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Stories tagged: olympics

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: Tue., July 7, 2020

IIHF encouraged by NHL’s potential return to Olympics in ‘22

International Ice Hockey Federation chief Rene’ Fasel is encouraged upon learning the NHL’s tentatively agreed to labor deal opens the possibility of the league allowing its players to return to …

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: Fri., May 8, 2020

AP Exclusive: 70% of US Olympic sports applied for PPP funds

At least 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports organizations have applied for government funds during the coronavirus pandemic, a stark financial reality that underscores the frailties within the world’s most …

Colin Duffy is at home, climbing the walls instead of debuting his sport at the Olympics

Under normal circumstances, sport climber Colin Duffy practices with Team ABC in Boulder, Colorado, three times per week after his 10th-grade classes let out. He returns to the facility on …

For an Olympic canoeist, training alone on the water is its own kind of social distancing

His boat, an 11½-foot Vajda C1 MM racing canoe, stays strapped to the roof of his Volkswagen at all times, and most days Casey Eichfeld still manages to get out …

Doug Ferguson: Postponing Olympics merely an inconvenience for golf

The move was expected, yet no less exceptional, when the IOC decided to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until next year.

UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021

The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games.

UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021

The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games.

Water cooler: Will 2021 Tokyo Olympics become the spring games?

Imagine a gorgeous spring day in Tokyo

UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Treading water: Stanford swimming star and Gonzaga Prep graduate Daniel Roy can’t find a place to swim

This was supposed to be the week Daniel Roy vied for an NCAA national swimming title.

UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Jim Litke: The ‘no-win’ Olympics gets another chance

Long after other major sports leaders tore up their calendars, the International Olympic Committee is headed to the sidelines.

Helene Elliott: IOC ultimately made the smart decision by postponing Tokyo Olympics until 2021

Spurred by a near-rebellion by the federations of several countries who feared for the safety of their athletes while the COVID-19 pandemic rages, the International Olympic Committee came to its …

UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Postponement puts former Gonzaga great Rui Hachimura’s Olympics dreams on hold

Roughly a year ago, former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura was in a commercial promoting the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He was set to lead Japan’s team at the Games …

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 …

Tekoa native Susannah Scaroni among athletes in limbo as Olympics, Paralympics hang in balance

Athletes across the globe are left in limbo, and many are unable to train with gyms, fields and courts closed to the threat of the coronavirus.

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: Sun., March 22, 2020

IOC looking at postponing Tokyo Olympics in 4 weeks of talks

The IOC will look at postponing the Tokyo Olympics during four weeks of talks amid mounting criticism by athletes and sports officials during the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATED: Sat., March 21, 2020

USA Track & Field calls for Tokyo Olympics postponement, joining USA Swimming

USA Track & Field called on the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee to push for postponing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, adding to the growing momentum to delay the Games.

Q&A: How long until news if Olympics will open?

The Tokyo Olympics have reached a critical phase

UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Wave of surfers’ support seals Tahiti as 2024 Olympic venue

The surfing events at the 2024 Paris Olympics will be held on the other side of the world in Tahiti.

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.

1980 Lake Placid Olympics still resonate four decades later

Scott Hamilton gets goosebumps at the mention of Lake Placid.

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.

AP Interview: Nenad Lalovic says wrestling strong heading to Tokyo

The head of the international governing body for wrestling tells The Associated Press the sport is thriving across the world and looking for more growth.

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.