With karate currently on another upswing due to its resurgent popularity in movies and television, viewers are hoping to see excitement in a sport that isn’t always as violent as casual sports fans probably believe.
There’s an urgency to the questions about whether the Olympic flame can burn away the fear or provide a measure of catharsis — and even awe — after a year of suffering and uncertainty in Japan and around the world.
Jill Biden embarked on her first solo international trip as first lady, leading a U.S. delegation to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where the coronavirus is surging and COVID-19 infections have climbed to a six-month high.
Al Fong, the personal coach for both Eaker and fellow Olympic alternate Leanne Wong, confirmed the positive test in an email to The Associated Press on Monday. Wong said Eaker, 18, was vaccinated against the novel coronavirus two months ago.
The father of American swimmer Ryan Lochte says his gold medal-winning son arrived back in the United States before a Brazilian judge ordered Wednesday that the passports of Lochte and teammate Jimmy Feigen be seized as authorities investigate their claim they were robbed at gunpoint during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
From Barnwell County to Rio. A small town business is making its mark. They're not competing in the games, but a piece of them is there this week. As Kelly Wiley reports a father and son business duo out of Barnwell are helping keep Olympians safe from mosquitoes as they compete.
The International Canoe Federation has barred five Russian canoeists from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics — including Olympic champion Alexander Dyachenko — after they were named in a report alleging a state-sponsored doping cover-up.
Australia's Olympic team leader is keeping the delegation's 700 athletes or staff out of the Athletes Village for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in the sprawling complex less than two weeks before the start of the games in Rio de Janeiro.