BEIJING (AP) — The Beizhong International Travel Agency in the eastern city of Tianjin has had only one customer since coronavirus outbreaks that began in July prompted Chinese leaders to renew city lockdowns and travel controls.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state prosecutor has decided not to file criminal charges against police who shot and killed an antifascist fugitive wanted in the highly publicized death last year of a right-wing demonstrator in Portland, Oregon, last year.
Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament came out of the band’s pandemic sabbatical — which he spent recording a solo album, painting and he dabbled in Olympics analysis with his friend Kenny Mayne — to catch some live music this summer. He saw Guns N’ Roses and Brandi Carlile rocking the stage — and the densely packed masses of fans that came out for a good time.
The organizing committee for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics elevated its top marketing officer, Kathy Carter, to CEO on Tuesday as it ramps up preparations for the Games that are now less than seven years away.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A popular California ski resort whose name included a derogatory term for Native American women changed its name to Palisades Tahoe Monday. Resort officials had begun searching for a new name last year amid a reckoning over racial injustice.
TOKYO (AP) — Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on Feb. 4.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A lawmaker in Poland says a second Belarussian athlete, an equestrian who was excluded from the country's Olympic team after criticizing state authorities, has been given a humanitarian visa and refuge in Poland.
GENEVA (AP) — Two senior Olympic officials from Kuwait, one reputed to be the “kingmaker” of IOC elections and another who is president of swimming’s international governing body, have been targeted by the U.S. Department of Justice for suspected racketeering and bribery related to FIFA and international soccer politics, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have added veteran reliever David Robertson to their taxi squad and are expected to recall him from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Jacques Rogge, who led the International Olympic Committee for 12 years as president, dies at age 79.
US soccer star Megan Rapinoe has said she is “inspired” by her fiancée and basketball player Sue Bird, after they both walked away from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with medals in their respective fields.
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Olympic gymnast Sunisa Lee is going to “stay off social media for a bit” after her medal-winning performances at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, as she wants to be able to focus on herself.
Simone Biles insists she "didn't quit" the Olympics as she opens up on mental health struggles and hits back at her critics.
Tom Daley hopes he can be a good role model to LGBT youth after he won his first-ever Olympic gold medal on Monday (26.07.21) in the synchronised diving event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
With COVID-19 cases hitting a two-month high in Tokyo, it comes as no surprise the Japanese government is expected to declare a new state of emergency that will run through the upcoming Summer Olympics.
The Summer Olympics will have much less international flair than usual.
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — This year's freestyle World Cup could have been one of the most intriguing wrestling tournaments outside of the Olympics in years.