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Olympic organizers unveil strategy for using artificial intelligence in sports

Apr. 19, 2024 10:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Olympic organizers unveiled their plans Friday to use artificial intelligence in sports, joining the global rush to capitalize on the rapidly advancing technology. The International Olympic Committee outlined its agenda for taking advantage of AI. Officials said it...

French athletes at Paris Olympics will receive better mental health protection

Apr. 19, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French athletes at the Paris Olympics will be offered better protection for their mental health, with priority given to curbing online harassment and cyberbullying. France’s Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra and Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Marina...

Paris Olympics opening ceremony on river Seine will last nearly 4 hours

Apr. 18, 2024 11:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With sunset and moonlight gleaming on the river, the grandiose opening ceremony for the Paris Olympics will last nearly four hours. A total of 205 delegations will parade on more than 80 boats on the Seine. The ceremony will drift slowly from east to west, bridge to...

French police evict hundreds from abandoned Paris warehouse ahead of Olympics

Apr. 17, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With the Paris Olympic Games 100 days away, police carried out a large-scale eviction at France's biggest squat in the south of the country's capital. Authorities, including dozens of gendarmes, cleared out the makeshift camp at an abandoned bus company headquarters in...

Despite security risks, plans to open Paris Olympics on River Seine remain unchanged and on track

Apr. 17, 2024 16:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — As the countdown clock to the Paris Olympics passed the 100-day mark, the question of holding the opening ceremony on the Seine River loomed large over the milestone celebrations on Wednesday. Organizers have planned a parade of about 10,500 athletes through the heart...

Jade Carey and Leanne Wong are hoping their path to the Olympics goes through the NCAA Championships

Apr. 17, 2024 14:22 PM EDT

Jade Carey and Leanne Wong watched as the elite gymnasts they grew up with left college last summer so they could turn their attention to the Paris Olympics. Suni Lee headed home to Minnesota after two years at Auburn. Jordan Chiles returned to Texas following a decorated stint at...

Olympic champion Suni Lee back in form after debilitating kidney ailment

Apr. 17, 2024 12:41 PM EDT

Olympic gymnastics all-around champion Suni Lee revealed that at the height of dealing with a kidney disease last year, she questioned whether a return to top form was even possible. “My motivation started to fall,” Lee said this week at the Team USA media summit. ...

USA Basketball announces its men's team for the Paris Olympics

Apr. 17, 2024 11:56 AM EDT

USA Basketball studied every men's basketball game it has played for about two decades and a clear trend eventually appeared. When the defense isn't good enough, the Americans tend to get themselves into trouble. And the team for the Paris Olympics was built with that in mind. ...

Stephen Curry tells the AP why 2024 is the right time to make his Olympic debut

Apr. 17, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

Golden State guard Stephen Curry knew he was running out of chances to play in what would be his first Olympics, so he and his wife Ayesha started planning many months ago about how to make the Paris Games work for their family. Their growing family, that is. Ayesha...

Former world champion runner Jeruto faces doping case hearing in June ahead of Paris Olympics

Apr. 17, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former steeplechase world champion Norah Jeruto faces a doping case hearing in June, five weeks before the Paris Olympics open. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Wednesday it will hear an appeal by World Athletics on June 17 against a ruling last...