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Epic Lower Trestles to host world surfing championships

Sep. 10, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — From Tokyo to Lower Trestles, surfing is still riding its biggest wave. Less than two months after their sport’s Olympic debut, the top five women and men have gathered at Lower Trestles, one of Southern California’s epic breaks, for the World Surf...

Seasoned superstars win gold in surfing's Olympic debut

Jul. 27, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — After a series of underdogs stole the show at the beginning of surfing’s historic Olympic debut, two of the sport's most seasoned superstars took home the gold medals. Carissa Moore of the United States and Italo Ferreira of Brazil became the...

Olympics Latest: Germany wins another equestrian gold

Jul. 27, 2021 09:35 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 The German dressage team won its ninth gold medal in the...

Alternate Olympic surfer: Rival 'selfish' for COVID report

Jul. 27, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — An aggrieved Olympic surfing alternate forced into a futile race against time to catch a wave in Japan is slamming a competitor's officials as “selfish” for not being transparent about his rival's positive COVID-19 test that cost him a shot at the sport's...

GLIMPSES: At Olympic beaches, surf's definitely up

Jul. 27, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — On the beach about 60 miles east of Tokyo, Olympic surfers are enjoying waves created by an approaching typhoon that has disrupted some outdoor events — and made the proceedings feel even more dramatic, both in life and on camera. The storm is a major...

Surf's up: Favorites lose as pending storm stirs waves

Jul. 26, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — As a brewing storm stirred up the waves Monday during day two of surfing’s historic Olympic debut, there was a collapse of the favorites with some of the sport’s biggest stars failing to make their mark. The second day of competition at...

Olympics Latest: Japan upsets China in table tennis

Jul. 26, 2021 09:38 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 Japan ended China’s overwhelming dominance in table...

Nerves, joy, and modest waves at surfing's Olympic debut

Jul. 25, 2021 03:56 AM EDT

ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — It was surf’s up Sunday for the sport’s century-in-the-making Olympic debut as competitors were consumed emotionally by the momentous occasion and exuded the pure joy of finally making it. For many spectators, this was the first glimpse of a...

In French Polynesia, Macron tackles virus, China's ambitions

Jul. 25, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

PAPEETE, French Polynesia (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron is visiting French Polynesia to showcase France’s commitment to the region amid concerns about the impact of climate change on the Pacific island territory, the legacy of French nuclear testing on its atolls — and most of all,...

Surfing science: Dependent on weather, defined by the ocean

Jul. 24, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — Olympic surfing’s debut is making clear that these wave riders are unsung masters of science -- in climatology, meteorology and oceanography to be exact. Serious wave chasers are by default atmospheric science junkies because there are few, if...