Friday's Sports in Brief

OLYMPICS DENVER (AP) — The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. ...

No games, big losses: Money crisis faces US Olympic sports

DENVER (AP) — The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. At least one has already st...

Track worlds in limbo until new Olympic dates are set

LONDON (AP) — The date of the next world track championships is in limbo until the International Olympic Committee decides on a new schedule for the postponed Tokyo Games. Sebastian ...

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...

Delay gives O'Donnell a second chance at Olympic Rugby 7s

A season-ending knee injury had Ben O'Donnell convinced he'd be watching the Tokyo Olympics from a distance, with absolutely no chance of pulling on the Australian jersey for the Rugby Sevens competit...

IOC declines to blame Olympic boxing event for virus cases

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC said Thursday it is “not aware of any link” between an Olympic boxing tournament it oversaw in London this month and positive coronavirus tests for people who were...

The Latest: Turkish boxer who competed in London has virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Turkish Boxing Federation says national team member Serhat Guler and train...

Tokyo Olympics: Looking for a new date for opening, closing

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics need new dates for the opening and closing ceremonies in 2021. Nothing much can get done until those dates are worked out by the International Olympic...

Australia seeks age limit lift for Olympic soccer tournament

SYDNEY (AP) — Football Federation Australia wants FIFA and the IOC to increase the age limit for the Olympic men's tournament in the wake of the Tokyo Games being pushed back to 2021 because of the co...

Olympic delay leaves athletes uncertain about sponsorships

Aside from figuring out how to maintain their health and fitness for an additional year, athletes like Ryan Crouser suddenly faced another concern when the Olympics were postponed until 2021. ...

Column: Will 2021 Tokyo Olympics become the spring games?

Imagine a gorgeous spring day in Tokyo. The chill of winter has melted away. The summer humidity is still a couple of months off. Maybe, just maybe, the famed cherry blossoms are st...

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...

Tokyo's delayed Olympics: Who pays bills for another year?

TOKYO (AP) — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021, now comes the multi-billion-dollar question: Who pays the bills for the delay, and how large will they be? The most likely ...

Athletics Australia cancels national titles amid pandemic

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Athletics Australia canceled its 2020 national track and field championships in the wake of the International Olympic Committee's decision overnight to postpone the Tokyo S...

Column: The 'no-win' Olympics gets another chance

Money talks, which is the short answer for why it took this long for the swells at the International Olympic Committee to listen to reason. For weeks, IOC leaders framed their refusa...