Olympic swimmer angry despite win, says hole in suit prevented world record

TOKYO (AP) – How dominant is Hungarian butterfly swimmer Kristof Milak right now? Ask his competitors at the Olympics. Japanese silver medalist Tomoru Honda said he had zero chance of beating Milak in the 200-meter butterfly final on Wednesday. Bronze medalist Federico Burdisso of Italy rated his own chances the same. “I think it was … Read more

Tennis player warns umpire ‘I can die’ amid extreme heat at Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — Bent over in exhaustion before serving. Resting on his racket between points. Grasping for a rubber tube blowing cool air next to his seat on changeovers. Two medical timeouts and one visit from a trainer. Daniil Medvedev was struggling so much with the suffocating heat and humidity at the Ariake Tennis Park … Read more

Biles tries to lead Team USA to third consecutive gold medal

TOKYO (AP) — The greatest gymnast of all time must rally Team USA for the Americans to win their third consecutive gold medal. Simone Biles and her squad trail the team representing the Russian Olympic Committee heading into Tuesday’s women’s gymnastics team final. Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel return to the pool and the U.S. … Read more

Photos: See what teams wore at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

(WRIC) — The 2020 Olympic Games in Japan are underway! On Friday morning, athletes walked with pride as they represented their countries during the opening ceremony. This year’s theme is “United by Emotion.” Check out what the teams wore. Sue Bird and Eddy Alvares, of the United States of America, carry their country’s flag during … Read more

First resident of Olympic Village tests positive for COVID-19, but it wasn’t an athlete, officials say

(NEXSTAR) – The Olympic Village has its first case of COVID-19, Tokyo officials have confirmed. The case, detected via a positive COVID-19 test on Friday, was observed in a “games-concerned personnel” and not an athlete, organizers said in a recent report. The patient’s identity was not disclosed, though they were listed as a non-resident of … Read more

Olympian Jordan Chiles’ mother to enter federal prison on day her daughter competes

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – After the Olympics begin next week in Tokyo, Vancouver’s Jordan Chiles could become a household name as part of the U.S. gymnastics team. But the same day she is expected to compete for Olympic team gold, her mother, Gina Chiles, is set to report to federal prison. Gina Chiles pleaded guilty … Read more