Tag: United States Olympic Team

Nearly 3 dozen athletes with Wisconsin ties in Tokyo games

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MADISON, Wis. — Besides Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday of the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks, nearly three dozen athletes with Wisconsin connections will be...

US players learning differences between Olympic hoops, NBA

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TOKYO — The U.S. men’s basketball team was about to start playing its final warm-up for the Tokyo Olympics a few days ago in...

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

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TOKYO — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with a dazzling display of fireworks and soaring, made-for-TV choreography...

The Latest: Osaka lights cauldron at Tokyo opening ceremony

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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: ...

US water polo captain Jesse Smith misses opening ceremony

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TOKYO — U.S. men's water polo captain Jesse Smith missed the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics on Friday after the USOPC limited how...

US women’s volleyball team’s quest for gold began in Rio

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TOKYO — For the U.S. women’s volleyball team, the road to this Olympics and a quest for the country’s first gold medal in the...

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

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TOKYO — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a...

Bring the pain: Olympic swimming begins with grueling 400 IM

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TOKYO — Chase Kalisz knows what’s coming: Pain, and lots of it in the 400-meter individual medley that gets swimming underway at the Tokyo...

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...