2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

FILE- In this July 13, 2017 file photo, British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, center, and Spain's Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis, right, walk from 10 Downing Street to the Foreign Office together at 10 Downing Street in London. Foreign Secretary Johnson has arrived in Japan for talks on security and trade with Japanese officials. Japan’s foreign ministry says Johnson will meet with his Japanese counterpart, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, to discuss an increased foreign and security cooperation. North Korea’s missile threat and Brexit are their likely focus. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
July 20, 2017 - 1:00 am
TOKYO (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Japan on Thursday for talks on security and trade, and to share his experience of hosting the Olympics as London mayor five years ago. Johnson will meet with his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, on Friday to discuss an increased...
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Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano competes during the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 10, 2017 - 10:09 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local): 10:08 p.m. There probably were few, if any, fans at the Home Run Derby taller than Joel Embiid. And the Philadelphia 76ers big man got himself a rebound, sort of. Embiid posted a photo on Twitter of his hand wrapped around a baseball...
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New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez talks to reporters during a news conference before the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
July 10, 2017 - 8:48 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Defending Home Run Derby champion Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins has been bounced in the first round of this year's event, eliminated by Gary Sanchez of the New York Yankees. The eighth-seeded Sanchez won 17-16...
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June 21, 2017 - 2:58 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California surfers are stoked after setting a Guinness World Record for largest surf paddle-out. The record became official Tuesday after 511 surfers formed a circle and held hands for one minute while floating off Huntington Beach. The Orange County...
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FILE - This Oct. 21, 2011 file photo shows the golden arches of McDonalds, in Omaha, Neb., McDonald's has ended its Olympic sponsorship deal three years early. The International Olympic Committee says confidential financial terms of the immediate separation were agreed to.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 16, 2017 - 12:25 pm
The Olympics and McDonald's used to go together like a hamburger and fries. They are no longer a combo. In a surprise move, the International Olympic Committee announced Friday it was ending its Olympic sponsorship deal with the fast-food giant three years before it was supposed to expire —...
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June 16, 2017 - 8:21 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Fast-food chain McDonald's has ended its Olympic sponsorship deal three years early. The International Olympic Committee says confidential financial terms of the immediate separation were agreed to. IOC marketing director Timo Lumme says "we understand that McDonald's...
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A postman rides a bike past the construction site of the athlete's village for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics in Harumi in Tokyo, Friday, June 2, 2017. The cost of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is nearly twice the initial estimate despite a major cost-cutting effort. A major reason is that cities exclude large amounts of associated costs when they bid to host the Olympics. Tokyo Olympic organizers announced this week that the estimated cost is now 1.4 trillion yen ($12.6 billion). The bid estimate was 730 billion yen ($6.6 billion). (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 02, 2017 - 11:31 am
TOKYO (AP) — Taxpayers beware: The cost of hosting an Olympics is likely to be far more than advertised. The price tag on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has ballooned to nearly twice the initial estimate, even after a major cost-cutting effort. A major reason is that cities exclude large amounts of...
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April 27, 2017 - 12:43 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank kept its ultra-lax monetary policy unchanged Thursday, forecasting that growth in the world's third-largest economy would remain steady through the fiscal year ending in March 2018. The Bank of Japan said demand spurred by preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2017, file photo, Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole Johnson, smile during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles. If Phelps returns to competitive swimming, the demands of training would surely cut heavily into his family time. That's why, if he tries to predict what the future might hold, it doesn't include a sixth Olympics at Tokyo in 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 19, 2017 - 2:25 am
Michael Phelps hasn't gotten the urge to return to swimming. Not yet anyway. The winningest athlete in Olympic history is clearly enjoying marriage, fatherhood and a newfound willingness to speak out on contentious issues such as doping . But, in a tantalizing concession that he hasn't totally...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, second from left, is flanked by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, left, LA 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman, second from right, and UCLA chancellor Gene Block, right, during a news conference in Los Angeles. As the IOC moves the goalpost in the 2024 Olympic contest, bid leaders from Los Angeles and Paris head to a campaign event in Denmark on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 unsure of exactly what they are shooting for. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
April 04, 2017 - 9:17 am
AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — Los Angeles and Paris made a direct appeal Tuesday to Olympic sports leaders in their bids to host the 2024 Games amid the ongoing politics of possibly awarding hosting rights for 2028 at the same time. In the first of three campaign events this year, the two 2024 Olympic...
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