Olympics

Beijing: 2022 Winter Olympics on track despite pandemic

0
ZHANGJIAKOU, China — With the postponed Summer Olympics set to open in Tokyo next week, Beijing has made moves to show its preparations for...

Athletes go it alone in Tokyo as families watch from afar

0
Michael Phelps reached for his mother’s hand through a chainlink fence near the pool. The 19-year-old swimmer had just won his first Olympic medal...

Britain women’s soccer team will take a knee at Olympics

0
LONDON — The British women’s soccer team plan to take a knee before kickoff at the Tokyo Olympics. ...

Former 400-meter hurdles champion Hejnova pulls out of Tokyo

0
PRAGUE — Zuzana Hejnova, a two-time world champion in the 400-meter hurdles, won't compete in the Tokyo Olympics due to an Achilles tendon injury,...

Just in time for Tokyo games, Olympic items up for auction

0
BOSTON — When the first modern Olympics were held in Athens in 1896, winners did not get gold medals as they will later this...

Skateboarder Nyjah Huston brings unique brand to Olympics

0
On the one hand, skateboarder Nyjah Huston is the quintessential counterculture sports star with a story even the best marketing team could not make...

Casey Stoney hired as coach of San Diego NWSL team

0
SAN DIEGO — Casey Stoney, who has led Manchester United in the Women's Super League for three seasons, has been hired as the new...

FINA suspends 2 Russian swimmers for Tokyo Olympics

0
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Two Russian swimmers set to compete at the Tokyo Olympics were provisionally suspended on Wednesday for anti-doping violations by world governing...

USA bounces back, tops Argentina 108-80 in pre-Tokyo tune-up

0
USA Basketball finally made it look easy again. Kevin Durant and...

Colangelo seeks Suns win, reinforcements for US Olympic team

0
MILWAUKEE — Jerry Colangelo is headed to Game 5 in Phoenix, hoping to see his old team win its first NBA title. ...