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Bolt expecting high-voltage games in Tokyo

Olympics Jul 17, 2019

Bolt expecting high-voltage games in Tokyo

by Dave Hueston

Approaching one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics, double individual world record holder and now-retired Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt said he is thrilled to be coming to Japan for the sporting extravaganza, even if he is no longer considered "the fastest man ...

Ukraine eyes Olympic bid despite economic struggles

Olympics Jul 17, 2019

Ukraine eyes Olympic bid despite economic struggles

Ukraine's new president has asked officials to consider a bid to host the Olympics, even with the economy still damaged by years of political turmoil. Former comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who was elected president in April, said Tuesday there should be a national plan to build ...

Olympics Jul 10, 2019

Recycling project for 2020 Games medals achieves goal

The recycled metal needed to produce next summer's 5,000 Olympic and Paralympic medals has been collected and refined, the Tokyo Games organizing committee said Wednesday. The collection campaign for obsolete mobile phones and other small electronic devices ran from April 2017 through this past March. ...

Sergei Bubka, Alexander Popov deny Rio vote-buying allegations

Olympics Jul 6, 2019

Sergei Bubka, Alexander Popov deny Rio vote-buying allegations

Olympic gold medalists Sergei Bubka and Alexander Popov have denied claims made in a Brazilian court they were paid to vote for Rio de Janeiro's winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee said Friday its ethics commission has contacted both ...

Olympics Jul 5, 2019

3.2 million tickets sold in first phase for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Roughly 3.2 million tickets were sold in the first phase of ticket sales for next year's Tokyo Olympics, the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee said Friday. Japan residents who won the right to purchases tickets through the first-phase ticket lottery were required to complete their purchases ...

Ex-governor claims vote-buying for Rio Games

Olympics Jul 5, 2019

Ex-governor claims vote-buying for Rio Games

A jailed former governor of Rio de Janeiro state told a judge on Thursday that he paid about $2 million for the votes of International Olympic Committee members to award the Brazilian city the 2016 Summer Games. Sergio Cabral said he paid $1.5 million in ...

Test events for 2020 Games begin in full swing

Olympics Jun 27, 2019

Test events for 2020 Games begin in full swing

The test events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics started in full swing on Thursday as the Pentathlon World Cup Final opened as the games' first official dress rehearsal of the year. The four-day modern pentathlon competition opened at Tokyo's Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, ...