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Report drills NCAA on equity, calls for combined Final Four

Aug. 03, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

The NCAA has fallen short of upholding its commitment to gender equity by prioritizing its cash cow Division I men's basketball tournament “over everything else,” according a scathing review released Tuesday of how the association conducts its championship events. A...

NBC wonders: where are the Olympic viewers this year?

Aug. 03, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For most nights at the Tokyo Olympics, NBC's prime time coverage is drawing about half the audience that the Games had in Rio de Janeiro five years ago. The numbers are sobering: Sunday's NBC audience of 13 million was down 51% from the 26.7 million who...

Olympic families find solace, create bonds far from Tokyo

Aug. 03, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Christina Dressel began organizing the room long before the NBC cameras started rolling. The mother of swimming superstar Caeleb Dressel reeled off a makeshift seating chart for the couch, directed everyone who wanted to be on television where to...

World record may be broken in shot put on Day 12 of Olympics

Aug. 03, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The main action for Day 12 of the Tokyo Games is at Olympic Stadium with live track & field events anchoring Wednesday coverage. The men’s 200-meters will be decided in morning action streamed on Peacock. A world record could be...

Biles set to return to competition for balance beam final

Aug. 02, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles will at last return to Olympic competition Tuesday on Day 11 of the Tokyo Games. The 2016 Olympic champion pulled out of competition a little over a week ago to focus on her mental health, but will return for the balance beam final in what...

A pandemic Olympics, without all the crowds: What gets lost?

Aug. 01, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Any sporting event is, at its heart, a show. It has the actors on center stage, performing for the rest of us. It has the spectators, sitting in their seats watching raptly. And — in modern times, at least — it has the “home” audience, which in the past half century of...

American women take to track with 400 meter hurdles rivalry

Aug. 01, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — One of the best rivalries on the track moves into the spotlight on Day 10 of the Tokyo Games and takes a step closer to a big finish when United States teammates Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad size each other up in the semifinals of the women's 400-meter hurdles. ...

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....

Olympic attention to mental health: Can NBC coverage pivot?

Jul. 31, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If NBC's Michele Tafoya expected exultation or tears of joy from American swimmer Caeleb Dressel when she asked how it felt to reach his dream of an Olympic gold medal, that's not what she got. He was happy, but hurting. “It's a really tough year,”...

Swimming wraps up with Dressel going for another gold medal

Jul. 30, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The final night of swimming gives Caeleb Dressel and four-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel more chances to collect hardware on Day 8 of the Tokyo Games. Dressel is a gold medal favorite in the men’s 50-meter freestyle and is the two-time reigning...