2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

A staff demonstrates a new face recognition system used for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games during a press conference in Tokyo Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The NeoFace technology developed by NEC Corp. will be used across the Olympics for the first time as Tokyo organizers work to keep security tight and efficient at dozens of venues during the 2020 Games. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 07, 2018 - 3:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — A facial recognition system will be used across an Olympics for the first time as Tokyo organizers work to keep security tight and efficient at dozens of venues during the 2020 Games. The NeoFace technology developed by NEC Corp. will be customized to monitor every accredited person —...
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August 04, 2018 - 4:36 am
ICHIHARA, Japan (AP) — Alison Aguilar and Delaney Spaulding drove in three runs each as the United States beat Taiwan 7-0 Saturday to improve to 2-0 in Group A at the women's softball world championship, a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Aguilar hit a bases-loaded double in a five-run second...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2016 file photo, United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings reacts while playing Brazil during the women's beach volleyball bronze medal match of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Walsh Jennings will call it a career in beach volleyball after the Tokyo Olympics in two years. And the three-time Olympic gold medalist absolutely plans to go out with another gold around her neck from the 2020 Games after she and partner April Ross wound up with bronze at Rio in 2016, a heartbreaking disappointment that still stings for Walsh Jennings yet fuels her at the same time. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 02, 2018 - 6:43 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Kerri Walsh Jennings will call it a career in beach volleyball after the Tokyo Olympics in two years. She has big plans before her days on the sand are done, and for improving the long-term health and growth of the sport well into the future by creating new playing...
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This July 23, 2018, photo provided by Mobile Mosque Executive Committee, shows Mobile Mosque, a mosque on wheels with the capacity for up to 50 people at Toyota Stadium in Toyota, western Japan. As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world for the Summer Olympics in 2020, a Tokyo sports and cultural events company has created a mosque on wheels that its head hopes will make Muslim visitors feel at home. (Mobile Mosque Executive Committee via AP)
July 25, 2018 - 3:25 am
TOKYO (AP) — A large white and blue truck pulls up outside a stadium in central Japan and slowly expands into a place of worship. Welcome to the Mobile Mosque. As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world for the 2020 Summer Olympics, a Tokyo sports and cultural events company has...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2018, file photo, Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot "Miraitowa", left, and Paralympic mascot "Someity", right, pose with children for photographers during the mascot debut event in Tokyo. The countdown is on for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Tuesday, July 24, marked two years to go until the opening ceremony will be held at the brand new National Stadium in central Tokyo.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
July 24, 2018 - 3:51 am
TOKYO (AP) — The 2020 Olympics will open in two years, and the heat is on. Since being awarded the games, which will be the largest ever with 33 sports and 339 events, Tokyo organizers have had to deal with a series of setbacks ranging from stadium and construction delays, natural disasters and a...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach from Germany attends a press conference after the executive board meeting of the IOC, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday, July 20, 2018. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 1:29 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Despite two possible bidders dropping out in recent weeks, IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body is satisfied with the 2026 Winter Games hosting race. Austrian Olympic officials withdrew a project centered on Graz this month, and voters in Switzerland rejected...
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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, speaks prior to the opening of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, executive board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 4:26 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Planning for its next three Olympic Games on Wednesday, the IOC added seven medal events to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, published a 2020 Tokyo Olympics schedule with no agreement on when to race swimming finals, and set a timetable to add new sports to the 2024 Paris...
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July 18, 2018 - 4:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless. The legislation aims to lower secondhand smoking risks ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid international calls for...
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BMX rider Hannah Roberts takes a break from practicing at The Kitchen BMX & Skatepark in South Bend, Ind., Thursday, June 14, 2018. Roberts was the 2017 UCI BMX Freestyle Park world champion. Perhaps just as impressively, she is a National Honor Society student back home in Buchanan, Michigan. (AP Photo/Genaro Armas)
July 06, 2018 - 5:20 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Hannah Roberts first climbed on a BMX bike as a child to try and follow in her cousin's tracks. She has made a name for herself with her own high-flying tricks. The next potential star for USA Cycling in the Summer Games is getting ready for her senior year of high school...
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A member of Japanese pop group Tokio, Tatsuya Yamaguchi attends a press conference Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Tokyo. Yamaguchi acknowledged Thursday that he is facing a criminal investigation related to an allegedly indecent act with a teenage girl. (Daisuke Suzuki/Kyodo News via AP )
April 26, 2018 - 7:18 am
TOKYO (AP) — A member of the popular Japanese male pop group Tokio apologized Thursday for forcibly kissing a teenage girl at his home. Tatsuya Yamaguchi, 46, said he would suspend work with the band and other entertainment projects. Yamaguchi acknowledged at a news conference that he kissed the...
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