United States skip John Shuster, center, makes a shot as second Matt Hamilton, right, and lead John Landsteiner sweep against Denmark at the men’s W

Shuster rink qualifies U.S. for 2022 Olympics

The U.S. locked up a spot in men's curling at the 2022 Beijing Olympics on Thursday, when Team John Shuster earned a playoff berth at the world men's curling championships in Calgary.
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Olympic athletes promised legal support if they protest

Athletes who make political or social justice protests at the Tokyo Olympics were promised legal support Thursday by a global union and an activist group in Germany.
Sports
11:22am

Dave Wallace to be Mike Scioscia's Olympic pitching coach

Dave Wallace will be Mike Scioscia's pitching coach when the U.S. manager tries to qualify his team for the Olympic baseball tournament.
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4:53am

Olympic bodies launch competitive series in virtual sports

A competitive virtual sports event was launched Thursday by the International Olympic Committee.
Sports
2:30am

Tokyo Olympics torch relay has first positive COVID-19 case

Tokyo Olympics organizers said Thursday that a policeman tested positive for COVID-19 a day after his assignment last week at the Olympic torch relay.
Sports
April 21

Tokyo Games delay decision until June on fans -- or no fans

Japanese residents with tickets to the Tokyo Olympics may not know until weeks before the games open if they'll be allowed to attend.
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April 19

IOC reluctantly accepts plan for 2026 Cortina bobsled track

The International Olympic Committee reluctantly accepted plans to spend 50 million euros ($60 million) to rebuild an abandoned bobsled track in Cortina d'Ampezzo for the 2026 Winter Games — as long as the funds stay out of the official games' budget.
Sports
April 19

Belgian Olympians get priority vaccines ahead of Tokyo Games

Belgian Olympians traveling to Japan for the Tokyo Games were promised priority treatment for COVID-19 vaccines on Monday.
Sports
April 19

Will Japanese Olympians be vaccinated ahead of the public?

The vaccine rollout in Japan has been very slow with less than 1% vaccinated, causing concern about the postponed Tokyo Olympics that are scheduled to open in just over three months.
Sports
April 18

No masks, no worries — for now; Aussies preparing for Tokyo

No masks. No worries. For now.
Sports
April 16

Column: The Tokyo Olympics will go on, but in name only

In 1964, less than two decades removed from World War II, Japan used the Summer Olympics to showcase its astonishing recovery from a horrific defeat.
Sports
April 16

Chen tops Hanyu to win men's free skate at World Team Trophy

Three-time world champion Nathan Chen won the free skate at the figure skating World Team Trophy on Friday to continue his dominance of two-time Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu.
World
April 16

Japan expands virus alert in Tokyo area as surge spreads

Japan decided to raise the coronavirus alert level in the capital's three neighboring prefectures and a fourth area in central Japan on Friday to allow tougher measures as a more contagious coronavirus variant spreads and adds to doubts about whether the Tokyo Olympics can go ahead.
Sports
April 16

Christian Coleman to miss Olympics despite reduced ban

The man who had been expected to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion will miss the Tokyo Games after failing Friday in an appeal to overturn his ban for missed doping tests.
Sports
April 16

Head of Tokyo Olympics again says games will not be canceled

The head of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday was again forced to assure the world that the postponed games will open in just over three months and not be canceled despite surging COVID-19 cases in Japan.
Sports
April 15

ITF moves rankings cutoff for Olympic tennis to June 14

The WTA and ATP rankings of June 14 will be used to determine which tennis players earn direct entry into the Tokyo Olympics for singles and doubles, a delay of a week to match the change in dates for the French Open.
World
April 15
French President Emmanuel Macron, center, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, right, and French Army General Jean-Louis Georgelin, in charge of Notre-Dame Cathe

Macron visits Notre Dame 2 years after devastating fire

Two years after a fire tore through Paris' most famous cathedral and shocked the world, French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday visited the building site that Notre Dame has become to show that French heritage has not been forgotten despite the pandemic.
Sports
April 15

'Distance makes sense:' Semenya pins Olympic hopes on 5,000

Caster Semenya won the 5,000-meter race at the South African national championships on Thursday in a personal-best time and then said she's likely to focus on long-distance events for the rest of her career.
Sports
April 15

Super-G ace Andrew Weibrecht back on skis for Make-A-Wish

It's been three years since Andrew Weibrecht retired from the U.S. Ski team, but the mountains always beckon.
Sports
April 14

Russia's flag banned but national colors on Olympic uniforms

The Russian flag is barred from the Olympics in a doping dispute. You wouldn't know it to look at the Russian uniforms.
Sports
April 14

Claressa Shields to make MMA debut with PFL on June 10

Two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields has a date and an opponent for her mixed martial arts debut with the Professional Fighters League.
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