Olympic games

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Andrew Bogut of Australia puts up a shot over Amath M'Baye, left, and Evan Fournier of France during their third placing match for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing. NBA veteran Bogut says players were “used like pawns" in the process that led to his Sydney Kings refusing to fly across the country for Game 4 of the Australian league's finals series because of the coronavirus pandemic, a decision that ultimately handed the championship to Perth. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 19, 2020 - 12:47 am
After 15 years in professional basketball, Andrew Bogut is close to making a decision on when to end his career. The new coronavirus and subsequent postponement of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo isn’t making it any easier. The 35-year-old Bogut, a 2005 No. 1 draft pick by Milwaukee and who won an NBA...
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Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori, left, and CEO Toshiro Muto, right, attend teleconference with International Olympic Committee member John Coates, who heads the inspection team for Tokyo Olympics, in Tokyo Thursday, April 16, 2020. Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC said Thursday they will cut some of the extras out of next year’s postponed games, an attempt to limit what is expected to be billions of dollars in added expenses.(Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)
April 17, 2020 - 7:43 am
TOKYO (AP) — IOC member John Coates, who oversees planning for next year's Tokyo Olympics, has claimed the postponed games could help “kick start” Japan’s economy. Japan has been devastated like many countries by the coronavirus pandemic and could be in a recession when the Olympics are to open on...
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In this Thursday, April 16, 2020 photo, a healthcare worker prepares protective gear at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Clinica CEMTRO during the coronavirus outbreak in Madrid, Spain. The clinic still attends to patients who require emergency treatment for orthopedic traumas, but the staff is mostly dedicated to the COVID-19 patients who are sent by the public hospitals that have been hugely overwhelmed in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
April 17, 2020 - 7:14 am
MADRID (AP) — Like for many people, things have changed for doctors at one of Spain’s top sports medicine clinics. Instead of performing shoulder and knee surgeries or helping athletes recover from injury, they are now putting patients on ventilators and working to save the lives of people infected...
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Olympic pole vaulting silver medalist Sandi Morris runs on the vaulting pit she is building with her father in Greenville, S.C., Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Morris didn’t have a place to practice and plenty of down time due to the coronavirus pandemic. So she and her father are constructing their own pole vault setup. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
April 17, 2020 - 6:27 am
Sandi Morris set the bar high with her latest do-it-yourself project. Soon, she will be clearing it, too. The Olympic pole vault silver medalist didn’t have a place to practice and plenty of down time due to the coronavirus pandemic. So she and her father constructed their own pole-vault setup near...
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In this July 20, 2012 file photo, Carmen Williamson, the first black boxing referee and judge at an Olympic games, poses with his honorary gold medal in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. Family members say Williamson died from COVID-19 complications on April 8, 2020 at a hospital in Toledo. (Zack Conkle/The Blade via AP)
April 16, 2020 - 2:32 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Carmen Williamson, who in the 1940s and ’50s was a top U.S. amateur boxer and then in 1984 became the first black boxing referee and judge at the Olympic games, has died. He was 94. Williamson died of COVID-19 complications on April 8 at a hospital in Toledo, one of his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, fans hold up a sign for equal pay during the second half of an international friendly soccer match between the United States and Portugal in Philadelphia. The United States won 4-0. Last summer's Women's World Cup in France, as well as this summer's Olympics in Tokyo, and the rising emphasis on gender equity has put the spotlight on women's sports. But the coronavirus pandemic threatens to derail those gains globally. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
April 16, 2020 - 1:15 pm
Linked to the rising call for gender equity worldwide, women’s sports were enjoying unprecedented attention and support before the coronavirus pandemic. The World Cup in France put a spotlight on women’s soccer, culminating with the United States lifting the trophy to chants of “Equal Pay!” -- a...
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Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori, left, speaks in teleconference with John Coates, chairman of the IOC's Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo Thursday, April 16, 2020. Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC said Thursday they will cut some of the extras out of next year’s postponed games, an attempt to limit what is expected to be billions of dollars in added expenses.(Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)
April 16, 2020 - 9:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC said Thursday they will cut some of the extras out of next year’s postponed games, an attempt to limit what is expected to be billions of dollars in added expenses. International Olympic Committee member John Coates, who heads the inspection team...
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Gates stand locked outside the closed Manchester City Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, northern England, as the English Premier League soccer season has been suspended due to coronavirus, Thursday, April 9, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 15, 2020 - 12:24 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Chicago Blackhawks have canceled their fan convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event was scheduled for July 24-26 at the Hilton Chicago. It gives fans autograph opportunities as well as an...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 file photo, Noah Lyles of the United States reacts after winning the men's 4x100 meter relay final during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The world-champion sprinter is one of 15 American athletes who have volunteered for in-home drug testing as part of a pilot program being run by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
April 15, 2020 - 6:05 am
DENVER (AP) — The typical day for Noah Lyles now looks something like this: Drive to park. Unload weights from truck. Sprint on grassy field. Lift. And, every now and then, head home and take a doping test. The world-champion sprinter is one of 15 American athletes who have volunteered to conduct...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 1964, file photo, Japanese runner Yoshinori Sakai lights the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Sakai was born in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, the day the nuclear weapon destroyed that city. The 1964 Tokyo Olympics are being remembered fondly following the postponement until 2021 of the Tokyo 2020 Games. The '64 Olympics were the first to be televised internationally using communication satellites. (AP Photo/File)
April 14, 2020 - 5:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — It was the year Cassius Clay won the heavyweight championship and became Muhammad Ali. When Roy Emerson of Australia and Maria Bueno of Brazil took the titles at Wimbledon, when Arnold Palmer claimed his fourth and final Masters, and when the Beatles arrived on a Pan Am flight from...
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