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Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Olympic president

Seiko Hashimoto appeared in seven Olympics — four Winter Olympics and three Summer Olympics. According to historian Dr. Bill Mallon, her seven appearances is the most by any “multi-season&...

Seiko Hashimoto named Tokyo Olympics chief after sexism row

Japan's seven-time Olympic athlete Seiko Hashimoto was officially appointed as new president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee on Thursday. The 56-year-old woman had served as Japan's O...

Three-in-one: Italy's elite ski team is a rarity

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — The Olympic downhill champion. The overall World Cup champion. And the recently crowned parallel co-world champion. All on the same team. ...

Report: Hashimoto will be offered job to head Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee is about to get a new president — and it looks like it will be a woman. According to a report in Japan, the job will be offered to...

Former Russia track president banned in doping cover-up case

MONACO (AP) — The former head of Russia’s track and field federation was among five officials banned Wednesday for obstructing an anti-doping investigation into a world champion. The...

The Latest: UK to urge cease-fires to allow vaccinations

UNITED NATIONS -- British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says he will urge the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for cease-fires in conflict zones to allow the delivery of COVID-19 v...

Asian shares slip on profit-taking, hopes grow for recovery

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as investors sold to lock in profits from the recent rally driven by hopes economies will gradually return to a pre-pandemic normal. ...

Japan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive amid Olympic worries

TOKYO (AP) — Months after other major economies, Japan began giving the first coronavirus vaccines to front-line health workers Wednesday. Many are wondering if the campaign will reach enough people, ...

Rural governor talks of canceling local Olympic torch relay

TOKYO (AP) — A governor in a western Japanese prefecture is talking about canceling torch relay events in his area ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. The Japanese news agency Kyodo report...

EXPLAINER: Japan begins vaccination drive, but why so late?

TOKYO (AP) — Japan rolls out its COVID-19 vaccination campaign Wednesday after the government gave belated first approval to a shot co-developed by Pfizer Inc. that the U.S. and many other countries s...

Japan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive amid supply worry

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's first coronavirus shots were given to health workers Wednesday, beginning the vaccination campaign considered crucial to holding the already delayed Tokyo Olympics. ...

Japan's first coronavirus vaccinations have been given to health workers, starting a campaign crucial to Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's first coronavirus vaccinations have been given to health workers, starting a campaign crucial to Tokyo Olympics.

Japan starts COVID vaccination program

The rollout of a cautious vaccination program began in Japan on Wednesday, just over five months before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. While the country has started its vaccination program relatively late ...

Marriott CEO Sorenson, 62, dies of pancreatic cancer

Marriott Chief Executive Arne Sorenson, who grew the company into the world’s largest hotel chain and steered it through a global pandemic that has been catastrophic in the travel industry in the past...

Canada opposition party says Olympics shouldn't be in China

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s main opposition party on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to press the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Beijing b...