Severe power outages as Typhoon Nanmadol travels towards Tokyo

At least 17 people so far have been injured from the typhoon

Originally Published: 18 SEP 22 23:33 ET Updated: 19 SEP 22 03:23 ET By Junko Ogura, Heather Chen and Jake Kwon, CNN (CNN) -- More than 300,000 households across southwestern Japan have been left without power after Typhoon Nanmadol made…

U.S.A. defeats Spain to move to the Olympic semifinals

Durant scores 29, US reaches Olympic semis, tops Spain 95-81

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Back and forth they went, the three-time defending Olympic champions from the U.S. on one side, the reigning Basketball World Cup champions from Spain on the other. The difference: The Americans had Kevin Durant. He’s never…

Sydney McLaughlin breaks her own world record at the Olympics

McLaughlin outsprints teammate Muhammad for hurdles record

TOKYO (AP) — Sydney McLaughlin broke her world record Wednesday and won the Olympic 400-meter hurdles gold, finishing in 51.46 seconds in yet another close victory over U.S. teamate Dalilah Muhammad. McLaughlin came from behind after the last hurdle to…

Caeleb Dressel wins another gold medal

Dressel claims 4th Olympic victory in 50 free

TOKYO (AP) — Securing his place as one of the biggest stars of the Tokyo Olympics, Caeleb Dressel won his fourth gold medal with a victory in the 50-meter freestyle Sunday. Dressel cruised to a relatively easy win in the…

Team U.S.A. shut out by Japan in softball final

Japan beats US 2-0, turns incredible DP to win softball gold

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — They marched single file onto the podium near shortstop with the blank expressions of the condemned. When silver medals were handed out, they dangled them around each other’s necks like weights. Eyes were red and damp.…

Team USA gymnastics go for gold

Biles tries to lead Team USA to third consecutive gold medal

TOKYO (AP) — The greatest gymnast of all time must rally Team USA for the Americans to win their third consecutive gold medal. Simone Biles and her squad trail the team representing the Russian Olympic Committee heading into Tuesday’s women’s…

U.S.A. basketball snaps winning streak

US loses to France 83-76, 25-game Olympic win streak ends

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The final buzzer sounded and France barely celebrated. To them, beating the United States again wasn’t really a surprise. And that might be the biggest indicator yet that the Americans — even after three consecutive Olympic…

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

The Tokyo Olympics ends Aug. 8

By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press TOKYO (AP) - The Tokyo Games have arrived at last, after a yearlong delay. They're a multinational showcase of the finest athletes of a world fragmented by disease. They're also steeped in the political and…

USWNT snapped 44-game winning streak

Sweden stuns US 3-0 in women’s soccer at Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Sweden didn’t have to bunker down on defense against the Americans this time. Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and the Swedes stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday in the…

No fans allowed at the Olympics

Japan bans fans at Tokyo-area Olympics venues due to virus

TOKYO (AP) — Fans will be banned from Tokyo-area stadiums and arenas when the Olympics begin in two weeks, the city’s governor said Thursday after meeting with organizers of the pandemic-postponed games. That means the Olympics will be a largely…

A new sport climbs its way to the Summer Olympics

Climbing to make its Olympic debut at Tokyo Games

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Climbing’s standing as a niche sport has always been a part of its appeal. A rock wall can be a place of solitude or of camaraderie with a small group of fellow climbers. There are…

Al eyes are on the USA women's soccer team

The U.S. women are the team to beat in Tokyo

U.S.A (AP)-- The United States women’s national soccer team has something to prove at the Tokyo Olympics. It’s not so much about revenge after a surprising loss to Sweden at the 2016 Rio Games but, rather, a new goal: The…

Serena Williams opts out of Olympics

Williams says she will not play at the Tokyo Olympics

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams said she will not go to the Tokyo Olympics, but did not want to say why during her pre-Wimbledon video conference with reporters Sunday. “I’m actually not on the Olympic list. ... Not that…

How organizers plan to make the Olympics happen

Japan has expanded it's COVID-19 state of emergency

Originally Published: 14 MAY 21 04:33 ET Updated: 14 MAY 21 10:15 ET By George Ramsay, CNN (CNN) -- Despite protests from the public, skepticism from stakeholders and an ongoing state of emergency in Tokyo and other prefectures, organizers maintain…

Japanese PM Suga expects to invite Biden to Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics open on July 23

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday he expects to invite President Joe Biden to the Tokyo Olympics when he visits the United States next month. Suga, who is expected to visit the White House on April…

Olympics marathon moved because of heat fears

The marathon and long-distance walking events at next year's Olympics have been moved from Tokyo to Sapporo to avoid a repeat of the recent World Championships in Doha where athletes toiled in searing heat and humidity.

Typhoon Hagibis death toll rises to 72

The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis has risen to 74 in Japan, as thousands of residents remain without power or water and evening temperatures hover around 15 degrees Celsius (59 Fahrenheit), according to public broadcaster NHK.