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For some bobsled hopefuls, the Olympics may be a click away

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 17th - 1:08am

USA Bobsled and Skeleton typically has staff spending part of the spring and summer months on the road recruiting, looking for new talent and luring them with the potential of representing their country in the Olympics.

Park City race canned as bobsled worlds moved to Germany over coronavirus worries

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 15th - 11:05am

This season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships were awarded Tuesday to Altenberg, Germany, and moved out of Lake Placid, New York, because of concerns across many winter sports about the coronavirus pandemic and potential travel complications for those coming to North America.

Organizers, IOC trying to remove doubts over Tokyo Olympics

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 8th - 8:16am

The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers are trying to convince the public that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will take place next year despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

LA2028 unveils diversity logo; CEO preaches need for change

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 1st - 11:55am

On a day the Los Angeles Olympic organizing committee unveiled an interactive logo it hopes will represent the diversity of the city, the chairman of LA2028 reiterated the need to push for a change to the long-standing rule that bars political protests on the medals stand.

Olympic flame going on display in Japan Olympic Museum

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 31st - 6:13am

The Olympic flame is going on display in Tokyo, just a short walk from the new National Stadium where it was supposed to be burning a month ago.

Olympic speedskater details alleged abuse from national team coach

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 25th - 9:28pm

A short track speedskater who competed in the 2018 Olympics declined a spot on the national team this year because of what he described as verbal and emotional abuse from the head coach.

Tokyo Games postponement presents quandary for ticket buyers

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:23pm

When it comes to Olympic tickets, the Latin expression “caveat emptor” often applies: “Let the buyer beware.”

Bird's Nest and Water Cube: Beijing venues were stars, too

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 16th - 9:21pm

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 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Olympics return to antiquity at the 2004 Athens Games

Chris Lehourites, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 7:37pm

When the Olympics returned to Athens in 2004, they also returned to antiquity.

AP WAS THERE: 1980 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 11:25am

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 Huntsville Times on August 7, 1980. The story is published as it appears in the newspaper.

Cold War rivalries split the Olympics in Moscow in 1980

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 10:22am

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 1980 Olympics in Moscow.

In 1976, Comaneci's perfect 10s made her the perfect one

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 8th - 9:05am

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. AP Sports Writer Tim Reynolds interviewed Nadia Comaneci about her “perfect” performance at the Montreal Olympics and her life since.

AP WAS THERE: 1976 Montreal Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 8th - 9:03am

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 Montreal during the 1976 Olympics, focusing on the phenomenon that was 14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci. The story is reprinted here as it ran in The Miami Herald on July 21, 1976 using the contemporary style terminology and including any published errors.

Man born in Hiroshima lights 1964 Tokyo Olympic cauldron

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 5th - 1:42pm

Yoshinori Sakai was born in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, the day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city.

AP Was There: Don Schollander wins 4 gold medals in swimming

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 5th - 1:33pm

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 Tokyo during the 1964 Olympics. The story appeared on Oct. 19, 1964 in the Victoria Daily Times in British Columbia, Canada. It looks at the four gold medals won in swimming by American Don Schollander — a record at the time — and three gold and a silver by fellow American Sharon Stouder. It is reprinted here as it ran in the Victoria Daily Times (British Columbia, Canada), using the contemporary style terminology and including any published errors.

Mills wants activism to be remembered more than gold medal

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 5th - 1:30pm

A few years before Billy Mills won his gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the Native American was several floors up in front of an open hotel window,standing on a chair and ready to jump.

AP WAS THERE: 1956 Melbourne Olympics "Blood in the Water"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 3rd - 11:56am

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 published in The Charleston News and Courier on Dec. 6, 1956, during the Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. It was written by Murray Rose, an Associated Press sports writer and editor for 46 years who died in 1999 at the age of 84. Rose, who retired in 1979, was an integral part of the AP’s Olympic staff and covered international sports on every continent except Antarctica. This story appears as it was published in the newspaper that day. Please note that the Russia player mentioned in the 6th paragraph was listed as V. Tropokov. The player was V. Prokopov.

USOPC opens books, gives more detail about sports funding

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 3rd - 10:26am

New financial reports from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee include unprecedented detail about money that goes to the sports organizations it oversees — a feature the federation is hoping will help followers decipher the U.S. Olympic system's often opaque accounting picture.

AP WAS THERE: 1952 Helsinki Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 2nd - 10:23am

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 published in The Sunday Star in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 3 1952. The story, describing Czech Republic distance runner Emil Zatopek capturing gold at the 1952 Olympics in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters as well as the marathon is reprinted here as it ran using the contemporary style, terminology and including any published errors.