TOKYO - The Olympic flame from Greece is set to arrive in Japan even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the event should to be postponed or canceled because of the ...
Mar 19, 2020
DÜSSELDORF, Germany - For many athletes and teams who have yet to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, the global virus outbreak is spoiling plans and ruining hopes.Qualifying events are being canceled or postponed almost daily, and time is running out for ...
Mar 11, 2020
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Despite worldwide concern and speculation about whether the fast-spreading virus outbreak will affect the Tokyo Olympics, the IOC's leadership is not joining in the debate."Neither the word cancellation nor the word postponement was even mentioned," International ...
Mar 5, 2020
ON the fence about the Olympics at the start of the year, Dustin Johnson decided he won't be going.Johnson's manager said in a text message on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) that the FedEx Cup playoffs hold as ...
Mar 3, 2020
TOKYO - Japanese sporting events were held without spectators on Saturday in a move aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus.The Chiba Lotte Marines hosted the Rakuten Eagles with no spectators in the stands at Zozo Marine Stadium in Chiba ...
Feb 29, 2020
TOKYO - A spokesman for the Japanese government on Wednesday said the International Olympic Committee and local organizers are going ahead as planned with the Tokyo Olympics despite the threat of the spreading coronavirus.The comments from spokesman Yoshihide Suga follow the assertion ...
Feb 26, 2020
TOKYO - While again stating there are no plans to cancel or delay the Tokyo Olympics, local organizers postponed training sessions for volunteers on Friday for at least two months because of the virus outbreak spreading from China.About 80,000 people are ...
Feb 22, 2020
TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said on Friday there is no "Plan B" for the 2020 Games, which open in just over five months and have been jolted by the outbreak of a virus in neighboring China.The ...
Feb 15, 2020
LEBRON James is considering a return to the Olympics.James - a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian - is among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) as finalists for the team that will play in the ...
Feb 11, 2020
AT THE run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, volleyball-star-turned-TV-host Gretchen Ho will be participating in a storied tradition: the Olympic Torch Relay.She revealed the news on her social media pages on Saturday night, December 28."Guess ...
Dec 29, 2019
GARRY Woodland was runner-up twice against strong fields in South Korea and Kapalua. He won the US Open. He had another top-10 finish at the PGA Championship. And it still wasn't enough to earn one of eight automatic ...
Dec 25, 2019
TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic organizers said on Friday they are spending 1.35 trillion Japanese yen - about US$12.6 billion - to stage next year's games. Organizers said the expenditure is unchanged from a year ago, although robust sponsorship and ticket ...
Dec 21, 2019
TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic organizers and government officials are preparing for everything, including an earthquake taking place during next year's games.They ran a simulation disaster drill on Thursday at the new Ariake venue that will be the site for gymnastics ...
Dec 19, 2019
TOKYO - Tokyo's Olympic tickets continue to be very hard to find - particularly in Japan.Organizers on Wednesday said there were 23 million tickets requested in the latest lottery for Japan residents only. The bad news is that only 1 million ...
Dec 18, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown will guide the Australian men's team at next year's Tokyo Olympics.Basketball Australia said on Wednesday he will succeed Andrej Lemanis, who coached the Boomers to the semifinals at the 2016 ...
Nov 27, 2019
THE chances of the Russian flag flying at next year's Olympics took a potentially lethal hit on Friday when anti-doping regulators recommended the country be declared noncompliant for tampering with data that was supposed to help bring the entire ...
Nov 23, 2019
MADRID - Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have their sights set on playing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Murray said on Wednesday "he would love to compete in Tokyo," and Djokovic acknowledged the Olympics are "very high on the list of wishes for ...
Nov 21, 2019
TOKYO - Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The Swiss great, a four-time Olympian, says "at the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play at the Olympic Games again."Federer made ...
Oct 15, 2019
USA Basketball had a tough summer.The outlook for 2020 is already much brighter.Plenty of NBA standouts - elite names like Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green and Paul George among them - are clearly ...
Oct 1, 2019
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea has formally asked the International Olympic Committee to ban the Japanese "rising sun" flag at next year's Tokyo Games, calling it a symbol of Japan's brutal wartime past and comparing it with the ...
Sep 12, 2019
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