Olympics Latest: Coe for review of marijuana on doping list

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TOKYO (AP) — The Latest connected the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking spot nether dense restrictions aft a year’s hold due to the fact that of the coronavirus pandemic:


Sebastian Coe says helium supports a reappraisal of marijuana’s presumption arsenic a doping substance aft American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson was banned up of the Tokyo Olympics.

The president of World Athletics says a reappraisal is present sensible and “it should be” done.

Coe was astatine the U.S. Olympic trials past period erstwhile the 21-year-old Richardson won the 100 meters successful 10.86 seconds. Her effect was disqualified and she accepted a 30-day prohibition aft she tested affirmative for a chemic recovered successful marijuana.

Richardson said she had smoked to assistance header with her mother’s caller death.

Coe says “I americium atrocious for her that we person mislaid an outstanding talent” from the Tokyo Games but adds the existing rules were interpreted correctly.

He says helium has asked the autarkic Athletics Integrity Unit to enactment with the World Anti-Doping Agency connected reassessing marijuana’s spot connected the prohibited list.

Coe says Richardson’s lack is “a nonaccomplishment to the competition” but helium predicts “she volition bounce back.”


Two superstar surfers person been dethroned astatine the Olympics, wherever their athletics is making its debut.

Hometown leader Kanoa Igarashi of Japan landed an unthinkable 360 aerial reverse connected the formation helium grew up on. The nearly-perfect maneuver sent him flying for 7 seconds supra the h2o and scored him a 9.33, capable to decision Brazilian Gabriel Medina, the world’s top-ranked surfer.

Bianca Buitendag of South Africa chose to hold retired the timepiece again to propulsion disconnected yet different large upset, this clip against American phenom Caroline Marks, who simply could not drawback a bully capable wave.

The finals present travel down to Igarashi and the dominating Brazilian Italo Ferreira, and Buitendag against American Carissa Moore, the reigning satellite champion.


The U.S. women person fallen to Japan 20-18 successful their last pool-play crippled successful 3-on-3 basketball.

Despite the loss, the Americans volition caput into the knockout circular arsenic the apical effect aft compiling a 6-1 grounds implicit 4 days. The semifinals and medal games for the sport’s Olympic debut are acceptable for Wednesday.

With the people of Tuesday’s crippled tied astatine 17, Japan’s Mio Shinozaki made a 2-pointer to springiness her squad the pb for good.

Serbia’s men were 6-0 coming into Tuesday and person locked up a spot successful the semifinals.

The U.S. men did not suffice for the tournament.



Japan’s tennis superstar is retired of the Tokyo Olympics.

Naomi Osaka mislaid to erstwhile French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4 successful the 3rd circular of the Tokyo tournament.

The second-ranked Osaka, who was calved successful Japan and grew up successful the United States, struggled with her usually reliable groundstrokes.

The 42nd-ranked Vondrousova produced a bid of drop-shot winners and different crafty shots that drew Osaka retired of her comfortableness zone.

Osaka won her opening 2 matches successful consecutive sets pursuing a two-month mental-health break. But conditions were antithetic Tuesday with the extortion closed due to the fact that it was raining outside.


Naomi Osaka has mislaid the opening acceptable of her third-round Olympic tennis lucifer against Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic.

Vondrousova won 6-1 against the big country’s superstar.

Osaka won her opening 2 matches successful consecutive sets pursuing a two-month mental-health break. But conditions are antithetic Tuesday with the extortion closed due to the fact that it’s raining outside.

Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron successful Friday’s Tokyo Games opening ceremony.

The 42nd-ranked Vondrousova was the 2019 French Open runner-up.


The U.S. women’s volleyball squad has handed defending golden medalist China its 2nd straight-set loss.

The Americans won a choky archetypal acceptable 29-27 connected their 4th acceptable constituent earlier taking the last 2 sets 25-22 and 25-21. They amended to 2-0 truthful acold successful Tokyo aft sweeping France successful the opener. The U.S. won bronze successful 2016 and is seeking its archetypal golden medal successful the sport.

China is inactive seeking to triumph its archetypal acceptable this tourney having been swept successful the opener by Turkey. The Chinese went 2-3 successful excavation play successful 2016 earlier rallying to triumph the gold.

Jordan Thompson led the Americans with a game-high 34 points.


Pang Wei and Jiang Ranxin person added to China’s medal haul successful shooting, defeating Russians Artem Chernousov and Vitalina Batsarashkina to gain golden successful 10-meter aerial pistol mixed team.

Pang and Jiang won the golden medal lucifer 16 rounds to 14, each earning their 2nd medal of the Tokyo Olympics. Pang and Jiang each took bronze successful the idiosyncratic 10-meter aerial pistol.

China has won 7 medals successful 8 shooting events, including 2 golds.

Medals are presented connected a tray owed to COVID-19 protocols, truthful Pang and Jiang took the medals disconnected the presenter’s tray and placed them astir each other’s necks.

Ukrainians Oleh Omelchuk and Olena Kostevych bushed Serbia’s Zorana Arunovic and Damir Mikec successful the bronze medal match.


A typhoon is bringing wind, rainfall and cooler temperatures to the Tokyo Games.

Archery, rowing and sailing person adjusted their Tuesday schedules, but truthful acold nary different sports person had to marque changes.

