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IOC denounces Belarus Olympic election of Lukashenko's son

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has refused to recognize the election of Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko’s son as the troubled country’s top Olympic official. ...

Kawhi and Popovich reunited? Leonard wants to go to Olympics

Kawhi Leonard is planning to play for Gregg Popovich again and chase a gold medal. Leonard said Sunday at the All-Star Game in Atlanta that he is planning to compete with USA Basketb...

Ledecky wins 800 free, finishes 4-for-4 in Texas meet

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Katie Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle in Texas on Saturday night for her fourth title in her first national competition in a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Simone says: Olympic champ pushes for change in, out of pool

The pool has long been home to Simone Manuel. Outside of it, the Olympic champion is pushing herself in a new endeavor to boost the profile of women’s sports. She joined with fellow ...

Equine herpes affects European preparation for Olympics

GENEVA (AP) — A severe outbreak of equine herpes could disrupt preparations for the Tokyo Olympics, the International Equestrian Federation said Thursday. The virus, which has shut d...

Report: No fans from abroad for postponed Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The postponed Tokyo Olympics look like they will take place without any fans from abroad when they open in just under five months. The Japanese newspaper Mainichi said on Wednesd...

Ledecky returns to competition with time ticking to Tokyo

Like everyone else, Katie Ledecky was forced to shelve her plans when the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Instead of looking far into the future, the five-time Olympic champion swimmer switched to a m...

Tokyo Olympics add 12 women to executive board to reach 42%

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics made a symbolic gesture toward gender equality on Tuesday by appointing 12 women to the body’s executive board. The board will now have 19 women among...

Sue Bird officially re-signs with Storm for 20th season

SEATTLE (AP) — Four-time WNBA champion Sue Bird re-signed with the Seattle Storm on Monday for what will be her 20th season with the team. Bird’s signing has been expected all offse...

Sports court lifts Iran judo suspension over Israel policy

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran’s suspension from international judo events for refusing to let its athletes fight Israeli opponents was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday. ...

It's March, the month when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed

TOKYO (AP) — It's now March, the month when the Tokyo Olympics came apart just a year ago. Will it happen again? Frankly, it seems unlikely. The start of the torch relay on March 25 ...

As Tokyo nears, the plans for USA Basketball continue

MIAMI (AP) — Atlanta coach and USA Basketball men’s national team assistant coach Lloyd Pierce had a one-day coronavirus scare a few weeks ago and had to stay in his hotel room while the matter was so...

Suga's PR chief resigns after meal tied to Japan broadcaster

TOKYO (AP) — The public relations chief for Japan's prime minister has resigned after she acknowledged she had a 70,000 yen ($700) dinner paid for by a broadcaster. Makiko Yamada had...

Olympic gymnast Hernandez enjoys solid return at Winter Cup

The nerves were there. They were unavoidable, really. Yet rather than greet them with anxiety or fear as she did the last time she stood on the competition floor, Laurie Hernandez embraced them. ...

Belarusian Olympic body elects Lukashenko's son as leader

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Belarusian Olympic Committee elected the son of President Alexander Lukashenko as leader on Friday, despite both men being suspended by the IOC and barred from the Tokyo Game...