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Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attends an extraordinary session at the upper house of parliament Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Tokyo. Suga started his first full day in office Thursday, with a resolve to push for reforms for the people, and he said he is already taking a crack at it. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

New Japanese PM gets word out: He supports Tokyo Olympics

Sep. 17, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new prime minister has gotten the word out to the president of the International Olympic Committee that he is behind next year’s delayed Tokyo Games. Yoshiro Mori, the head of the local organizing committee and also a former prime minister, said Prime Minister Yoshihide...

In this May 4, 2019, file photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia. Bach and other members have dismissed a new study from the University of Oxford that finds Tokyo is the most expensive Summer Games dating back to 1960. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Tokyo, IOC dismiss study showing Olympic costs rising

Sep. 15, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The CEO of the Tokyo Olympics and the IOC member in charge of Japan's games have dismissed a new study from the University of Oxford that finds Tokyo is the most expensive Summer Games since 1960. Tokyo, postponed to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, is only a small part of economist...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Alex Morgan controls the ball during the Women's World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Tottenham secured the biggest signing yet in a summer of high-profile acquisitions in the Women’s Super League by bringing in United States striker Alex Morgan on a one-season deal. The 31-year-old Morgan will play in England for the first time and moves four months after giving birth to her first child. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

Alex Morgan joins influx of top Americans in English league

Sep. 12, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

Alex Morgan once famously celebrated a goal against England by pretending to sip a cup of tea. Now she’ll get to try out the English way of life for real. “Shall we get the teabags in?" read a post on the official Twitter account of the England Women's team after Tottenham announced the signing of...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2013, file photo, John Fahey, president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), speaks during a news conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Fahey, a former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a key player in getting the 2000 Summer Olympics for Sydney, has died. He was 75. New South Wales state government officials on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, confirmed Fahey's death. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

Former World Anti-Doping Agency chief John Fahey dies at 75

Sep. 12, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

John Fahey had an impressive career in Australian politics and international sport. There were few people, if any, who had a bad word to say about him, a testimony to the New Zealand-born Fahey's genteel and always understanding demeanor. Fahey, a former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a key player...

FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), attends an interview after the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bach suggested that the Tokyo Olympics are a moving target. (Denis Balibouse/Keystone via AP, File)

Tokyo Olympic Q&A: Few answers yet with about 300 days to go

Sep. 11, 2020 5:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The postponed Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to open in just over 310 days. But if you're looking for answers about how they'll look — or how the International Olympic Committee and local organizers will pull it off in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — you'll be disappointed....

Visitors to Chongli, one of the venues for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, past by the Olympics logo in Chongli in northern China's Hebei Province on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. China’s repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama, and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead of Beijing’s 2008 Olympics. It could happen again. China is host to the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to remove the games from Beijing because of widespread human rights violations. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Human rights groups ask IOC to move Olympics from China

Sep. 9, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — China's repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead of Beijing's 2008 Olympics. It could happen again. Beijing is to host the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to move the games because...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, John Coates, the leader of the IOC's coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers are trying to remove public doubts that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will take place next year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said last week that the games could go ahead without a vaccine. This week John Coates, the IOC member from Australia who oversees the Tokyo Olympics, said the games would happen despite the pandemic.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

Organizers, IOC trying to remove doubts over Tokyo Olympics

Sep. 8, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers are trying to convince the public that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will take place next year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo organizing committee CEO T oshiro Muto said last week that the games could go ahead without a vaccine....

A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks in front of Tokyo 2020 sign Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Tokyo. The CEO of the Tokyo Olympics Toshiro Mut said Friday that having a vaccine is not a requirement for holding next year Olympics and Paralympics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo Olympic CEO: Vaccine not requirement to hold games

Sep. 4, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A vaccine is not a requirement for holding next year's postponed Olympics and Paralympics, the CEO of the Tokyo Games said Friday. Toshiro Muto was speaking after a task force meeting with government officials, disease experts and Japanese Olympic officials. It’s the first of several...

FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, a deliveryman stands near a mural displaying Chinese yuan and other world currency symbols on the outside of a bank in Beijing. The Tokyo Olympics are already the most expensive Summer Games on record with costs set to go higher, a wide-ranging study from Britain's University of Oxford indicates. This is even before the costs of the one-year delay from the COVID-19 pandemic are known with the cost overrun already at over 200%, lead author Bent Flyvbjerg explained in an interview with the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Oxford study: Tokyo Olympics are most costly Summer Games

Sep. 4, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are already the most expensive Summer Games on record with costs set to go higher, a wide-ranging study from Britain's University of Oxford indicates. The Tokyo cost overrun already exceeds 200%, lead author Bent Flyvbjerg explained in an interview with The Associated Press....

Ex-Olympic veterinarian in Tahoe area guilty of tax evasion

Aug. 31, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Lake Tahoe-area veterinarian and former professor at the University of California, Davis who oversaw treatment of horses at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Sacramento says 63-year-old Jack Ray Snyder of...