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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...

AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

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July 9 1922 — Johnny Weissmuller is the first to swim...

In Africa, virus ruins Olympic dreams and tests dedication

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The dreaded test results came back positive for COVID-19 and the illness descended on South African swimmer Erin Gallagher. ...

Floyd and Carolyn Tilson

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WHITELAND Floyd and Carolyn Tilson, 88 and 80 respectively, passed away together in their Whiteland home during the early morning of June 18. Floyd was...

NBA’s Mills to be one of Australia’s Olympic flag bearers

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SYDNEY — San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills and swimmer Cate Campbell were named Wednesday as flag bearers for the Australian Olympic team at...

Health big issue for swimming’s Tokyo-bound Campbell sisters

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Cate Campbell got “a huge wake-up call” when she went in for a routine checkup and discovered that she had skin cancer on her...

AP Sportlight

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July 4 1910 — Jack Johnson knocks out Jim Jeffries in...

IOC gives athletes more scope for protest at Tokyo Olympics

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GENEVA — The IOC finally relented on Friday to let Olympic athletes make gestures of protest in their field of play at the Tokyo...

Surfing ready to impress at Olympic debut

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HIGLIGHTS FROM RIO: None. Surfing’s Olympic debut has been a century in the making. It was the fervent wish of Duke Kahanamoku, the...

Tokyo 2020: 3 new events spice up Olympic swimming schedule

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Michael Phelps won five golds and a silver to close out his career as the winningest Olympian in history. American Simone...