(NEW YORK) -- Let's face it, a lot of Americans who love the Olympics don't sit glued to our seats watching swimming, track and field or cycling in the years between each games. But when the flame is lit in Tokyo on July 23,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The Tokyo Olympics will expand its lineup of competitions with three sports that have long been championed for recognition on the global stage: skateboarding, surfing and indoor climbing.For decades, these sports were largely represented in the U.S. by white and male... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Nursing mothers will be allowed to bring their children to the Tokyo Olympics this summer.Earlier this year, officials announced their decision to bar all foreign spectators from attending the games, which includes any of the visiting athletes' families. Officials also recently... Read More.
(EUGENE, Ore.) -- This summer, American sprinter Allyson Felix will head to the Olympics for the fifth time, but it will be her first Olympics as a mom.Felix, 35, placed second in the 400-meters race Sunday at the U.S. Track & Field Olympic trials... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka will not compete in this year's Wimbledon, the second consecutive Grand Slam tournament she has missed due to what she has said are her mental health struggles.Osaka, who lives in the U.S. but plays for Japan, will... Read More.
(TOKYO) — With the postponed Tokyo Olympics set to kick off next month, it's still unclear if any fans will be in attendance to cheer on the elite athletes.The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has already ruled that spectators from abroad won't be allowed "due... Read More.
(TOKYO) -- The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers unveiled Wednesday a new set of "playbooks" for how they plan to hold a safe and successful Games in Tokyo this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic.The latest version provided more details than the first edition... Read More.
(TOKYO) -- With only a few months left to go before the Tokyo Olympics are set to begin, one of Japan’s top officials suggested that the games could be canceled or carried out without fans.“If it seems impossible to go on with the games,... Read More.
By LUKE BARR, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The ranking member on the Homeland Security Committee on Monday urged President Joe Biden to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.In a letter sent to Biden and obtained by ABC News, Republican New... Read More.
By MORGAN WINSOR and ANTHONY TROTTER, ABC News (TOKYO) -- The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee announced Thursday that Seiko Hashimoto has been appointed president, a week after the previous leader was forced to resign over sexist comments he made suggesting women talk too... Read More.
By ROSA SANCHEZ, ANTHONY TROTTER and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (TOKYO) -- Yoshiro Mori, the embattled president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, resigned Friday following backlash over sexist comments he made suggesting women talk too much in meetings."As of today,... Read More.