Latest Japan Olympic Team 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...

US women's Olympic hoops team adjusting to styles of play

Jul. 31, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. women’s team isn’t clicking at the Tokyo Games the way the Americans would like and one reason is the different styles of play they have encountered so far. The Nigerians, who got within single digits of the Americans, were an athletic...

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...

To the quarters: USA routs Czech Republic, 119-84 in Tokyo

Jul. 31, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. lost its first two exhibition games of the summer in Las Vegas, dropped its opening game at these Olympics and had a difficult time shaking free of the Czech Republic in their group-play finale. None of that matters now. ...

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...

Croatia beats Serbia 14-12 in rematch of Rio final

Jul. 31, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Marko Bijac is playing in his second Olympics with Croatia's water polo team, so the goalkeeper wasn't about to make too much of the team's victory over Serbia. Or any part of group play, really. “We need to be focused on our game and...

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...

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,...

Hooping for another country can be side door to the Olympics

Jul. 31, 2021 03:41 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Yvonne Anderson knew playing in the Olympics for the U.S. was a longshot at best. Realistically, it was likely never going to happen. Yet, the Arkansas native is here is at the Tokyo Games living her Olympic dream — with Serbia. ...

Fast day at pool, track on Day 7 of Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 30, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games got their first swimming individual world record and a fast start to the track competition on Day 7 of the Olympics. Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds,...