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Olympics Latest: US swimmer Ledecky easily wins 1500m

Jul. 27, 2021 23:18 PM 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 Katie Ledecky has finally collected her first gold medal...

US star Katie Ledecky easily wins 1500 freestyle in Tokyo, her first gold of games in event's Olympic debut for women

Jul. 27, 2021 23:15 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — US star Katie Ledecky easily wins 1500 freestyle in Tokyo, her first gold of games in event's Olympic debut for women.

Terminator 2: Titmus takes gold again, Ledecky doesn't medal

Jul. 27, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Ariarne Titmus rallied on the final lap to pull out the gold medal, just as she did in her first Olympic race. This time, she didn't have to worry about Katie Ledecky. The Australian known as the Terminator claimed her second gold medal...

Japan's Ohashi wins women's 200M individual medley; Hungarian favorite Katinka Hosszu doesn't medal

Jul. 27, 2021 22:57 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Ohashi wins women's 200M individual medley; Hungarian favorite Katinka Hosszu doesn't medal.

The Latest: Negative test needed to leave Chinese province

Jul. 27, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

BEIJING — Drivers seeking to leave eastern China’s Jiangsu province will have to show a negative coronavirus test taken in the last 48 hours or be forced to turn around, as infections in the province continue to rise. The provincial transport department said Wednesday...

Tropical storm dumps rain on northern Japan, spares Olympics

Jul. 27, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

RIFU, Japan (AP) — A tropical storm brought strong winds and heavy rain to Japan's northern coast Wednesday after moving away from the Tokyo region and relieving the Olympic host city of a feared disruption to the games. So far, Nepartak has caused no damage, but the...

GLIMPSES: Fragments of detail tell different Olympic stories

Jul. 27, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It's easy to think of the Olympics as epic, as a collection of significant moments stitched into a grand and thrilling narrative. And the Games are often certainly that. But sometimes the genius is in the details — not even the details of actual competition, necessarily, but...

Koreas talk again in dormant channels, agree to improve ties

Jul. 27, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea have exchanged messages in communication channels dormant for more than a year and agreed to improve ties — positive steps that still leave any resumption of stalled negotiations to rid the North of its nuclear weapons a long way off. ...

Hungary's Kristof Milak wins 200M men’s butterfly, beating Phelps' Olympic record with time of 1:51:25 in Tokyo Games

Jul. 27, 2021 22:00 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Hungary's Kristof Milak wins 200M men’s butterfly, beating Phelps' Olympic record with time of 1:51:25 in Tokyo Games.

Aussie swimmer Ariarne Titmus wins gold in women's 200M freestyle, second victory in Tokyo over Ledecky who comes in 5th

Jul. 27, 2021 21:50 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Aussie swimmer Ariarne Titmus wins gold in women's 200M freestyle, second victory in Tokyo over Ledecky who comes in 5th.