2020 Olympics

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Olympic champ Biles triumphs in return to competition

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — The jitters were obvious and unmistakable. A step out of bounds on floor exercise. A hop back on vault. An uncharacteristic slip off the uneven bars. Simone Biles needed them. Maybe deep down, the Olympic gymnastics champion wanted them too, if only to help her figure out whether she was truly mentally … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Olympic champ Biles triumphs in return to competition

IRVINE, Calif.  | Missy Franklin misses out at US Nationals

IRVINE, Calif. — Missy Franklin missed out at the U.S. national championships, failing to qualify for the two biggest meets leading up to the 2020 Olympics. Franklin didn’t make the final in either of her events and as a result will miss next month’s Pan Pacific championships in Tokyo and the 2019 world championships. She … Continue reading IRVINE, Calif.  | Missy Franklin misses out at US Nationals

IRVINE, Calif. | Ledecky cruises to easy win in 800 free at US Nationals

IRVINE, Calif.  — Katie Ledecky cruised to a nearly 11-second victory in the 800-meter freestyle Wednesday on the opening night of the U.S. national championships. Ledecky was under her own world-record pace through the first 300 meters before dropping off and finishing in 8 minutes, 11.98 seconds on Wednesday night. She failed to crack the … Continue reading IRVINE, Calif. | Ledecky cruises to easy win in 800 free at US Nationals

TOKYO  | Tokyo company debuts Mobile Mosque ahead of 2020 Olympics

TOKYO  — A large white and blue truck pulls up outside a stadium in central Japan and slowly expands into a place of worship. Welcome to the Mobile Mosque. As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world for the 2020 Summer Olympics, a Tokyo sports and cultural events company has created a mosque … Continue reading TOKYO  | Tokyo company debuts Mobile Mosque ahead of 2020 Olympics

TOKYO | The 2020 Olympics will open in 2 years, and the heat is on

TOKYO — The 2020 Olympics will open in two years, and the heat is on. Since being awarded the games, which will be the largest ever with 33 sports and 339 events, Tokyo organizers have had to deal with a series of setbacks ranging from stadium and construction delays, natural disasters and a mascot scandal. … Continue reading TOKYO | The 2020 Olympics will open in 2 years, and the heat is on

TOKYO | The Latest: Tokyo says addressing heat key to 2020 Olympics

TOKYO — The Latest on the heat wave in Northeast Asia (all times local): 5:40 p.m. On the hottest day so far this year, the governor of Japan’s capital says that measures to deal with the heat are one of the pillars of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The temperature reached 39 degrees Celsius (102 degrees … Continue reading TOKYO | The Latest: Tokyo says addressing heat key to 2020 Olympics

TOKYO | SoftBank invests in ‘handy Japan’ hotel technology service

TOKYO — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank is investing in a mobile device service for hotel guests, called handy Japan, offering tourist spot information and internet access. Terms of the deal, announced Monday, were not disclosed. Handy, developed by Hong Kong-based Tink Labs, is available in 650,000 rooms in 4,000 hotels in 82 countries. It rolled … Continue reading TOKYO | SoftBank invests in ‘handy Japan’ hotel technology service

Tokyo cuts estimated tab for 2020 Olympics to $12 billion

TOKYO/December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The latest price tag for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been trimmed slightly, but is still nearly twice the initial estimate even after a major cost-cutting effort. The organizers said Friday that the event will cost a total 1.35 trillion yen ($11.9 billion). In their release, Tokyo 2020 officials said … Continue reading Tokyo cuts estimated tab for 2020 Olympics to $12 billion