Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021. The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have...

Abe could be big loser if Tokyo Olympics canceled, postponed

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might be the biggest loser if the Tokyo Olympics don't go off as planned in just over four months. Abe has attached himself to the suc...

Tokyo Olympics reach 6-months-to-go mark with some fireworks

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo put on a flashy fireworks display on Friday to mark the 6-months-to-go milestone for this year's Olympics. The show took place high above a barge stationed in Toky...

Tokyo Olympics say costs $12.6B; Audit report says much more

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers said Friday they are spending 1.35 trillion Japanese yen — about $12.6 billion — to stage next year's games. Organizers said the expenditure is unchanged from a y...

Tokyo officials feud with IOC over Olympic marathon switch

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo city officials are in a public feud with the International Olympic Committee over IOC plans — made without consulting the city or local organizers — to move next year's Tokyo Olympi...

IOC inspectors face report on tough Olympic work conditions

TOKYO (AP) — An IOC inspection team took a routine tour of venues being built for the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, just days after an international labor union federation derided difficult working condi...

Tokyo Olympic minister promises transparency on spending

TOKYO (AP) — The minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympics says national government spending on the event is billions less than a recent national government audit showed. Olympic Mini...

Tokyo Olympics: Costs hit almost $25 billion _ may go higher

TOKYO (AP) — The price tag keeps soaring for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite local organizers and the International Olympic Committee saying that spending is being cut. A report just...

US Open winner Osaka signs deal with Japanese car maker

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Naomi Osaka has been announced as the "brand ambassador" for a major Japanese car maker. Osaka has been the main subject on talk shows and in newspapers since ...

Osaka charms Japan with her manners _ and broken Japanese

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka's halting Japanese, her manners — she bowed and apologized after beating Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final — and her simple charm have swelled national pride in Japan and...

Tokyo returns with Summer Games with something new to prove

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — More than 50 years after it showed its postwar recovery off to the world at the 1964 Games, Tokyo is ready for another Summer Olympics. The Japanese c...

2020 Tokyo Olympic costs keep rising despite efforts to cut

TOKYO (AP) — The price tag for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics keeps going up despite attempts to rein in the spending. Over the last year, organizers have shifted several venues away from c...