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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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The Olympic rings are seen behind cherry blossoms Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world's biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that's been cemented into the calendar for more than a century. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 13, 2020 - 7:25 am
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Athletes completing doping bans over the next year will be eligible to compete in the postponed Tokyo Olympics, an unintended effect of the coronavirus pandemic that has some crying foul. Turkish runner Gamze Bulut, for example, will now have plenty of time to qualify for a...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia. During an interview with a German newspaper Sunday, April 12, 2020, Bach says the International Olympic Committee will face “several hundred million dollars”of added costs because of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics until next year. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
April 13, 2020 - 5:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will face “several hundred million dollars” of added costs because of the postponement of the Tokyo Games, the body's president said. Thomas Bach spoke in an interview with German newspaper Die Welt on Sunday. Estimates in Japan put the overall cost...
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FILE - This 1979 file photo shows Edwin Moses, 400-meter gold Olympic medalist. Forty years ago this weekend, the U.S. Olympic Committee voted to boycott the 1980 Moscow Games. It was a decision triggered by then-President Jimmy Carter, who wanted to send a message to the Soviet Union for invading Afghanistan. The Soviet Union returned the favor by boycotting the Los Angeles Games in 1984. Moses called the whole ordeal horrible. More than 200 of the U.S. athletes never had another chance to compete at an Olympics. (AP Photo)
April 11, 2020 - 1:48 pm
DENVER (AP) — By the time the news filtered to him, Edwin Moses had already left a promising engineering job to focus on a full-time career on the track. He was lucky. He already had an Olympic gold medal hanging on his wall. Hundreds of other American athletes would never get their chance. They...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Toshiro Muto, CEO of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, listens to questions from the media during a news conference in Tokyo. As the virus spreads Muto acknowledged he can't guarantee the games can go forward next year. The Olympics were postponed last month with a new opening just under 16 months away. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 10, 2020 - 8:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — As the coronavirus spreads in Japan, the chief executive of the Tokyo Games said Friday he can’t guarantee the postponed Olympics will be staged next year — even with the long delay. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued an emergency declaration this week to battle the virus,...
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New Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin attend a meeting with employees of Russian Sports Minister in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
April 10, 2020 - 6:11 am
MOSCOW (AP) — International authorities should “turn a new page” and forget Russia’s Olympic doping ban because of the coronavirus pandemic, the country's sports minister said Friday. The World Anti-Doping Agency barred Russia from the Olympics for four years after ruling last year that doping data...
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