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Neymar nets penalty as Brazil beats Japan 1-0 in friendly

TOKYO (AP) — Brazil defeated Japan 1-0 in a friendly Monday thanks to a penalty by Neymar in the 77th minute after he was tripped in the box on a rainy night at Tokyo's new National Stadium. ...

Japan and Brazil linked by soccer, baseball and immigration

OIZUMI, Japan (AP) — Brazil's national soccer team is a draw wherever it plays, often a sentimental choice. The affection will run deeper for some in Japan when the countries play Monday in Tokyo with...

An Olympic question that won't go away: Where is Peng Shuai?

BEIJING (AP) — The question that won't go away for the International Olympic Committee and Beijing Olympic organizers: Where is Peng Shuai? And the corollary: When and where will the...

Another Beijing Olympics with human rights still major issue

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing was awarded the 2008 Summer Olympics, largely under the assumption that the Games would improve civil liberties in the country. There is no such talk now. The ...

Norway to top medals table in unpredictable Beijing Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — The Beijing Olympics will be unprecedented when they open Friday in a tightly sealed bubble, replete with COVID-19 tests, extreme health precautions, and athletes fearful of testing pos...

EXPLAINER: The Winter Games, a different kind of Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — The first so-called modern Olympics took place in 1896 in Athens. But the inaugural Winter Olympics were not held until 1924 in Chamonix, France. Calvin Coolidge was ...

2008 Beijing Olympics vs. 2022: No lofty promises this time

The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics showcased China's reemergence on the world stage. In awarding those Games to China, the International Olympic Committee predicted the Olympics could improve human righ...

The AP Interview: Exiled artist Ai Weiwei on Beijing Games

Ai Weiwei is one of China's most famous artists, and many regard him as one of the world's greatest living ones. Working with the Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, he helped design the ...

IOC major sponsors mostly muted in runup to Beijing Olympics

The Beijing Winter Olympics are fraught with potential hazards for major sponsors, who are trying to remain quiet about China's human rights record while protecting at least $1 billion they've collect...

Look for Norway to top medal table again at Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics open in 30 days, and Norway is expected to head the medal standings for the second straight time, even topping its record haul of 39 medals in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. ...

Organizers say Tokyo Olympics cost $1.8B less than expected

The Tokyo Olympics cost $1.8 billion less than anticipated, local organizers said Wednesday, 4 1/2 months after the Games ended. Organizers said the estimated official costs were $13...

As Olympics open, Uyghurs set to take rights case to court

China’s treatment of its Uyghur minority could come before the courts in Argentina at about the same time that the Winter Olympics open on Feb. 4 in Beijing. Michael Polak, a Britis...

Even amid boycott, IOC still hit with Peng Shuai questions

IOC President Thomas Bach can't escape repeated questions about Peng Shuai and issues raised by two video calls the IOC has had with her. The calls were aimed at conveying a message ...

EXPLAINER: Why does Beijing have the Olympics again?

The Beijing Winter Olympics open in just under two months and are now the target of a diplomatic boycott by the United States, with others likely to follow. So how did Beijing land t...

IOC call with Chinese tennis star Peng raises more questions

A video call between the head of the International Olympic Committee and Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, whose nearly three-week disappearance from public view sparked an outcry, was meant to reassu...