2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

December 21, 2017 - 11:13 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The latest price tag for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been trimmed slightly, but is still nearly twice the initial estimate even after a major cost-cutting effort. The organizers said Friday that the event will cost a total 1.35 trillion yen ($11.9 billion). In their release, Tokyo 2020...
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December 14, 2017 - 1:27 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Cycling has unveiled a national team program that includes 51 athletes across five disciplines who will receive year-round support based upon their level of accomplishment. The American team won five cycling medals at the Rio Olympics last year, and that haul...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates, left, chats with Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori during a joint press conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
December 13, 2017 - 4:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee expects Japan to lead the way against doping when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics. IOC vice president John Coates said Wednesday that Japan had "one of the finest records" in the world when it comes to the fight against doping. "You've got legislation...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo FIFA president Gianni Infantino, right, and Vitaly Mutko, Russian Federation Deputy Prime Minister & Local Organising Committee Chairman attend the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 IOC imposed a lifetime Olympic ban on Mutko. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
December 07, 2017 - 3:02 pm
Global sports bodies FIFA and the IOC have failed to show strong leadership after corruption and doping scandals, according to a European lawmakers group. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) said in two reports that "never before have sports faced such unprecedented loss of...
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December 07, 2017 - 2:20 am
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Chidlren pose for photographers in front of the shortlisted three mascot design sets which each contain one mascot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and one for the Paralympic Games at an elementary school in Tokyo Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 06, 2017 - 11:04 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese schoolchildren will help determine the mascot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Wednesday unveiled three sets of designs for the Games' mascots. The schoolchildren will review the shortlisted designs with their classes casting a...
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FILE- In this Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 file photo, a view of the soccer stadium, which were under construction on Krestovsky Island, in St.Petersburg, Russia. The Russian soccer federation has asked UEFA to pick St. Petersburg as host for the opening match of the 2020 European Championship. The host will be chosen on Dec. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
November 28, 2017 - 5:35 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The Russian Football Union has asked UEFA to pick St. Petersburg as host for the opening match of the 2020 European Championship. UEFA said on Tuesday its executive committee will choose a host on Dec. 7 for the showpiece opener of a tournament being co-hosted by 13...
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November 02, 2017 - 10:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Olympic Club has agreed to host the PGA Championship in 2028 and the Ryder Cup matches in 2032. The Olympic Club had been in line to host the 2027 U.S. Open until it went to Pebble Beach. The Chronicle cited a source as saying the USGA...
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October 13, 2017 - 7:43 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The prospect of a U.S. bid for the Winter Olympics is less a matter of "if" and more a matter of "when." The U.S. Olympic Committee board is moving forward with discussions about bringing the Winter Games to America for either 2026 or 2030. Because Los Angeles was...
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October 12, 2017 - 2:54 pm
The supervisor is Rebecca Miller, followed by John Nicholson at 5 p.m. and Jake Seiner at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP...
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