Olympic games

August 07, 2018 - 9:24 am
A majority of U.S. athletes responding to an anti-doping survey said they feel pressure from higher-ups to win medals, and the spotlight shines only on those who pile up victories. Though athletes have often cited the win-at-all-costs culture as a reason they cheat, only a slim number of those...
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August 07, 2018 - 6:25 am
ICHIHARA, Japan (AP) — Kristi Merritt and Sahvanna Jaquish homered as the United States beat South Africa 7-0 in five innings to remain undefeated at the women's softball world championship on Tuesday. Merritt hit a three-run homer in the second inning to give the defending champions a 4-0 lead,...
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A staff demonstrates a new face recognition system used for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games during a press conference in Tokyo Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The NeoFace technology developed by NEC Corp. will be used across the Olympics for the first time as Tokyo organizers work to keep security tight and efficient at dozens of venues during the 2020 Games. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 07, 2018 - 12:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — A facial recognition system will be used across an Olympics for the first time as Tokyo organizers work to keep security tight and efficient at dozens of venues during the 2020 Games. The NeoFace technology developed by NEC Corp. will be customized to monitor every accredited person —...
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August 04, 2018 - 1:36 am
ICHIHARA, Japan (AP) — Alison Aguilar and Delaney Spaulding drove in three runs each as the United States beat Taiwan 7-0 Saturday to improve to 2-0 in Group A at the women's softball world championship, a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Aguilar hit a bases-loaded double in a five-run second...
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Croatia's Damir Martin competes in the Men's Single Sculls Repechage 1 during the 2018 European Championships at the Strathclyde Country Park, near Glasgow, Scotland, Friday Aug. 3, 2018. (Ian Rutherford/PA via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 6:22 am
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Not thinking anymore about his world record in the 100-meter breaststroke is bringing Adam Peaty closer to beating it again. The Olympic champion started his quest for a ninth European long-course title on Friday by setting a new championship record, bouncing back from a...
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Olympic champion Simone Biles competes on the vault during the U.S. Classic gymnastics competition Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. Classic is Biles first competition since the 2016 Games. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
July 28, 2018 - 8:26 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The jitters were obvious and unmistakable. A step out of bounds on floor exercise. A hop back on vault. An uncharacteristic slip off the uneven bars. Simone Biles needed them. Maybe deep down, the Olympic gymnastics champion wanted them too, if only to help her figure out...
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Katie Ledecky swims to a win in the women's 800-meter freestyle during the U.S. national championships swimming meet Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 26, 2018 - 8:04 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky led all the way to win the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. national championships on Thursday night, earning a second individual event to swim in Japan next month. Ledecky touched first in 1 minute, 55.82 seconds, second-fastest in the world this year behind her...
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FiLE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, Russia's Tatyana Lebedeva in action on her way to winning the silver medal in the Women's long jump at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin. The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed on Thursday July 26, 2018, the IOC decision to disqualify Tatyana Lebedeva along with fellow Russian athlete Maria Abakumova, losing their appeals to CAS for doping offenses at the 2008 Olympic Games.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
July 26, 2018 - 3:48 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian athletes Tatyana Lebedeva and Maria Abakumova lost their appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday and were stripped of three silver medals for doping at the 2008 Olympic Games. CAS confirmed the IOC decisions in 2016 to disqualify the pair plus...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2016, file photo, U.S. Olympic team coach Bob Bowman listens to a question during a news conference at the U.S. Olympic team swimming trials in Omaha, Neb. Bowman, the longtime coach of retired 23-time Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, has acknowledged and apologized for inappropriate text messages that were sent from his cellphone to former Olympic swimmer Caroline Burckle in 2011. At the time, Bowman was a coach for the U.S. national team, along with Sean Hutchison, who was also said to be involved in the texting. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
July 25, 2018 - 8:41 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Bob Bowman, the longtime coach of retired 23-time Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, has acknowledged and apologized for inappropriate text messages that were sent from his cellphone to former Olympic swimmer Caroline Burckle in 2011. At the time, Bowman was a coach for...
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July 24, 2018 - 8:10 am
Ryan Lochte is calling his latest suspension "crazy" and says it will stoke his competitive fires as he gets ready for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 12-time Olympic medalist and longtime U.S. swimming star tells guest host Tim Reynolds in the latest episode of "PodcastOne Sports Now" that his...
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