Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

Can Tokyo's efficient rail system handle Olympic strain?

Aug. 15, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — First, Tokyo Olympic fans will have to find scarce tickets and pay the price. Then there's the quandary of landing a hotel room with rates that are being inflated due to unprecedented demand. And the summer heat and humidity will be off-putting for some. Then there's one more hurdle: getting...

Tokyo's summer heat forces triathlon test to be shortened

Aug. 15, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's summer heat has forced an Olympic women's triathlon qualifying event to be shortened because of high temperatures that are likely to impact next year's games. The International Triathlon Union reduced the running portion of the triathlon from 10 kilometers to 5 kilometers on Thursday...

US men's volleyball team secures bid to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 11, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — The U.S. men's volleyball team secured a bid to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, beating the Dutch host 25-18, 25-20, 17-25, 25-21 to go unbeaten in the round-robin Tokyo Volleyball Qualification Tournament. Ranked second in the world, coach John Speraw's squad will look to...

Mikulak cruises to 6th national title in men's gymnastics

Aug. 10, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Samuel Mikulak doesn't show off the stash of medals he's earned from the U.S. men's gymnastics championships through the years. They sit in relatively anonymity in the basement of the place he shares with his girlfriend back in Colorado. It's not that Mikulak doesn't appreciate what...

Girardi to manage Team USA at Olympic baseball qualifier

Aug. 7, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Four-time World Series champion Joe Girardi will manage Team USA at an Olympic qualifying tournament in November, hoping to guide the squad to a spot at the 2002 Summer Games in Tokyo. USA Baseball said Wednesday the rest of the coaching staff for the Premier12 competition in Mexico...

Nathan Adrian: life before medal gold as he fights cancer

Aug. 5, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Nathan Adrian says that his success won't be on his mind at the end of his life. Maybe that would have been him some years ago. But not now, not since his latest race against the clock to beat cancer. "It has completely changed my outlook. At the...

10 things to know about the FIBA World Cup

Aug. 5, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball opened training camp Monday for the FIBA World Cup, which starts Aug. 31 in China. Here are 10 things to know about the tournament and the Americans' quest for an unprecedented third gold medal in the event. ___ WHAT IS IT? The World Cup is a 32-team tournament running from...

US women's volleyball team secures Tokyo Olympics bid

Aug. 4, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The U.S. women's volleyball team secured its berth to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, beating Argentina in straight sets Sunday at a Tokyo Women's Volleyball Qualification Tournament. Coach Karch Kiraly's third-ranked Americans went unbeaten in Pool C of qualifying this weekend,...

New emperor opens Japan's Diet, now wheelchair accessible

Aug. 1, 2019 3:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Emperor Naruhito delivered his first opening speech to Japan's Diet on Thursday after recent elections and a renovation at the upper house to improve its accessibility for two new lawmakers who use wheelchairs. Naruhito rose from a chair decorated with gold and a chrysanthemum emblem and...

US boxing captain Fuchs fights back after bout with OCD

Aug. 1, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Ask U.S. boxing team captain Virginia Fuchs about her toughest fight and she'll tell you it was far from a ring. She felt the knockout in her mind and it was a long count. In boxing it's only 10 seconds that can sometimes seem like a lifetime. Here, it lasted a whole month, and it was...