Olympics

Olympic athletes to put on own medals at Tokyo ceremonies

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TOKYO — Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will put their medals around their own necks to protect against spreading the coronavirus. ...

Just in time for Tokyo games, Olympic items up for auction

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BOSTON — When the first modern Olympics were held in Athens in 1896, winners did not get gold medals as they will later this...

Goulding, Australia roll past Nigeria 108-69 in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — Chris Goulding had a perfect night, and Australia had another impressive pre-Olympic showing. ...

Just in time for Tokyo games, Olympic items up for auction

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BOSTON — When the first modern Olympics were held in Athens in 1896, winners did not get gold medals as they will later this...

Roger Federer says he’s out of Olympics after knee ‘setback’

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Roger Federer will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics, writing on social media Tuesday that he “experienced a setback" with his knee during the...

French Open champion Krejcikova makes Prague Open 2nd round

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PRAGUE — French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova advanced to the second round of the Prague Open by beating qualifier Isabella Shinikova 6-2, 6-3 on...

Minnesota enters Olympic break riding 7-game winning streak

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NEW YORK — No team has been playing better than Minnesota the past few weeks as the WNBA enters its month-long Olympic break. ...

USA Basketball falls again, this time 91-83 to Australia

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LAS VEGAS — These games don’t count. Right now, that is the only saving grace for USA Basketball. ...

Britain’s Johanna Konta to miss Olympics due to COVID-19

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LONDON — Johanna Konta of Britain won't compete at the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19, she said Tuesday, after being dropped from...

IOC president quickly corrects slip up in Olympic pep talk

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TOKYO — IOC President Thomas Bach appeared in public on Tuesday for the first time since arriving in Tokyo last week with the pandemic-postponed...