Olympic swim venue ready and now comes hard part: COVID-19

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo opened its new Olympic swimming venue on Saturday, and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike pointed out that it was finished eight months ago, just weeks before the Tokyo Olympics were postp...

Sliding track for 2022 Beijing Olympics to get 1st test

The sliding track built for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is about to get its first test. With athletes from many nations — including the U.S. — unable to take part because of cor...

Rio gold medalist Esposito has 2nd chance to defend title

Chloe Esposito announced in late January that a “wonderful, unexpected surprise” had occurred and that she wouldn’t be able to defend her modern pentathlon title at the Tokyo Olympics. ...

Australia scraps plans for games in Europe amid COVID spike

SYDNEY (AP) — Football Federation Australia says it has canceled plans for its national teams to hold European training camps in November because of the “ongoing and evolving risks associated with COV...

In key pre-Olympic season, pandemic disrupts figure skating

With the Summer Olympics in Tokyo delayed a year by the coronavirus pandemic, not much attention has been paid to the Winter Games scheduled for February 2022 in Beijing. Except for ...

UEFA referee official steps aside in Czech match-fixing case

GENEVA (AP) — A member of UEFA’s referees committee stepped aside from her work because her husband is a suspect in a match-fixing investigation, the European soccer body said Wednesday. ...

Tokyo Olympics try to get word out about COVID-19 measures

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic officials want the world to know they are working on measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic at next year's games, even if they don't know exactly what they will be. ...

Italian swim team reports 10 more positive cases

ROME (AP) — The Italian swim team’s preparations for the Tokyo Olympics were put on hold after 10 more athletes tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday. World champions Simona...

6 Russian officers charged in 'destructive' hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and Am...

World champion runner Naser wins doping case on technicality

MONACO (AP) — The women’s 400-meter world champion has avoided being banned for a doping rule violation on a technicality, according to a ruling published Tuesday. ...

Business Highlights

___ AP-NORC/SAP poll: 1 in 4 US workers have weighed quitting NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work. But many of those ...

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

SOFTBALL Men’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022. SUMO Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22,...

6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six Russian military officers sought to disrupt through computer hacking the French election, the Winter Olympics and U.S. businesses, according to a Justice Department indictment un...

US charges 6 Russian military officers in hacks aimed at American businesses, French elections, Winter Olympics

WASHINGTON (AP) — US charges 6 Russian military officers in hacks aimed at American businesses, French elections, Winter Olympics.

English women's soccer targets titles, player development

LONDON (AP) — England’s soccer leadership has a couple of priorities for the women’s teams. Most immediately it’s deciding on a coach for the Olympics next month and whether Phil Nev...