Olympic games

Latroya Pina of Cape Verde waits to start in her heat of the women's 100m freestyle at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. When Pina first learned to swim at the Boys and Girls Club in East Providence, Rhode Island, she couldn't have known she'd one day compete at the Olympics with her siblings. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 25, 2019 - 3:01 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — When LaTroya Pina first learned to swim, she couldn't have known she'd one day compete at the Olympics with her siblings. Of course, she dreamed of it. As an 11-year-old at Boys and Girls Club nationals she won two gold medals and promptly stated her goal was to become...
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Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. With a year to go until the Olympics open in Tokyo, Russia believes it can emerge from the shadow of doping scandals and surge up the medal table. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 24, 2019 - 6:54 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will become a force in the medals table at next year's Tokyo Olympics despite its current doping problems, the country's sports minister said Wednesday. Russia won just 19 gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, its lowest count since Soviet days. It was fourth in...
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Commuters walk past the Olympic Rings Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Tokyo. To mark the year-to-go mark, the gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals are to be unveiled Wednesday as part of daylong ceremonies around the Japanese capital. Tokyo's 1964 Olympics showcased bullet trains, futuristic designs and a new expressway, underlining Japan's recovery following World War II. Those games were the first seen worldwide by early satellites, sending the Olympics into a new era. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 23, 2019 - 5:14 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Gold, silver, and bronze Olympic medals were to get their first public viewing on Wednesday as Tokyo organizers marked exactly a year until the games open. Fans, sponsors and politicians were celebrating the day around the Japanese capital, displaying placards and clocks showing 365...
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July 21, 2019 - 6:38 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Toyota is readying various robots for next year's Tokyo Olympics, including one that brings back javelins and other objects, a screen-on-wheels designed for "virtual" attendance and those in the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots. The robots were shown to...
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July 21, 2019 - 2:10 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini knows what she's talking about when it comes to family separation for asylum seekers, having fled her native Syria four years ago. Mardini empathizes with families currently separated along the U.S. southern border. "This is the most...
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July 19, 2019 - 10:34 am
DENVER (AP) — A report examining the U.S. Olympic system urges a move away from the "money for medals" funding system and a reconfigured board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee that would give more power to athletes. The USOPC called for the document, a 113-page report delivered this...
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China's Cao Yuan and Xie Siyi perform in the men's 3m synchro springboard final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jin-man Lee)
July 13, 2019 - 6:58 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Xie Siyi and Cao Yuan won the men's 3-meter springboard synchro on Saturday to complete a Chinese sweep of all three diving events on the opening day of the world championships. Xie and Cao finished with 439.74 points, well ahead of the second-place pair of Jack Laugher...
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July 09, 2019 - 4:31 am
MILAN (AP) — A swimmer struggling in the sea off Sardinia soon discovered it was his lucky day. Italian news agency ANSA says the male tourist got in trouble Sunday afternoon after his inflatable swan was carried away by the wind. According to a witness, the swimmer's friends alerted a life guard...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after receiving a red card during Copa America third-place soccer match against Chile at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
July 06, 2019 - 3:52 pm
SÃO PAULO (AP) — For a match that didn't mean much, there was a lot going on as Argentina defeated Chile 2-1 to finish third in the Copa América on Saturday. It ended with Lionel Messi being sent off and boycotting the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing. "We shouldn't take part in this...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach delivers a speech during the inauguration of the new IOC headquarter on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Lausanne ahead of the decision on 2026 Winter Games host. (Fabrice Coffrini/Pool/Keystone via AP)
July 05, 2019 - 7:57 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says it has fully lifted a suspension from Kuwait's Olympic committee, imposed in 2015 when the national government passed a law that compromised the independence of sports bodies. The suspension meant Kuwaitis at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics competed as an...
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