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Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021

The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games
April 2, 2020, 8:23 AM
Tokyo Olympic head expects call from IOC's Bach on new date

Simone Biles on 2021 Olympics: 'Nothing is set in stone'

Gymnastics star Simone Biles is trying to regroup after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the 2020 Olympics to be pushed back to the summer of 2021
April 1, 2020, 5:07 PM

Olympic flame to stay a month in Fukushima; Next stop Tokyo?

The Olympic flame will be on display until the end of April in Japan's northeastern region of Fukushima
April 1, 2020, 11:31 AM
Olympic flame to stay a month in Fukushima; next stop unsure

Q&A: Tokyo Olympics move to 2021; countless questions remain

The Tokyo Olympics have been moved to next year
April 1, 2020, 2:05 AM
Tokyo Olympics move to 2021; countless questions remain

Tokyo Olympics: Signs suggest summer dates for 2021 Olympics

Tokyo Olympic organizers are leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021
March 29, 2020, 2:30 PM

A look back at Olympics that never were: 1916, '40 and '44

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 because of of the coronavirus, it's worth noting the event has been rocked before by traumatic events
March 28, 2020, 12:30 PM
A look back at Olympics that never were: 1916, '40 and '44

Olympians face uncertainty with Tokyo delay because of virus

Would-be Olympians and their coaches have gone from days and weeks of mulling whether the Tokyo Games would be held as scheduled to a whole other set of questions now that an indefinite postponement is official
March 28, 2020, 12:30 PM
For athletes, Olympic delay brings relief but new challenges

Tokyo Olympics postponed, will be held 'by the summer of 2021': Japanese PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee have agreed that the Tokyo Olympics "will be held by the summer of 2021."
March 28, 2020, 7:00 AM
Tokyo Olympics postponed, will be held 'by the summer of 2021': Japanese PM

Tokyo Olympics: Looking for a new date for opening, closing

The Tokyo Olympics need new dates for the opening and closing ceremonies in 2021
March 26, 2020, 1:30 PM
Tokyo Olympics: Looking for a new date for opening, closing

Tokyo's delayed Olympics: Who pays bills for another year?

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021
March 25, 2020, 1:06 PM
Who pays the bills for another year after Tokyo Olympics delay?

Top athletes respond after 2020 Summer Olympic Games are postponed

Athletes from around the world spoke out after the International Olympic Committee made the announcement Tuesday and swimmer Ryan Lochte speaks to “GMA” about the decision.
March 25, 2020, 12:05 PM
Top athletes respond after 2020 Summer Olympic Games are postponed

Summer 2020 Olympics officially canceled

The games have not been postponed since 1940 and 1944 due to World War II.
March 25, 2020, 5:26 AM
Summer 2020 Olympics officially canceled

Olympic flame to arrive in Japan as plans for Tokyo Games forge ahead despite pandemic

The Olympic flame is slated to arrive in Japan on Friday amid growing calls for the upcoming Tokyo Games to be postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
March 24, 2020, 12:07 PM
Olympic flame to arrive in Japan as plans forge ahead despite pandemic

Nations pull out of 2020 Summer Olympics as NASCAR goes virtual

Australia and Canada cited fears about coronavirus as to why they won’t send teams to the Tokyo games, while the I-racing simulation has caught on with 35 current and former NASCAR drivers.
March 23, 2020, 5:03 PM
Nations pull out of 2020 Summer Olympics as NASCAR goes virtual

Worldwide athletes group calls for postponement of Olympics

A worldwide group representing Olympic hopefuls and their supporters is calling on the IOC to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until the coronavirus pandemic is under control
March 23, 2020, 1:24 AM
Global athletes group calls for postponement of Olympics

Flame arrival faces calls for Tokyo Olympics be delayed

The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Japan from Greece even as the opening of the Tokyo Games is in doubt
March 19, 2020, 10:50 AM
Flame arrival faces rising tension Tokyo Olympics be delayed

Doping tests around the world wind down because of virus

Olympic athletes can still expect a knock on the door from anti-doping organizations even though they are dialing back on testing because of the coronavirus outbreak
March 18, 2020, 6:37 PM

Trump "postpone" idea shot down by Japanese Olympic minister

The coronavirus outbreak has called the future of the games into question.
March 18, 2020, 4:10 AM
Trump "postpone" idea shot down by Japanese Olympic minister

IOC official says no deadline for decision on Olympics

The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus epidemic
March 16, 2020, 1:23 PM
IOC official says no deadline for decision on Olympics

Olympic flame handover ceremony in Athens to be closed

The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak
March 16, 2020, 11:58 AM
Olympic flame handover ceremony in Athens to be closed

Tentacles of Olympic cancellation would reach around globe

Organizers say the games are on, but the clock is ticking.
March 10, 2020, 10:58 AM
Tentacles of Olympic cancellation would reach around globe

Tokyo organizers downsize arrival ceremony for Olympic torch

Tokyo organizers are downsizing the arrival ceremony for the Olympic torch on March 20 and will not send 140 children to Greece to give the flame a send off
1 month ago
Tokyo organizers downsize arrival ceremony for Olympic torch

25-year-old babysitter, barista is unexpected Olympic marathon qualifier

Molly Seidel, of Boston, made the 2020 U.S. Olympic marathon team in her marathon debut.
1 month ago
25-year-old babysitter, barista is unexpected Olympic marathon qualifier

25-year-old Molly Seidel overcomes eating disorder, injury to become unexpected Olympic marathon qualifier

