Olympic games

In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, a man looks at Olympic souvenirs at a Tokyo 2020 official shop in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. Official Tokyo Olympic souvenir shops are drawing few customers these days. The pandemic and the fact the Olympics have been postponed for a year has wiped out almost all business. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
May 10, 2020 - 10:34 pm
TOKYO (AP) — These are lonely times for thousands of souvenirs in dozens of Tokyo 2020 Olympic stores, which are drawing few customers with the postponed games more than a year away and facing an unclear future. And they're worrying moments for Tokyo organizers, who hope to generate $100 million by...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2016, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the balance beam during the women's U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. At least 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports organizations have applied for government loans in the coronavirus pandemic, underscoring the frailties within the world’s most dominant Olympic sports system. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
May 08, 2020 - 12:09 pm
DENVER (AP) — At least 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports organizations have applied for government funds during the coronavirus pandemic, a stark financial reality that underscores the frailties within the world’s most dominant Olympic sports system. The Associated Press surveyed 44 of the country'...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2017 file photo, players challenge for the ball in front of the empty south tribune because of a ban following fan trouble during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg at Germany's biggest stadium in Dortmund, Germany. Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Dortmund will play the derby against Schalke at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
May 07, 2020 - 9:56 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The head of China’s football association says teams will implement temporary player pay cuts of 30% to 50% to help teams manage losses from the coronavirus outbreak. Chen Xuyuan also told state broadcaster CCTV...
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NHL profile photo on Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane at a game against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alta. on Sat, Feb. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Larry MacDougal
May 07, 2020 - 1:06 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo of Brazil say three players have tested positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic. The Rio de Janeiro-based club said in a statement 293 employees were tested, including all...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
May 05, 2020 - 3:53 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Miami Dolphins say their stadium has committed to becoming the first to receive accreditation from a cleaning industry association for infectious disease prevention efforts. The Global Biorisk Advisory Council...
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In this photo taken on Sunday May 3, 2020, a group of cyclists, many on racing bikes, ride down the Paseo de la Castellana boulevard in Madrid, Spain after Spaniards were able to go outdoors to do exercise for the second time in seven weeks since the lockdown began to battle the coronavirus outbreak. High-performance athletes were allowed to resume training this week but some reported being harassed by local residents who thought they were breaking confinement rules. (AP Photo/Paul White)
May 05, 2020 - 8:59 am
MADRID (AP) — Some got jeered. Others were yelled at by people on their balconies. Many received disapproving looks. The long-awaited return to practice amid the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t as pleasant as some Spanish athletes had hoped. High-performance athletes were allowed to resume training in...
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Chris Mazdzer and Jayson Terdiman of United States finish their team relay race at the World Luge Championships in Krasnaya Polyana, near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)
May 04, 2020 - 1:48 pm
Chris Mazdzer was supposed to be in Thailand right now. The 2018 Olympic men’s luge silver medalist was going to be getting married there on Saturday, before resuming training for another World Cup sliding season. The wedding is postponed, just pushed back a year. The season is in considerably more...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2009, file photo, Jesse Smith, of the United States, reacts during a waterpolo quarterfinal match against Germany at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Rome. One way Smith is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is through virtual speaking engagements with water polo clubs and teams all over the country, passing along what he has learned during a couple decades in the water. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
May 03, 2020 - 1:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — When Jesse Smith looks out at his Zoom audience, he knows exactly what the crowd is going through. The captain of the U.S. men’s water polo team is adjusting his training, too. He also misses playing alongside his friends. One way Smith is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is...
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April 29, 2020 - 11:03 pm
Former U.S. Olympic coach Maggie Haney has been suspended for eight years by USA Gymnastics for verbal and emotional abuse of athletes. USA Gymnastics confirmed the penalty in a statement Wednesday. The decision came after two months of hearings that included Olympic champion Laurie Hernandez...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 29, 2020 - 3:24 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Serena and Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova are scheduled to compete in a video game tennis tournament for charity called the “Stay at Home Slam.” The IMG agency says Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori are also among...
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