The Olympics are an easy target for criticism, never more than now. Do they still matter? Or have they lost their way and strayed from whatever ideals they purport to embody?
For John Branch's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Revelations from a team of respected researchers have thrust a question into the open: Has anyone ever reached the top of all the world's 8,000 meter peaks?
The practical question is no longer if they should play Super Bowl LV — the last of 269 NFL games this season — but how to play it and how it will be presented.