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 from the Paris Games of 1924 was published in the Aberdeen American newspaper on July 9. The story is published as it appears in the newspaper despite several punctuation errors and one major error is the description of the 800-meter race. There was no Olympic runner in that race named Leon Stafford. But William Richardson attended Stanford University and at the time the AP put in schools or clubs and referred to that particular university as Leland Stanford. It is unclear who made the error. Note also the language to describe DeHart Hubbard. The American long jumper was the first Black athlete to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics.
With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of the Summer Games. This story was published in the St. Albans (Vermont) Daily Messenger newspaper on August 23, 1920. The story is published as it appears in the newspaper, using the contemporary style and any published errors. The marathon winner was Hannes Kolehmainen, not Kolehminen, and his challenger in the race was Chris Gitsham, not Charles Gitsham.
Joe Reedy, Associated Press | PostedJul 27th - 12:10am
which has the U.S. media rights through the 2032 Summer Games — had already done most of its features and taped promos before the International Olympic Committee postponed the games in March. With hardly any access to athletes currently, the network is asking them to chronicle their revised training routines for any updates or new features.
Steve Douglas, Associated Press | PostedJul 26th - 11:55am
Hannes Kolehmainen was the first of the “Flying Finns.” Duke Kahanamoku was the father of modern surfing. Jim Thorpe was the modest, uncomplicated Native American who might be the greatest athlete ever.
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 1904 Olympics on the day of the marathon. The story is reprinted here as it ran in The San Bernardino County (California) Sun on Aug. 31, 1904, using the contemporary style, terminology and including any published errors. Note that Fred Lorz, who would later win the 1905 Boston Marathon, is identified in this report as Fred Lorg.
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 Kalamazoo Gazette on July 17, 1900. The story is published as it appears in the newspaper, including errors and language of the time.
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two in Alameda County Superior Court in Northern California and one in Orange County Superior Court in Southern California. Among individuals named in the suits are former U.S. Olympic and national team coach Mitch Ivey, former U.S. national team director Everett Uchiyama and former coach Andrew King.