Tag - olympics



A visitor to the Japan Olympic Museum walks past a display of the Olympic Rings on a wet day in central Tokyo on May 1.
May 26, 2024
Japan wrestles with legacy of graft-stained Games in Paris warning
Cost overruns, corruption and COVID-19 all tarnished the Japanese public's memory of the Tokyo Olympics.
U.S. surfer Jake Marshall rides a wave during a training session ahead of the World Surfing League Shiseido Tahiti Pro, in Teahupo'o, Tahiti, on May 16.
OLYMPICS / Surfing
May 24, 2024
Taming Teahupo'o: Olympic surf rehearsal in Tahiti
Nearly 16,000 kilometers from the French capital, the island of Tahiti was chosen to host the 2024 Paris Olympic's surfing events.
Japan's Ayumi Fukushima competes in the women's Breaking B-Girls semifinal during an Olympic Qualifier Series ahead of the 2024 Paris Games, in Shanghai on Sunday.
OLYMPICS / Breakdancing
May 22, 2024
Japanese break dancer on cusp of fulfilling Olympic dream
Ayumi Fukushima, 40, has been busting moves for longer than some of her rivals have been alive.
Flag bearers Tahani Alqahtani and Husein Alireza of Saudi Arabia lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, in July 2021.
May 21, 2024
Ambitious Saudis look to homegrown talent for future Olympic success
Saudi Arabia will need more than the 33 athletes it sent to the Tokyo Olympics if it wants to host the Summer Games.
Kazuma Kaya reacts after his routine on the parallel bars during the men's apparatus finals at the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp on Oct. 8.
OLYMPICS / Gymnastics
May 21, 2024
Team Japan in Paris will be strongest, says gymnastics medalist Kaya
To date, Japan has a haul of seven Olympic gold medals in the team discipline, the most of any country.
Rui Machida in action for Japan against France at the Tokyo Games in Saitama in August 2021
May 21, 2024
Japanese basketball star Rui Machida fights for Olympic spot
With many rivals jockeying for a spot on the 12-member roster, her selection is far from certain.
Kimia Alizadeh (left) fled Iran in 2020 and will compete for Bulgaria at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
May 17, 2024
Kimia Alizadeh targets Olympic gold with Bulgaria after fleeing Iran
Alizadeh left her country in 2020 and competed for the Refugee Olympic Team at the Tokyo Olympics.
Zhang Yufei was among the 23 Chinese swimmer who tested positive for a banned substance months before the Tokyo Olympics.
May 16, 2024
World Anti-Doping Agency combating trust issues ahead of Paris Olympics
WADA is facing a allegations it helped cover up the positive tests of elite Chinese swimmers before the Tokyo Olympics.
Judo champions and siblings Hifumi Abe and Uta Abe show off their gold medals at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo in July 2021, during the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
May 15, 2024
Brother-and-sister act eye more Olympic judo golds
The siblings both won individual golds within an hour of each other at the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu's squad will face the United States in Kansas City ahead of the Paris Olympics.
May 13, 2024
U.S. to face Japan in final tuneup for Paris Olympics
The United States men's Olympic soccer team will play its final warmup against Japan in Kansas City ahead of the tournament in France in July.
The Olympic flame sits on board the Belem as the boat sails near the coast of Marseille, France, on Wednesday.
May 9, 2024
Olympic flame arrives on French soil for 2024 Paris Games
"It marks the end of preparations, the Games arrive in the life of the French people," French President Emmanuel Macron said.
Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge (center) among his pacers during a training session in Kaptagat, Kenya, on Saturday.
OLYMPICS / Athletics
May 8, 2024
Kipchoge's road to third Olympic gold starts in Kenya's Rift Valley
"I'm feeling good. But I think the next months will be more interesting," the athlete said after a training session.
The United Kingdom's Tom Daley takes part in an interview after winning the men's 10m platform final at the FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo in May 2021.
May 7, 2024
British diver Daley to compete at record fifth Games
The 29-year-old is set to defend his gold medal in the men's 10m synchronized platform event.
Ibuki Matsumoto competes at an event in Osaka on April 21.
OLYMPICS / Skateboarding
May 6, 2024
Japan’s tween skateboarders get head start on preparations for 2028 Olympics
Hikari Satake, 11, and Ibuki Matsumoto, 12, may not be household names just yet, but they are laying the groundwork for their Olympic ambitions.
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas
OLYMPICS / Athletics
May 5, 2024
U.S., Italy and Japan among 4x100 meter teams to qualify for Paris Olympic relays
Reigning Olympic 100 m gold medalist Marcell Jacobs helped Italy qualify for the 4x100 relays at the Paris Olympics.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen runs during a Diamond League meet in Brussels on Sept. 8, 2023.
May 3, 2024
Jakob Ingebrigtsen expects Paris to be 'walk in the park' compared to Tokyo
Jakob Ingebrigtsen believes his 1,500-meter Olympic title defense will be a breeze as long as he avoids illness and injury on the road to Paris.
A World Anti-Doping Agency logo is seen at the WADA Symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 12, 2024.
May 2, 2024
USADA slams WADA for making 'half-truths' in China doping case
WADA has been under fire since last month, when the New York Times reported 23 Chinese swimmers tested positive for trimetazidine before the Tokyo Games.
Lakers forward LeBron James dribbles toward the basket during Game Three of Los Angeles' first-round series against the Nuggets on April 25.
May 1, 2024
LeBron James focused on family and Paris Olympics after Lakers playoff exit
The Lakers fell 108-106 to the defending champion Denver Nuggets on Monday to lose 4-1 in the first round.
Britain topped the cycling medals table at the Tokyo Games in 2021, winning seven medals, including three golds.
OLYMPICS / Cycling
Apr 30, 2024
British Cycling confident new track bike will deliver more gold
British Cycling has prided itself on delivering state-of-the-art kit, including bikes and clothing, to its riders.
Japan's players pose for a picture after defeating Iraq in an Under-23 Asian Cup semifinal match in Doha on Monday.
Apr 30, 2024
Japan and Uzbekistan secure qualification for Olympic Games
Japan has maintained its record of qualifying for every Olympics since 1996.


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