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UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Treading water: Stanford swimming star and Gonzaga Prep graduate Daniel Roy can’t find a place to swim

This was supposed to be the week Daniel Roy vied for an NCAA national swimming title.


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Jim Litke: The ‘no-win’ Olympics gets another chance

Long after other major sports leaders tore up their calendars, the International Olympic Committee is headed to the sidelines.


Helene Elliott: IOC ultimately made the smart decision by postponing Tokyo Olympics until 2021

Spurred by a near-rebellion by the federations of several countries who feared for the safety of their athletes while the COVID-19 pandemic rages, the International Olympic Committee came to its …


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Postponement puts former Gonzaga great Rui Hachimura’s Olympics dreams on hold

Roughly a year ago, former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura was in a commercial promoting the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He was set to lead Japan’s team at the Games …


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021

The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the …


Tekoa native Susannah Scaroni among athletes in limbo as Olympics, Paralympics hang in balance

Athletes across the globe are left in limbo, and many are unable to train with gyms, fields and courts closed to the threat of the coronavirus.


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk at another Olympics crossroads

MIAMI – For the second consecutive year, it looks like an Olympic dream deferred for Miami Heat center Kelly Olynyk, a result of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics possibly being postponed …


UPDATED: Sun., March 22, 2020

IOC looking at postponing Tokyo Olympics in 4 weeks of talks

The IOC will look at postponing the Tokyo Olympics during four weeks of talks amid mounting criticism by athletes and sports officials during the coronavirus pandemic.


UPDATED: Sat., March 21, 2020

USA Track & Field calls for Tokyo Olympics postponement, joining USA Swimming

USA Track & Field called on the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee to push for postponing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, adding to the growing momentum to delay the Games.


Q&A: How long until news if Olympics will open?

The Tokyo Olympics have reached a critical phase


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Wave of surfers’ support seals Tahiti as 2024 Olympic venue

The surfing events at the 2024 Paris Olympics will be held on the other side of the world in Tahiti.


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Japan Olympic Minister: Games could be held any time in 2020

Japan’s Olympic minister says the contract to hold the Tokyo Games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020.


Tokyo organizers, government take offensive on virus threat

Tokyo Olympic organizers and the Japanese government have gone on the offensive following a senior IOC member saying the 2020 Games were being threatened by the spread of a viral …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

IOC member casts doubt on postponing or moving Tokyo Games

A senior member of the International Olympic Committee is casting doubt on the possibility of postponing, moving or scattering this summer’s Tokyo Games because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, saying …


Too early to say whether virus threatens Olympics, WHO says

A top World Health Organization official says it’s too soon to say whether the Tokyo Olympics are at risk of being cancelled or moved because of the virus outbreak spreading …


Engineer to Olympian: Damian Quintero ready for karate in Tokyo

Damian Quintero had to split his time between practice, graduate school and his day job as an aeronautical engineer before becoming one of Spain’s most successful karate athletes.


1980 Lake Placid Olympics still resonate four decades later

Scott Hamilton gets goosebumps at the mention of Lake Placid.


Tokyo, IOC officials reiterate that the Olympics are on

Tokyo Olympic organizers have repeated their message at the start of meetings with the IOC that the 2020 Games will not be waylaid by the virus spreading from neighboring China.


AP Interview: Nenad Lalovic says wrestling strong heading to Tokyo

The head of the international governing body for wrestling tells The Associated Press the sport is thriving across the world and looking for more growth.


Six months to go: A look at the Tokyo Olympic medal count

The Tokyo Olympics open in exactly six months, and the United States and China are picked to finish 1-2 in the overall medal count and the gold-medal count.


Downtown Tokyo’s homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics

The dozens of homeless people sleeping in shuttered Tokyo subway stations worry that with Japan’s image at stake authorities will force them to move ahead of the Olympics.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Larry Stone: Allegations, punishment involving Astros, Patriots and Russia unlikely to deter cheaters as financial motivation grows

It was Sophocles, the Greek tragedian, who said, “I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.”


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Decision by WADA puts Russia’s Olympic future in peril

The chances of the Russian flag flying at next year’s Olympics took a potentially lethal hit Friday when anti-doping regulators recommended the country be declared noncompliant for tampering with data …


Tokyo Olympics: Japanese, English – but where’s the French?

The French language has been almost invisible during the drawn-out preparations for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Locally: Former Gonzaga Prep, Gonzaga pitcher Wyatt Mills named to USA Baseball roster

Wyatt Mills has his sight set on the Olympics.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Sex-abuse reports on rise; SafeSport Center seeks more money

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is fielding 55% more reports of sex abuse and other misconduct in 2019 than it did last year, leading to an increasingly urgent debate over …


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019

Spokane-area Olympians to talk about their experiences

Four Olympians from the Spokane area will reflect on their experiences at the world’s highest level of competition as part of a panel discussion Tuesday evening at the Downtown Spokane …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Bullying probe calls for sensitivity training for WADA

Among the conclusions from an investigation into bullying against WADA athlete’s rep Beckie Scott was that the agency’s leaders undergo sensitivity training. While concluding no bullying existed, investigators found a …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland

Rory McIlroy will likely play in the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland. The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision two days before the start of the PGA Championship at …


Tokyo Olympics cut spending; sports federations unhappy

The Tokyo Olympics are caught between the proverbial rock and hard place. Tokyo organizers are trying to cut spending under pressure from the International Olympic Committee. The IOC has been …