Latest Olympic trials News

Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad found guilty of forgery

Sep. 10, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah of Kuwait was found guilty on Friday of forgery linked to implicating his political rivals in Kuwait in a coup plot — a verdict that puts his long career in global sports politics at risk. Sheikh Ahmad,...

Olympic official quizzed for 5 hours in Geneva forgery trial

Aug. 31, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah was questioned in court for more than five hours Tuesday about his part in an alleged plot against political rivals in Kuwait. Sheikh Ahmad and four others are on trial in Geneva on charges of forgery as...

Trial of Olympic sheikh on forgery charges opens in Geneva

Aug. 30, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An influential Olympic official accused of forgery in an alleged plot that implicated political rivals in Kuwait in a coup attempt had his trial open on Monday. Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah was publicly sidelined as an IOC member and president of the...

Thompson-Herah wins 100, Richardson last in return

Aug. 21, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah bested her Olympic gold-medal winning time in the 100 meters at the Prefontaine Classic, and Sha'Carri Richardson finished last in her return to the track after controversy. Thompson-Herah ran the 100 meters Saturday...

Sha’Carri Richardson returns to competition at Prefontaine

Aug. 20, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sha'Carri Richardson would prefer to let her running do the talking. The sprinter who couldn't run in the Tokyo Olympics because of a positive marijuana test is set to make her return to the track Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic. ...

Olympic Latest: Canada wins 1st gold in women's soccer

Aug. 06, 2021 11:16 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 Canada won its first Olympic gold medal in women’s...

'We did it': Crouser's gold a tribute to his fallen grandpa

Aug. 05, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Ryan Crouser wrote the note and brought it to the stadium just in case. “Grandpa. We did it. 2020 Olympic champion!” it said. The world's best shot putter had a feeling he'd win. After he did just that on Thursday, he pulled out...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 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 China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...

A star is found: In 200, De Grasse finally gets his gold

Aug. 04, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Perhaps the world's next sprint star wasn't so hard to find after all. He's Andre De Grasse, the Canadian who ran his first sprint as a teen in baggy basketball shorts and borrowed spikes, and now has an Olympic gold medal in the 200 meters. ...

McLaughlin edges Muhammad in battle of world-record hurdlers

Aug. 04, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sydney McLaughlin broke the world record. Dalilah Muhammad broke it, too. Only one of the world's best hurdlers could win the Olympic gold medal — and McLaughlin came out ahead in the latest installment of the best rivalry in track. ...