Olympic opening ceremonies

March 30, 2020 - 7:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony rescheduled for July 23, 2021; closing ceremony on Aug. 8.
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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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Young people pose behind the Olympic Rings during the Torch Tour ahead of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, front of the Olympic House, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games take place in Lausanne from Jan. 9 to Jan. 22, 2020. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
January 08, 2020 - 4:18 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A female skater was severely injured after falling to the ice from about five meters (16 feet) during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Youth Winter Olympics in Lausanne, police said Wednesday. The 35-year-old Russian woman's life is in danger, police in the...
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The Pan American flame is lit during the Opening Ceremony for the Lima 2019 Games at the National stadium in Lima, Peru, Friday, July 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
July 26, 2019 - 11:14 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The opening ceremony of the Pan American Games was held Friday in the Peruvian capital of Lima. The largest multi-sporting event in the Americas will run until Aug. 11. Here's a look at the ceremony and the games which are held every four years: WHO WILL FOLLOW THE CEREMONY?...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, poses with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a photo inside the Peace House at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. The war-separated rivals will take their reconciliation steps to the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, where they will jointly march in the opening ceremony and field combined teams in basketball, rowing and canoeing. (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP. Pool, File)
August 09, 2018 - 10:16 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With the Koreas, there's no separating their sports from their politics. The war-separated rivals will take their reconciliation steps to the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, where they will jointly march in the opening ceremony and field combined teams in...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, front row fourth from right, his wife, Kim Jung-sook, and Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, watch the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics along with Kim Yong Chol, back row right, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
February 25, 2018 - 8:15 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean envoy making a rare visit to South Korea said Sunday that his country was willing to open talks with the United States, a rare step toward diplomacy between enemies after a year of North Korean missile and nuclear tests and direct threats of war from...
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Gold medalist in the women's free figure skating Russian athlete Alina Zagitova poses during the medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
February 23, 2018 - 9:53 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Alina Zagitova won the women's figure skating competition over her training partner Evgenia Medvedeva on Day 14 of the Pyeongchang Olympics, becoming the first Russian gold medalist at the games. In...
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Television personnel work inside of the International Broadcast Center at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Live television has always presented challenges, but NBC's Olympic stumbles this month have unfolded before an audience ready to pounce. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
February 21, 2018 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Every two years, a miracle of technology unfolds: televising and streaming an Olympics with miles of cable, hundreds of cameras and producers who make split-second decisions on which pictures to beam halfway around the world. So it's with a certain irony that when NBC has had...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in passes journalists during a visit to the Main Press Center at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
February 17, 2018 - 8:31 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday that he hopes his efforts to engage rival North Korea at the Olympics will also lead to better ties between the North and its other major rival, Washington, as well as help set up talks on ridding the North of its...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, Tonga's Pita Taufatofua competes in the men's cross country sprint qualification at the 2017 Nordic Skiing World Championships in Lahti, Finland. Taufatofua joked that he has two primary goals when he competes in his first Olympic event on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, don’t hit a tree and finish before they turn the lights off. The medal podium is far from the mind of the “shirtless” Tongan, who qualified for the event despite having spent less than 12 weeks of his life on snow. He said his long-term goal at the Pyeongchang Games is to inspire others from the South Pacific to give the Olympics a shot. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
February 15, 2018 - 12:48 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Tongan cross-country skier Pita Taufatofua joked that he has two immediate goals when he competes in his first Winter Olympic event on Friday: Don't hit a tree and finish before they turn off the lights. The medal podium is far from the mind of the "shirtless" Tongan...
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