Israeli racewalker recalls surviving 1972 Munich massacre, 2020 August 7

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Just before heading to sleep on Sept. 4, 1972, Israeli Olympic racewalker Shaul Ladany lent his alarm clock to wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg, a fellow Israeli delegation member known by his nickname “Muni,” who had an early morning practice to run.

Ladany, a reserve artillery ...

Israeli team's massacre overshadows sports at 1972 Olympics, 2020 August 7

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - The 1972 Munich Olympics were marked by historic achievements and unprecedented controversy but will be forever defined by devastating catastrophe.

In hosting the 1972 Munich Games, West Germany was eager to erase the stain of the 1936 Games in Berlin that came to symbolize ...

Michael Phelps, fellow Olympians open up about suicide, depression in new documentary, 2020 August 7

LOS ANGELES — Athletes Stephen Scherer, Jeret Peterson and Kelly Catlin have two things in common: They all reached their dream of becoming Olympians, and they all died by suicide.

Olympians are known for pushing their bodies to the extreme but much less understood are the mental and emotional rigors ...

Olympic skater Alvarez achieves another goal: his MLB debut, 2020 August 6

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly knew about Eddy Alvarez’s background as an Olympic medalist in speedskating, and also knew that didn’t necessarily mean he could hit a slider.

After all, Alvarez was a 30-year-old infielder still stuck in the Marlins' farm system.

Then in spring training, and again during summer ...

London Marathon to feature only elite runners, unique route, 2020 August 6

LONDON (AP) - The pandemic-delayed London Marathon will be staged on Oct. 4 using a different route than usual and with only elite runners participating.

Rather than starting in Greenwich in east London, there will be a looped 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course featuring 19.8 laps around St James’s Park within a ...

AP Was There: Black fists raised at '68 Mexico City Olympics, 2020 August 6

EDITOR’S NOTE - With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was transmitted from the 1968 Olympic s on the day of the 200 meter dash. Gold medalist Tommie Smith and ...

AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead, 2020 August 6

Aug. 9

1936 - Jesse Owens becomes the first American to win four Olympic gold medals as the United States sets a world record in the 4x100 relay at the Berlin Games. The record time of 39.8 seconds lasts for 20 years.

1950 - Lusty Song, driven by Delvin Miller, ...

AP Sportlight, 2020 August 6

Aug. 7

1907 - Walter Johnson wins the first of his 417 victories leading the Washington Senators to a 7-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

1952 - 74-year-old Bion Shively drives Sharp Note to victory in the third heat of the Hambletonian Stakes.

1982 - Speed Bowl wins the Hambletonian ...