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Olympic Latest: Bach declares Tokyo Olympics officially over

Aug. 08, 2021 09:28 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: ___ The Tokyo Olympics are officially over. IOC President Thomas Bach...

Russian rhythmic dynasty topples, Bulgaria gets the gold

Aug. 08, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Russian rhythmic gymnastics juggernaut collapsed at the Tokyo Olympics, with dramatic back-to-back losses that sparked furious allegations of injustice in a sport famous for twinkling costumes, techno remixes and hoops looping through the air. Russia...

Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Saturday, August 7

Aug. 07, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, August 7, at the Tokyo Games: ___ ARTISTIC SWIMMING TEAM FREE Svetlana Romashina has won the seventh gold medal of her Olympic career by leading the...

Russian jumper Lasitskene earns ROC's first gold at track

Aug. 07, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Mariya Lasitskene should have been here five years ago. Politics got in the way. And it ate at her as the Russian high jumper prepared for the Tokyo Games. She was the reigning world champion heading into Rio de Janeiro. Then the Russian track federation...

Olympic Latest: France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

Aug. 07, 2021 10:52 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: ___ MEDAL ALERT France made sure its first Olympic volleyball medal would...

In ROC disguise, Russia has plenty to celebrate at Olympics

Aug. 07, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Russia by any other name is just as successful at the Olympics. The rebranded team — known at the Tokyo Games as ROC, short for Russian Olympic Committee — easily beat its medal target by surpassing the haul of 56 from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The...

US overwhelms Spain for 3rd straight water polo gold

Aug. 07, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Maddie Musselman held her phone out, and the U.S. women's water polo team gathered for a picture on the top step of the podium. It was a familiar scene. The dynasty is alive and well. Musselman scored three times, Ashleigh Johnson made...

Rhythmic gymnastics upset: Israel beats Russia, wins gold

Aug. 07, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Her blue ribbon soared halfway to the rafters, and Israel’s Linoy Ashram spun and swirled and caught it, winning gold in a performance that ended Russia’s decades-long dominance in rhythmic gymnastics. Ashram, 22, became the first Israeli woman to ever...

Norway men beat Russia for beach v'ball gold; Qatar bronze

Aug. 07, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Anders Mol’s first goal for the Olympic beach volleyball tournament was a top-eight finish. That would be the best ever for Norway, and one step farther than a certain Merita Berntsen made it in Atlanta. “I always dreamed of beating my mom in the...

USA's Steveson scores late to win wrestling gold

Aug. 06, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

CHIBA, Japan (AP) — With 10 seconds remaining, Gable Steveson trailed in the biggest wrestling match of his life by three points. When the clock hit zero, he was an Olympic gold medalist. Steveson was losing to Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili 8-5 with...