Women's wrestling

FILE - In this July 30, 1932, file photo, doves are released during the opening ceremony for the Tenth Olympiad at Los Angeles. The athletes of various countries are shown on the field while the Olympic beacon and the entrance to the stadium is shown in the background. (AP Photo/File)
July 30, 2020 - 2:28 pm
Even though the 1932 Summer Olympics were held during the Great Depression, Los Angeles first chance to host the Games still stand as a model for innovation and profitability. It was the first time that the medalists stood on a victory platform and watched the raising of the national flag of the...
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This aerial photo shows the New National Stadium, main stadium for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The postponed Tokyo Olympics have again reached the one-year-to-go mark. But the celebration is small this time with more questions than answers about how the Olympics can happen in the middle of a pandemic. That was before COVID-19 postponed the Olympics and pushed back the opening to July 23, 2021. (Kyodo News via AP)
July 24, 2020 - 6:40 pm
Helen Maroulis will never forget that epic night in Rio. As she and thousands of her fellow Olympic athletes waited to make the long walk from a volleyball arena to the massive Maracanã Stadium for the opening of the 2016 Summer Games, a giant party broke out. “They were blasting music," Maroulis...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night, March 17, 2020, one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and is in isolation. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 25, 2020 - 10:43 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus. In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and...
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CORRECTS CITY TO GREENSBORO- This photo provided by North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) shows Heaven Fitch, center, Luke Wilson, left, and Hunter Fulp, right, and Brandon Ropp, far right, after the state wrestling championships in Greensboro, N.C, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. NCHSAA said on its website that Fitch of Uwharrie Charter became the first female to win one of the association's individual state wrestling championships. She won the 106 pound (48 kg) weight class at the 1A division on Saturday. (North Carolina High School Athletic Association via AP)
February 27, 2020 - 7:08 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A female wrestler has made history by winning a state high school wrestling championship in North Carolina. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association said on its website that junior Heaven Fitch of Uwharrie Charter became the first female to win one of the association...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, United States' Helen Louise Maroulis celebrates after winning the gold medal during the women's 53-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Maroulis was one of the most celebrated Olympians in 2016 when she became the first American to win a gold medal in women’s wrestling, and she was expected to be one of the faces of the sport in Tokyo in 2020. She still might be if she’s able to qualify. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
January 02, 2020 - 2:19 pm
Helen Maroulis was one of the most celebrated Olympians in 2016 when she became the first American woman to win a gold medal in wrestling. She was expected to be one of the faces of the sport in Tokyo this year. She still might be if she can qualify. That’s far from a certainty after a tumultuous...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2015, file photo, Chris Jericho arrives at the NBCUniversal New York Summer Press Day event at The Four Seasons Hotel in New York. Backed by billionaire Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan and his son Tony, new promotion All Elite Wrestling is set to make its debut on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, on TNT. The company wants to give WWE a run for its money and has already signed big stars Chris Jericho and Cody Rhodes to make an instant splash. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
October 01, 2019 - 2:33 pm
Cody Rhodes met a woman at the airport who traveled from Austria to attend a professional wrestling event he promoted called "All In." The woman told Rhodes she was a lapsed fan, recently becoming hooked again on wrestling events outside the WWE bubble. Rhodes says he's met plenty of these fans —...
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President Donald Trump presents the "President's Cup" to Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament winner Asanoyama, at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 26, 2019 - 10:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump watched sumo wrestling with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, becoming the first American leader to do so. Trump, who is on a four-day state visit to Japan, presented a special U.S.-made trophy to the winner. Some key facts about sumo, which is deeply...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban celebrates after overtime of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia, in Atlanta. Alabama already is the first team to win five AP titles in a span of less than 10 years. Winning a sixth against Clemson will left the Crimson Tide even further above other top college football dynasties and into the conversation for best runs in all of college sports. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 07, 2019 - 4:40 am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With five national championships in the past nine seasons, Alabama already has accomplished something never done before in the AP poll era that began in 1936. Winning another crown Monday night against Clemson would lift the Crimson Tide even further above other college...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2015, file photo, Brock Lesnar makes his entrance at Wrestlemania XXXI in Santa Clara, Calif. WWE is set to hold its Crown Jewel event Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The lucrative deal with Saudi Arabia has prompted fans and politicians to criticize WWE's decision to continue with the event. (AP Photo/Don Feria, File)
October 30, 2018 - 3:27 pm
WWE is set to hold its Crown Jewel event Friday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. That's a nondescript way to describe a spectacle — headlined by major stars including The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar — that WWE would usually blitz fans with bombastic hype to promote. Bigger! Badder! And usually with an...
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China's Sun Yang celebrates after winning the men's 200m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue )
August 19, 2018 - 11:17 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — After waiting so long to win this title, Sun Yang really wanted to see his flag flying at the Asian Games. China's greatest swimmer finally won the 200-meter freestyle gold after placing second at the 2010 and '14 editions of the continental games. Sun, a three-time...
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