2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

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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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, left, is greeted by North Korean Sports Minister Kim Il Guk on his arrival at the Pyongyang Airport in North Korea, Thursday, March 29, 2018. IOC President Bach arrived in North Korea on Thursday after playing a key role in allowing it to participate in last month's Pyeongchang Olympic Games in South Korea. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
March 30, 2018 - 11:17 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. Bach told an Associated Press Television crew the two had a 30-minute formal meeting followed by 45 minutes of casual talking while watching a football...
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March 27, 2018 - 9:40 am
Katie Ledecky is turning pro. The five-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Twitter that she is giving up her final two years of eligibility at Stanford. She'll keep training at the West Coast school while working toward her degree. The 21-year-old Ledecky helped Stanford capture a pair of women...
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Officials and students pose for photographers after the characters which will serve as mascot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympics Games are announced, in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The mascots were selected after a vote among school children across Japan. The sign reads " Decision! Mascots for the Tokyo 2020. " (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 28, 2018 - 12:49 am
TOKYO (AP) — The schoolchildren have had their say: A pair of futuristic digital characters will be the mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Organizers unveiled the winning designs at a school in Tokyo on Wednesday. A total of 205,755 classes at 16,769 elementary schools took part...
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From front row left, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, his wife, Kim Jung-sook, and Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, watch the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics along with Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, standing third from back row left, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
February 25, 2018 - 10:19 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity's finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box — and a potential path...
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Athletes from various nations including Pita Taufatofua, of Tonga, at left, United States' Lindsey Vonn, third from left, and Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, fifth from left, pose for photos during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
February 25, 2018 - 8:00 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10 p.m. The IOC president, Thomas Bach, says that by marching together at the Winter Games, athletes from South and North Korea showed they both believe in "a peaceful future." In his wrap-up speech at the...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017, file photo, a woman looks at the construction site of the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. Tokyo used its famous 1964 Olympics to show off a miraculous recovery from defeat in World War II. This time the Japanese capital will use the games to showcase a clean, safe, and innovative city with great shopping and nightlife. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
February 24, 2018 - 11:51 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Tokyo used its famous 1964 Olympics to show off a miraculous recovery from defeat in World War II. Japan was back after just 19 years with high-speed trains, geeky gadgets, and dazzling efficiency. Tokyo's back again with the 2020 Summer Olympics, this time with...
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Television personnel work inside of the International Broadcast Center at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Live television has always presented challenges, but NBC's Olympic stumbles this month have unfolded before an audience ready to pounce. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
February 24, 2018 - 1:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC can count on making a profit for its 18 days of telecasting the Winter Olympics from South Korea. The network's ratings started strong and slipped a bit as the games went on, and executives say it will end up about where they expected. Young viewers are flocking to their devices...
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