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Olympic surfing: Can the exclusive sport become accessible?

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LEMOORE, Calif. — Italo Ferreira grew up without much in a small town with nothing to do. ...

Vaccine deliveries rising as delta virus variant slams Asia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — As many Asian countries battle their worst surge of COVID-19 infections, the slow-flow of vaccine doses from around the world is...

Olympic athlete, staffer test positive for virus in Tokyo

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TOKYO — An Olympic athlete and a staffer linked to the Tokyo Games tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Japan, organizers said Thursday. ...

Beijing: 2022 Winter Olympics on track despite pandemic

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

Pressing German-US issues as Merkel meets with Biden

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WASHINGTON — Angela Merkel's farewell visit to the White House was shadowed Thursday by pressing issues as well as good will, as she prepared...

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

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

Pressing German-US issues as Merkel meets with Biden

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WASHINGTON — Angela Merkel's farewell visit to the White House was shadowed Thursday by pressing issues as well as good will, as she prepared...

Merkel brings message of stability to US on farewell visit

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House for what is likely to be her last official visit...

WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID lab leak

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BERLIN — The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Quadarella is among Ledecky’s few challengers for Tokyo

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ROME — Carefree. Spontaneous. Full of life. A contagious ear-to-ear smile. ...