Summer Olympic games

In this July 30, 2019, photo, a station attendant watches as a commuter struggles to squeeze himself into an overcrowded train during morning rush hours at Akasaka Mitsuke Station in Tokyo. Tokyo has one of the most advanced public transport systems in the world, but with less than one year to go before the city hosts the 2020 Olympic Games, local governments, companies and commuters are bracing for unprecedented strain the events could put on rail transit and highways. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 15, 2019 - 11:50 pm
TOKYO (AP) — First, Tokyo Olympic fans will have to find scarce tickets and pay the price. Then there's the quandary of landing a hotel room with rates that are being inflated due to unprecedented demand. And the summer heat and humidity will be off-putting for some. Then there's one more hurdle:...
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Mexico's Cecilia Perez, center, collapses after competing in a women's triathlon test event at Odaiba Marine Park, a venue for marathon swimming and triathlon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Tokyo. Tokyo’s summer heat has forced an Olympic women’s triathlon qualifying event to be shortened because of high temperatures that are likely to plague next year’s games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 15, 2019 - 7:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's summer heat has forced an Olympic women's triathlon qualifying event to be shortened because of high temperatures that are likely to impact next year's games. The International Triathlon Union reduced the running portion of the triathlon from 10 kilometers to 5 kilometers on...
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Michael Barisone appears in court in Morristown, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. The former Olympian was charged with shooting and wounding a woman at a farm where he trained other riders will be detained pending trial. Barisone appeared in court Wednesday, a week after the shooting at his training center in Morris County. The judge said Barisone was still a danger to others. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 14, 2019 - 3:28 pm
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A judge declined Wednesday to release a former Olympic equestrian charged with shooting and wounding a woman at his training center, while the man's lawyer claimed he was the target of threats and harassment by the victim and her fiance. Michael Barisone is charged with two...
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Samuel Mikulak competes on the rings at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Mikulak won the men's all-around title. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 10, 2019 - 11:55 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Samuel Mikulak doesn't show off the stash of medals he's earned from the U.S. men's gymnastics championships through the years. They sit in relatively anonymity in the basement of the place he shares with his girlfriend back in Colorado. It's not that Mikulak doesn't...
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August 10, 2019 - 7:53 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Olympic fencing medalist Race Imboden took a knee in protest during his team's foil medal ceremony at the Pan American Games. The American knelt during the national anthem at the medal ceremony Friday to protest racial and social injustice. He won a bronze medal in the individual...
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This May 2009 photo shows Michael Barisone at his equestrian farm in Washington Township, N.J. The former U.S. Olympic dressage athlete is accused of shooting a woman at his New Jersey farm where he trains equestrian athletes. Prosecutors in Morris County, on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, charged the 54-year-old with two counts of attempted murder and weapons offenses. (Nancy Jaffer via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 12:22 pm
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A former U.S. Olympic dressage athlete is accused of shooting a woman at his New Jersey farm where he trains equestrian athletes. Prosecutors in Morris County on Thursday charged 54-year-old Michael Barisone with two counts of attempted murder and weapons offenses...
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This 2019 photo provided by USA Gymnastics shows Li Li Leung. New USA Gymnastics president and CEO Li Li Leung has no problem with Olympic champion Simone Biles or any other member of the sport speaking out. In fact, Leung welcomes it, well aware it's part of the healing process for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. (Wendy Barrows Photography/USA Gymnastics via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 4:54 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Li Li Leung wants Simone Biles to speak up whenever, however and wherever the Olympic gymnastics champion sees fit. It's a freedom that Leung, USA Gymnastics president and chief executive officer, stressed isn't reserved for the sport's biggest star. If the embattled...
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Simone Biles stretches during practice for the U.S. Gymnastics Championships Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 07, 2019 - 5:43 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mix of rage, disappointment and grief are still there. Just under the surface. And while Simone Biles tries to stay focused on the healing process more than 18 months after the Olympic gymnastics champion revealed she was among the hundreds of athletes abused by...
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August 07, 2019 - 4:08 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Four-time World Series champion Joe Girardi will manage Team USA at an Olympic qualifying tournament in November, hoping to guide the squad to a spot at the 2002 Summer Games in Tokyo. USA Baseball said Wednesday the rest of the coaching staff for the Premier12 competition in...
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Nathan Adrian, a swimmer from the United States, smiles during an interview at the swimming complex of the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Adrian is competing at the Pan American Games just months after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. He has decided to continue training with the goal of competing at Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
August 05, 2019 - 11:33 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Nathan Adrian says that his success won't be on his mind at the end of his life. Maybe that would have been him some years ago. But not now, not since his latest race against the clock to beat cancer. "It has completely changed my outlook...
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