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US women dissect the Olympics while Canada celebrates gold

Aug. 07, 2021 07:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For the U.S. women's national team, the soul-searching begins. The World Cup champions and overwhelming favorites going into the women's Olympic soccer tournament came away with a bronze medal after a disappointing run in Japan. The...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 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: ___ MEDAL ALERT China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...

Organizers apologize to Ukraine for calling them Russian

Aug. 05, 2021 01:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers apologized Thursday after Ukrainian athletes in artistic swimming were announced as Russians at a medal ceremony. “It was purely an operational mistake,” organizing committee spokesman Masa Tanaka said of the error on Wednesday...

Olympics Latest: Krajewski wins individual eventing gold

Aug. 02, 2021 10:42 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: Julia Krajewski of Germany won individual eventing gold after countrymate and two-time defending champion Michael...

The Latest: 3rd Czech athlete tests positive in Tokyo

Jul. 22, 2021 07:23 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: A third athlete from the Czech Republic has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Tokyo Games. The Czech team...

For Carli Lloyd, other older Olympians, age is just a number

Jul. 20, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Much has been made about Carli Lloyd's age. The American forward will be — gasp! — 39 when the Olympics soccer tournament kicks off. But for all the focus on Lloyd, she's not even going to be the oldest athlete competing in Tokyo. ...

The U.S. women are the team to beat in Tokyo. Of course.

Jun. 29, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

The United States women’s national soccer team has something to prove at the Tokyo Olympics. It's not so much about revenge after a surprising loss to Sweden at the 2016 Rio Games but, rather, a new goal: The U.S. can become the first team to win an Olympics following a...

New this week: Whales, 'LFG,' 'Mysterious Benedict Society'

Jun. 21, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — In between Euro 2020 games this week, carve out some time for the new soccer...