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School children wearing masks get their hands sanitized and temperatures checked as they arrive to appear for state board examination during the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again

May. 26, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports biggest jump in virus cases for 7th straight...

A public tv screen shows Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaking at a press conference Monday, May 25, 2020, in Tokyo. Abe announced the lift of a coronavirus state of emergency from Tokyo and four other remaining prefectures. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights

May. 25, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — South Koreans will be required to wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting Tuesday as authorities look for more ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus as people increase their public activities. Health Ministry official Yoon Taeho on Monday said masks...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather speeds down the course as a banner advertising the ski world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo is seen in the background, during an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy. The Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) announced Sunday, May 24, 2020 that it would like to postpone next year’s Alpine skiing world championships in Cortina until March 2022 in order to avoid the championships being canceled or shortened due to the fallout in Italy from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, file)

Cortina request postponing ski worlds from 2021 to 2022

May. 25, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

Italian officials made a formal request on Monday to postpone the 2021 alpine skiing world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo until March 2022. Considering the fallout in Italy from the coronavirus pandemic, Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò said “this is the best...

FC Cologne's Anthony Modeste shoots at goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between 1. FC Cologne and Fortuna Duesseldorf in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, May 24, 2020.  (Thilo Schmuelgen/pool via AP)

The Latest: NWSL moves to allow training in small groups

May. 25, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Women’s Soccer League says players may start training in small groups, provided it is done under league protocols and meets the requirements of local authorities. Teams will be able to progress to full team...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, a child waves a Chinese national flag and an Olympic flag during a ceremony to mark the arrival of the Olympic flag and start of the flag tour for the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022 at a section of the Great Wall of China on the outskirts of Beijing. Uncertainty surrounds how the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be held next year in the midst of the coronavirus. The same questions permeate three mega-events that will be staged in China within a year after the Tokyo Games close. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Tokyo Olympics followed up by 3 mega-events -- all in China

May. 22, 2020 2:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Uncertainty grips next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics: Will there be fans or empty stadiums in 14 months? And how will thousands of athletes, staff, and technical officials travel, be housed, and stay safe amid COVID-19? And Tokyo is not alone. China — where the COVID-19...

FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, a man jogs past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic CEO Toshiro Muto talked Thursday, May 21, about the need to take “countermeasures” to combat COVID-19 at next year's postponed games.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

USOPC eliminates 51 in response to COVID-related shortfall

May. 21, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is eliminating 51 positions and furloughing 33 more as part of a dramatic cut in staffing designed to trim up to 20% of its budget to respond to shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “I am overwhelmed by the magnitude of this change....

FILE - In this April 27, 2020, file photo, a station passageway is crowded with commuters wearing face mask in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic CEO Toshiro Muto talked Thursday, May 21, about the need to take “countermeasures” to combat COVID-19 at next year's postponed games. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Countermeasures needed for Olympics, but what will they be?

May. 21, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto spoke Thursday about the need to take “countermeasures” to combat the coronavirus at next year's postponed games. But what measures, exactly? Muto acknowledged there is talk about holding next year's Tokyo Olympics without fans,...

The cover design of Number 1 Shimbun is seen in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Tokyo Olympics officials are incensed that their games emblem has been used in the cover design of the local magazine that combines the logo with the novel coronavirus. The “look-alike”emblem, which had “COVID-19” written underneath, was published on the cover the the April issue of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan's magazine. It also appeared in an online edition. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Drawing that parodies Tokyo Olympic logo pulled from website

May. 21, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A drawing that uses the Tokyo Olympic logo and combines it with features of the the COVID-19 virus was being removed on Thursday from the website of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. Action to pull the drawing came after the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee demanded the...

FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo , LPGA commissioner Mike Whan speaks during a press conference at The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The LPGA Tour is pushing back the restart of its season at least another month. The target now is a tournament in Michigan on July 15-18, and that depends on whether it's safe to return. Even three months away, LPGA commissioner Whan took note that next on the LPGA schedule were events in Michigan, Ohio and New Jersey, and said there would need to be improvement in the coronavirus situation for those tournaments to be played. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

No Q-school and no changes to rosters of LPGA-run circuits

May. 20, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

The LPGA Tour will not have its qualifying events at the end of the year, deciding Wednesday to keep the same roster of players it has on all of its tours. The LPGA already has canceled seven events, plus the UL International Crown team event, because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has shut the tour down since...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, United States bobsledder Carlo Valdes poses for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA Media Summit in Park City, Utah. Valdes, a member of the 2018 U.S. Olympic team, has announced that he is returning to the sport with hopes of making the team for the 2022 Beijing Games. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

US Olympic bobsledder Carlo Valdes announces his return

May. 20, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Carlo Valdes, a member of the 2018 U.S. Olympic team in bobsled, has announced that he is returning to the sport with hopes of making the team for the 2022 Beijing Games. Valdes was a push athlete on the team that finished 20th at the Pyeongchang Olympics in a four-man sled driven...