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In a photo provided by NBC Sports, Molly Solomon, executive producer and president of NBC's Olympics production unit, poses for a photo in March 2020. With the Summer Olympics postponed a year due to the coronavirus, Solomon and her team have reset their countdown clocks while trying to adjust to a new set of challenges. Any Olympics provides plenty of compelling storylines, but Solomon says Tokyo takes on bigger importance with everything that has transpired worldwide this year. (Zi Wang/NBC Sports via AP)

NBC resets focus for Tokyo while looking ahead to Beijing

Jul. 27, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

When Molly Solomon took over as executive producer and president of NBC's Olympics production unit last November, she expected to be in Tokyo right now with the games in full swing. But with the Summer Olympics postponed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Solomon and her team have reset their countdown...

USOPC seeks donations to provide funds for Olympic hopefuls

Jul. 23, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and its affiliates are creating a fund designed to provide potential 2020 and 2022 Olympians with a stipend to make up for money they've lost as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the postponement of the Tokyo Games. The USOPC's...

FILE - 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. During an interview with a German newspaper Sunday, April 12, 2020, Bach says the International Olympic Committee will face “several hundred million dollars”of added costs because of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics until next year. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Bach warns against Olympic boycotts, seeks re-election

Jul. 17, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — IOC president Thomas Bach warned against Olympic boycotts on Friday while also confirming he will seek re-election next year. Bach seems certain to get four more years in 2021 after almost half of the 100 International Olympic Committee members from around the world praised him in an online...

Rails of a subway line are seen in Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun rises Saturday, June 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

German railway orders 30 high-speed trains for $1.1 billion

Jul. 15, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's national railway operator is ordering 30 new high-speed trains from industrial conglomerate Siemens for some 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion). State-owned Deutsche Bahn said Wednesday that the new ICE trains will go into service from 2022, initially between the populous western North...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 1972, file photo, Olympic rings in the center of the Makomanai ice arena is seen during the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics, in Sapporo, Japan. Yasuhiro Yamashita, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, said Tuesday, July 14, 2020, that if Tokyo can pull off next year’s Summer Olympics, then the Japanese city of Sapporo could be in good standing with a bid to hold the 2030 Winter Olympics.  (AP Photo)

Tokyo Olympics could help Sapporo land 2030 Winter Games

Jul. 14, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if Tokyo can pull off next year’s Summer Games, then the city of Sapporo could be in good standing to hold the 2030 Winter Olympics. Yasuhiro Yamashita, a former Olympic gold medalist in judo, acknowledged in a news...

FILE - This Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel watching the opening ceremony of the 2019 Sirius Junior Club World Cup ice hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia. Fasel is encouraged upon learning the NHL’s tentatively agreed to labor deal opens the possibility of the league allowing its players to return to Olympic competition. Aside from the uncertainty raised by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Fasel told The Associated Press by phone Tuesday, July 7, 2020, he doesn’t foresee any major stumbling blocks that could derail negotiations leading up to the 2022 Beijing Games.(Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik, Kremlin via AP, Pool, File)

IIHF encouraged by NHL's potential return to Olympics in '22

Jul. 7, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

International Ice Hockey Federation chief Rene’ Fasel is encouraged after learning the NHL's pending labor deal opens the possibility of the world's best players returning to the Olympics. Aside from the uncertainty raised by the coronavirus pandemic, Fasel told The Associated Press he doesn’t...

Bobsled, skeleton still planning for full World Cup season

Jul. 1, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Bobsled and skeleton officials indicated Wednesday that they are still planning for a full World Cup season, releasing detailed schedules for eight races as well as the world championships that remain scheduled for February in Lake Placid, New York. Also still on the schedule: a...