Latest Venezuela Olympic Team News

The Latest: Djokovic takes Grand Slam bid into US Open semis

Sep. 09, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 12:35 a.m. Novak Djokovic will take his Grand Slam bid into the U.S. Open semifinals. Djokovic beat Matteo Berrettini 5-7,...

Texas-born Italian sprints from unknown to Bolt’s successor

Aug. 01, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The 100 meters at the Olympics is the event that turns sprinters into kings: Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt. On one of the most unusual nights the sport has ever seen, fans, experts, and even the racers themselves needed a lineup card. ...

Worthington, Martin earn gold in BMX freestyle Olympic debut

Aug. 01, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Dude, that was rad. BMX freestyle put on an audacious aerial show in its Olympic debut, bursting onto the worldwide stage with a Sunday of soaring at the Tokyo Games. Charlotte Worthington of Britain earned gold and Australian Logan...

China's Shi breaks own record to win weightlifting gold

Jul. 28, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Just an Olympic gold medal? Not enough for Shi Zhiyong. He set the first weightlifting world record of the Tokyo Olympics as he easily won the gold in the men's 73-kilogram category Wednesday, and said victory alone wouldn't have satisfied him. ...

Timely bunt rallies Japan past DR in 9th in Olympic opener

Jul. 28, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — At risk of an embarrassing defeat to start the Olympic tournament, the Japanese baseball team turned things around with its signature fundamentals. Fans of Major League Baseball, be ready: bunting is already big at the Tokyo Olympics. ...

Shoji brothers highlight family's internment camp history

Jul. 24, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Volleyball has always been a family affair for U.S. stars Kawika and Erik Shoji. The sons of legendary University of Hawaii women's coach Dave Shoji have put together impressive playing careers of their own at Stanford and for the United States as they...