Olympic games

A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
March 28, 2020 - 12:05 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ USA Curling says additional participants at a tournament this month in Laurel, Maryland, have tested positive for the coronavirus. The United States Curling Association Club National Championships were held March...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, a man walks in front of a Tokyo Olympics logo at the Tokyo metropolitan government headquarters. The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
March 27, 2020 - 7:13 pm
DENVER (AP) — The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. At least one has already started layoffs and others are desperate to stay solvent. Some are expecting a major downturn in membership dues, while...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, file photo, Sebastian Coe leaves the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. The date of the next world track championships is in limbo until the International Olympic Committee decides on a new schedule for the postponed Tokyo Games. Coe, the Olympic great who is now president of World Athletics, said Friday, March 27, 2020, there are plenty of options for rescheduling next year's world championships in Eugene, Oregon, but at the moment they all depend on the IOC. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
March 27, 2020 - 6:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — The date of the next world track championships is in limbo until the International Olympic Committee decides on a new schedule for the postponed Tokyo Games. Sebastian Coe, the Olympic great who is now president of World Athletics, said Friday there are plenty of options for...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Australia's Ben O'Donnell is tackled by Argentina's player in a quarterfinal match of the Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. O’Donnell thought his Olympic dream was over just two months ago when he injured his knee and was given no chance of recovering by July. So while the coronavirus pandemic-enforced postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 has been met with disappointment from the world’s leading athletes, the rugby sevens player is struggling to contain his smile. He says the Olympic postponement has "given a little opening in the door for me." (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
March 27, 2020 - 4:14 am
A season-ending knee injury had Ben O'Donnell convinced he'd be watching the Tokyo Olympics from a distance, with absolutely no chance of pulling on the Australian jersey for the Rugby Sevens competition. Forgive him for being a tiny bit pleased this week when the Tokyo Games were postponed to 2021...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals between the Connecticut Sun and the Washington Mystics, in Washington. The WNBA draft will be a virtual event this year. The league announced Thursday, March 26, 2020, that its draft will still be held April 17 as originally scheduled, but without players, fans or media in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The WNBA draft is a time to celebrate the exceptional athletes whose hard work and dreams are realized with their selections in the draft,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
March 26, 2020 - 2:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA draft will be a virtual event this year. The league announced Thursday that its draft will still be held April 17 as originally scheduled, but without players, fans or media in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The WNBA draft is a time to celebrate the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 file photo, Uzbekistan's Oksana Chusovitina acknowledges the audience after her routine on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chusovitina had considered retirement before but chose to carry on before qualifying for her eighth Olympics — breaking her own record in the sport. This time around, the 1992 gold medalist said Tokyo will be her last Olympics. “It's already good that they have postponed. Everything will calm down and everything will be fine, and I think then the Olympics will go ahead as normal,” said the 44-year-old Chusovitina, who is training in restricted. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)
March 26, 2020 - 9:51 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Even if it takes an extra year, Nino Salukvadze will still be aiming for an Olympic record. The Georgian shooter has competed at every Olympics since 1988, where she won a gold medal for the Soviet Union. At the Tokyo Olympics — now postponed until 2021 because of the...
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A general view of the bout between Turkey's Necat Ekinci, right, and Armenia's Gurgen Madoyan (blue) during day three of the Boxing Road to Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying event in London, Monday March 16, 2020. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
March 26, 2020 - 9:42 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC said Thursday it is “not aware of any link” between an Olympic boxing tournament it oversaw in London this month and positive coronavirus tests for people who were there. The Turkish boxing federation said a boxer and a trainer now have the virus after attending...
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Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori arrives for the first meeting of the “Tokyo 2020 New Launch Task Force" in Tokyo, Thursday, March 26, 2020, two days after the unprecedented postponement was announced due to the spreading coronavirus. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 26, 2020 - 5:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics need new dates for the opening and closing ceremonies in 2021. Nothing much can get done until those dates are worked out by the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese government and Tokyo organizers. “We must decide this soon, otherwise it will be hard to...
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A man walks in front of a Tokyo Olympics logo at the Tokyo metropolitan government headquarters building in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The Olympic torch relay was postponed Tuesday because the Tokyo Games themselves were pushed back to 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 26, 2020 - 5:24 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Football Federation Australia wants FIFA and the IOC to increase the age limit for the Olympic men's tournament in the wake of the Tokyo Games being pushed back to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The IOC and Tokyo organizers agreed this week to postpone the Olympics, which...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, silver medal winner Justin Gatlin, of the United States, smiles during the medal ceremony for the men's 100m event at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Gatlin and Jamaican Asafa Powell may be late 30-something sprinters but they feel as youthful as ever. There's no retirement talk even with the Tokyo Games delayed for a year due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
March 26, 2020 - 2:33 am
Highlights of their very best moments are still available on compact discs, maybe even actual video tape. When teammates shout out, “Hey, old man" — well, they know that's directed at them. At first glance, America's Justin Gatlin and Jamaica's Asafa Powell might seem like relics from a bygone age...
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