Olympic opening ceremonies

FILE - This 1900 file photo shows the eastern part of a busy boulevard in Paris, France in the year 1900. No opening ceremony. No closing ceremony. And many of the athletes at the 1900 Paris Games had no idea they even competed at the Olympics. But the second edition of the Olympics had female athletes competing for the first time. (AP Photo/File)
July 23, 2020 - 12:09 pm
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. Here are some of the highlights of the 1900 Olympics in Paris. No opening ceremony. No closing ceremony. And many of the athletes at the...
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Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori arrives for the first meeting of the “Tokyo 2020 New Launch Task Force" in Tokyo, Thursday, March 26, 2020, two days after the unprecedented postponement was announced due to the spreading coronavirus. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 26, 2020 - 2:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics need new dates for the opening and closing ceremonies in 2021. Nothing much can get done until those dates are worked out by the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese government and Tokyo organizers. “We must decide this soon, otherwise it will be hard to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2018, file photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and his wife Iriana wave during the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia's hosting of the Asian Games and a record haul of gold medals has swelled national pride, providing a boost to the re-election campaign of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. (AP Photo/Dita Alangakara, File)
September 02, 2018 - 5:36 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's hosting of the Asian Games and a record haul of gold medals have swelled national pride, boosting the re-election campaign of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. The 2-week games ended Saturday with Indonesia fourth on the medal table behind China, Japan and South...
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