TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government on Friday ordered a company that falsified quality data for earthquake “shock absorbers” used in hundreds of buildings to speed up an investigation and fix any problems quickly.
KYB Corp. said this week that it and a subsidiary had been faking data on ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The LA 2028 organizing and U.S. Olympic committees have named former U.S. soccer executive Kathy Carter to lead their marketing team.
Carter will be responsible for cutting sponsorship and hospitality deals expected to raise more than $5 billion through the end of the ...
What if they threw an Olympic party, but no one was willing to host it?
That day could be coming, and sooner than you might think.
With news Friday that Stockholm is likely to pull out of the race for the 2026 Winter ...
Ryan Lochte is undergoing counseling for alcohol use, but the 12-time Olympic medalist is not in a treatment facility and is training in his bid to make the 2020 Tokyo Games, the swimmer’s lawyer said Thursday.
The decision to pursue counseling has nothing to do with incidents in ...
Steve Kerr and Jay Wright will be assistant coaches for the U.S. national basketball team, putting the coaches of the NBA and NCAA championship teams on Gregg Popovich’s staff.
Nate McMillan will be the other assistant, USA Basketball announced Thursday.
The trio of coaches will work ...
TOKYO (AP) — The price tag keeps soaring for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite local organizers and the International Olympic Committee saying that spending is being cut.
A report just released by the national government’s Board of Audit shows Japan is likely to spend $25 billion to prepare ...
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, already the most decorated beach volleyball player in history, will pair with defensive star Brooke Sweat in an attempt to make it to the Summer Games for a sixth time.
The decision kicks off a two-year qualification process that would ...
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers said Friday that a system of layered screens would be used to keep bacteria levels within “agreed limits” for triathlon and marathon swimming in heavily trafficked Tokyo Bay.
Organizers acknowledged a year ago that levels of E. Coli were up to 20 times ...
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- Combined Koreas crew wins historic medal at Asian Games
- Inoue wins Asian Games marathon gold medal in sprint finish
- 6th gold gives Ikee a record 8th medal at Asian Games
- Taiwan _ by whatever name _ still winning at Asian Games
- Japanese teenager Ikee wins 5th gold medal at Asian Games
- Silver lining for young and old athletes at Asian Games
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- Sun rises, flags fall on opening night of swimming finals
- Japan: Asian Games a proving ground for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
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The 29-year-old surfer from Hawaii doesn’t participate in a lot of contests. Not really his thing.
Matt Meola’s a soulful sort of surfer who likes to fish ,
Tokyo Olympic organizers conduct security tests with police
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers conducted a series of drills with the metropolitan police department on Friday with the aim of boosting security for the 2020 Games.
The drills included removing an explosive package and subduing a knife-wielding intruder who attempted to breach ...
Walsh Jennings splits focus at new p1440 beach v’ball tour
In addition to practicing her serve, set and spike, Kerri Walsh Jennings has been getting ready for her next beach volleyball tournament by sitting in on brand meetings, recruiting other players and lining up musical acts.
The five-time Olympian and triple Summer Games gold medalist is a ...
- Ledecky to tackle all 4 distances in Tokyo _ 200 to 1,500
- US Olympian Katie Ledecky gives swim tips to Tokyo students
- Pan Pacs: Ledecky, Dressel get wins; Ikee pleases home fans
- Cate Campbell atones for failure in Rio de Janeiro Olympics
- Ruck wins 200 at Pan Pacific, Ledecky gets 3rd
- Forgetting about world record brings Peaty closer to it
- Teenage swimmer Kolesnikov adds gold, silver to medal haul
- Peaty shaves 0.13 off of own 100m breaststroke world record
- Peaty world record corrected to 57.10 after timing error
- Day after Peaty record, Britain adds 2 more swimming golds
- 4 golds from 4 events: Peaty displays breaststroke dominance
- Michael Andrew caps breakout US Nationals with 50 free win
- Missy Franklin misses out at US Nationals
- Ledecky cruises to easy win in 800 free at US Nationals
- US swim nationals set to go on without banned Lochte
- Tokyo 2020: Will Ryan Lochte and Sue Bird be there?
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LONDON (AP) — Madrid will host the first two finals of the newly-transformed Davis Cup.
Beginning next year, the top team event in men’s tennis will be played as an 18-team, season-ending tournament at a neutral site.
Teams will play one week in February to advance to the final in ...
Front-runner Germany faces Turkey in Euro 2024 hosting vote
GENEVA (AP) — Germany is favored to beat Turkey in Thursday’s 2024 European Championship vote after four years as front-runner in a campaign that explicitly mixed soccer and politics.
A study of the two candidates published by UEFA last week boosted Germany’s case with Turkey falling short ...
Tokyo Olympics begin search for 80,000 unpaid volunteers
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers began their search Wednesday for 80,000 unpaid volunteers to staff many of the venues when the Olympics and Paralympics open in just under two years.
