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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,...

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...

Holding Tokyo Olympics in pandemic shreds consensus in Japan

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TOKYO — Japan is famous for running on consensus. But the decision to proceed with the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympics has shredded it. ...

Todd Frazier brings passion, power to US Olympic baseball

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. — Sitting in the dugout at tiny Yogi Berra Stadium as he prepared to play for the Frontier League’s Sussex County...

Japan to declare virus emergency lasting through Olympics

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TOKYO — Japan is set to place Tokyo under a state of emergency that would last through the Olympics, fearing an ongoing COVID-19 surge...

USA Select team loses 3 players over virus-related concerns

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LAS VEGAS — The USA Select Team will be without three players for the remainder of Olympic training camp for coronavirus-related reasons, though there...

IOC’s Bach arrives in Tokyo; greeted by state of emergency

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TOKYO — IOC President Thomas Bach arrived in Tokyo on Thursday to find Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihde Suga set to declare a state of...

Faster, brighter: Olympics a ‘game changer’ for rugby sevens

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BRISBANE, Australia — For six days, fit, strong Olympians hurled themselves at each other and at the tryline in short, sharp busts. ...

Official dropped from Fiji Olympic team after positive test

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — An official due to travel to Tokyo with the Fiji Olympic team has been withdrawn after testing positive for COVID-19. ...

Olympics likely to open during COVID ‘state of emergency’

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TOKYO — Surging COVID-19 cases in Tokyo have hit a two-month high that almost guarantees the Japanese government will declare a new state of...