Olympic swim venue ready and now comes hard part: COVID-19, 2020 October 24

TOKYO (AP) - Tokyo opened its new Olympic swimming venue on Saturday, and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike pointed out that it was finished eight months ago, just weeks before the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year by the coronavirus.

“We have now completed all the new venues,” Koike said. ...

Nathan Chen dominates again in Skate America short program, 2020 October 24

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Looking like a world champion even this early in the figure skating season, Nathan Chen easily won the short program at Skate America on Friday night with a personal best score.

Performing to Flamenco music in a spicy routine, the two-time world gold medalist and four-time ...

AP source: NBA targeting Dec. 22 as start to coming season, 2020 October 23

The NBA may be back before Christmas and fans could return to games at some point next season, if one plan considered by the league's board of governors becomes reality.

The board is targeting a Dec. 22 start to what would be a season of 70 to 72 games, with ...

Sliding track for 2022 Beijing Olympics to get 1st test, 2020 October 23

The sliding track built for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is about to get its first test.

With athletes from many nations - including the U.S. - unable to take part because of coronavirus and travel concerns, the certifying process for the track at the Yanqing Sliding Center northwest of ...

Rio gold medalist Esposito has 2nd chance to defend title, 2020 October 23

Chloe Esposito announced in late January that a “wonderful, unexpected surprise” had occurred and that she wouldn’t be able to defend her modern pentathlon title at the Tokyo Olympics.

“My husband, Matt Cooper, and I are bringing a mini Cooper into this world in August,” Esposito said on social media. ...

Australia scraps plans for games in Europe amid COVID spike, 2020 October 22

SYDNEY (AP) - Football Federation Australia says it has canceled plans for its national teams to hold European training camps in November because of the “ongoing and evolving risks associated with COVID-19."

Plans had been in the advanced stages for two international friendlies in London in November but the FFA ...

In key pre-Olympic season, pandemic disrupts figure skating, 2020 October 21

With the Summer Olympics in Tokyo delayed a year by the coronavirus pandemic, not much attention has been paid to the Winter Games scheduled for February 2022 in Beijing.

Except for by those who participate in the sports that compete on the ice and snow - in particular figure skating, ...

Italian swim team reports 10 more positive cases, 2020 October 20

ROME (AP) - The Italian swim team’s preparations for the Tokyo Olympics were put on hold after 10 more athletes tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday.

World champions Simona Quadarella and Gabriele Detti are among those who contracted COVID-19 at a high-altitude training camp in Livigno, the Italian Swimming ...