• Tokyo Olympics plan hits roadblock over fish market's relocation
    Reuters4 hours ago

    Tokyo Olympics plan hits roadblock over fish market's relocation

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo won the 2020 Olympics on its reputation for efficiency, but a string of blunders has now been compounded by the city's new governor halting relocation of the world's largest fish market, jeopardizing a road needed for the Summer Games. Unless the road

  • Obama welcomes relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians
    The Associated Press5 hours ago

    Obama welcomes relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians

    Relatives of Jesse Owens and America's 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics were welcomed to the White House on Thursday by President Barack Obama for the acknowledgement they didn't receive along with their white counterparts 80 years ago. Along with the relatives of the 1936 African-American

  • Obama celebrates 2016 Olympic athletes at White House
    Reuters

    Obama celebrates 2016 Olympic athletes at White House

    President Barack Obama welcomed the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams to the White House on Thursday to celebrate their record-breaking run in Rio. Hundreds of Olympic athletes clad in red Nike track jackets squeezed into the East Room of the White House as rainy weather forced the reception indoors

  • 1936 Olympians receive overdue recognition at White House
    The Associated Press

    1936 Olympians receive overdue recognition at White House

    Shortly after Jesse Owens returned home from his snubbing by Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Olympics, he and America's 17 other black Olympians found a less-than-welcoming reception from their own government, as well. On Thursday, relatives of those 1936 African-American Olympians will be welcomed to