04, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games keep producing some of the fastest moments the world has ever seen on the track. A day after the men's 400-meter hurdles staged possibly one of the greatest races ever run, the women put on their own show as one of the Games' most...

Japan to limit hospital care as COVID-19 cases hit new high

Aug. 04, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government is introducing a contentious new policy in which coronavirus patients with moderate symptoms will isolate at home instead of in hospitals, as new cases surge in Tokyo to record levels during the Olympic Games. Prime Minister Yoshihide...