Stories tagged: 2020 olympics
UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020
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
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 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
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 …
Tue., April 14, 2020
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
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
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’s Olympic minister says the contract to hold the Tokyo Games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020.
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020
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
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 …
Tue., Feb. 18, 2020
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 …
Tue., Feb. 18, 2020
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.
Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
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.
Fri., Jan. 24, 2020
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 …
Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
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.
Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
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.
Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
The French language has been almost invisible during the drawn-out preparations for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Mon., May 20, 2019
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.
Wed., May 8, 2019
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 …
Tue., April 16, 2019
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 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 …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018
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. …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016
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.