Day 11 of postponed Tokyo Games finally brings summer heat, 2020 August 4

TOKYO (AP) - Tuesday would have been Day 11 of the 2020 Olympics. And it finally brought what was feared the most before the pandemic postponed the games for a year: A hot and humid Tokyo summer day.

After some showers and mild temperatures for the first 10 days, Tuesday ...

Ex-gymnastics coach faces sentencing in Nassar-related case, 2020 August 4

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar.

Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty by a jury in February of a felony and a misdemeanor ...

List 3/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic, 2020 August 3


Artistic World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, from Feb. 20-23: China team withdrew.

All-Around World Cup in Milwaukee on March 7: Russia team withdrew.

Artistic World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, from March 14, Day 3 of 4, canceled.

Artistic World Cup in Doha, Qatar on March 18-21 postponed to June ...

List 2/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic, 2020 August 3


African Olympic canoe slalom qualifier in Basel, Switzerland from March 14-15 canceled.

Pan American canoe slalom championships (Olympic qualifier) in Rio de Janeiro from April 3-5 canceled.

Asian championships in Pattaya, Thailand from April 22-24 canceled.

Asian Olympic canoe sprint qualifier in Pattaya, Thailand on April 26 cancelled.

European ...

List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 August 3


Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled.

Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from Feb. 14-16: China team withdrew.

Diving World Series in Beijing from March 7-9 canceled.

Men’s Water Polo World League from March 12 postponed.

Women’s Water Polo World League from March 12 postponed.

"Blood in the Water:" War in the 1956 Olympic pool, 2020 August 3

Quentin Tarantino called a documentary film about it “the best untold story ever.” Even allowing for the famed director's Hollywood-spawned hyperbole, generations of sports fans have never heard of one of the most extraordinary events in Olympic history.

It was dubbed “Blood in the Water” and centers on a water ...

AP WAS THERE: 1956 Melbourne Olympics "Blood in the Water", 2020 August 3

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - 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. This story was published in The Charleston News and Courier on Dec. 6, 1956, during the Olympics in Melbourne, ...

BOYCOTT GAMES: Former US water polo star looks back on 1980, 2020 August 3

CHICAGO (AP) - When the Tokyo Olympics was pushed back by the coronavirus pandemic, Peter Schnugg texted his niece, Maggie Steffens, to apologize. Schnugg had made plans to travel to Japan to watch Steffens try for a third consecutive gold medal with the U.S. women's water polo team.

Olympic disappointment ...