McKayla Maroney, former Olympic gold medalist, checks into ER for ‘severe pain’

Former U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney revealed Thursday she checked into an emergency room after suffering from “severe pain.” Maroney, the 25-year-old gold medalist, posted the update on her Instagram…

Belarusian Olympic body elects Lukashenko’s son as leader

The Belarusian Olympic Committee elected the son of President Alexander Lukashenko as leader on Friday, despite both men being suspended by the IOC and barred from the Tokyo Games. The decision increases…

Ex-US Olympic gymnastics coach dies by suicide after human trafficking, other charges announced

John Geddert, the former U.S. Olympic gymnastics coach charged with several crimes including human trafficking, died by suicide, the Michigan attorney general’s office said Thursday. No other details were released,…

Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Olympic president

Seiko Hashimoto has appeared in seven Olympics, four in the winter and three in the summer — the most by any “multi-season” athlete in the games. She made even more…

Rural governor talks of canceling local Olympic torch relay

A governor in a western Japanese prefecture is talking about canceling torch relay events in his area ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.  Gov. Tatsuya Maruyama of Shimane prefecture on Wednesday…

Sydney police say 1996 Olympic swimmer ran drug syndicate

Former Olympic swimmer Scott Miller was in custody on Tuesday and charged with drug trafficking after Australian police seized methamphetamine valued at 2 million Australian dollars ($1.6 million) and accused…

Pandemic shakes up Olympic gymnastics qualification

The United States, Russia and China were each given an extra entry to the Olympic women’s gymnastics competition in Tokyo on Wednesday after the coronavirus pandemic forced a shake-up in…

2-time Olympic champion Ted Ligety to retire after worlds

Ted Ligety’s young son recently brought home a medal he earned at ski school and wondered if dad had any of his own. The two-time Olympic champion rummaged around to…

Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterate ‘we will hold the games’

The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee had a simple message Tuesday for fellow members of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party. The games will happen. “No matter what situation…

FIBA holds draws for Olympic basketball tournaments

USA Basketball won’t have to wait long for intrigue at the Tokyo Olympics. The U.S. men will open the Olympics against France on July 25, and the U.S. women were…