Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

Report: Tokyo Olympic board member under investigation

Jul. 26, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors searched the home of former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee executive board member Haruyuki Takahashi on Tuesday in connection with payments made to him by an Olympic sponsor of the Tokyo Games, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported. Kyodo said...

Felix postpones retirement for women's 4x400 relay at worlds

Jul. 22, 2022 22:09 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Turns out, Allyson Felix hasn't run her last race. The most decorated sprinter in U.S. history will return to the world championships to race in the preliminaries of the women's 4x400 relay Saturday. She said team officials coaxed her out of her brief retirement...

Top US decathlete Scantling banned from world championships

Jul. 21, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — American decathlon champion Garrett Scantling is not at the world championships this week in the wake of a ban for missed doping tests. Scantling, who finished fourth at the Tokyo Olympics last year, was left off the 151-person American team when it was...

Tokyo Olympic aftermath still being untangled a year later

Jul. 21, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics survived the COVID-19 postponement, soaring expenses and some public opposition. A year later, the costs and benefits remain as difficult to untangle as the Games were to pull off. In his speech at the closing ceremony, IOC President Thomas Bach said...

No new record but third gold for Rojas in triple jump

Jul. 19, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The best triple jumper on the planet is now a three-time world champion. And even though there was no new record to go with her victory, Yulimar Rojas was grateful that at least she had fans on hand to watch her perform. The Venezuelan star captured her third...

Alex Morgan has assumed a more vocal role for US women

Jul. 17, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — As the U.S. national team has focused on developing young talent in anticipation of next summer's World Cup, veteran forward Alex Morgan has assumed a more vocal role. Morgan, 33, is now one of the more senior members of the team, which has brought in...

State lotteries increasingly cede control to huge firms

Jul. 14, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

The companies that run state-backed lotteries already have a heavy hand in how the games are operated. But in the years ahead, their control over lotteries is expected to expand significantly while state officials take a step back. Analysts who track the industry say the largest...

Abe impersonated 'Super Mario' to promote Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 09, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Despite his prominence as Japan’s longest serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe may have enjoyed his biggest moment at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics before 70,000 at the city’s renown Maracana stadium. As a video was shown with Abe portrayed...

NFL makes strong push for flag football with eye on Olympics

Jul. 06, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

Flag football will be played at an international, multi-sport event for the first time next week during the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL may be the sport’s biggest cheerleader. “When we talk about the future of the game of football, it is, no...

Stolen Olympic gold medal found in Southern California

Jun. 29, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A stolen Olympic gold medal belonging to a member of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team has been found in Southern California, authorities said Wednesday. Jordyn Poulter reported the medal stolen May 25 after the Olympian discovered her car broken into...