By Paul Newberry, Associated Press
Katie Ledecky bounced back from the worst finish of her brilliant Olympic career to take the first-ever gold medal in the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle.
In a stunning moment at the Tokyo Olympics this morning, American athlete Simone Biles — considered the top gymnast in the world and favored to bring home gold medals — withdrew from the team competition. Her decision to prioritize her…
By Will Graves, Associated Press
Since Biles and the U.S. put on a dazzling display in Rio de Janeiro, gymnastics has undergone a reckoning. The tectonic plates in a sport where obedience and silence were long considered as important as talent and artistry are moving.
By Sally Warner, The Conversation
Olympic surfers are coming from around the world to compete in surfing's Olympic debut. But where will the waves come from?…
By Jenna Fryer, Associated Press
The Tokyo Olympics have been delayed by the pandemic and then opened under oppressive heat, and now a typhoon is on the way.
By Graham Dunbar, Associated Press
At an Olympics aiming to set the highest level of television standards, the head of broadcasting at the Tokyo Games is trying to banish overly sexualized images of female athletes.
Usually a star-studded show, the Tokyo Olympics opened with a quieter ceremony. National teams paraded to a nearly empty stadium. It was noisier outside, as protests against holding the games in the middle of a pandemic continued. Only 23% of…
By Kathleen Hobson
In an effort to attract younger viewers, four new "extreme sports" will make their first-ever Olympic appearance in Tokyo. Here is what you need to know about the additions.
By Eddie Pells, Pat Graham, Associated Press
The decision means the American's positive test for marijuana will cost her a chance at running on the relay team in Tokyo, in addition to her spot in the 100-meter individual race.
By Associated Press
The IOC had stipulated that no family could travel to Tokyo due to COVID-19 restrictions. It announced Wednesday that the stance had been reversed.
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