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Which U.S. athletes have qualified to compete at the Tokyo Olympics?

The first U.S. athlete qualified for these Summer Games in July 2019. The United States is expected to send about 600 athletes to Tokyo.
  • May 15, 2021

Olympic officials are determined to have a Tokyo Games despite Japan’s growing doubts

The International Olympic Committee says it can deliver a safe Olympics without overburdening Japan’s health-care system. Many doctors and nurses don’t agree.
  • May 1, 2021
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The do’s and don’ts of going maskless

What the CDC’s updated mask guidance means for you. And, what to expect at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • Apr 29, 2021

Will the Tokyo Olympics happen?

Already postponed a full year, the Tokyo Games are scheduled to get underway July 23. Here's how the organizing committee expects to handle the coronavirus this summer.
  • Apr 28, 2021

Olympic officials uphold rule that bars athlete protests, ignoring U.S. calls for change

The decision by the IOC sets up a possible conflict with American officials, who have said they won’t punish athletes who protest this summer.
  • Apr 21, 2021

Despite rise in coronavirus cases, IOC confident Games will carry on

IOC officials remain steadfast the Games will be held this summer even as Japan prepares for another state of emergency to combat the virus.
  • Apr 21, 2021

Everything you need to know about the Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics are on course to take place this summer. Here’s a complete guide to the Games.
  • Apr 14, 2021

Katie Ledecky posts world-leading times in three races, erasing doubts about pre-Olympic form

Ledecky showed she is shaping into Olympic form early with impressive victories at the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Mission Viejo, Calif.
  • Apr 12, 2021

Behind new law, the FBI is getting into anti-doping, but not everyone wants the help

The FBI was ramping up its anti-corruption efforts even before the Rodchenkov Act passed, but some international entities question its jurisdiction.
  • Apr 9, 2021

With morning finals at this Summer Olympics, U.S. swimmers learn the ‘Tokyo twist’

Aimed at getting medal events live in prime time in the United States, an inverted schedule tests the mental and physical discipline of American athletes.
  • Apr 8, 2021