Suspended Russian track federation gets new president

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian track and field federation elected a state rail executive as its new president Monday as it attempts to have its doping suspension lifted ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. ...

Video shows British diplomat save drowning woman as Chinese watch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Monday (Nov. 16) showing a senior British diplomat rescuing a drowning student in China as dozens of Chinese stood idly by and watched. On Monday, the...

No chance to tri; Mass participation sports hit by virus

NOOSA HEADS, Australia (AP) — The first weekend in November usually sees the 4,400 population of this Sunshine Coast resort town double or triple in size. When the Noosa Triathlon comes to town, so do...

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

SOFTBALL Men’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022. SUMO Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22,...

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

SOFTBALL Men’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022. SUMO Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22,...

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

SOFTBALL Men’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022. SUMO Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22,...

Taiwanese temple hands out 168,000 hats in one year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese temple has given away a whopping 168,000 hats in the year since Norwegian triathlon champion Gustav Iden made them famous. The initial batch of 500 hats was...

Norwegian athlete wearing famous Taiwanese hat wins triathlon in Germany

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Norwegian athlete Gustav Iden, whose image went viral last year after he won a French triathlon event while donning a hat with the name of a Taiwanese temple, won again wi...

AP sources: Lake Placid won't host 2021 bobsled worlds

Lake Placid will no longer be the host of this season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, according to two people with knowledge of the situat...

Freeman lights up Sydney Olympics to kick off new millennium

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 are some of the highlights of the ...

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

SOFTBALL Men’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022. SUMO Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22,...

Olympic rings in Tokyo Bay removed for "maintenance"

TOKYO (AP) — The five Olympic rings floating on a barge in Tokyo Bay were towed away Thursday for what is being called “maintenance," but officials say the iconic Olympic symbol will return to greet n...

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

SOFTBALL Men’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022. SUMO Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22,...

Former Olympic cyclist Lienhart banned for helping son dope

VIENNA (AP) — Former three-time Olympic cyclist Johann Lienhart has been banned for 10 years for providing his son, a professional triathlete, with illegal performance-enhancing substances. ...

Brazil sets Olympic camp in Portugal due to pandemic at home

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil has set up its Olympic training camp in Rio ... Rio Maior that is, a relatively small Portuguese city of 21,000 residents outside Lisbon. The Olympic committe...