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Freeman lights up Sydney Olympics to kick off new millennium, 2020 August 14

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 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

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After igniting the cauldron to open the first Games ...

Freeman's legacy endures long after Sydney's flame went out, 2020 August 14

In a momentary pause between reality sinking in and her victory celebrations fully starting, Cathy Freeman looked toward a track official and twirled her index finger to signal a full circuit.

It wasn’t a question of if, but for how long.

Within seconds, she had an Australian flag and the ...

Saluting statue to be removed from Amsterdam Olympic Stadium, 2020 August 14

AMSTERDAM (AP) - A bronze statute of an athlete saluting with an outstretched arm reminiscent of the gesture made infamous at rallies in Nazi Germany is to be removed from outside Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium because the salute has links to fascism, a spokeswoman for the stadium said Friday.

The 3-meter ...

Australian survey: younger Olympians more willing to protest, 2020 August 14

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - An Australian survey shows a higher proportion of younger Olympians would be prepared to use games venues or medal podiums as a platform for demonstrations.

The International Olympic Committee’s Rule 50.2, which forbids demonstrations or political, religious or racial propaganda in games venues, has come under ...

A flame, a look, one of the Olympics' most powerful moments, 2020 August 13

ATLANTA (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. Here are some of the highlights of the 1996 Atlanta Games, where Muhammad Ali provided the greatest moment before the ...

AP WAS THERE: 1996 Atlanta Olympics, 2020 August 13

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 sent on the AP wire in the early-morning hours of July 27, 1996, as the city of Atlanta awakened to ...

Summer of Women: Females stole the show at 1996 Olympics, 2020 August 13

ATLANTA (AP) - Dot Richardson still remembers those two kids, hanging over the railing after the U.S. team captured the first gold medal in Olympic softball, both wanting to get a touch of history.

One a girl. The other a boy.

“I tried to reach toward them,” Richardson said, her ...

AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead, 2020 August 13

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1921 - Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Mary Browne, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to win the U.S. women’s national tennis title at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia.

1931 - Helen Wills Moody beats Eileen Bennett Whitingstall 6-4, 6-1 to capture the women’s title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association ...