Tokyo Games face skeptics, 1-day COVID-19 infection record

TOKYO (AP) — The spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics expects the postponed games to go ahead in 2021 despite a recent poll in Japan in which 77% of respondents said they did not believe the games could b...

IIHF encouraged by NHL's potential return to Olympics in '22

International Ice Hockey Federation chief Rene’ Fasel is encouraged after learning the NHL's pending labor deal opens the possibility of the world's best players returning to the Olympics. ...

Tokyo Olympics seek COVID-19 defenses, but what exactly?

TOKYO (AP) — As the president of the Tokyo Olympics, Yoshiro Mori knows that experts will have to come up with defenses against COVID-19 for the the postponed games to open a year from now. ...

Russia says it can't afford to pay fine to World Athletics

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Russia is expected to miss Wednesday's deadline to pay more than $6 million to the governing body of track and field. Russian track federation president Ye...

Tokyo Olympics must firm up $3.3 billion in sponsor income

TOKYO (AP) — Local sponsors have chipped in a record $3.3 billion to support the postponed Tokyo Olympics. That's at least two times more than any previous Olympics, and it amounts ...

Study says US doesn't get value from WADA contribution

A U.S. government study concludes Americans don't get their money's worth out of the $2.7 million that Congress provided the World Anti-Doping Agency this year and suggests future funding be contingen...

Olympic sports fall short of gender equality at board level

GENEVA (AP) — A review of Olympic sports bodies published Tuesday found none had equal representation of women on their ruling boards. Men were able to stay in high office because mo...

Tokyo Olympic board member would support another delay

TOKYO (AP) — An executive board member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee says another delay should be sought if the games can’t be held next year. The Tokyo Olympics were to...

Commonwealth Games open to athletes taking a knee

LONDON (AP) — The Commonwealth Games has joined a growing list of sports bodies allowing athletes to protest against racism without fear of repercussions. Organizations such as FIFA ...

Tokyo Olympic head says 80% of facilities lined up for 2021

TOKYO (AP) — About 80% of the facilities needed for next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics have been lined up, the president of the organizing committee said Friday. Two of the largest...

Tokyo Olympics talk of simplifying, but no specifics so far

TOKYO (AP) — One thing is certain: Tokyo organizers want to somehow simplify next year's postponed Olympics to keep costs down. Estimates in Japan say the delay alone could cost $2 b...

Sports court sets November dates to hear Russian doping case

GENEVA (AP) — The Russian doping scandal will return to sport’s highest court in November when the nation faces a four-year ban of its flag, anthem and colors from Olympic Games and world championship...

Tokyo Olympics just beginning the race to reset themselves

TOKYO (AP) — Just two months after the unprecedented Olympic postponement, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto was asked Thursday about progress toward rescheduling next year's Tokyo Games. ...

Tokyo Olympics followed up by 3 mega-events -- all in China

TOKYO (AP) — Uncertainty grips next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics: Will there be fans or empty stadiums in 14 months? And how will thousands of athletes, staff, and technical officials travel, be ho...

Countermeasures needed for Olympics, but what will they be?

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto spoke Thursday about the need to take “countermeasures” to combat the coronavirus at next year's postponed games. But...