Latest 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...

Greek fires force beach rescue, approach Olympics birthplace

Aug. 04, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

VARIBOBI, Greece (AP) — Greece evacuated people in boats from an island beach Wednesday amid heavy smoke from a nearby wildfire and fire crews fought elsewhere to keep flames away from the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games as the country sweltered under a record heat wave. ...

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...

Cherry and Norman face off in 400-meter final at Tokyo Games

Aug. 04, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The action on Day 13 of the Tokyo Games will feature track and field, with medals in the men's 400-meter final, the men's and women's 4x100 relays and the women's 400 meters. The women’s beach volleyball final will be live during NBC's primetime coverage,...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Aug. 04, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 3 The Miami Herald on Florida Gov. Rick DeSantis banning mask mandates: Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho vowed to be guided by...

Black women, across generations, heed Biles’ Olympic example

Aug. 04, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka. Simone Biles. Both are prominent young Black women under the pressure of a global Olympic spotlight that few human beings ever know. Both have faced major career crossroads at the Tokyo Games. Both cited pressure and mental health. The glare...

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...