Tokyo Olympics

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Springsteen makes Olympic debut, falls short in qualifier

KAMIYOGA, Japan (AP) — Jessica Springsteen had no luck going solo in Tokyo. Perhaps she'll do better with a band. The daughter of famed rocker Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band wife, Patti Scialfa, failed to qualify for the Olympic individual jumping finals at Tokyo's Equestrian Park. She'll ride again Friday night as part of America's four-rider entry in the jumping team event. The 29-year-old's Olympic debut was off […]

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Entertainment

Sneaking a peek: Fans find creative ways to glimpse Olympics

MISHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Olympics this year have no spectators, at least officially. Only a few outlying venues are allowed even 50% of capacity. But the Japanese people of Tokyo and its environs are finding subtle ways of getting a glimpse of the competitions in their midst. They are lining the streets to catch a glimpse of busses, even if they have no idea who is inside. They are […]

today07/30/2021 7

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Olympic athletes to put on own medals at Tokyo ceremonies

TOKYO (AP) — Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will put their medals around their own necks to protect against spreading the coronavirus. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says it's a "very significant change" to traditional medal ceremonies. Bach says medals "will be presented to the athlete on a tray and then the athlete will take the medal him or herself." Medals will be placed on a tray by a […]

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Bruce Springsteen’s daughter makes Olympic equestrian team

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The daughter of rock icon Bruce Springsteen and singer-songwriter Patti Scialfa has been selected as one of four riders on the U.S. jumping team that will compete at the Tokyo Olympics. Twenty-nine-year-old Jessica Springsteen is making her Olympic debut. She has said being selected would fulfill a lifelong dream. Springsteen will team with Kent Farrington, Laura Kraut and McLain Ward when the equestrian competition begins Aug. […]

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Tokyo Olympics still undecided on fans — or no fans at all

TOKYO (AP) — The question of allowing any fans at all into Tokyo Olympic venues is still being debated with a decision unlikely to be announced before the end of the month. That would be just a few weeks before the Olympics are to open on July 23. Fans from abroad have already been banned. Tokyo organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto originally said she would announce a decision in April […]

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New Tokyo Olympic president tries to assure Japan on safety

TOKYO (AP) — The new president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has begun holding weekly news conferences hoping to win over a doubting Japanese public. Seiko Hashimoto is trying to assure everyone that the postponed Olympics will be safe and secure. Polls show about 80% of Japanese think the games should be postponed again or canceled amid the pandemic. She also wants to ease fears around the torch relay. […]

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