Molly Seidel made the U.S. Olympic marathon team in a marathon debut.
1 month ago
25-year-old babysitter and barista is unexpected Olympic marathon qualifier

Watch Simone Biles hit a bull's-eye with an axe

Is there anything Simone Biles can't do? The 22-year-old Olympic gymnastics star continues to show that she can win at anything.
1 month ago
Watch Simone Biles hit a bull's-eye with an axe

AP Interviews: Swimmers concerned Olympics will be canceled

Elite swimmers worry the coronavirus outbreak will impact the Olympics
1 month ago
Swimmers concerned Olympics will be canceled

Puerto Rico’s women’s basketball team inspires an island on the way to the Olympics

The Puerto Rico women’s basketball team is going to the 2020 Olympics and are making history in the process.
1 month ago
Puerto Rico’s women’s basketball team inspires an island on the way to the Olympics

Survey finds Olympic, elite athletes struggling financially

500 elite athletes spread across 48 countries were surveyed.
1 month ago
Survey finds Olympic, elite athletes struggling financially

Simon Biles may be preparing for a show-stopping move at this year’s summer Olympics

Janai Norman reports on the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
1 month ago
Simon Biles may be preparing for a show-stopping move at this year’s summer Olympics

Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic year

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
1 month ago

'I'm at peace' - Tai Babilonia returns to Lake Placid

When asked to visit a place with disappointing memories., she didn't hesitate.
1 month ago

Trump vows to 'clean up' LA at Olympic meeting briefing

President Donald Trump has veered into politics during a briefing on preparations for the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles, criticizing the city's political leadership for failing to curtail its homeless epidemic
2 months ago
Trump vows to 'clean up' LA at Olympic meeting

No 'Plan B' for Olympics; questions over Chinese presence

Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee say there's “no case for any contingency plans or cancelling" the 2020 Games because of the fast spreading virus that has caused one death in Japan and about 1,400 in mainland China
2 months ago
No 'Plan B' for Olympics amid coronavirus in China

Salt Lake City eyes 2034 Olympics after Sapporo bid for 2030

Salt Lake City may shift its focus to bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics rather than the Games four years earlier following the announcement that Sapporo, Japan, will bid for 2030
2 months ago
Salt Lake City eyes 2034 Olympics after Sapporo bid for 2030

Team USA will wear uniforms made of recycled shoes at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The uniforms Team USA will don as they step on the medals podium in Tokyo Olympics this summer will be partly made from recycled shoe parts, Nike revealed this week.
2 months ago
Team USA will wear uniforms made of recycled shoes at 2020 Olympics

Sumo coming -- well almost -- to Tokyo Olympics

Sumo is going to get some extra attention because of the Tokyo Olympics
2 months ago
Sumo wrestling coming -- sort of -- to the Tokyo Olympics

2020 Olympic gymnastics hopeful amazes with perfect 10 routine

University of Florida's Trinity Thomas scored big on her uneven bars routine.
2 months ago
2020 Olympic gymnastics hopeful amazes with perfect 10 routine

Watch this college gymnast score in perfect 10 routine

Remember the name Trinity Thomas!
2 months ago
Watch this college gymnast score in perfect 10 routine

Tokyo Olympic organizers try to dampen cancellation rumors

The coronavirus outbreak has lead to rumors the games could be cancelled.
2 months ago
Tokyo Olympic organizers address cancellation rumors amid quarantine

Tokyo Olympics reach 6-months-to-go mark with some fireworks

The show took place high above a barge stationed in Tokyo Bay.
2 months ago
Tokyo Olympics reach 6-months-to-go mark with some fireworks

Major League Baseball to sponsor US Olympic softball team

Major League Baseball is using its financial muscle to support the U.S. women's softball team
2 months ago
Major League Baseball to sponsor US Olympic softball team

Protests or not, politics and Olympics are intertwined

Some athletes are criticizing the International Olympic Committee for prohibiting political protests on the medal podium
2 months ago

Aly Raisman confirms she will not compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman shared a moving post about her decision to not compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
3 months ago
Aly Raisman confirms she will not compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Sole Iranian female Olympic medalist Kimia Alizadeh defects from country, she says

Kimia Alizadeh, the sole woman to ever have won a medal at the Olympics for the country of Iran has defected from the country, she announced on social media.
3 months ago
Iran's only female Olympic medalist defects from country

Salt Lake City, Barcelona among Winter Olympic host options

The IOC is in talks with three possible bidders to host the Winter Olympics in the future
3 months ago
Salt Lake City, Barcelona among Winter Olympic host options

IOC president defends rules limiting Olympic protests

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says the political neutrality of the Tokyo Games would be undercut if an athlete took a knee in protest on the medal podium
3 months ago
IOC president defends rules limiting Olympic protests

Tokyo Olympics creative director out over 'power harassment'

Organizers said the resignation will have “no impact” on the opening ceremony.
3 months ago
Tokyo 2020 Olympics creative director out over 'power harassment'

Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, turns 99

The oldest living Olympic champion has turned 99 years old
3 months ago
Oldest living Olympic champion turns 99

Skater badly injured in Olympic ceremony rehearsal accident

A female skater has been severely injured after falling to the ice from about 16 feet at a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Youth Winter Olympics in Lausanne
3 months ago

Russia confirms it will appeal 4-year Olympic ban

Russia has confirmed that it will appeal its four-year Olympic ban for manipulating doping data
3 months ago
Russia confirms it will appeal 4-year Olympic ban