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Olympic surfing exposes whitewashed Native Hawaiian roots

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — For some Native Hawaiians, surfing’s Olympic debut is both a celebration of a cultural touchstone invented by their ancestors, and...

Olympic athletes confront mental health challenges

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Sam Mikulak felt frantic. The American gymnast had his training disrupted by COVID-19, and the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021. ...

Sagan has surgery less than 2 weeks before Olympic road race

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Three-time world champion Peter Sagan had surgery Monday to treat an infection in his right knee that occurred following a crash at the Tour...

Shocker: US falls to Nigeria 90-87 in pre-Olympic opener

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LAS VEGAS — This is not how USA Basketball expected to open its Olympic summer. ...

For new generation of Olympians, path was through NCAA beach

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April Ross was 24 years old when she first started playing beach volleyball, the sport that would eventually send her to four Olympics. ...

Novak Djokovic ’50-50′ on whether to play at Tokyo Olympics

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WIMBLEDON, England — Even with a chance to complete a so-called “Golden Slam,” Novak Djokovic isn't sure he'll be playing at the Tokyo Olympics....

Loss to Nigeria may become learning tool for USA Basketball

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LAS VEGAS — Gregg Popovich has been repeating a similar refrain ever since he got the job to coach the U.S. men’s national basketball...

High-water Marks: Teen surfer rides memorable wave to Tokyo

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Before Caroline Marks ever won her first surfing contest and long before ever earning a spot at the Tokyo Games as her sport makes...

Cuban-born Yarisel Ramirez named 10th US boxer for Tokyo

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LAS VEGAS — Featherweight Yarisel Ramirez was added to the Tokyo Olympics boxing tournament Saturday, becoming the 10th member of the U.S. team to...

Tokyo Olympics: Spectators also barred from outlying venues

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TOKYO — Two more prefectures outside the immediate Tokyo area have decided to bar fans from attending Olympic events because of rising coronavirus infections,...