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Tokyo Olympics to allow limit of 10,000 local fans in venues

Jun. 21, 2021 04:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics will allow some local fans to attend when the games open in just over a month, organizing committee officials and the IOC said on Monday. Organizers set a limit of 50% of capacity up to a maximum of 10,000 fans for all Olympic venues. ...

Japanese organizers set limit of 50% of capacity up to a maximum of 10,000 fans for all Tokyo Olympic venues

Jun. 21, 2021 04:38 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese organizers set limit of 50% of capacity up to a maximum of 10,000 fans for all Tokyo Olympic venues.

Companies give vaccines to workers, boosting Japan's rollout

Jun. 21, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Thousands of Japanese companies began distributing COVID-19 vaccines to workers and their families Monday in an employer-led drive reaching more than 13 million people that aims to rev up the nation's slow vaccine rollout. Yuka Daimaru, among the Suntory...

Tokyo: Olympics like no other with Olympic Village to match

Jun. 20, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics will be like no other when they open on July 23. And they'll have an idiosyncratic Olympic Village to match. Start with the aptly named “Fever Clinic,” a prefabricated complex of isolation rooms inside the sprawling...

Sha'Carri Richardson notches colorful win at Olympic trials

Jun. 20, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Whether watching from Jamaica, Japan or the U.S. it was hard to miss that shock of flowing, orange hair that came streaking across the finish line first in Eugene on Saturday night. It belongs to Sha’Carri Richardson. And after the eye-opening...

Night of the stars: Dressel, Ledecky keep winning at trials

Jun. 19, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — America's biggest swimming stars shined brightly on the next-to-last night of the Olympic trials. Their only complaint? Both wanted to go a bit faster Saturday. Caeleb Dressel added another event to his Tokyo program, powering to...

Uganda Olympic team member tests positive for coronavirus

Jun. 19, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A member of Uganda’s Olympic team has tested positive for the coronavirus and was barred entry into Japan, in the first detected infection among arriving athletes for the Tokyo Games opening in five weeks. The eight other members of the team left early...

The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K

Jun. 19, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO — Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million. It’s a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimize the...

Spain includes Pau Gasol in preliminary squad for Olympics

Jun. 19, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain included Pau Gasol in its preliminary squad for the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. The 40-year-old Gasol was among the 18 players called up by coach Sergio Scariolo to prepare for the Tokyo Games. Only 12 players will make the final squad. ...

Lochte flops: Olympic career likely over after 7th in 200 IM

Jun. 18, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After beating only one other swimmer, Ryan Lochte was the last one to climb from the pool. He struggled to lift himself out of the water, undoubtedly feeling all of his 36 years after attempting to make one more Olympic team in the grueling 200-meter...