The organizing committee said it planned to send more than 10,000 Olympians down the Seine in a parade of some 160 boats instead of having a traditional march into the Olympic Stadium.
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Tennis players and coaches speak of the singular form of intensity and loneliness that accompanies the game, even compared to other individual sports such as golf.
Raven Saunders of the United States crossed her arms over her head. A second athlete, American fencer Race Imboden, accepted a medal with a symbol drawn on his hand.
In Tokyo, men and women are teaming up in a series of mixed-gender events that are making their Olympic debuts.
While the first days of competition have brought some cheer for Japan, the loss of Osaka dealt a sharp emotional blow and generated discussion over the state of her game.
"I never wanted to be a distraction and I accept that my timing was not ideal and my message could have been clearer,” Osaka wrote on Instagram.
Ultrarunning has never experienced a day like May 22, when 21 runners died as a storm descended on a high mountain pass during a 62-mile race in northwestern China. Tragedy is hardly a foreign concept in ultrarunning, races longer than the standard marathon distance of ...
Officials both in Tokyo and with the International Olympic Committee have begun to acknowledge that holding a safe games might not be possible.
During the past decade, as tennis has become ever more physical, just two men under 6 feet have even made a Grand Slam final.