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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.
Japanese Paralympic Committee Chairman Junichi Kawai says this summer's Paris Games offer an opportunity to pass on the legacy of the Tokyo Paralympics.
May 22, 2024
Paris Games a chance to pass on Tokyo's legacy: Paralympics head
Japanese Paralympic Committee chairman says increasing the number of medalists is more important than the number of medals.
The Eiffel Tower Stadium, under construction for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the Champ-de-Mars Arena in Paris on April 13
May 21, 2024
No reason to sanction Israel at Games, says Paralympics head
Andrew Parsons says the situations regarding Israel, Russia and Belarus are different.
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.
Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe celebrates with the French Ligue 1 championship trophy in Paris on Sunday.
May 13, 2024
Kylian Mbappe plays final match with PSG
Mbappe scored in his final home appearance as a Paris Saint-Germain player on Sunday.
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.
Dortmund midfielder Marcel Sabitzer (left), defender Ian Maatsen (center) and forward Donyell Malen celebrate their team's victory over Paris Saint-Germain in Paris on Tuesday.
May 8, 2024
Borussia Dortmund overcome the odds to return to Wembley
In the June 1 Champions League final, Dortmund will face either Bayern Munich or 14-time champions Real Madrid.
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.
Dortmund's Niclas Fuellkrug jumps to head the ball in front of Paris St. Germain's Lucas Beraldo (right) and Ousmane Dembele during the first leg of their Champions League semifinal in Dortmund, Germany, on Wednesday.
May 2, 2024
Dortmund expects tougher challenge after upsetting PSG in first leg
Edin Terzic said the return encounter next week will be far tougher.
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.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan