(Tommy Zaferes/contributed photo)
Two-time U.S. Olympian Katie Zaferes trains on her bike in a tent equipped with a heater and humidifier that takes temperatures above 90 degrees and humidity around 80% — similar conditions to those she'll face in Tokyo for the Olympics in the coming weeks.

Olympians turn to performance technology to gain an edge in Tokyo

By Julie Jag | July 23, 2021, 4:24 p.m.

(Shuji Kajiyama | AP) Fireworks illuminate over the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo.

Three things to watch today at the Tokyo Olympics

By The Salt Lake Tribune | July 23, 2021, 10:43 p.m.

(USA Baseball)
Eddy Alvarez competes for the USA Baseball team in a qualifying tournament. Alvarez, who competed for Salt Lake City Community College in 2011, has been named a flag bearer for the USA contingent in the opening ceremony in Tokyo as he prepares to compete in his second Olympics. He won a silver medal in short-track speedskating in 2014.

Team USA flag bearer Eddy Alvarez returns to the Olympics, this time in baseball, looking for redemption

By Julie Jag | July 23, 2021, 11:37 a.m.

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USA fans cheer for Jake Gibb, and Casey Patterson, in beach volleyball action, USA vs. Spain, at the Beach Volleyball Arena, in Rio de Janeiro, Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Gibb will play in the Tokyo Olympics after all, but with new partner Tri Bourne. Gibb's usual partner, Taylor Crabb, tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Japan.

Tokyo Olympics: Jake Gibb gets new beach volleyball partner in Tri Bourne

By Julie Jag | July 22, 2021, 6:51 p.m.

Kara Eaker performs her balance-beam routine during the U.S. Classic gymnastics event in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 22, 2021. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

After positive COVID test ends her Olympic hopes, Kara Eaker looks forward to competing with U of U gymnastics

By Julie Jag | July 22, 2021, 12:04 a.m.

(Charlie Neibergall | AP) Rhyan White reacts after winning the women's 200 backstroke during wave 2 of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials on Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. The Herriman native is expected to be a medal contender in Tokyo.

Here are all of the athletes with Utah ties at the Tokyo Olympics and a guide to when they compete

By The Salt Lake Tribune | July 21, 2021, 7:17 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Kathleen Noble trains on the Jordan River in Salt Lake City, Thursday, July 8, 2021. Noble is the first rower to qualify from Uganda. She will compete at the Tokyo Olympics in single scull rowing.

Rower Kathleen Noble earned her Olympic spot by training on the Great Salt Lake, Jordan River alongside high school kids

By Julie Jag | July 21, 2021, 4:22 p.m.

(Courtesy of USA Volleyball)
Taylor Crabb, left, and Jake Gibb might be out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after a report surfaced that Crabb tested positive for COVID-19. Gibb hails from Bountiful and was preparing to compete in his fourth Olympics.

Jake Gibb’s Olympic beach volleyball partner, Taylor Crabb, reportedly tests positive for COVID-19

By Julie Jag | July 21, 2021, 7:16 a.m.

(Jeff Roberson | AP) Kara Eaker competes in the floor exercise during the women's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Friday, June 25, 2021, in St. Louis. Eaker, an alternate for the USA Gymnastics squad, tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated. She is the first American athlete to test positive in Japan.

USA gymnast Kara Eaker, a Utah commit, tests positive for COVID-19 in Tokyo

By Julie Jag | July 19, 2021, 6:58 p.m.

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Pro skateboarder Dashawn Jordan is looking forward to the reboot of the Street League Skateboarding Championship Tour, which will begin in Salt Lake City on Aug. 26-27. The SLS wasn't held in 2020 because of the pandemic and had undergone some changes in its vibe before that as it served as a qualifier to the Olympics. Most Olympians competing in street skateboarding are expected to attend the event at the Utah State Fairpark.

Tony Hawk’s first Vert Alert, the Street League tour, and an army of Olympians headed to the Utah State Fairpark

By Julie Jag | July 19, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

(AJ Mast | AP) MyKayla Skinner performs a vault during the U.S. Classic gymnastics event in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 22, 2021.

For Utah’s Olympic athletes, the pandemic’s waiting game may have been the hardest of them all

By Julie Jag | July 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Eugene Hoshiko | AP) Staffs walk at the grandstand as athletes compete during a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Game Cycling BMX Freestyle test event Monday, May 17, 2021, at the Olympic BMX Course of Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympics: A guide to Utah’s top medal contenders, how to watch, and a look at the Games’ newest sports

By Julie Jag | July 18, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

(Jeff Roberson | AP) MyKayla Skinner competes on the beam during the women's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Sunday, June 27, 2021, in St. Louis.

Former Ute gymnast MyKayla Skinner believes she finally got a fair shot — and she’s headed to Tokyo because of it.

By Julie Jag | July 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Alex Goodlett | Special to The Tribune) Natalia Grossman of the Unties States celebrates after completing her last boulder problem during the IFSC Boulder Climbing World Cup at Industry Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Salt Lake City climber Natalia Grossman’s rare World Cup win may be a sign USA Climbing is emerging as an international force

By Julie Jag | May 28, 2021, 9:24 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of USANA) | Team USA speedskater Brittany Bowe, 33, has had to get more serious about nutrition as she has gotten older and as she pursues gold at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Salt Lake City athlete is the reigning world champion in the 1,000 meters.

Speedskater Brittany Bowe deals with ‘mystery meat’ but focuses on nutrition in preparation for Beijing Olympics

By Julie Jag | May 25, 2021, 5:36 p.m.

(Alex Goodlett | Special to The Tribune) Natalia Grossman  of the Untied States (left) and Brooke Raboutou of the United States (right) celebrate after Grossman won the women's bouldering competition in IFSC Boulder World Cup at Industry SLC in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Best friends Natalia Grossman, Brooke Raboutou rep Team USA atop climbing World Cup podium in Salt Lake City

By Julie Jag | May 23, 2021, 4:03 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City native Nathaniel Coleman won the USA Climbing: Bouldering Open National Championships for the third consecutive time at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Saturday, February 3, 2018 in Salt Lake City. Coleman, who has qualified for the Olympics, will compete in three 2021 World Cup events — two in bouldering and one in speed — at SLC Industry over the next two weeks.

Sport climbers to shake off rust, put on Olympic preview at two Salt Lake City World Cups

By Julie Jag | May 22, 2021, 6:14 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of USA Cycing)
Park City native Haley Batten celebrates as she crosses the finish line of the UCI World Cup women's short track race in Nové Mesto, Czech Republic, on Friday, May 14, 2021. Batten took second in Sunday's long-track race to secure a spot on USA Cycling's roster for the Tokyo Olympics.

Park City’s Haley Batten officially an Olympian

By Julie Jag | May 17, 2021, 8:34 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Jan Brychta /mtb-nmnm.cz) Park City native Haley Batten, 22, is coated in mud and elation Friday, May 14, 2021, as she celebrates her first World Cup mountain biking win as an elite in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. Batten placed second in the long-course race Sunday, which should be enough to secure her a spot on the USA team at the Olympics in Tokyo.

Olympics in Haley Batten’s path after Park City mountain biker takes second at World Cup in Nové Mesto

By Julie Jag | May 16, 2021, 5:31 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Jan Brychta /mtb-nmnm.cz)
Park City native Haley Batten, 22, is coated in mud and elation Friday, May 14, 2021 as she celebrates her first World Cup mountain biking win as an elite in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.

Park City native Haley Batten wins World Cup mountain biking event

By Julie Jag | May 16, 2021, 4:02 a.m.

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File) | In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Gregg Berhalter, right, head coach of the U.S. Men's National Soccer team, instructs some of his players during drills in Bradenton, Fla. Berhalter, and the USMNT will play host to Costa Rica at Rio Tinto Stadium on June 9.

Rio Tinto Stadium to host USMNT friendly in June

By Alex Vejar | May 14, 2021, 9:54 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Adolph Imboden sits at table one, his favorite spot inside his Park City restaurant on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Adolph's Restaurant, a favorite of elite skiers from around the world, is closing after 47 years in business.

Adolph’s Restaurant, a Park City institution and ski-racing shrine, will close after nearly 50 years in business

By Kathy Stephenson | April 22, 2021, 2:39 p.m.

(Ryan Galbraith | The Salt Lake Tribune) M. Walker Wallace in 1996.

Businessman M. Walker Wallace, who shaped Utah sports and culture, dies

By Kathy Stephenson | April 19, 2021, 2:42 a.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jim Shea competes in men's skeleton at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002.

Salt Lake Olympics gold medalist charged with child sex abuse in Utah

By The Associated Press | March 31, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

(Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo) Park City's Sarah Hendrickson competes in the women's ski jumping competition at the Gorki Ski Jumping Center during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games Tuesday February 11, 2014. Hendrickson, officially the first woman to compete in the event in the Olympics, finished in 21st place with a 217.6.

Last flight for ski jumping pioneer Sarah Hendrickson of Park City

By Julie Jag | March 27, 2021, 12:04 a.m.

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, appears before the start of a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.

Mitt Romney wants U.S. athletes to compete in the Beijing Olympics, instead calls for an economic boycott

By Julie Jag | March 15, 2021, 7:36 p.m.

United States' Brittany Bowe competes in the women's 1,000 meters during the world single distances speedskating championships Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Newly crowned speed skating world champion Joey Mantia will race for national titles at the Oval this weekend

By Julie Jag | March 5, 2021, 2:54 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP) Ashley Caldwell competes during qualifying in the World Cup women's freestyle aerials skiing event, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at Deer Valley.

Beijing Olympics ‘up in the air’ due to COVID-19, China’s ‘genocide’ of Uighurs

By Julie Jag | March 1, 2021, 2:41 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP) Athletes compete in the single mixed relay during the World Cup biathlon Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Midway, Utah.

Biathlon World Cup to return to Utah in 2024

By Julie Jag | February 25, 2021, 2:14 p.m.

(John Locher | AP) Nathan Chen performs during the men's free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Las Vegas. This week he will participate in the virtual parade for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

Next up for Salt Lake City skating star Nathan Chen: a spot in Joe Biden’s inaugural parade

By David Noyce | January 18, 2021, 6:43 p.m.

(Danny La  |  Tribune file photo)  The colorful suit of South Korea's Sang-Yeop Yeo blurs by  in a turn Men's 1500 meter Speed Skating at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah during the 2002 Winter Games. Salt Lake officials were accused of blurring lines by offering bribes to IOC officials in exchange for their vote for Utah to host the Olympics. That and other scandals resulted in a sharp reduction of members on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee board of directors, but the USOPC is slowly adding members back in.

Olympic athletes gain power in the United States after a series of scandals

By Julie Jag | December 21, 2020, 11:19 p.m.

(Courtesy of Elizabeth Guiney)  Rosie Brennan of Park City competing in the U.S. Nationals in the classic sprint race.

Park City cross country skier Rosie Brennan sitting atop the World Cup hill

By Julie Jag | December 20, 2020, 1:11 a.m.

File photo courtesy of Tom Kelly
Jared Schumate of Park City competes in the cross country portion of a previous Nordic Combined Continental Cup at Soldier Hollow. Schumate is registered to compete at this weekend's event if it a COVID-19 outbreak doesn't cancel it.

International Nordic Combined ski event in Park City on the books for this weekend.

By Julie Jag | December 8, 2020, 11:32 p.m.

Photo courtesy of the Alf Engen Museum
Bill Spencer shakes the hand of a military official while wearing an International Military Sports Council jacket circa 1960. Spencer, a two-time U.S. Olympic biathlon athlete and U.S. Army officer, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at age 84.

Utah biathlon standout Bill Spencer, an Olympic athlete and coach, dies at 84

By Julie Jag | December 4, 2020, 10:19 p.m.

(Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Brittany Bowe skates to a 1:13.55 time and 6th place in the ladies 1000 meter race at the long-track speedskating World Cup at the Kearns Olympic Oval in 2017. This weekend's U.S. long track championships, also scheduled at the Olympic Oval, were canceled Thursday because a COVID-19 outbreak.

US Speedskating Long Track Nationals postponed after COVID-19 outbreak

By Julie Jag | December 3, 2020, 8:47 p.m.

United States' Brittany Bowe competes in the women's 1,000 meters during the world single distances speedskating championships Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Kearns, Utah.  Bowe is expected to be back on the ice at Utah Olympic Oval this weekend. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

US Speedskating to hold Long Track National Championships at the Oval this weekend

By Julie Jag | December 3, 2020, 2:28 a.m.

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, second place finisher Mikaela Shiffrin, left, of the United States, celebrates following a women's World Cup downhill ski race in Lake Louise, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin to start 1st in comeback race after 10 months

By The Associated Press | November 20, 2020, 7:32 p.m.

(Rodrigo Reyes Marin | Pool photo via AP) Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, right, sits with John Coates, chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, during a press conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.

Tokyo Olympics: Many rules, no partying, no hanging around

By Stephen Wade | AP Sports Writer | November 18, 2020, 6:51 p.m.

Bradley Wilson, of the United States trains during the FIS Freestyle World Cup skiing competition Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at Deer Valley in Park City. The event will return for the 22nd year on Feb. 4-6, making it the only U.S. stop for the series. (AP File Photo/Jeff Swinger)

Utah’s Olympic committee building its resume during doldrums by bulking up its sports events calendar

By Julie Jag | November 18, 2020, 2:16 a.m.

United States' Steven Nyman is airborne as he speeds down the course during an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill, in Kvitfjell, Norway, Saturday, March 7, 2020. Nyman, of Sundance, will be the eldest member of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team this year, followed closely by Park City's Ted Ligety. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

Steven Nyman, Ted Ligety headline Utahns named to U.S. Alpine Ski Team for 2020-21

By Julie Jag | November 13, 2020, 10:43 p.m.

Sliders hit the ice for 1st day of training in Lake Placid

By Tim Reynolds | AP Sports Writer | November 2, 2020, 10:27 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Fraser Bullock, president and CEO of Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games, says the state will be watching Tokyo Summer Games organizers very closely in terms of what kind of budget cuts they will make to help offset heavy financial losses by the postponement of the 2020 Olympics due to the pandemic.

Salt Lake City-Utah Olympics committee expects to follow Tokyo in trimming budget

By Julie Jag | October 22, 2020, 12:25 a.m.

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2018, file photo, driver Justin Olsen and Christopher Fogt, Carlo Valdes and Nathan Weber, of the United States, start their third heat during the four-man bobsled final at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. USA Bobsled and Skeleton couldn't hit the road recruiting this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, they made Olympic hopefuls come to them and do so online. USABS took its recruiting process digital this year and team officials say it has led to significant upticks in interest. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

USA Bobsled, citing pandemic, skipping some World Cup races

By Tim Reynolds | AP Sports Writer | September 30, 2020, 3:38 p.m.

(Wong Maye-E | AP file photo) Driver Justin Olsen and Christopher Fogt, Carlo Valdes and Nathan Weber, of the United States, start their third heat during the four-man bobsled final at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 25, 2018. USA Bobsled and Skeleton couldn't hit the road recruiting this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, they made Olympic hopefuls come to them and do so online. USABS took its recruiting process digital this year and team officials say it has led to significant upticks in interest.

For some bobsled hopefuls, the Olympics may be a click away

By Tim Reynolds | AP Sports Writer | September 17, 2020, 8:09 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  | Tribune file photo) Utah's MyKayla Skinner scored a 9.975 on the vault as No. 3 University of Utah gymnastics team meets BYU gymnastics at the Marriott Center, Jan. 10, 2019. Skinner took a year off to prepare to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. That year has turned into two with the postponement of the Summer Games until 2021 because of the coronavirus.

Gymnast MyKayla Skinner embarks on a long road back to Olympics

By Julie Jag | August 9, 2020, 6:06 p.m.

(Doug Mills | The New York Times) Skeleton athlete Katie Uhlaender looks to her coach as she comes to a stop after a race in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Feb, 14, 2014. Uhlaender, who is still competing, wonders whether symptoms like mental fog, headaches, inability to eat or speak effectively, and sensitivity to light and sound that a day of training, or, for some, even a single routine run can produce, are connected to their dramatic crashes and the brain rattling runs.

Skeleton athletes wracked their brains for Olympic gold. Some say it was too much.

By Matthew Futterman | The New York Times | August 3, 2020, 10:12 p.m.

(Hilary Swift | The New York Times) Elana Meyers Taylor, front, and Lauren Gibbs of the U.S. compete in the final heat of the women's bobsled event at the Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Neuroscientists are trying to understand the dangers that sliding sports, particularly bobsled and skeleton, pose to the brain.

Sledding athletes are taking their lives. Brain-rattling rides and high-speed crashes are common in their sports.

By Matthew Futterman | The New York Times | July 27, 2020, 7:10 p.m.

This aerial photo shows the New National Stadium, main stadium for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The postponed Tokyo Olympics have again reached the one-year-to-go mark. But the celebration is small this time with more questions than answers about how the Olympics can happen in the middle of a pandemic. That was before COVID-19 postponed the Olympics and pushed back the opening to July 23, 2021. (Kyodo News via AP)

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Games were supposed to start this weekend. Here’s what was lost, and what might be next.

By Julie Jag | July 23, 2020, 9:59 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) U.S. short track skater Allison Baver is pictured here before the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Baver has started an entertainment firm in Utah that received between $5 million and $10 million in federal Paycheck Protection Program loans, that can be forgiven if all the rules are followed.

An unknown Utah company claiming hundreds of employees got up to $10 million in government loans

By Thomas Burr | July 17, 2020, 2:31 a.m.

(Photo by Casey B. Gibson) Tayler Wiles is pictured in the Women’s Road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

Three Utah cyclists put on Olympic short list by USA Cycling

By Julie Jag | June 12, 2020, 2:12 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune file photo )  Olympic wrestling champion Rulon Gardner displays a photo of his historic upset over Russian Aleksandr Karelin for the gold medal during the 2000 Sydney Olympics as he meets with students and parents on Wed. May 16, 2018, to introduce himself as the new wrestling coach at Herriman High school.

‘Rulon Gardner Won’t Die’ relives Olympic triumph and life struggles of Herriman High coach

By Scott D. Pierce | June 1, 2020, 1:56 p.m.

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, then-Washington running back Chris Thompson (25) warms up before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Reporters from The Associated Press spoke to more than two dozen athletes from around the globe -- representing seven countries and 11 sports -- to get a sense of how concerned or confident they are about resuming competition. Thompson is an NFL running back. He’s also the father of a 4-month-old daughter, Kali.  “If I go practice or play and I come back home with the virus, she’s not strong enough yet to fight something like that. For me, that’s my biggest worry,” said Thompson, who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars this month after seven seasons with the Redskins. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

AP Exclusive: Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return

By Howard Fendrich | AP Sports Writer | May 28, 2020, 11:39 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Short track skater Ben Thornock has started training again at the Utah Olympic Oval, Friday, May 22, 2020.

Speedskater Ben Thornock put an LDS Church mission ahead of Olympic aspirations. Now he’s changed focus.

By Julie Jag | May 26, 2020, 4:56 p.m.

(Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo) Howard Peterson poses for a portrait at Soldier Hollow Lodge Tuesday June 10, 2014. The former U.S. Ski Association director and founder of the Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation died Monday, May 11, 2020, in Heber City. He was 69.

Howard Peterson, visionary in establishing a legacy for Utah’s Olympic venues, has died

By Julie Jag | May 13, 2020, 2:00 a.m.

(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Brita Sigourney of the United States competes in the Ladies' Ski Halfpipe Final Run at Phoenix Park during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Sigourney finished in 3rd place with a score of 89.80.

Eight Park City athletes make the ‘A Team’ cut for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team

By Julie Jag | May 12, 2020, 8:57 p.m.

(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Park City's Ted Ligety competes in the Men's Giant Slalom Run 2 during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Ligety finished in 15th place with a combined time of 2:21.25.

Utahns Ted Ligety, 36, Steve Nyman, 38, are now the U.S. Ski Team’s elder statesmen

By Julie Jag | May 6, 2020, 9:58 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Dani Aravich is training to join Team USA for Paralympic Track and Field for the summer games in Tokyo in 2020. Aravich works out at the Utah Olympic Oval, Jan. 28, 2019.

Coronavirus throws Utah Paralympic hopeful Dani Aravich’s goal of competing in Summer and Winter Games for a loop

By Julie Jag | May 2, 2020, 11:12 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)       Cindy Crane, Chair, Salt Lake City-Utah committee for the Games, says a few words, during a news conference announcing Utah's next steps towards an Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, at the Utah State Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.

Salt Lake Olympic officials see delay of the Tokyo Summer Games as similar to their 9/11 moment

By Julie Jag | April 18, 2020, 11:03 p.m.

(Eugene Hoshiko | AP) In this April 2, 2020 photo, a man wearing a face mask walks near the logo of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo. Tokyo organizers said Tuesday, April 14, 2020 they have no “B Plan” for again rescheduling the Olympics, which were postponed until next year by the virus pandemic. They say they are going forward under the assumption the Olympics will open on July 23, 2021.

Tokyo has no ‘Plan B’ for another Olympic postponement

By Stephen Wade | AP Sports Writer | April 14, 2020, 4:25 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Akwasi Frimpong) Ghanan slider Akwasi Frimpong, right, and coach Zach Lund celebrate Frimpong's victory in the international race at the 2020 Western Regionals at Utah Olympic Park near Park City on Feb. 29, 2020. The Salt Lake City skeleton racer's win was also Africa's first sliding victory.

Ghana’s Akwasi Frimpong is the first African to win a skeleton race. Next up for the Utah Valley grad: Qualifying for the Olympics.

By Julie Jag | April 8, 2020, 3:27 a.m.

United States' Donovan Mitchell dunks during a Group E match against Czech Republic for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. U.S. defeats Czech Republic 88-67. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell has a shot at an Olympic roster spot. How much of a shot is the question.

By Eric Walden | April 4, 2020, 5:40 p.m.

The Olympic rings floating on a barge are seen behind cherry blossoms Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world's biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that's been cemented into the calendar for more than a century. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Gordon Monson: Olympic athletes exemplary in their response to Tokyo Games’ postponement

By Gordon Monson | March 28, 2020, 6:50 p.m.

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2018, file photo, Lolo Jones, of the United States, competes in the Howard Schmertz women's 60-meter hurdles at the Millrose Games track and field meet in New York. After competing in two Summer Olympics as a hurdler and one Winter Games as a bobsledder, Jones, is trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics and maintain her sense of optimism . (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Optimistic Olympic hopefuls look forward to pizza, creative practices as they await new schedule for Tokyo Games

By Julie Jag | March 28, 2020, 6:19 p.m.

(Jae C. Hong | AP) The Olympic rings stand near the New National Stadium in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed "100%" to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday.

A virus rages, a flame goes out: Tokyo Games reset for 2021

By Eddie Pells | AP National Writer | March 24, 2020, 10:53 p.m.

(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune)
Utah shortstop Anissa Urtez (17) at Dumke Family Softball Stadium, Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Olympic athletes feel relief after IOC official says Tokyo Games will be postponed

By Julie Jag | March 24, 2020, 1:22 a.m.

(Jae C. Hong | AP) The Olympic rings are reflected in the glass wall of a wedding chapel in the Odaiba section of Tokyo, Monday, March 23, 2020. The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned.

Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen -- but in 2021, not 2020

By Stephen Wade and Mari Yamaguchi | The Associated Press | March 23, 2020, 6:16 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of BYU) Josue Dominguez of the Dominican Republic prepares to swim the breaststroke for the BYU swim team, for which he holds school records in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke. In December 2019, he achieved a qualifying time for the 2020 Olympics and could swim in Tokyo for the Dominican Republic.

As coronavirus causes facilities to close, Utah Olympians struggle to train

By Julie Jag | March 22, 2020, 5:14 p.m.

Toshiro Muto, CEO of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, is surrounded by journalists during a news conference in Tokyo Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Tokyo Olympic organizers are pushing ahead with the Japanese leg of the torch relay that opens on March 26 despite the threat of the spreading coronavirus. Muto said that crowds will not be prohibited from gathering on the roadside. But he asked for restraint and warned the relay could be stopped or delayed. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Olympic leaders back IOC’s Tokyo stance amid athletes’ growing criticism

By Graham Dunbar | AP Sports Writer | March 18, 2020, 7:05 p.m.

(Eugene Hoshiko | AP) A Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organizing staff mops the floor in front of the climbing wall in the test event of Speed Climbing in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo, March 6, 2020. The tentacles of canceling the Tokyo Olympics — or postponing or staging it in empty venues — would reach into every corner of the globe, much like the spreading virus that now imperils the opening ceremony on July 24.

Coronavirus already causing Olympic chaos at qualifying events

By James Ellingworth | AP Sports Writer | March 10, 2020, 5:04 p.m.

Competitors start the men's U.S. Olympic marathon trials, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Utah marathoners left out of Olympics after grueling U.S. trials

By The Associated Press | March 1, 2020, 12:13 a.m.