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Tokyo Olympics

At an extraordinary Olympics, acts of kindness abound

TOKYO (AP) — A surfer jumping in to translate for the rival who'd just beaten him. Long-jumping friends agreeing to share a gold medal rather than move to a tiebreaker. Two runners falling in a tangle of legs, then helping each other to the finish line. In an extraordinary Olympic Games ...

Camacho-Quinn keeps Harrison, US out of win column at track

TOKYO (AP) — Considering where she was for the last Olympics — sitting at home — 100-meter hurdler Keni Harrison couldn't complain about the silver medal she won this time around. Still, in this event, Americans are used to gold. Maybe they were looking in the wrong place. Jasmine ...

Olympic gold puts Schauffele among golf’s elite players

KAWAGOE, Japn (AP) — Golf's biggest trophies tend to be silver and green. Xander Schauffele knows this as well as anyone because he has been close enough to dream of winning them. No one doubted his impressive skill set or questioned why he has been in or around the top 10 in the world for ...

Olympic volunteers strive to tell their earthquake stories

RIFU, Japan (AP) — Atsushi Muramatsu's handmade flyers are the size of a business card, written in several languages. "Welcome to Miyagi Stadium," one reads. "The gymnasium next door was the largest morgue for tsunami victims." Over a decade after the massive earthquake and tsunami ...

What a recovery! Hassan falls, gets up and wins 1,500 heat

TOKYO (AP) — Sifan Hassan's bid for a distance treble at the Olympics was nearly derailed Monday when the world champion tripped over another runner and fell at the final bell of her 1,500-meter heat. Amazingly, she ended up winning the race. Hassan tried, but failed, to hurdle over ...

Ross, Klineman advance to face reigning beach queen Ludwig

TOKYO (AP) — April Ross and Alix Klineman put away a Cuban team they had never played before. Next up for the Americans is one of the most familiar faces in all of beach volleyball: Four-time Olympian — and defending gold medalist — Laura Ludwig. Ross and Klineman beat Cuba in ...