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United States' Damian Lillard (6) defends the ball against Nigeria during an exhibition basketball game Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas.

Shocker as U.S. falls to Nigeria 90-87 in pre-Olympic basketball opener

United States' Damian Lillard (6) defends the ball against Nigeria during an exhibition basketball game Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas.

July 10, 2021, 7:47pm National Sports

If there was any expectation of invincibility for USA Basketball heading into the Tokyo Olympics, it’s already gone — after Nigeria shocked the Americans 90-87 on Saturday night. Read story

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach (on-screen) and Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto, left, wave at the beginning of the five-party meeting in Tokyo, Thursday, July 8, 2021.

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

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach (on-screen) and Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto, left, wave at the beginning of the five-party meeting in Tokyo, Thursday, July 8, 2021.

July 8, 2021, 3:08pm Nation & World

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. Read story

Kara Winger competes during the finals of the women's javelin throw at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Eugene, Ore.

Vancouver’s Kara Winger qualifies for her fourth Olympic Games

Kara Winger competes during the finals of the women's javelin throw at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Eugene, Ore.

June 26, 2021, 7:11pm Clark County Sports

Former Vancouver resident Kara Winger qualified for her fourth Summer Olympic Games by placing second in the women's javelin on Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Read story

Jordan Chiles competes on the balance beam during the women's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Friday, June 25, 2021, in St. Louis.

Biles soars to lead, Chiles 3rd at U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials

Jordan Chiles competes on the balance beam during the women's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Friday, June 25, 2021, in St. Louis.

June 25, 2021, 8:24pm National Sports

Simone Biles is primed for Tokyo. The world and Olympic gymnastics champion put on a dazzling display during the U.S. Olympic Trials on Friday. Read story

Kara Winger celebrates during the qualifying round for women's javelin throw at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Friday, June 25, 2021, in Eugene, Ore.

Winger into women’s javelin finals at U.S. Olympic trials

Kara Winger celebrates during the qualifying round for women's javelin throw at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Friday, June 25, 2021, in Eugene, Ore.

June 25, 2021, 3:37pm Clark County Sports

It was a one-and-done kind of day for Kara Winger at Hayward Field. Read story

Kara Winger won the gold medal in the women's javelin at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Starting Friday, June 25, 2021, the Skyview High grad will begin qualifications in Eugene, Ore., for a fourth Olympic Games.

Kara Winger takes aim at fourth Olympics

Kara Winger won the gold medal in the women's javelin at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Starting Friday, June 25, 2021, the Skyview High grad will begin qualifications in Eugene, Ore., for a fourth Olympic Games.

June 23, 2021, 6:54pm Clark County Sports

Kara Winger, the former Vancouver resident and graduate of Skyview High School, will start her attempt to make the Tokyo Games in the women’s javelin on Friday afternoon at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. If successful, it will be Winger's fourth Olympic Games. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots in front of Houston Rockets forward Khyri Thomas during the second half on Monday in Portland.

Lillard explains reasons for deciding to play in Olympics

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots in front of Houston Rockets forward Khyri Thomas during the second half on Monday in Portland.

June 17, 2021, 6:10pm Blazers

Damian Lillard has a whole slew of reasons why he decided to play for USA Basketball at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

Lillard tells USA Basketball he’s in for Olympics

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

June 16, 2021, 2:36pm Blazers

Portland guard Damian Lillard has told USA Basketball officials that he will play for the national team in this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, a person with knowledge of the decision said Wednesday. Read story

Jordan Chiles performs in the floor exercise during the Winter Cup gymnastics competition Saturday at Indianapolis.

Prairie High alum Jordan Chiles wins Winter Cup

Jordan Chiles performs in the floor exercise during the Winter Cup gymnastics competition Saturday at Indianapolis.

February 27, 2021, 9:06pm National Sports

Prairie High grad Jordan Chiles — who contemplated leaving elite gymnastics to focus on her impending college career at UCLA — posted the highest all-around score of 57.050 on Saturday at the Winter Cup in Indianapolis. Read story

The International Olympic Committee, led by President Thomas Bach, is pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled and will not open on July 23. The Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now their future appears threatened again.

Amid cancellation talk, Tokyo Olympics ‘focused on hosting’

The International Olympic Committee, led by President Thomas Bach, is pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled and will not open on July 23. The Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now their future appears threatened again.

January 21, 2021, 7:33pm Nation & World

IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled. Read story