Summer Olympic games

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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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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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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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, a man walks past the Tokyo 2020 Olympic logos, in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic organizers say they are putting an unspecified “hundreds of thousands” of tickets into a lottery next month for Japan residents who were shut out when results of the first lottery were announced in June. On Friday, July 5, organizers said 3.22 million tickets were sold to Japan residents in the first lottery. They said more than 90% bought tickets the tickets were awarded in the lottery.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 05, 2019 - 4:46 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are putting "a few hundred-thousand" tickets into a lottery next month for Japan residents who were shut out when results of the first lottery were announced in June. The new "second-chance" lottery is being organized on short notice because of unprecedented...
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July 05, 2019 - 3:15 am
Olympic gold medalists Sergey Bubka and Alexander Popov have denied claims made in a Brazilian court they were paid to vote for Rio de Janeiro's winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee said Friday its ethics commission has contacted both men about the...
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Netherlands' Merel Van Dongen celebrates with flag after defeating Italy in the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Italy and the Netherlands in Valenciennes, France, Saturday, June 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 29, 2019 - 10:21 am
VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — The Oranje procession will roll into a Women's World Cup semifinal for the first time. The parade of fans, covered head to toe in orange, the brass band — and, of course, the free kick specialists on the field. In the sweltering afternoon heat of northeast France, the...
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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, Saturday, June 29, 2019, in London. Major League Baseball makes its European debut game today at London Stadium. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
June 29, 2019 - 9:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Major League Baseball has scrapped plans to open its 2020 season in Asia and hopes to play more games in Europe. MLB started its season in Tokyo for the fifth time in 2019, and its labor contract with the players' union called for a 2020 opener in Asia. "We just decided it probably...
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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, left, speaks with Australian IOC member John Coates, right, during the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 10:27 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympics hosted in multiple cities or countries. Bidders pro-actively invited. Candidates recommended with possibly no opponents. Radical changes in how and when Olympic hosts are picked were voted in Wednesday as the International Olympic Committee looks to avoid...
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Washington Wizards basketball team introduce Rui Hachimura, the team's first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft during a press conference at Capital One Arena in Washington, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 21, 2019 - 10:11 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese basketball officials, fans and media hailed the selection of Rui Hachimura in the NBA draft, saying the move will usher in a new era for the sport in Japan. Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft, taken with the No. 9...
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