Summer Olympic games

Head of the IOC inspection team John Coates speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. IOC President Thomas Bach has said no city has been "as ready as Tokyo" to hold the Olympics. Bach and other International Olympic Committee are calling Tokyo the best prepared in recent memory with the games just 20 months away. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 05, 2018 - 7:13 am
TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and other International Olympic Committee members are calling Tokyo the best prepared host city in memory. Still, there are obstacles ahead for the 2020 Games, though small by the standards of the corruption-plagued Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. John Coates...
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November 28, 2018 - 8:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is charging princely prices for its first games in Britain. Premium seats at London's Olympic Stadium will cost 385 pounds ($493) for the games between the New York Yankees and World Series champion Boston Red Sox on June 29 and 30. The top non-premium seats...
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FILE - At left, in an Aug. 10, 2018, file photo, Ryan Murphy celebrates on the podium after winning the men's 100m backstroke final during the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Tokyo. At right, in an Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky reacts on the podium after winning the women's 800m freestyle timed final during the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Tokyo. Ledecky was honored as the top female swimmer for the sixth straight year, while Ryan Murphy took home three prizes at USA Swimming's Golden Goggles awards. Ledecky and Murphy were honored Monday night, Nov. 19, 2018, for their performances at 2018's biggest meet, the Pan Pacific Championships. (AP Photo/File)
November 20, 2018 - 2:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Ledecky was honored as the top female swimmer for the sixth straight year, while Ryan Murphy took home three prizes at USA Swimming's Golden Goggles awards. Ledecky and Murphy were honored Monday night In New York for their performances at 2018's biggest meet, the Pan Pacific...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 file photo, Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah gestures as he addresses the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad has stepped aside from his IOC work while facing a criminal trial in Switzerland. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
November 19, 2018 - 8:29 am
GENEVA (AP) — Facing a criminal trial in Switzerland, Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah temporarily stepped aside from his IOC work on Monday. The Kuwaiti sheikh denies wrongdoing but said in a statement he did not want "these politically motivated allegations to distract attention...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, photo, relatives of 13-year-old Thai kickboxer Anucha Tasako cry during his funeral services at a Buddhist temple in Samut Prakan province, Thailand. Anucha died of a brain hemorrhage two days after he was knocked out in a bout on Nov. 10 that was his 174th match in the career he started at age 8. Thai lawmakers recently suggested barring children younger than 12 from competitive boxing, but boxing enthusiasts strongly oppose the change. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
November 19, 2018 - 1:56 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The sight of two preteen boys pummeling each other with fists, elbows, knees and feet as a boisterous crowd shouts wagers at each other is considered good, clean sport in Thailand. However, the death earlier this month of a 13-year-old Muay Thai contender may push forward changes to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2010, file photo, Ron Galimore, a member of the 1980 Olympic gymnastics team that did not compete due to the U.S. boycott of the Olympic Games in Russia, is honored at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Hartford, Conn. Galimore, the longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer, resigned Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
November 16, 2018 - 11:25 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigned Friday, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. The move came as USA Gymnastics is facing decertification of its status as the national...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, Kerry Perry, president of USA Gymnastics, speaks during a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing in Washington. The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganization in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. The organization, even with a newly constructed board of directors, made repeated mistakes after the revelations Nassar molested Olympians while working as a volunteer. They included the botched hiring of a program coordinator and an interim CEO to replace Perry, who lasted less than a year on the job. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 05, 2018 - 9:11 pm
The U.S. Olympic Committee took steps Monday to decertify USA Gymnastics as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, choosing to pursue the nuclear option for an organization that botched its own rebuilding attempt in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry...
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Interim President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Gafur Rakhimov attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov.1, 2018. With boxing’s Olympic future on the line, one-time Olympic silver medalist from Kazakhstan, Serik Konakbayev, will fight to save his sport, running against Interim President Rakhimov, as candidates in the upcoming presidential vote Saturday Nov. 3, at AIBA, the amateur boxing federation. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 03, 2018 - 2:33 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An Uzbek businessman who has been accused of ties to organized crime was elected president of the amateur boxing association on Saturday, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee. The IOC criticized Gafur Rakhimov's bid to become head of AIBA,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike looks toward the scoreboard after receiving treatment for a cut on the face during the second half in Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Minnesota Lynx in Los Angeles. The WNBA players have opted out of the current collective bargaining agreement that runs through October 2021, allows the players' union to start negotiating the new one now. "We look forward to our upcoming discussions and negotiating a new agreement with the league," the players' union, led by Ogwumike, said in a statement. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
November 01, 2018 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA players have exercised their right to terminate their collective bargaining agreement after the 2019 season, cutting the deal short by two years. The current labor contract started on March 5, 2014, and had been scheduled to run through October 2021 or the day after the last...
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New world champions Team USA with Simone Biles, Kara Eaker, Morgan Hurd, Ragan Smith, Grace Mc Callum and Riley Mc Cusker celebrate after the women's team final of the Gymnastics World Chamionships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
October 30, 2018 - 2:37 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Relaxed, relieved and with the gold medal the U.S. women's gymnastics team flew halfway across the globe for secured, Morgan Hurd needed a break. So the 17-year-old hopped on the back of Simone Biles and went for a brief ride, the two teammates laughing all the way. While the...
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