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Reports: Cost of Tokyo Olympic delay put at about $2 billion, 2020 November 29

TOKYO (AP) - The cost of the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Olympics is estimated to be just under $2 billion, or about 200 billion yen.

Japan’s Kyodo news agency and the Yomiuri newspaper both reported the figure on Sunday citing unnamed sources close to games organizers.

The ...

Olympic test event in China called off amid travel concerns, 2020 November 28

Another test event for the 2022 Beijing Olympics was called off Saturday, when bobsled and skeleton officials canceled plans to have a training week and World Cup race on a newly built track to end this year’s sliding season.

The decision comes just days after luge officials also canceled ...

Friday Sports in Brief, 2020 November 28

NFL

BALTIMORE (AP) - With reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson under quarantine as part of an outbreak of COVID-19 that has ravaged the Baltimore Ravens, the team has turned its focus from breaking out of a slump to simply getting healthy and back to practice.

The Ravens have more than ...

Former NBA lottery pick saw wave of Nigerian players coming, 2020 November 27

Fifteen years after Ike Diogu was a first-round NBA draft pick, Nigerians are setting records.

Diogu was the lone Nigerian-American among a group of international players selected back in 2005. This year, a whole starting five and then some could be built from all the picks with Nigerian ties.

“I ...

Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to host 18 test events, 2020 November 27

TOKYO (AP) - The postponed Tokyo Olympics are getting a kickstart.

Local organizers on Friday announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May.

The Tokyo Olympics are set to open on July 23, 2021, after being postponed eight months ago because of ...

Sakamoto dominates women's short program at NHK Trophy, 2020 November 27

OSAKA, Japan (AP) - Kaori Sakamoto added another jump to her repertoire and came away with the lead after Friday’s short program at the NHK Trophy, the final event of the figure skating Grand Prix series.

The 2018 Four Continents champion from Japan opened her routine with a double axel ...

100-meter world champion Coleman appeals doping ban to CAS, 2020 November 26

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Men's 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman has formally appealed against his two-year ban for missing multiple doping tests, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Thursday.

The court also received an appeal by the World Athletics governing body against a decision to clear women's 400-meter ...

Belarus' Olympic body faces IOC punishment amid protests, 2020 November 25

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The IOC said Wednesday it is weighing formal punishments for Olympic officials in Belarus after widespread reports of reprisals against athletes amid protests against the country’s disputed presidential election.

The authoritarian leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, claimed a sixth presidential term after an August election seen ...