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Refugee Olympic team awarded prestigious Spanish prize

May. 25, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Olympic Refugee Foundation and the refugee Olympics team are the winners of this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for sports, the Spanish foundation that organizes the prizes said Wednesday. The prize jury said that their work to help refugee athletes “merges...

Tokyo a candidate for track and field world championships

May. 25, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The $1.4 billion Tokyo national stadium, built by the Japanese government for last year’s Olympics, is being viewed as a site for the track and field world championships. An inspection team from World Athletics — the governing body of the sport — met with Tokyo...

Semenya says she offered to show track officials her body

May. 23, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya said she offered to show her vagina to athletics officials when she was just 18 years old to prove she was a female. In an interview with HBO Real Sports, she also accused track and field's world governing body of making her take medication if she wanted to...

Spain unable to reach deal for 2030 bid on Winter Olympics

May. 23, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish regional governments of Catalonia and Aragón have not been able to reach an agreement on a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics in the Pyrenees, the Spanish Olympic Committee said on Monday. The committee said the local governments met but could not come to...

USA Swimming sets dates for 2024 Olympic trials

May. 23, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Swimming has set the dates for the 2024 Olympic trials, which will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The governing body announced Monday that the competition to determine the team for the Paris Games will run from June 15-23. The...

Tokyo Olympic film debuts in Japan; headed next to Cannes

May. 23, 2022 05:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The documentary film about the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics premiered on Monday, shown to reporters and other invited guests in the Japanese capital. The work of Japanese director Naomi Kawase, the 120-minute film looks at the Olympics primarily from the point of...

Swimmer Ariarne Titmus sets 400-meter freestyle world record

May. 22, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Ariarne Titmus has broken the women’s 400-meter freestyle world record at the Australian swimming championships. Titmus finished in 3 minutes, 56.40 seconds in Sunday night’s final at the South Australian Aquatic Centre to...

US women's soccer equal pay victory decades in the making

May. 21, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

The U.S. women's national team has not only been wildly successful on the field, the players have also been unabashedly outspoken, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and others. The team's efforts to secure equitable pay finally came to fruition this...

Bach says Russia ban is to protect athletes, not punish them

May. 20, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Russian athletes and officials who have been banned from international sporting events because of the war in Ukraine are being protected rather than punished, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Friday. Most sports bodies have followed the IOC...

Perseverance paying off for older rookies in the WNBA

May. 20, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Yvonne Anderson understood that making a WNBA roster as an undrafted rookie was going to be tough and getting that chance a decade after she left college would be even tougher. But the former Texas standout, now 32, was invited to camp this spring by the...