Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

TOKYO (AP) — Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn't be hel...

Tokyo Olympic CEO says no need for Takeda to resign

TOKYO (AP) — The chief executive of Tokyo's Olympic organizing committee says there is no need for another top Japanese official to resign despite being investigated in a bribery scandal. ...

French Olympic probe raises questions about Japanese firm

TOKYO (AP) — An investigation by French prosecutors into alleged vote-buying connected with Tokyo winning the 2020 Olympics has raised questions about one of Japan's most powerful companies, the giant...

Bach and IOC: No Olympic city ever as ready as Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and other International Olympic Committee members are calling Tokyo the best prepared host city in recent memory. Still, there are problems ahe...

Whither Olympic boxing: Will it be in Tokyo, or not?

TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee wants boxing to be held at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. That much we know. But IOC President Thomas Bach could not give an ironclad promi...

IOC sets up human rights advisory committee starting in 2024

TOKYO (AP) — The IOC has set up an advisory committee on human rights chaired by Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the former United Nations commissioner for human rights. President Thomas Bach...

IOC President Bach lavishes praise on suspended Sheikh Ahmad

TOKYO (AP) — Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah, who has stepped away temporarily from the presidency of an Olympic umbrella group to fight a criminal court case in Switzerland, was praised by IOC Preside...

Race on: It's Stockholm vs. Milan-Cortina for 2026 Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — After finding it difficult to sell the 2026 Winter Olympics, the IOC finally has two countries that are all in: Sweden and Italy. It's Stockholm, the capital of Sweden a...

Olympic 'kingmaker' Sheikh Ahmad leaves to handle court case

TOKYO (AP) — The corruption case involving a powerful IOC member promised to sow confusion as 206 national Olympic committees — known by the acronym ANOC — started two days of meetings in Tokyo on Wed...

Olympic-related meetings overshadowed by corruption charges

TOKYO (AP) — A corruption case involving a powerful International Olympic Committee member is likely to overshadow meetings this week in Tokyo with local Olympic organizers, IOC officials, and the hea...

Over the moon: PGA announces new tournament in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The PGA Tour says it has signed a six-year agreement to play a tournament in Japan. The Zozo Championship will start next October and is backed by the Japanese fashion website Zozotown an...

Raising the roof on 2020 Tokyo Olympics gymnastics venue

TOKYO (AP) — Attention Simone Biles: They're building a gymnastics venue in Tokyo where you can add to the four Olympic gold medals you won as a star in Rio de Janeiro. The new Tokyo...

Naomi Kawase named to direct 2020 Tokyo Olympic documentary

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese director Naomi Kawase has been commissioned to make the documentary film about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Kawase was introduced Tuesday by the local organizing co...

Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair-friendly rooms tough to find

TOKYO (AP) — The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics promise to be the best. They're being promoted just like the Olympics, planning is ahead of recent games in Rio de Janeiro and London, and the athletes village ...

Tokyo to 'screen off' bacteria for Olympic swimming in bay

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers say a system of layered screens will be used to keep bacteria levels within "agreed limits" for triathlon and marathon swimming in heavily trafficked Tokyo Bay. ...