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UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Tokyo Games face skeptics, 1-day COVID-19 infection record

The spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics says he expects the postponed games to be held in 2021 despite a recent poll in Japan in which 77% of respondents said they …

UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

Newhouse faces five challengers in 4th congressional district primary

Washington’s Aug. 4 primary will see a crowded race for the 4th congressional district, with three-term Republican incumbent Rep. Dan Newhouse facing five challengers for his seat representing Central Washington.

UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Coach Dawn Staley awaits Olympics, focuses on South Carolina

Coach Dawn Staley would be prepping the U.S. women’s basketball team for the Tokyo Olympics this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

Christian Coleman disputes latest missed drug test, fears suspension

Reigning world champion Christian Coleman insists a simple phone call from drug testers while he was out Christmas shopping could’ve prevented the latest misunderstanding about his whereabouts – one he …

Tokyo 2020: “No B Plan” for another Olympic Postponement

Tokyo organizers said Tuesday they have no “B Plan” in the event the Olympics need to be postponed again because of the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021

The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the …

UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk at another Olympics crossroads

MIAMI – For the second consecutive year, it looks like an Olympic dream deferred for Miami Heat center Kelly Olynyk, a result of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics possibly being postponed …

UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Japan Olympic Minister: Games could be held any time in 2020

Japan’s Olympic minister says the contract to hold the Tokyo Games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020.

Tokyo organizers, government take offensive on virus threat

Tokyo Olympic organizers and the Japanese government have gone on the offensive following a senior IOC member saying the 2020 Games were being threatened by the spread of a viral …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

IOC member casts doubt on postponing or moving Tokyo Games

A senior member of the International Olympic Committee is casting doubt on the possibility of postponing, moving or scattering this summer’s Tokyo Games because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, saying …

Too early to say whether virus threatens Olympics, WHO says

A top World Health Organization official says it’s too soon to say whether the Tokyo Olympics are at risk of being cancelled or moved because of the virus outbreak spreading …

Engineer to Olympian: Damian Quintero ready for karate in Tokyo

Damian Quintero had to split his time between practice, graduate school and his day job as an aeronautical engineer before becoming one of Spain’s most successful karate athletes.

Tokyo, IOC officials reiterate that the Olympics are on

Tokyo Olympic organizers have repeated their message at the start of meetings with the IOC that the 2020 Games will not be waylaid by the virus spreading from neighboring China.

Athletes warily embrace progress as USA Gymnastics evolves

The dread was familiar. The fear too. They gripped MyKayla Skinner shortly after she decided to return to elite gymnastics last summer. Skinner wasn’t worried about recapturing the skills that …

Six months to go: A look at the Tokyo Olympic medal count

The Tokyo Olympics open in exactly six months, and the United States and China are picked to finish 1-2 in the overall medal count and the gold-medal count.

Downtown Tokyo’s homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics

The dozens of homeless people sleeping in shuttered Tokyo subway stations worry that with Japan’s image at stake authorities will force them to move ahead of the Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese, English – but where’s the French?

The French language has been almost invisible during the drawn-out preparations for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo’s Olympic Village condos to become apartments

Applications for the post-Games ownership of condominium units used as the Olympic Village during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be accepted from late July.

Tokyo Olympics cut spending; sports federations unhappy

The Tokyo Olympics are caught between the proverbial rock and hard place. Tokyo organizers are trying to cut spending under pressure from the International Olympic Committee. The IOC has been …

Fans, athletes, volunteers will be up early at Tokyo Games

Next year’s Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games. Some events are set for very early morning to beat the summer heat in the Japanese capital. The men’s …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018

Kerri Walsh Jennings plans to chase gold in Tokyo, retire

Kerri Walsh Jennings will retire from competitive beach volleyball after the Tokyo Olympics in two years. Walsh Jennings made it clear in a sit-down with The Associated Press that she …

USA Track picks Eugene to host 2020 Olympic trials

USA Track and Field has selected Eugene, Oregon, as the new site of the 2020 U.S. Olympic trials. The organization originally awarded the trials for the Tokyo Games to Mt. …

Five sports make cut for Tokyo Olympics in 2020

Baseball and softball are returning to the Olympics in 2020, while skateboarding, surfing, karate and sport climbing are joining the Games for the first time.