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France to boost sport practice ahead of Paris 2024 Olympics

Oct. 14, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that the government will help fund 5,000 local facilities to allow more people to practice sports, especially in the country’s poorest areas, ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics. The announcement came hours...

Japan has its best Olympic medal haul: 27 gold, 58 overall

Aug. 08, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Despite the pandemic, the one-year delay and the soaring costs, the Japanese public may still find a sweet spot for the Tokyo Olympics, the way it did for the storied 1964 Games. Why? A historic haul of medals. Japan had its best...

Olympic Latest: Bencic wins tennis gold for Switzerland

Jul. 31, 2021 10:37 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 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland won the women’s tennis...

Olympics Latest: US mixed relay team reinstated after appeal

Jul. 30, 2021 12:03 PM 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: ___ The U.S. Olympic mixed relay team has been reinstated after originally being disqualified...

Olympics Latest: US women's volleyball reaches quarterfinals

Jul. 29, 2021 11:10 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: ___ The U.S. women’s volleyball team won its third straight match at the Olympics and is...

AP PHOTOS: Tears of victory, defeat for Tokyo Olympians

Jul. 29, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

An equestrian hugging his horse. A surfer slumped over his board. A judoka raising her fists in jubilation while her opponent, prone on the mat, buries her face in her hands. The Tokyo Olympics have focused attention on athletes’ mental health as never before, whether...