Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

Hu wins horizontal bar, Uchimura shines at gymnastics worlds

Oct. 24, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

KITAKYUSHU, Japan (AP) — China’s Hu Xuwei upstaged Tokyo Olympic champion Daiki Hashimoto of Japan to win the horizontal bar gold medal on the final day of the 50th artistic gymnastics world championships on Sunday. Hu received 15.166 points to edge Hashimoto by just...

AD group makes recommendations to augment Olympic pipeline

Oct. 13, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Olympic sports organizations will look into co-hosting championship events with the NCAA as a way of preventing the U.S. gold-medal pipeline from withering under financial pressure. The hosting partnerships were one of seven recommendations the U.S....

Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop found dead, police hunt husband

Oct. 13, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

Kenyan Olympic runner and two-time world championship bronze medalist Agnes Tirop was found dead at her home Wednesday with stab wounds and her husband was missing and wanted for questioning, police said. Elgeyo Marakwet County police chief Tom Makori said they were...

Kim Clijsters loses in 3 sets in 1st round at Indian Wells

Oct. 08, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Kim Clijsters hit another detour in her comeback to pro tennis, losing in three sets in her first-round match Thursday at the BNP Paribas Open. She was beaten 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 by Katerina Siniakova, a three-time major doubles champion from Czech...

Two-time Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato out at Rahal for 2022

Oct. 05, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

The IndyCar future of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato was in doubt Tuesday after Rahal Letterman Lanigan said the Japanese driver won't return to the team next year. Sato has raced in IndyCar since 2010 following seven seasons in Formula One. The Tokyo...

Veteran Pau Gasol announces retirement from basketball

Oct. 05, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Wishing his “older brother” Kobe Bryant could be there by his side, Pau Gasol finally put an end to a basketball career that went “way beyond my dreams and expectations.” Gasol announced his retirement from basketball on Tuesday after a career that...

Beijing Olympics open in 4 months; human rights talk absent

Oct. 04, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

When the International Olympic Committee awarded Beijing the 2008 Summer Olympics, it promised the Games could improve human rights and civil liberties in China. There is no such lofty talk this time with Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics — the first city to host both the...

Boxing bouts fixed at 2016 Olympics, investigation finds

Sep. 30, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Boxing bouts for medals at the 2016 Olympics were fixed by “complicit and compliant” referees and judges, an investigation reported on Thursday. Investigator Richard McLaren was appointed by the International Boxing Association, known as...

Athletics investigators take over Belarus Olympic case

Sep. 30, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — An investigation into two Belarus team officials who tried to force sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya on a flight from the Tokyo Olympics will now be run by track and field authorities. World Athletics said on Thursday its independent Athletics Integrity...

The Latest: Pfizer gives vaccine data from kids 5-11 to FDA

Sep. 28, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK — Pfizer has submitted research to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine in children as it moves closer to seeking approval for expanded use of the shots. The drugmaker and its partner, Germany’s BioNTech, say they...