2020 Tokyo Olympics

Olympics finally to start, 1 year later and far from Tokyo

FUKUSHIMA, Japan ((DailyNews)) — Skippy the yellow kangaroo with green paws was affixed to the first base dugout railing, watching the Australia Spirit become the first team to work out …

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An Olympics like no other, Tokyo perseveres to host Games

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — It’s an Olympics like no other — and the Tokyo Games are surely that — but this is an event that has persevered through wars, boycotts and …

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Five years on, Rio de Janeiro chases elusive Olympics legacy

RIO DE JANEIRO ((DailyNews)) — With the Olympics about to kick off in Tokyo, the prior host is struggling to make good on legacy promises. Brazil’s government is providing assurances …

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Japan to declare virus emergency lasting through Olympics

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — Japan is set to place Tokyo under a state of emergency that would last through the Olympics, fearing an ongoing COVID-19 surge will multiply during the Games. …

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Osaka says Djokovic, Michelle Obama, others reached out

NEW YORK ((DailyNews)) — Naomi Osaka says former first lady Michelle Obama and sports stars Novak Djokovic, Michael Phelps and Stephen Curry were among those who reached out to offer …

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Fans banned at Olympics; Tokyo under state of emergency

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — Fans were banned from the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympics which will open in two weeks, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said after meeting with IOC and Japanese organizers on …

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AP Exclusive: Full-blown boycott pushed for Beijing Olympics

Groups alleging human-rights abuses against minorities in China are calling for a full-blown boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, a move likely to ratchet up pressure on the …

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The Latest: US endorses Pfizer COVID shot for kids 12 and up

NEW YORK—U.S. health advisers have endorsed use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in kids as young as 12. The Food and Drug Administration earlier in the week cleared the expanded use …

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