Tokyo Olympic flame taken off display; next stop unclear

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic flame has been taken off public display in Japan. And it’s not clear when it will reappear again or where — or under what conditions. The flame arrived...

The Latest: Sports teams in Russia face funding cuts

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A hockey team and a soccer club in Russia face being removed from their league...

Olympic flame to stay a month in Fukushima; next stop unsure

TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flame will be on display until the end of April in Japan's northeastern prefecture of Fukushima. Tokyo Olympic and prefecture officials held an official “han...

Q&A: Tokyo Olympics move to 2021; countless questions remain

TOKYO (AP) — Things began to unravel this week when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year — a decision announced by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a joint agreement with IOC Preside...

On hold: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

TOKYO (AP) — The IOC announced a first-of-its-kind postponement of the Summer Olympics on Tuesday, bowing to the realities of a coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down daily life around the g...

The Latest: European club rugby finals in May suspended

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The European club rugby finals in May have been suspended because of the coron...

Olympic torch relay: No torch, no torchbearers, no public

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start Thursday as planned in northeastern Fukushima prefecture — but with no torch, no torchbearers, no public, and little ceremony. T...

Japan considering Taiwan's CPTPP inclusion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan is reportedly seeking to include more Asian countries into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) — including Taiwan...

Flame in Japan; How long until news if Olympics will open?

TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flame has arrived in Japan from Greece. Next comes the torch relay around the country, which is scheduled to start on Thursday from Fukushima prefecture in northern Japan. Org...

Olympic flame lands in Japan as doubts grow over Tokyo Games

MATSUSHIMA AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — The Olympic flame arrived in Japan on Friday from Greece in a scaled-down ceremony at an air base in northern Japan. The flame, carried in a burning...

Flame arrival faces rising tension Tokyo Olympics be delayed

TOKYO (AP) — 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 ...

Olympic torch relay began in 1936 at Hitler's Berlin Games

TOKYO (AP) — The torch relay was not always a fixture of the modern Olympics, which began in 1896. The relay tradition started at Adolph Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics — the Games of ...

Tokyo Olympic gymnastic test canceled; torch arrives Friday

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers on Wednesday said a test event in gymnastics set for April 4-5 has been canceled. Organizers say the Japan Gymnastics Association called off th...

Olympic torch relay goes on; Tokyo seeks crowd 'restraint'

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are pushing ahead with the Japanese leg of the torch relay despite the threat of the spreading coronavirus. The Olympic flame, which is due to a...

Abe could be big loser if Tokyo Olympics canceled, postponed

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might be the biggest loser if the Tokyo Olympics don't go off as planned in just over four months. Abe has attached himself to the suc...