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Olympics Latest: Belarus runner says team forcing departure

Aug. 01, 2021 10:27 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: ___ Belarus track sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya says her Olympic team officials tried to...

Olympic champion Sunisa Lee adds bronze on uneven bars

Aug. 01, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sunisa Lee came to Japan to win a gold medal. And she did. Just not the one she really, really wanted. The 18-year-old from Minnesota is a revelation on uneven bars, where her routines are an intricate series of connections and releases completed with so...

Milestone medals in pool, surprising winner in 100M dash

Aug. 01, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel and Emma McKeon earned milestone medals at the Olympic pool before Italian runner Marcell Jacobs was the surprising winner of the race to determine the fastest man in the world. Jacobs crossed the line in 9.80 seconds on Sunday to bring the...

Bromell looks to replace Bolt atop Olympic 100-meter podium

Jul. 31, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — There will be a new fastest man of the Olympics crowned Sunday when the 100-meter dash is run without Usain Bolt in the finals for the first time since 2008. The favorite to claim the gold is American sprinter Trayvon Bromell, a 26-year-old from St....

EXPLAINER: How 'the twisties' stopped Simone Biles cold

Jul. 30, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Maybe Simone Biles made soaring through the air look too easy. It's not — a fact she and other gymnasts who constantly negotiate with the laws of physics have long understood. Every leap, no matter how routine, requires an innate sense of time and space....