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Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020), attends a news conference with Toshiro Muto, left, CEO of Tokyo 2020, after a council meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (Kimimasa Mayama/Pool Photo via AP)

Fans from abroad unlikely for postponed Tokyo Olympics

- Associated Press

The new president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee stopped short of saying there would be no foreign fans at this year’s games, but she certainly hinted at it Wednesday after online talks with IOC President Thomas Bach and others.

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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2016, file photo, then U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, talks with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Maracana Stadium before the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ban is being asked to rule on an ethics complaint filed against the International Olympic Committee by a human-rights group representing Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool)

Ban Ki-moon asked to act on complaint against Beijing Games

- Associated Press

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is being asked to rule on an ethics complaint filed against the International Olympic Committee by a human-rights group representing Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China.

China: Calls for 2022 Winter Olympics boycott doomed to fail

Associated Press

Calls for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on human rights grounds are “doomed to failure,” a Chinese government spokesperson said Wednesday, as lawmakers and political advisers began converging on China's capital for the biggest annual gathering of the political calendar.

This July 27, 2019, file photo shows gold medalist United States' Katie Ledecky posing with her medal following the women's 800m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Like everyone else, Ledecky was forced to shelve her plans when the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Instead of looking far into the future, the five-time Olympic champion swimmer switched to a more immediate mindset. Forget that the four-year cycle leading to the 2024 Paris Olympics is already underway. Ledecky is still working toward making a big splash at this summer's delayed Tokyo Games.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File) **FILE**

Ledecky wins easily in 1st major swim meet amid pandemic

- Associated Press

Like everyone else, Katie Ledecky was forced to shelve her plans when the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Instead of looking far into the future, the five-time Olympic champion swimmer switched to a more immediate mindset.

Lake Placid raising cash for Olympic hockey monument

Associated Press

It’s been 41 years since the U.S. Olympic hockey team left a lasting impression at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, and now there's a push to build a monument celebrating that special moment.

Collin Morikawa, left, and Billy Horschel check the 18th green before putting during the third round of the Workday Championship golf tournament, Feb. 27, 2021, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Trevor Simsby gets unusual shot at WGC and holds his own

- Associated Press

The latest World Golf Championship event has gone to nine venues with five title names since it began in 1999. What hasn't changed is a field that pulls in players from all over the world, some of whom have next to no name recognition.

Efrain Álvarez left off US Olympic soccer training roster

- Associated Press

LA Galaxy midfielder Efrain Álvarez was left off the United States 31-man training roster ahead of Olympic qualifying for North and Central America and the Caribbean after being included by both the Americans and Mexico on preliminary squads.

Laurie Hernandez performs in the floor exercise during the Winter Cup gymnastics competition, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Olympic gymnast Hernandez enjoys solid return at Winter Cup

- Associated Press

The nerves were there. They were unavoidable, really. Yet rather than greet them with anxiety or fear as she did the last time she stood on the competition floor, Laurie Hernandez embraced them.

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- Associated Press

Feb. 28

Toronto Raptors assistant coach Sergio Scariolo talks to center Aron Baynes (46) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Scariolo is filling in for head coach Nick Nurse, who is under coronavirus protocol. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Powell, Lowry help depleted Raptors beat Rockets

- Associated Press

Norman Powell scored 30 points, Kyle Lowry had a triple-double and the depleted Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets 122-111 on Friday night.

John Geddert watches his students during practice in December 2011. Geddert, a former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar, killed himself Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, hours after being charged with turning his Michigan gym into a hub of human trafficking by coercing girls to train and then abusing them. Geddert faced 24 charges that could have carried years in prison had he been convicted. (Greg DeRuiter/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Human trafficking charges novel approach in gymnastics case

- Associated Press

The human trafficking case brought against a former U.S. Olympics women’s gymnastics coach hours before he killed himself could signal a new approach to policing a sport already dogged by a far-reaching sexual abuse scandal involving a one-time team doctor.