Olympic games

Latroya Pina of Cape Verde waits to start in her heat of the women's 100m freestyle at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. When Pina first learned to swim at the Boys and Girls Club in East Providence, Rhode Island, she couldn't have known she'd one day compete at the Olympics with her siblings. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 25, 2019 - 6:01 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — When LaTroya Pina first learned to swim, she couldn't have known she'd one day compete at the Olympics with her siblings. Of course, she dreamed of it. As an 11-year-old at Boys and Girls Club nationals she won two gold medals and promptly stated her goal was to become...
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IOC President Thomas Bach, right, performs mock fencing with Japanese junior high school student Yui Hashimoto during a Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 One year to Go ceremony event in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Bach is a former Olympic fencer and won a team gold medal at the 1976 Montreal Games. Fans, sponsors and politicians celebrated the day around the Japanese capital, displaying placards and clocks showing 365 days to go until the opening ceremony on July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, Pool)
July 24, 2019 - 12:51 am
TOKYO (AP) — Gold, silver, and bronze Olympic medals were to get their first public viewing on Wednesday as Tokyo organizers marked exactly a year until the games open. Fans, sponsors and politicians were celebrating the day around the Japanese capital, displaying placards and clocks showing 365...
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In this Thursday, July 18, 2019, photo, robots of mascots of Olympics "Miraitowa," left, and Paralympics "Someity" are shown to the media at Toyota Motor Corp. headquarters in Tokyo. The mascot robots’ eyes change to the images of stars and hearts. The Japanese automaker Toyota, a major Olympic sponsor, is readying various robots for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
July 21, 2019 - 10:27 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp., a major Olympic...
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United States' Katie Ledecky reacts as she leaves the pool after the women's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 21, 2019 - 4:36 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky is usually there in the end, her endurance powering her to the wall well ahead of the competition. Someone else got there first at the world championships on Sunday night. Ariarne Titmus of Australia chased down Ledecky over the last lap to win the 400-...
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July 21, 2019 - 5:10 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini knows what she's talking about when it comes to family separation for asylum seekers, having fled her native Syria four years ago. Mardini empathizes with families currently separated along the U.S. southern border. "This is the most...
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July 19, 2019 - 1:34 pm
DENVER (AP) — A report examining the U.S. Olympic system urges a move away from the "money for medals" funding system and a reconfigured board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee that would give more power to athletes. The USOPC called for the document, a 113-page report delivered this...
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China's Sun Yang takes a break during a training session at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 19, 2019 - 11:50 am
GENEVA (AP) — China's star swimmer Sun Yang wants a public trial at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in September to defend himself against alleged doping rule violations that risk a ban from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Friday, lawyers for Sun said...
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China's Cao Yuan and Xie Siyi perform in the men's 3m synchro springboard final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jin-man Lee)
July 13, 2019 - 9:58 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Xie Siyi and Cao Yuan won the men's 3-meter springboard synchro on Saturday to complete a Chinese sweep of all three diving events on the opening day of the world championships. Xie and Cao finished with 439.74 points, well ahead of the second-place pair of Jack Laugher...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after receiving a red card during Copa America third-place soccer match against Chile at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
July 06, 2019 - 11:21 pm
SÃO PAULO (AP) — For a match that didn't mean much, there was a lot going on as Argentina defeated Chile 2-1 to finish third in the Copa América on Saturday. It ended with Lionel Messi being sent off and boycotting the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing. "We shouldn't take part in this...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, center left, and Chile's Gary Medel, center right, scuffle as referee Mario Diaz, from Paraguay shows the red card to both of them during the Copa America third-place soccer match at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
July 06, 2019 - 11:16 pm
SÃO PAULO (AP) — After another frustrating Copa América ending, Lionel Messi boycotted the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing and "corruption," claiming Argentina had not been treated fairly. Following defeats in the last two finals, Messi had a sudden end to this year's tournament by being...
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