The closing date for applications will be in December, although Tokyo 2020 organizers say they have ...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closed seven months ago. Left behind are empty venues, feuding over who pays for upkeep, and an icy ski course that’s now an abandoned dirt runway, strewn with rocks and unused gondolas.
Rare trees once stood before the course was ...
North and South Korea say they plan bid for 2032 Olympics
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics.
At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain ...
ROME (AP) — Italy’s three-pronged bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been reduced to a two-city candidacy featuring Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Following Turin’s exclusion, the Italian Olympic Committee is sending a delegation featuring Milan and Cortina representatives to meet with IOC ...
Fire on the water: Dragon boat racing looks to make its mark
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Their paddles slice through the water in perfect rhythm, all 20 of them, guided by a mesmerizing drumbeat and a legendary creature soaring from the bow of their vessel.
Welcome to the world of dragon boat racing, an ancient yet neophyte sport that combines strength, ...
Olympian swimmer discusses depression after losing streak
DENVER (AP) — Missy Franklin was the golden girl of the 2012 London Olympics. Night after night, she stood in the spotlight, her broad swimmer’s shoulders draped in medals and her impossibly bright smile dazzling fans and sponsors.
Four years later there was crushing disappointment. ...
In a story Sept. 11 about the World Equestrian Games, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Barry Sternlicht, the founder of Starwood Capital Group, currently manages an investment fund with $51 million in assets. Sternlicht currently manages an investment fund with $56 billion in ...
Threat of typhoons, earthquakes reality for Olympic planning
TOKYO (AP) — An IOC inspector working on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said Wednesday that a powerful typhoon and a deadly earthquake that hit Japan in the last 10 days have been a wake-up call for organizers.
The most powerful typhoon in 25 years left 11 dead in the Osaka area of western Japan ...
Head of 2020 Tokyo Olympics supports daylight time for games
TOKYO (AP) — The head of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics says he favors moving to daylight saving time so sports events can be held in cooler temperatures.
Yoshiro Mori says “we can use this opportunity of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for the government to make a bold decision. I have asked the ...
China’s soccer federation announced Monday it has appointed Dutch coach Guus Hiddink to lead the country’s under-21 team to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
The 71 year-old, who took the senior Netherlands and South Korean teams to the World Cup semifinals in 1998 and 2002 respectively, joins ...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The collector of the world’s most thorough cache of Olympic torches, medals and other valuable keepsakes insists he does not play favorites. They are all his babies.
Still, when pressed, Gordy Crawford brings up a gold medal from the 1932 Lake Placid Winter ...
Heaving Lifting: Student aims for Olympics and law school
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — With aspirations for both law school and the Olympics, Meredith Alwine’s dreams require equal dedication to books and barbells for the junior-to-be at Randolph College.
And when it comes to both, Alwine does a lot of heavy lifting.
Her dead lift — which Alwine ...
Indonesia announces surprise bid for 2032 Olympics
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Olympics following the success of the Asian Games held there over the past two weeks, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in a surprise announcement Saturday that highlights the rising ambition of the giant but long underperforming ...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach isn’t certain if, or when, esports might be incorporated into the Olympic Games.
But he was clear in an interview with The Associated Press at the Asian Games on Saturday about the need to meet some conditions ...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Almost unthinkable to some a decade ago, sprinters from China and Japan are running sub-10 seconds for the 100 meters.
There’s plenty more to come from Asia, too, according to international athletics federation president Sebastian Coe.
With billions of ...
PALEMBANG, Indonesia (AP) — Japanese teenagers Sakura Yosozumi and Kensuke Sasaoke provided a next-generation entree to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gold medals at the Asian Games. In skateboarding.
The 16-year-old Yosozumi, an X Games and Park Series Pro Tour medalist, won the women’s ...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The return of the American Samoa women’s team to the World Cup qualifying competition for the first time in 20 years has been both a national and a family celebration.
The team is competing with three others at the Oceania Women’s Nations Cup in Fiji, the ...
Esports into Asian Games; Could the Olympics be next?
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Esports is debuting as an exhibition sport at the Asian Games and is targeted for full inclusion in four years at the games in Hangzhou, China.
Kenneth Fok, president of the Asian Electronic Sports Federation, said the long-term aim is getting esports into the ...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rikako Ikee could very well be the smiling face of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a new star that organizers are sure to promote during the build-up to the games.
The 18-year-old Japanese swimmer has a lot to be happy about.
Capped by a record eight medals at the ...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Japan and China finished all square in the swimming gold medal tally at the Asian Games in a key dress rehearsal for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
China needed to win Friday’s last race to tie Japan on 19 golds in the pool and they did it, pinching the men’s ...
BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles didn’t come back after a two-year break from gymnastics to just win. That’s not really what it’s about for the Olympic champion. She’s won enough — more than enough really — during her career. And she’s got the medals to prove it.
The second act of her remarkable ...
TOKYO (AP) — The Japan Sports Council gave a progress report on the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, saying the project is 40 percent complete with two years to go before the opening ceremony.
Located in central Tokyo, the Olympic Stadium will be the ...