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Pandemic Olympics endured heat, and now a typhoon's en route

TOKYO (AP) — First, the sun. Now: the wind and the rain. The Tokyo Olympics, delayed by the pandemic and opened under oppressive heat, are due for another hit of nature’s power: a ty...

Flamingo stance helps weightlifter Li Fabin win Olympic gold

TOKYO (AP) — Li Fabin embraced his inner flamingo with a unique stance on the way to winning an Olympic gold medal in weightlifting on Sunday. But don't try it at home, the Chinese c...

EXPLAINER: How team of refugee athletes made it to Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The Refugee Olympic Team was created by the International Olympic Committee for the 2016 Olympics to allow athletes to keep competing even if they have been forced to leave their home cou...

Batsarashkina backs up silver in Rio with gold in Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — The longest tenure in Olympic history came to a close with Nina Salukvadze's retirement announcement. A new era in shooting may be taking off with Vitalina Batsarashkina...

1st woman in Olympic weightlifting still raising the bar

TOKYO (AP) — After 21 years of raising the bar, the first woman ever to compete in weightlifting at the Olympics is still going. Loa Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea was the first athle...

All for nothing: Athletes qualify but end out of Olympics

MADRID (AP) — As one of the top-ranked taekwondo fighters in the world, Jesús Tortosa was ready to start packing for the Tokyo Olympics. He had been preparing for it for the past fiv...

Russia at Tokyo Olympics with new name, more doping disputes

Russia is competing under another new name at the Tokyo Olympics, the latest fallout from the Games’ longest-running doping saga. You won't see the Russian flag above any podiums but...

The waiting Games: Olympians navigate strict rules in Tokyo

Sydney McLaughlin turns 22 three days after the final of the 400-meter hurdles, in which she might win Olympic gold and may even lower her current world record. Her big birthday plan...

Syrian refugee swimmer makes his mark at the Paralympics

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — When Ibrahim Al Hussein fled Syria in 2012 after being wounded by an explosion during his country's civil war, his life was turned upside down. Nearly a decade ...

European weightlifting champ Ismayilov fails drug test

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — European weightlifting champion Daniyar Ismayilov faces being stripped of his title after failing a drug test, the Turkish weightlifting federation said on Friday. ...

Denmark taking Eriksen inspiration to Wembley at Euro 2020

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Christian Eriksen’s absence makes it even harder to forget what happened to him. Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand found that out on Saturday, his mind wandering ...

Denmark beats Czechs 2-1 to reach Euro 2020 semifinals

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Denmark's journey at the European Championship is headed to London. The Danes, who have developed into a surprise contender after their tournament began with ...

Denmark takes on Czechs for spot in Euro 2020 semifinals

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — From the despair of seeing a teammate suffer cardiac arrest to the European Championship quarterfinals, somehow Denmark keeps on going. Denmark will face the ...

Long flights frustrate some teams at sprawling Euro 2020

A sprawling European Championship like no other is racking up air miles like never before. Some teams at Euro 2020, which is being held in various countries, have played most or all ...

Switzerland bids to end run of last-16 losses at Euro 2020

Switzerland had to wait a day to find out it advanced to the round of 16 at the European Championship. That's nothing compared to its 67-year wait for a quarterfinal spot at a major ...