Two employees of Tokyo Olympic organizers positive for COVID

TOKYO (AP) — Two employees of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Saturday. That brings to three the number of employees of the c...

Bach warns against Olympic boycotts, seeks re-election

GENEVA (AP) — IOC president Thomas Bach warned against Olympic boycotts on Friday while also confirming he will seek re-election next year. Bach seems certain to get four more years ...

Copenhagen pulls out of hosting 2021 gymnastics worlds

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Denmark has pulled out of hosting the gymnastics world championships in 2021, the sport’s governing body said Tuesday. The International Gymnastics Feder...

Tongan flag bearer leads off 23 fellow Olympians in workouts

SYDNEY (AP) — Peta Taufatofua decided to leave his shirt on Tuesday when he led a group of 23 fellow Olympians in a home workout video to help celebrate Olympic Day across 20 time zones. ...

Quarantined surfers return to Peru's famous waves

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian surfers are returning to their nation’s world-famous waves after three months spent in lockdown due to the coronavirus. Wearing masks and carrying their bo...

The Latest: New dates for Olympic women's soccer qualifiers

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The final Asian qualifying place for the women’s soccer tournament at the Toky...

Bank of Japan helps fund small businesses fighting pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank said Friday it will provide some 30 trillion yen ($280 billion) to banks for financing small and medium-size businesses battling economic hardships brought on by the ...

IOC says postponing Tokyo Olympics will cost it $800M

GENEVA (AP) — The IOC set aside $800 million on Thursday for loans and payments arising from the pandemic that forced the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed. It is still unclear how...

Inspired by Olympic delay, track meet in Prague to go ahead

PRAGUE (AP) — The one-year postponement of the Tokyo Olympics has inspired organizers of a track meet in the Czech Republic to go ahead with their event in June, albeit with limits on athletes and eve...

UEFA postpones Women's Euros to 2022, avoids Olympic clash

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The Women's European Championship in 2021 was postponed by one year on Thursday, moving out of a direct clash with the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. UEFA's exe...

Poll: Fans won't feel safe at games without virus vaccine

Some of the findings from the Seton Hall Sports Poll in which 762 U.S. adults reached by phone April 6-8 were asked their thoughts during the coronavirus pandemic that has shut down the nation’s sport...

'64 Tokyo Olympics: A man from Hiroshima lights the cauldron

TOKYO (AP) — It was the year Cassius Clay won the heavyweight championship and became Muhammad Ali. When Roy Emerson of Australia and Maria Bueno of Brazil took the titles at Wimbledon, when Arnold Pa...

Bach invokes Trump in defense of Olympic decision

GENEVA (AP) — A day after officially postponing the Tokyo Olympics, IOC president Thomas Bach invoked comments by President Donald Trump to defend himself from criticism on Wednesda...

India's 1.3 billion locked down as US reaches virus aid deal

NEW DELHI (AP) — The world's largest democracy went under the world's biggest lockdown Wednesday, with India's 1.3 billion people ordered to stay home in a bid to stop the coronavirus pandemic, while ...

India's 1.3 billion locked down as virus surges elsewhere

NEW DELHI (AP) — The world's largest democracy went under the world's biggest lockdown Wednesday, with India's 1.3 billion people ordered to stay home in a bid to stop the coronavirus pandemic from sp...