2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates, left, speaks as Yoshiro Mori, right, president of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, listens during their joint press conference in Tokyo Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Coates, the head of an IOC inspection team, urged organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be more direct answering questions about preparations with the Games opening in just over two years. The advice from Coates on Tuesday came a week after several sports federations openly criticized Tokyo's preparations. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
April 24, 2018 - 8:18 am
TOKYO (AP) — The head of an IOC inspection team urged organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be more direct answering questions about progress and planning on Tuesday. The advice from John Coates, which followed a two-day inspection tour, came a week after several sports federations openly...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates speaks during a joint press conference with Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori in Tokyo. Coates, the head of the IOC inspection team visiting Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Olympics, warned local organizers on Monday, April 23, 2018 to get ready for some complaints. Coates says organizers are entering a “phase where questions from stakeholders become very pragmatic and very urgent.” (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
April 23, 2018 - 5:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics are getting a warning: Get set for some tough questions. That was the word Monday from IOC member John Coates, the head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team visiting Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Games. Coates said there will be...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2011, file photo, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge, right, meets with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, left, and Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee, center, in Durban, South Africa, ahead the opening ceremony for the 123rd IOC session that will decide the host city for the 2018 Olympics Winter Games. Samsung has denied a media report it launched illicit lobbying to help bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, South Korea. (AP Photo/Rajesh Jantilal-Pool, File)
April 16, 2018 - 3:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung has denied a media report it launched illicit lobbying to help bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Seoul-based SBS television network reported last week Samsung tried to use as a lobbyist Papa Massata Diack, the son of Lamine Diack, a...
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South African swimmer Chad Le Clos, right, poses for a photo with Australian surf legend Mick Fanning at Kirra Beach on the Gold Coast, Australia, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Le Clos accepted the offer of a surfing lesson at Fanning's local Kirra Beach the morning after completing his swimming program at the Commonwealth Games, where he won five medals for South Africa, with one reservation. He wanted to know if there were any sharks in the water. (AP Photo/John Pye)
April 11, 2018 - 3:23 am
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Going surfing with Mick Fanning made Chad le Clos a little nervous. Fanning had to punch away a shark during a competition in South Africa in 2015, and the Aussie surfer's later interview describing the narrow escape became the stuff of legend. The video of Fanning's...
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April 06, 2018 - 3:53 pm
LeBron James is putting himself in position to play in a fourth Olympics, and Kevin Durant and Chris Paul a third. The NBA stars were among the headline names on the list of 35 players chosen Friday for USA Basketball's national team pool of players for 2018-20. Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook,...
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In this photo provided by the North Korean government on Saturday, March 31, 2018, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, poses with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach for a photo during a meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea. Bach met with Kim on Friday and said the North Korean leader is committed to having his country participate in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and the Beijing Winter Games in 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 10:40 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Friday and said the North Korean leader is committed to having his country participate in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and the Beijing Winter Games in 2022. Bach told an...
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Tokyo Organizing Committee CEO of the 2020 Olympics Toshiro Muto attends the Executive Board Meeting of Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympics an Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) in Tokyo Wednesday, March 28, 2018. A top Tokyo 2020 Olympic official has promised a clean games, pledging to improve water quality in the venue for marathon swimming and triathlon, and to ban four large Japanese construction companies that have been charged with colluding on bids. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 28, 2018 - 7:05 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo Olympic official promised a clean games on Wednesday, pledging to improve water quality in the venue for marathon swimming and triathlon, and to ban four large Japanese construction companies that have been charged with colluding on bids. Toshiro Muto, the CEO of the organizing...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky shows off her gold medal during the ceremony for the women's 200-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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, though she will continue to train at the West Coast school as she works toward her degree. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
March 27, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Katie Ledecky is turning pro. The five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist gave up her final two years of eligibility at Stanford, allowing her to concentrate on training for the 2020 Olympics while cashing in on sponsorship and endorsement deals that wouldn't have been available to her as a...
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Director of Sport for the British Olympic Association Mark England speaks during an interview after inspect a Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics venue the Tokyo gymnasium in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
March 27, 2018 - 2:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — A dozen national Olympic committees have been given a quick look at Tokyo's venue preparations for the 2020 Summer Games. Mark England of the British Olympic Association says they were impressed. "We haven't had many questions to ask the organizing committee because the venues have...
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March 01, 2018 - 8:23 pm
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — As hundreds of Olympic spectators flocked to a sparkling white ski slope cutting through the rugged mountains of Jeongseon, the marquee venue of this year's Winter Games, Cho Myung-hwan stepped back and looked up. He let out a sad chuckle. "It's dreadful to watch," Cho...
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