Latest Tokyo News

Olympics Latest: Brazil's Cunha wins women's marathon swim

Aug. 03, 2021 20:02 PM 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 Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil won the women’s...

Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home

Aug. 03, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who had a public feud with officials from her team at the Tokyo Games said Tuesday that they “made it clear” she would face punishment if she returned home to an autocratic government that has relentlessly stifled any criticism. ...

Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam

Aug. 03, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles isn't going home with a fistful of gold medals. A mental block — one brought on by exhaustion or stress or something the American gymnastics star still can't quite grasp — that forced her to pull out of four Olympic finals saw to that. Yet...

NBC wonders: where are the Olympic viewers this year?

Aug. 03, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For most nights at the Tokyo Olympics, NBC's prime time coverage is drawing about half the audience that the Games had in Rio de Janeiro five years ago. The numbers are sobering: Sunday's NBC audience of 13 million was down 51% from the 26.7 million who...

Olympic families find solace, create bonds far from Tokyo

Aug. 03, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Christina Dressel began organizing the room long before the NBC cameras started rolling. The mother of swimming superstar Caeleb Dressel reeled off a makeshift seating chart for the couch, directed everyone who wanted to be on television where to...

World record may be broken in shot put on Day 12 of Olympics

Aug. 03, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The main action for Day 12 of the Tokyo Games is at Olympic Stadium with live track & field events anchoring Wednesday coverage. The men’s 200-meters will be decided in morning action streamed on Peacock. A world record could be...

EXPLAINER: What exactly are track's testosterone rules?

Aug. 03, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The complex testosterone regulations in track and field have become an issue again at the Olympics after Namibian teenager Christine Mboma won a silver medal in the 200 meters after being banned from some other events because of her natural hormone levels. ...

You again! Thompson-Herah speeds to 2nd Olympic sprint sweep

Aug. 03, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It was billed as a star-studded race that anyone could win. So long as that person's name was Elaine. Elaine Thompson-Herah blew away a much-decorated field in the 200 meters Tuesday night. The latest sprint star from Usain Bolt's...

Springsteen makes Olympic debut, falls short in qualifier

Aug. 03, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

KAMIYOGA, Japan (AP) — Jessica Springsteen had no luck going solo in Tokyo. Perhaps she'll do better with a band. The daughter of famed rocker Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band wife, Patti Scialfa, failed to qualify for the Olympic individual...

UConn women hoops players making mark at Olympics

Aug. 03, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — There is definitely a UConn flavor to the women’s basketball being played in the Tokyo Games. The school that has dominated women's college hoops for the past two decades has branched out internationally with former players not only representing...