FILE -  Russian athlete Kirill Kaprizov (77) tries to keep Frank Hordler (48), of Germany, away from the puck during the second period of the men's gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea. The 2018 Olympics without NHL talent offered a glimpse of things to come for players who hadn't yet reached the best hockey league in the world.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Olympics in 2018 showed glimpses of future NHL stars

Young people play water polo at the University of Ghana in Accra, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. Former water polo pro Asante Prince is training young players in the sport in his father's homeland of Ghana, where swimming pools are rare and the ocean is seen as dangerous. (AP Photo/Misper Apawu)

Ghana water polo grows as sport looks for more diversity

FILE - Silver medal winner Australia's Scotty James celebrates during the venue award ceremony for the men's halfpipe finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. There's a legion of freestyle skiers and snowboarders at the action park who refuse to subscribe to the “spin to win” theory. It's the idea that maxing out flips and twists is the only way for them to score big with the judges. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Winter X daredevils ride fine line between height, happiness

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The Olympic athletes' village construction site is pictured In Saint Denis, outside Paris, Saturday, March 18, 2023. Some Paris 2024 Olympic hopefuls have expressed concern over the lack of air conditioning units in the athletes' village that will be home for thousands of athletes and sports officials during next year's Summer Games.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Paris aims to keep Olympians cool without air conditioners

The Paris Olympics is going underground to find a way to keep athletes cool at the 2024 Games without air conditioners.

Archivo - Los anillos olímpicos en la Place du Trocadero de París el 13 de septiembre de 2017 tras una votación en Lima que otorgó los JJOO de 2024 a la capital francesa. El martes 14 de marzo del 2023, el presidente de Francia Emmanuel Macron lanza el conteo a 500 días del inicio de los Juegos. (AP Foto/Francois Mori , Archivo)

New ticket lottery launches for Paris 2024 Olympics

PARIS (AP) — Paris Olympics organizers kicked off the individual ticketing program Wednesday for next year’s Games, after an initial round of package sales

Russia offers to host new sports event with China, India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Russia offered Wednesday to host a new multi-sports event for countries such as China and India which are members of a regional grouping known as the Shanghai Cooper

FILE - The Olympic rings are seen on the Place du Trocadero that overlooks the Eiffel Tower, after the vote in Lima, Peru, awarding the 2024 Games to the French capital, in Paris, Sept. 13, 2017. Organizers of the Paris 2024 Olympics promised Games with a relatively modest price tag and "egalitarian" access to events, thanks to an online draw meant to revolutionize ticket sales and bring the masses to next year's Olympics with prices as low as 24 euros ($26). But as the first round of ticketing winds down, many "lucky" winners chosen for the draw are feeling frustrated, angry and cheated, as their only option during the 48-hour purchasing window was paying at least 200 euros per ticket for the few remaining events on offer. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Macron launches 500-day countdown to Paris Olympics

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron launched the 500-day countdown to the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics on Tuesday, bringing the public up to date with his government