Tag: Summer Olympic games

The Latest: Pita’s back in the Olympics, shirtless again

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The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ...

Japan’s judoka stars look to calm nation’s Olympic angst

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TOKYO — The first day of full competition of the Tokyo Games could mark the turning point for an uneasy Japanese public that overwhelmingly...

Seidemann going for 3rd straight water polo gold with US

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TOKYO — Melissa Seidemann could have walked away after the 2016 Olympics. An NCAA champion at Stanford, she had just won her second straight...

Djokovic knows ‘history is on the line’ at Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — Novak Djokovic knows how close he is. Not just...

Namibia’s Craven out of Olympic road race with COVID-19

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TOKYO — One of the social media sensations of the Rio Olympics won't be competing in Tokyo after Namibia's Dan Craven tested positive for...

Australia shocks Argentina 2-0 in men’s Olympic soccer

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SAPPORO, Japan — Two-time Olympic men's soccer champion Argentina was stunned 2-0 by Australia in their opening game at the Tokyo Games on Thursday. ...

EXPLAINER: What’s the history of the Olympics protest rule?

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TOKYO — The simple act of taking a knee felt like something more monumental when it happened on Olympic soccer pitches in Japan on...

New Zealand beats South Korea 1-0 in men’s Olympic soccer

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KASHIMA, Japan — Chris Wood's goal gave New Zealand a 1-0 victory over South Korea at the start of the men’s Olympic soccer tournament...

Among NBA’s best, Popovich still seeks golden touch with USA

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Gregg Popovich is regarded as the NBA’s best, a coach that has won five championships and kept his team near the top for a...

Japan opens Olympic men’s soccer with 1-0 win over SAfrica

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TOKYO — An empty stadium is not how Japanese athletes imagined competing for the first time in Tokyo at their home Olympics. ...