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The latest on the Tokyo Olympics

US fails to win medal on first day of Summer Olympics for the first time in nearly 50 years. Team USA ended day one of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics without a medal in the Summer Games for the first time since 1972. The Americans competed in five of the seven...
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Tokyo Olympics: Japanese artists reimagine countries as anime samurai

A group of Japanese artists are hoping to help people embrace both the Olympic spirit and Japanese culture by reimagining flags of competing countries as samurai characters. Nations large and small are represented in the World Flags project, including India, South Africa, Great Britain, Sri Lanka, El Salvador and Turkey.
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The Guardian

Japan’s Yuto Horigome wins first ever Olympic gold medal in skateboarding

Nyjah Huston first got inked aged 18. The tattoo was three words, “Skate and destroy”, which is a fair summary of a competitive skateboarding career that began when he turned professional aged 11. The titles and the tattoos kept coming. Now 26, the sport’s biggest star seemed poised to crown...
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With the Tokyo Games underway, eyes turn to men’s gymnastics, swimming

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The American, who many consider the greatest gymnast of all time, won a bronze medal in the balance beam Tuesday to end her Tokyo Olympics on a high note. China's Guan Chenchen and Tang Xijing won the gold and silver, respectively. Biles had pulled out of several Olympic events over...

Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium

TOKYO (AP) — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games. As their opening played out, devoid...

The latest on the Tokyo Olympics

Japan's Horigome takes gold in Olympics' first skateboarding event. Yuto Horigome of Japan has won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in skateboarding after the men's street final on Sunday. Horigome finished with a score of 37.18. Brazil's Kelvin Hoefler won silver with a score of 36.15, and American Jagger Eaton...

Tokyo 2020 boss not ruling out last minute cancellation of Olympic Games

(CNN) — Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto isn't ruling out a last minute cancellation of the Olympic Games amid rising Covid-19 cases. Tokyo reported 1,387 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, the city's second-highest daily increase of new cases since January 21, according to Tokyo Metropolitan Government's website. And as athletes...

The latest on the Tokyo Olympics

Novak Djokovic says current weather conditions in Tokyo are "brutal" Novak Djokovic made light work of opponent Hugo Dellien in the opening round of the men's singles at Tokyo 2020, beating the Bolivian 6-2 6-2. However, it was a more grueling afternoon than the scoreline suggested, with the players having...
The New Yorker

Tokyo’s Olympics Have Become the Anger Games

It’s surely a coincidence that Thomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee’s chief, arrived in Tokyo on July 8th, 2021, a hundred and sixty-eight years to the day since an American naval fleet sailed into Edo harbor unannounced, forcibly ending more than two centuries of Japanese isolation and contributing to the nation’s ensuing societal and political turmoil. Bach’s appearance portends an eerily similar moment of high anxiety for the people and politicians of Japan: the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, finally set to kick off officially on Friday, after a yearlong delay.
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Mexico vs. Japan odds, picks, predictions: Soccer expert reveals best bets for Tokyo Olympics 2021

The top teams in Group A will clash when Japan faces Mexico at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in Saitama, Japan, on Sunday. The winner will more than likely be assured a spot in the quarterfinals. The Japanese went 1-1-1 at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to place 10th after taking fourth at the London Olympics four years earlier. Mexico also had a disappointing Olympics at Rio de Janeiro, placing ninth after going 1-1-1 in the group stage. That was after having won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Judo-Judoka Takato wins Japan's first Tokyo 2020 gold

TOKYO, July 24 (Reuters) - Naohisa Takato delivered the first gold medal of the Tokyo Games for a host nation desperate for Olympic glory by winning the men's 60 kg judo, a sport fittingly born in Japan 140 years ago. The win against Taiwan's Yang Yung-wei left Takato openly weeping...