The Olympic rings in the water in Tokyo last month.

Olympic countdown resets for Tokyo and hopeful athletes

The Tokyo Games, postponed a year by the coronavirus pandemic, would have opened Friday.
Sports
15 minutes ago

AP Interview: Rodchenkov lives in fear after exposing doping

His head covered in a black balaclava, adjusting dark goggles obscuring his eyes, Grigory Rodchenkov grows anxious if any part of his face can be…
Sports
54 minutes ago

AP WAS THERE: 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story ran Aug. 4, 1984, and was written by Pete Herrera, a former AP sports writer who is now retired.
Sports
55 minutes ago

All Night Long: Lionel Richie recalls closing 1984 Olympics

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Lionel Richie, then just starting his solo career, spoke to the AP recently about his performance at the closing ceremony of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Sports
1:15pm

A red, white and blue Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Sports
August 9

AP WAS THERE: 1980 Olympics

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was published in the Huntsville Times on August 7, 1980. The story is published as it appears in the newspaper.
Sports
August 9

Cold War rivalries split the Olympics in Moscow in 1980

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.
Sports
August 8

Surf's up again for Slater, Olympic qualifiers at Surf Ranch

Professional surfers will be riding the waves again on Sunday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the sport in March.
Sports
August 8

In 1976, Comaneci's perfect 10s made her the perfect one

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. AP Sports Writer Tim Reynolds interviewed Nadia Comaneci about her "perfect" performance at the Montreal Olympics and her life since.
Sports
August 8

AP WAS THERE: 1976 Montreal Olympics

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was transmitted from Montreal during the 1976 Olympics, focusing on the phenomenon that was 14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci. The story is reprinted here as it ran in The Miami Herald on July 21, 1976 using the contemporary style terminology and including any published errors.
World
August 7
The Israeli Olympic team paraded Aug. 26, 1972, in the Olympic Stadium in Munich during the opening ceremony of the 1972 Olympic Games.

Israeli racewalker recalls surviving 1972 Munich massacre

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Shaul Ladany survived a concentration camp as a youngster, and returned to Germany as a racewalker for the 1972 Olympics. He was one of the Israeli athletes who escaped the massacre. Now 84, he spoke to the AP in Israel.
Wolves
August 7

Israeli team's massacre overshadows sports at 1972 Olympics

The 1972 Munich Olympics were marked by historic achievements and unprecedented controversy but will be forever defined by devastating catastrophe.
Sports
August 6

1968 Mexico City Games marked by protest, falling records

The 1968 Olympics could not escape the turmoil of their times.A gold medal gymnast silently rebelled against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Apartheid South Africa…
Sports
August 6

AP Was There: Black fists raised at '68 Mexico City Olympics

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was transmitted from the 1968 Olympic s on the day of the 200 meter dash. Gold medalist Tommie Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos, both Americans, each raised a black-gloved fist to protest racial injustice in the United States. They would be expelled from the Olympic village and suspended by the IOC. The story by AP Sports Writer Will Grimsley is reprinted here as it ran in The (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) Morning Advocate on Oct. 17, 1968, using the contemporary style and including any published errors.
Sports
August 6

Olympic rings in Tokyo Bay removed for 'maintenance'

The five Olympic rings on a barge in Tokyo Bay were towed away for "maintenance" on Thursday and officials said they will return to greet next year's games.
Sports
August 5

Man born in Hiroshima lights 1964 Tokyo Olympic cauldron

Yoshinori Sakai was born in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, the day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city.
Sports
August 5

AP Was There: Don Schollander wins 4 gold medals in swimming

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was transmitted from Tokyo during the 1964 Olympics. The story appeared on Oct. 19, 1964 in the Victoria Daily Times in British Columbia, Canada. It looks at the four gold medals won in swimming by American Don Schollander — a record at the time — and three gold and a silver by fellow American Sharon Stouder. It is reprinted here as it ran in the Victoria Daily Times (British Columbia, Canada), using the contemporary style terminology and including any published errors.
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Sports
August 5

Mills wants activism to be remembered more than gold medal

A few years before Billy Mills won his gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the Native American was several floors up in front of an open hotel window,standing on a chair and ready to jump.
Sports
August 5

BOYCOTT GAMES: Could another Olympic reset be on tap?

By the time the boycott hit, Edwin Moses could envision the end of the Olympics as he knew them — or maybe the end of them altogether.
Twins
August 4

Virus-stricken Marlins resume season with 18 new players

Scrambling for replacements following a coronavirus outbreak, the Miami Marlins added a Moran, a Morin, two pitchers named Josh Smith and a former Olympic medalist in speedskating.
Sports
August 4

Wilma Rudolph turns in triple gold performance in Rome Games

Wilma Rudolph's biggest challenge turned out not to be double pneumonia, scarlet fever or polio.Time wound up being the only obstacle the first American woman…
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