Latest Tunisia Olympic Team News

Tall task: Cape Verde aims high in AfroBasket semifinals

Sep. 03, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

Tiny Cape Verde has one big advantage as it tries to become African basketball champion for the first time: 7-foot-3 former NBA draft pick Walter “Edy” Tavares. The Real Madrid center has led his squad into the AfroBasket semifinals to face defending champion Tunisia...

US draws Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico for World Cup qualifying

Aug. 31, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

USA Basketball will face Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba in the first round of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup. The Americans, who won a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Tokyo but finished only seventh at the most recent Basketball World Cup two years...

Swimming federation to splash millions on African strategy

Aug. 07, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — After an Olympics of too little diversity in the swimming pool, and less on the medal podium, the sport's governing body is investing tens of millions of dollars to change that by 2024. Elite training centers in Africa and scholarship programs worldwide are...

Marathon man: Swimmer Mellouli looks ahead to Paris at 40

Aug. 04, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — After a rough run-up to his sixth Olympics, Ous Mellouli is already looking ahead. Still fit and motivated at 37, the Tunisian swimmer would be 40 at the 2024 Paris Games. Can he imagine competing against athletes half his age? ...

Another planet: Wellbrock romps to win in swimming marathon

Aug. 04, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — All behind Florian Wellbrock, there was the sort of carnage that epitomizes open water swimming. One athlete carted off on a stretcher. Another taking an elbow to the eye. Wellbrock didn’t have to worry about any of it. He was...

U.S. men's volleyball eliminated early at Olympics

Aug. 01, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Micah Christenson gave coach John Speraw a long, tearful embrace as his U.S. men's volleyball teammates slumped on the floor and the victorious Argentinians celebrated. Instead of building on the bronze medal won in Rio de Janeiro five years ago, the...

Denied ticket over COVID, Guinean Olympian clings to dream

Jul. 29, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Fatoumata Yarie Camara is used to being thrown to the ground and getting up again, getting back into the fight. She's dedicated her life to wrestling, a sport that breeds tenacity. On the mat, she qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, the only athlete from Guinea to do...

US volleyball star revels as role model for deaf kids

Jul. 28, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Growing up nearly completely deaf provided a challenge for David Smith as he tried to integrate with other kids at school or on the playground. Whatever Smith may have lacked in hearing was more than made up with empathy, compassion and most of all athletic...

Olympics Latest: Latvia wins gold in men's 3-on-3

Jul. 28, 2021 10:04 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 Latvia’s Karlis Lasmanis drained a shot from behind the...

Five swimming events to be decided on Day 5 of Olympics

Jul. 27, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It will be another busy day at the Aquatics Centre with five swimming finals and the men's diving synchronized springboard final on Thursday in Day 5 of coverage of the Tokyo Olympics. Americans play in both men’s and women’s beach volleyball, and the...