2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Charles Howell III follows his shot from the 16th tee, during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, May 11, 2018, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 15, 2018 - 6:33 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jay Monahan might have been overly ambitious when he said he hoped to have next year's PGA Tour schedule ready to announce at The Players Championship. The commissioner is not in a big rush, and there remain a few moving parts. And it goes beyond finding a title...
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April 30, 2018 - 3:27 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A North Korea women's table tennis team funded by the International Olympic Committee scored an unexpected win to open the world championships in Sweden. The IOC says it paid the costs for 12 men and women from North Korea to compete at the week-long team worlds in...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates, left, speaks as Yoshiro Mori, right, president of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, listens during their joint press conference in Tokyo Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Coates, the head of an IOC inspection team, urged organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be more direct answering questions about preparations with the Games opening in just over two years. The advice from Coates on Tuesday came a week after several sports federations openly criticized Tokyo's preparations. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
April 24, 2018 - 8:18 am
TOKYO (AP) — The head of an IOC inspection team urged organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be more direct answering questions about progress and planning on Tuesday. The advice from John Coates, which followed a two-day inspection tour, came a week after several sports federations openly...
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April 23, 2018 - 5:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — The head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team visiting Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Games has warned local organizers to get ready for some complaints. IOC member John Coates says there is going to be tough questioning after several sports federations complained...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2011, file photo, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge, right, meets with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, left, and Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee, center, in Durban, South Africa, ahead the opening ceremony for the 123rd IOC session that will decide the host city for the 2018 Olympics Winter Games. Samsung has denied a media report it launched illicit lobbying to help bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, South Korea. (AP Photo/Rajesh Jantilal-Pool, File)
April 16, 2018 - 3:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung has denied a media report it launched illicit lobbying to help bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Seoul-based SBS television network reported last week Samsung tried to use as a lobbyist Papa Massata Diack, the son of Lamine Diack, a...
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April 13, 2018 - 5:50 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Russia and Iran are among several nations who will lose places in the next Olympic weightlifting competition because of years of doping. The International Weightlifting Federation has published new rules which limit countries to one male and one female entry at the 2020...
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South African swimmer Chad Le Clos, right, poses for a photo with Australian surf legend Mick Fanning at Kirra Beach on the Gold Coast, Australia, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Le Clos accepted the offer of a surfing lesson at Fanning's local Kirra Beach the morning after completing his swimming program at the Commonwealth Games, where he won five medals for South Africa, with one reservation. He wanted to know if there were any sharks in the water. (AP Photo/John Pye)
April 11, 2018 - 3:23 am
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Going surfing with Mick Fanning made Chad le Clos a little nervous. Fanning had to punch away a shark during a competition in South Africa in 2015, and the Aussie surfer's later interview describing the narrow escape became the stuff of legend. The video of Fanning's...
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April 10, 2018 - 11:02 am
NBA-PLAYOFF PICTURE Only one spot left UNDATED (AP) — There's only one spot left in the NBA playoffs, and it'll go to either Minnesota or Denver. New Orleans, San Antonio and Oklahoma City all clinched playoff berths by winning on Monday night. The Spurs did so for the 21st consecutive year, tying...
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April 10, 2018 - 7:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers say the torch relay for the 2020 Games will help showcase Japan's recovery from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Upon its arrival in Japan, the Olympic flame will be put on display at various locations in the Tohoku region to help underscore Japan's recovery...
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April 06, 2018 - 3:53 pm
LeBron James is putting himself in position to play in a fourth Olympics, and Kevin Durant and Chris Paul a third. The NBA stars were among the headline names on the list of 35 players chosen Friday for USA Basketball's national team pool of players for 2018-20. Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook,...
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