In U.S. terms, the typhoon is conscionable a mid-grade tropical storm. And it’s really been a boon for surfers, who are getting large waves for their last time of competition.

It’s a large alteration from the archetypal 3 days of the games, wherever athletes sweltered successful aggravated heat. An archery rival collapsed from heatstroke and tennis players and skateboarders person complained that the vigor is affecting their performance.


Brazilian men and American women are starring the last time of contention successful surfing, which is making its Olympic debut.

Following the quarterfinals, Brazilians Gabriel Medina and Italo Ferreira volition look disconnected against hometown leader Kanoa Igarashi of Japan and Australian Owen Wright respectively.

In the women’s crippled champion Carissa Moore of the U.S. and Japan’s Amuro Tsuzuki volition look disconnected successful the semifinals. The young American phenom Caroline Marks volition spell up against Bianca Buitendag of South Africa.

Moore seems to person yet recovered her footing aft struggling the archetypal 2 days to find momentum successful a humble formation interruption that’s dissimilar the large waves backmost location successful Hawaii.

She predicted yesterday that her teammate Marks, who grew up successful Florida would beryllium the pistillate to beat.

The finals volition beryllium held aboriginal Tuesday, upwind permitting.



Alaska has an Olympic swimming champion.

Seventeen-year-old precocious schooler Lydia Jacoby gave the United States a triumph successful the women’s 100-meter breaststroke, knocking disconnected teammate and defending Olympic champion Lilly King.

Jacoby was the archetypal swimmer from the authorities ever to marque the U.S. Olympic swimming team.

Now, she’s heading backmost to Anchorage with a golden medal, rallying to triumph successful 1 minute, 4.95 seconds.

South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker claimed the metallic successful 1:05.22, portion King gave the Americans different medal by taking the bronze successful 1:05.54.



The American men person mislaid a backstroke contention astatine the Olympic excavation for the archetypal clip 1992.

Russian athletes swept the apical 2 spots successful the 100-meter back, with Evgeny Rylov claiming the golden medal successful 51.98 seconds and teammate Kliment Kolesnikov taking the metallic successful 52.00. The defending Olympic champion, American Ryan Murphy, settled for the bronze successful 52.19.

It was the archetypal backstroke decision for the U.S. men astatine the Olympics since the 1992 Barcelona Games. They won 12 consecutive golds astatine the past six Olympics, including Murphy’s expanse of the 100- and 200-meter backstroke astatine the 2016 Rio Olympics.

But the streak yet ended astatine the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.



Kaylee McKeown has fixed the Australian women different swimming golden medal.

McKeown backed up her presumption arsenic the satellite record-holder successful the women’s 100-meter backstroke with a winning clip of 57.47 seconds. That’s conscionable disconnected the people she acceptable this twelvemonth of 57.45.

The metallic went to Canada’s Kylie Masse successful 57.72, portion erstwhile satellite record-holder Regan Smith of the United States settled for the bronze astatine 58.05.

Coming into the Olympics, Australia had not an idiosyncratic women’s rubric since 2008. Now they person two, with McKeown’s golden coming aft Ariarne Titmus’ triumph Monday successful the 400 freestyle.



Britain has gone 1-2 successful the men’s 200-meter freestyle astatine the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Tom Dean captured the golden successful 1 minute, 44.22 seconds, portion teammate Duncan Scott picked up the metallic successful 1:44.26. The bronze went to Brazil’s Fernando Scheffer astatine 1:44.66.

American Kieran Smith settled for a sixth-place showing aft capturing a bronze successful the 400 free.

Defending champion Sun Yang was banned from the Tokyo Olympics for a doping violation. He is serving a much than four-year ban, though helium could beryllium eligible to instrumentality for the 2024 Paris Games.


The American “A-Team” of April Ross and Alix Klineman person guaranteed themselves astatine slightest 1 much formation volleyball lucifer astatine the Tokyo Olympics.

The U.S. women bushed Spain 21-13, 21-16 connected Tuesday greeting for their 2nd consecutive win. With 1 much crippled successful the preliminaries left, they tin bash nary worse than a three-way necktie for first, which would beryllium breached during a “lucky loser” matchup aft the round-robin.

Ross, a three-time Olympian who has already won metallic and bronze, and first-timer Klineman volition play the Dutch squad of Sanne Keizer and Madelein Meppelink connected Friday.



Flora Duffy has won the Olympic women’s triathlon, earning Bermuda’s archetypal Olympic golden medal and its archetypal medal of immoderate benignant since 1976.

Duffy is simply a two-time erstwhile satellite triathlon bid champion. She’s competing successful her 4th Olympics and is 1 of conscionable 2 athletes representing Bermuda successful Tokyo.

The commencement of the contention was delayed 15 minutes due to the fact that of tempest conditions astir Tokyo Bay. Duffy pumped her arms implicit her caput arsenic she finished the swimming, cycling and moving people successful 1 hour, 55:36 minutes.

The 33-year-old Duffy had ne'er finished higher than eighth successful her erstwhile 3 Olympic triathlons. Bermuda hadn’t medaled astatine the Olympics since boxer Clarence Hill’s bronze successful heavyweight boxing successful Montreal.

Great Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown won the metallic medal and American Katie Zaferes won bronze.

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