TOKYO - A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone ...
2 days ago
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 ...
6 days ago
GENEVA - Despite a virus outbreak spreading from China, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday it's much too soon to say whether the Tokyo Olympics are at risk of being cancelled or moved.Tokyo organizers and the International Olympic ...
Feb 19, 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
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Tiger Woods has inspired new hope. Brooks Koepka is the No. 1 player in the world.A new year brings a sense of familiarity, except for the details.Woods went into 2019 having won again after five long years, but ...
Jan 2, 2020
With the 2020 Olympic Games just over the horizon, the Philippines will be looking to continue the success, and more importantly, the progress, that they achieved in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.During this year's games, many familiar faces found themselves ...
Jan 2, 2020
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
ATHENS, Greece - Rick Pitino has agreed to coach the Greek national basketball team and lead the country's effort to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The Greek basketball federation said on Friday that Pitino will be officially presented on Monday, ...
Nov 8, 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
SYDNEY - Olympic gold medalist Kyle Chalmers has had a third operation on his heart in a bid to keep his preparations for next year's Tokyo Olympics on track.The 21-year-old Australian swimmer posted an update on Instagram after ...
Aug 27, 2019
TOKYO - Having trouble getting tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics?That's no problem if you have $60,000 to spare.Tokyo Olympic organizers are offering high-end hospitality packages to Japan residents with prices soaring to 6.35 ...
Aug 22, 2019
LIMA, Peru - On a Peruvian beach, Argentina's passionate sports fans have been waving the country's sky-blue and white flag this week for a group of athletes looking to make a splash at next year's Tokyo ...
Aug 3, 2019
NEW YORK - Shaun White is pressing forward with plans to shoot for the Summer Olympics in skateboarding.White said Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show (Wednesday, Manila time) that he will compete at world championships in September "and see what happens" ...
Jul 24, 2019
TOKYO - Despite scandals, rising costs and doubts about the economic payoff, the Tokyo Olympics will be a must-see event - if you can find a ticket or a hotel room - when they open in a year.Tokyo was supposed to be a " ...
Jul 22, 2019
TOKYO - A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots.Japanese automaker Toyota Motor ...
Jul 22, 2019
HIDILYN Diaz is asking for financial support from private companies in her bid to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Diaz said in an Instagram post that she is having trouble in her bid to make it back to the Summer Games, ...
Jun 4, 2019
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games.The International Olympic ...
May 23, 2019
GOLD COAST, Australia - Olympic sports leaders criticized Tokyo Games organizers on Tuesday for cutting spending on how events will be presented at venues next year.Less than 15 months before the 2020 Olympics open on July 24, Tokyo officials faced tough questioning ...
May 8, 2019
MIES, Switzerland - The Olympic basketball tournament has been shortened for the 2020 Tokyo Games to cut the number of group matches from five to three for each team.The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) says the new format will feature three four-team ...
Apr 17, 2019
TOKYO - The price of the opening and closing ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has risen about 40 percent.Toshiro Muto, the chief executive of the games, told executive committee members on Friday the cost for the ceremonies would be capped at ...
Feb 16, 2019
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