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Simon Haydon, ex-AP international sports editor, dies at 64

LONDON (AP) — Simon Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a corr...

English sports get $400M bailout, with rugby prioritized

LONDON (AP) — English sports are receiving 300 million pounds (almost $400 million) from the government — with half going to rugby — to help them survive without fans being allowed into venues during ...

In 2012, Bolt, Phelps cemented legendary status at Olympics

LONDON (AP) — In the end, 2012 wasn’t the last Olympics to see Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps. It was the Summer Games where their legendary status was cemented. Bolt became the first...

AP Interview: Rodchenkov lives in fear after exposing doping

His head covered in a black balaclava, adjusting dark goggles obscuring his eyes, Grigory Rodchenkov grows anxious if any part of his face can be seen. Exposing Russia’s state-sponso...

Sports fans no longer allowed at pilot events in England

LONDON (AP) — Spectators will no longer be allowed to attend sporting events in England after concerns about a rise in coronavirus infections forced the government to delay the partial reopening of ve...

Qatar interested in bidding for 2032 Olympics, Paralympics

Qatar is keen on on hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The gas-rich Persian Gulf nation has expressed an interest in hosting the world's biggest sporting events in a lett...

Protests, disqualifications stoked controversy at 1908 Games

LONDON (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here is a recap of the 19...

P&G extends Olympic sponsorship, focusing on equality drive

LONDON (AP) — Procter & Gamble will use its Olympic and Paralympic sponsorship to campaign for racial equality after extending its backing of the games through 2028. The brutal d...

Fans allowed back into English sports events from next week

LONDON (AP) — Spectators will be allowed back into some sports events in England from next week as coronavirus prevention measures are tested ahead of a planned wider reopening of stadiums in October....

Sports events in England allowed to resume from Monday

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sports events will be allowed to resume in England from Monday, without any spectators and providing they comply with the government's coronavirus protocols. ...

Old Trafford cricket ground plans for social-distancing fans

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Old Trafford cricket ground is spearheading plans in England to try to bring fans back into a sports venue during the coronavirus pandemic. Lancashire ...

Spirit of World Cup win inspires Kolisi to help South Africa

Just when South Africa needs inspiring again, Siya Kolisi is drawing on the sense of national unity that last year's Rugby World Cup triumph was forged on. Lifting the trophy showed ...

Visa extends athlete sponsorship to 2021 after Olympic delay

Visa has told its global roster of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls their sponsorships will be extended into 2021 after the Tokyo Games were postponed, providing some financial certainty amid the disru...

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. ...

Button urges Hamilton to extend Mercedes contract

LONDON (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's delay in committing his future to Mercedes is perplexing to former Formula One champion Jenson Button. Hamilton, the reigning F1 champion, has yet to d...