Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

At 46, African skateboarder finally wows mom at Tokyo Games

Jul. 31, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — At age 46, the second-oldest skateboarder at the Tokyo Games is hoping to not have a heart attack and have mounds of fun. Should be no problem. Fun has been a life’s work for Dallas Oberholzer. “I have never had a real job. I have never applied for a...

Tennis mixed doubles has its moment at the Olympics

Jul. 31, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Novak Djokovic unleashed a scream as if he had just won one of his 20 Grand Slam titles. This being the slightly less prestigious mixed doubles competition at the Tokyo Olympics, Serbian partner Nina Stojanovic broke out into a fit of laughter at...

Ledecky, Dressel star for US; Thompson-Herah wins 100 meters

Jul. 31, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Katie Ledecky made more history for the U.S. in the pool. Same for Caeleb Dressel. Elaine Thompson-Herah made her history on the track. Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle, finishing her grueling Olympic program with a third straight...

Olympic Latest: Bencic wins tennis gold for Switzerland

Jul. 31, 2021 10:37 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 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland won the women’s tennis...

New Zealand beats France to clinch gold in women's rugby 7s

Jul. 31, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — New Zealand won a gold medal that was five years in the making, beating France 26-12 on Saturday for the women’s rugby sevens title at the Tokyo Olympics. New Zealand lost to Australia in the 2016 final when rugby sevens made its Olympic debut in Rio de...

Italy advances to Olympic quarterfinals, tops Nigeria 80-71

Jul. 31, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Italy is headed back to the Olympic quarterfinals. Nigeria is going home, its Olympic experience not what it wanted on multiple levels. Nicolo Melli scored 15 points, Nico Mannion had 14 and Italy used a 14-0 run in the fourth quarter to rally and...

Si, Oui, Hai: Interpreting joy and heartbreak at Tokyo Games

Jul. 31, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Ask him how many languages he speaks, and Alexandre Ponomarev replies: “If you mean to make myself understood, I've lost count.” Count 'em. Ponomarev speaks Russian, Ukranian, English, German, Spanish, French and Danish. And gets by in Swedish,...

Move aside, Caeleb: Aussie McKeon has quite a medal haul

Jul. 31, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For all the focus on Caeleb Dressel, Australia's Emma McKeon could leave the Tokyo Olympics with more swimming medals than anyone. The 27-year-old from Brisbane added to her burgeoning collection Saturday, anchoring the Aussies to a bronze in the new...

Chaotic waters: US stars win, but Dressel won't get 6 golds

Jul. 31, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel is pretty much invincible when he has a lane to himself. But give him a deficit of more than 8 seconds? Well, that’s too much for even the world’s greatest swimmer to overcome with two laps of the pool. ...

'So alone': Niyonsaba criticizes own team after Olympics DQ

Jul. 31, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Francine Niyonsaba criticized her own team officials and said Saturday she felt “so alone” after she was disqualified for lane infringement and denied a place in the 5,000-meter final at the Tokyo Olympics. The 800-meter...