• Olympics Latest: Judoka Takato claims Japan's 1st Tokyo gold
    The Canadian Press

    Olympics Latest: Judoka Takato claims Japan's 1st Tokyo gold

    TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Naohisa Takato has won Japan’s first gold medal at its home Olympics, beating Taiwan’s Yang Yung-wei in the men’s 60-kilogram judo final. Kosovo’s Distria Krasniqi beat Japan’s Funa Tonaki in the women’s 48-kilogram final less than an hour before Takato made sure his team wouldn’t have a double heartbreak on the opening day of competition in

  • The Canadian Press

    Novak Djokovic withdrawing from National Bank Open: tournament director

    MONTREAL — Tennis Canada says a slew of top players have withdrawn from the 2021 National Bank Open. The tournament, formerly known as the Rogers Cup, is set to begin Aug. 6 in Montreal, Que. Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, David Goffin and Stan Wawrinka have all withdrawn. No reason was given for Djokovic's withdrawal, while Thiem and Wawrinka are recovering from their injuries. Goffin is still suffering from an ankle injury. Djokovic is a four-time champion in Canada, having won titles in 2007,

  • Looking at Tokyo Olympics through the lens of the 1964 Games
    The Canadian Press

    Looking at Tokyo Olympics through the lens of the 1964 Games

    TOKYO (AP) — Just 19 years after devastating defeat in World War II, the 1964 Tokyo Olympics showcased the reemergence of an innovative country that was showing off bullet trains, miniature transistor radios, and a restored reputation. Japan's resiliency is on display again, attempting to stage the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the midst of a once-in-a century pandemic. The challenge is different, and this time there is widespread public opposition that has divided the country over the health