LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Nina Bocharova, an Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast in the first Soviet Union team sent to a games, has died. She was 95.
Julian Alaphilippe lost the Tour de France yellow jersey after receiving a time penalty for an illegal bottle in stage five.
Mallory Weggemann, two-time Paralympian, reflects on the anniversary of becoming a Paralympic swimming champion as she announces her book.
Primoz Roglic, led out by American Sepp Kuss, won the Tour de France's fourth stage, its first summit finish, on Tuesday.
On a day the Los Angeles Olympic organizing committee unveiled an interactive logo it hopes will represent the diversity of the city, the chairman of LA2028 reiterated the need to push for a change to the long-standing rule that bars political protests on the medals stand. “I don't believe anti-racist speech is political speech,” Casey Wasserman said. Wasserman has sent a letter to IOC President Thomas Bach outlining his position and the need for reform of Rule 50, which bans protests on the medals stand — the most famous of which came from U.S. sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos in 1968.
Allyson Felix, Gabby Douglas and Billie Eilish are among the athletes, artists and celebrities who have created logos for the 2028 L.A. Olympics.
Seven U.S. Open tennis players were put in "a bubble in the bubble" after Frenchman Benoit Paire tested positive for the coronavirus.
Caleb Ewan won Tour de France stage three, while yellow jersey contenders readied for a summit finish in stage four on Tuesday.
John Thompson, the Georgetown men's basketball coach for 27 seasons who was also a U.S. Olympic team head coach, has died at age 78.
TOKYO (AP) -- The Olympic flame is going on display in Tokyo, just a short walk from the new National Stadium where it was supposed to be burning a month ago.
VIDEO SHOWS: OLYMPIC FLAME DISPLAY CEREMONY / SOUNDBITES FROM MORI AND YAMASHITA / LANTERN WITH OLYMPIC FLAME INSIDE ON DISPLAY / EXTERIORS OF NATIONAL STADIUM / OLYMPIC RINGS WITH NATIONAL STADIUM IN BACKGROUND SHOWS: TOKYO, JAPAN (AUGUST 31, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. TOKYO 2020 PRESIDENT YOSHIRO MORI HANDING OLYMPIC FLAME, INSIDE LANTERN, FORMALLY TO JAPANESE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (JOC) PRESIDENT YASUHIRO YAMASHITA 2. YAMASHITA PUTTING LANTERN ON PEDESTAL 3. CEREMONY UNDERWAY 4. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) TOKYO 2020 PRESIDENT, YOSHIRO MORI, SAYING: "Next year, this flame will be carried by about 10,000 torchbearers and will light the Olympic cauldron. We would like to make efforts towards this so that we can ensure a great success of the Games." 5. VARIOUS OF OLYMPIC TORCH ON DISPLAY IN MUSEUM 6. MORI'S MOBILE PHONE RINGING WITH RINGTONE OF RUGBY WORLD CUP THEME SONG 'WORLD IN UNION' / MORI TURNING PHONE OFF 7. JOC LOGO ON WALL 8. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) JAPANESE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (JOC) PRESIDENT, YASUHIRO YAMASHITA, SAYING: "I suppose athletes aiming to participate in the Olympics and Paralympics are training hard every day while having great anxiety (due to COVID-19). I am confident that this flame, which is displayed today, will be moral support for such athletes." 9. VARIOUS OF MORI AND YAMASHITA POSING NEXT TO LANTERN 10. VARIOUS OF LANTERN WITH OLYMPIC FLAME INSIDE ON DISPLAY 11. VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF NATIONAL STADIUM 12. NATIONAL STADIUM / JAPANESE OLYMPIC MUSEUM 13. VARIOUS OF JAPANESE OLYMPIC MUSEUM LOGO 14. VARIOUS OF CAMERAMAN FILMING OLYMPIC RINGS 15. VARIOUS OF OLYMPIC RINGS WITH NATIONAL STADIUM IN BACKGROUND STORY: The Olympic flame will go on display at the Japanese Olympic Museum, which is located next to the National Stadium built for the now re-arranged Games, from Tuesday (September 1). At a low-key ceremony to mark the flame display's unveiling on Monday (August 31), Tokyo officials reiterated their stance that the Olympics next year will be a symbol of hope for the world still recovering from the novel coronavirus pandemic. The flame was last seen in Fukushima after the torch relay was cancelled following its arrival from Greece but before it could start on the planned tour of Japan after the decision to postpone the Games in March. With the Olympics postponed until 2021, organisers had been discussing how best to store and present the Olympic flame whilst in Japan. They have chosen to display the flame at the JOC museum which is near the National Stadium purpose-built for the Games. The flame is held in a small lantern and will be on display in the corner of the museum's lobby. To limit crowds gathering to view the flame there will be a reservation system with a designated date and time. The flame will be on display from Sept. 1-Nov. 1. (Production: Jack Tarrant)
Julian Alaphilippe, the darling French rider of the 2019 Tour de France, reclaimed the yellow jersey by winning stage two of this year's Tour in Nice.