Summer Olympic games

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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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge reacts after crossing the finish line to win the Men's race in the London Marathon in central London, Sunday, April 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 22, 2018 - 9:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The hottest-ever London Marathon featured a Kenyan double as Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third victory in front of Buckingham Palace joining Vivian Cheruiyot who won the women's race on Sunday. The 33-year-old Kipchoge ran the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 27...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela, left, and Martha Karolyi talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah Guthrie in "no way" did she suspect Larry Nassar was sexually abusing athletes. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 20, 2018 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016...
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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. The five-time Olympian has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities. The p1440 series will open in September in San Jose, California, and then over the next four months visit Las Vegas, San Diego and Huntington Beach, California. Four stops in early 2019 are planned, including Chicago; the others were not announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 19, 2018 - 4:26 pm
Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities. The p1440 series will open in September in San Jose, California, and then over the next four months visit Las Vegas, San Diego and Huntington...
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FILE - In this August 4, 2017 file photo Tamas Gyarfas, former President of the Hungarian Swimming Association and Vice-President of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) listens to a question during a press conference in Budapest. On April 17, 2018 Gyarfas was taken into custody by the Hungarian National Bureau of Investigation (NNI) after he was questioned about the murder case of Hungarian media entrepreneur Janos Fenyo in 1998. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP,file)
April 18, 2018 - 2:47 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The former head of Hungary's swimming federation on Wednesday firmly denied allegations that he ordered the 1998 slaying of a business rival, his lawyer said. Tamas Gyarfas has been in police custody since late Tuesday on suspicion of ordering the February 1998 killing of...
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April 17, 2018 - 6:10 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber is the latest gymnast to sue Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee over former sports doctor Larry Nasssar's sexual abuse. Wieber was on the "Fierce Five" team that won gold in 2012. She filed a...
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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 07, 2018 - 8:57 am
PGA-MASTERS Reed has 36-hole lead at Augusta AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former University of Georgia and Augusta State golfer is the leader through 36 holes at the Masters Patrick Reed fired a 6-under 66 for a two-stroke lead over Marc Leishman (LEESH'-muhn) at Augusta National. The 27-year-old Texan...
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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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