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Olympic trials pique viewer interest in Tokyo Summer Games

Jun. 23, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid all the back-and-forth about the feasibility of holding the Tokyo Olympics during the pandemic, there are early indications of viewer interest in the summer games. U.S. Olympic team trials in swimming and track and field that aired Sunday on NBC...

Tokyo shapes up to be No-Fun Olympics with many rules, tests

Jun. 23, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics, already delayed by the pandemic, are not looking like much fun: Not for athletes. Not for fans. And not for the Japanese public. They are caught between concerns about the coronavirus at a time when few are vaccinated on one side and politicians who hope to...

Tokyo governor takes time off due to fatigue before Olympics

Jun. 22, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's governor will take time off to recover from severe fatigue, the metropolitan government said Wednesday, one month before the Olympics begin. As the host city's leader, Gov. Yuriko Koike has been deeply involved with preparations for the Olympics and...

NFL player Ebner withdraws from Olympic rugby 7s selection

Jun. 22, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Nate Ebner won’t get to compete at the Tokyo Olympics between NFL seasons after withdrawing from contention for the U.S. rugby sevens squad because of injury. The 32-year-old Ebner said he had surgery after playing for the New York Giants in...

Top-heavy field for Olympic golf still missing some stars

Jun. 22, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

Four of the top 10 men in the world golf ranking are not going to Japan for the Olympics, only one of them by choice. The 60-man field was set Tuesday based on the world ranking with a half-dozen late withdrawals, a list that included U.S. Open runner-up Louis Oosthuizen...

AP source: Middleton, Holiday, Love commit to Tokyo Games

Jun. 22, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

Jrue Holiday is planning to try to follow in his wife’s footsteps and win an Olympic gold medal. Holiday has committed to USA Basketball for next month’s Tokyo Games, along with his Milwaukee teammate Khris Middleton and Cleveland forward Kevin Love, said to a person...

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned again, misses Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 22, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — China's most famous swimmer got a second chance to avoid a doping ban and compete at the Tokyo Olympics, and lost. This time, however, Sun Yang's ban is less likely to end the three-time Olympic champion's career. A new panel of judges...

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for 4 years, 3 months, will miss Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 22, 2021 11:09 AM EDT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for 4 years, 3 months, will miss Tokyo Olympics.

Favorites Brazier, Simpson melt on sizzling day at trials

Jun. 21, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The rooms in Tokyo practically had their names on them. Instead, others will be taking the spots that seemed all but reserved for two American track champions, Jenny Simpson and Donavan Brazier. The cold realities of the U.S....

AP source: Harden commits to US Olympic men's team for Tokyo

Jun. 21, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

USA Basketball’s Olympic men’s roster is getting closer to filled, with now as many as eight spots on the 12-person team claimed. Brooklyn’s James Harden has told the U.S. men's national team that he is committed to playing next month at the Tokyo Games, a person...