Tag - 2024-paris-olympics



Japanese gymnast Daiki Hashimoto attends a ceremony to unveil the official uniforms of Team Japan for the Paris Games, in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Apr 18, 2024
How green are your trainers? Team Japan uniforms to have carbon footprint labels
Japanese Olympians stepping up to the podium in Paris will have more than just a medal to be proud of this summer.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry dribbes around a defender during a game against the Pelicans earlier this month.
Apr 18, 2024
LeBron, Curry and Durant head U.S. Olympic 'Dream Team'
USA Basketball confirmed a formidable 12-man roster bristling with NBA talent that also includes reigning MVP Joel Embiid.
Lakers star Lebron James drives to the basket during a game against the Pelicans on Sunday.
OLYMPICS / Basketball
Apr 17, 2024
James and Curry among U.S. NBA stars set for Paris Olympics: reports
Warriors star Stephen Curry will make his first Olympic appearance while Lakers superstar Lebron James, 39, will try to win his third Olympic gold.
Armed French soldiers patrol Trocadero square near the Eiffel Tower Stadium, Champ de Mars Arena and Grand Palais Ephemere venues under construction for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in Paris on April 1.
WORLD / Society
Apr 16, 2024
Is fractious France ready for an Olympics party?
The buildup has been marred by rows that go to the heart of a bitter national debate about identity and race.
The Eiffel Tower Stadium, under construction for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in Paris on April 13
Apr 16, 2024
Stadiums rise at Paris landmarks ahead of Olympics
"The city's being tidied up and the monuments are clean. It's going to be great," said one resident.
A acting torch bearer participates in a torch relay test in Troyes, France, on March 22.
Apr 15, 2024
Paris' Olympic flame to be lit in Greece
Spectators will be able to attend the torch relay events for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Naomi Osaka serves to Yulia Putintseva during their women's singles match in a qualifying tie between Japan and Kazakhstan for the Billie Jean Cup finals, in Tokyo on Friday.
Apr 13, 2024
Osaka wants to play at Paris Olympics 'if they let me'
The four-time Grand Slam champion may need to go through an appeals process missing previous chances to play for Japan at the Billie Jean Cup.
Italy's Marcell Jacobs celebrates with his gold medal after winning the men's 100-meter race during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Apr 11, 2024
World Athletics to become first federation to award prize money at Olympics
Prize money will be extended to silver and bronze medalists beginning with the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.
Puma launches a new brand campaign with Olympic athletes in Paris on Wednesday.
Apr 10, 2024
Puma hones focus on speed in Olympic battle with Adidas and Nike
As Puma tries to win over more everyday and serious runners, its sponsorship of Jamaica's Olympic team helps to associate the brand with speed.
The Olympic rings, representing the five continents and the universal nature of sport, will be installed in the next few weeks on the side of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Apr 9, 2024
Olympic rings to adorn the Eiffel Tower during Games
The rings representing the five continents and the universal nature of sport will be installed in the next few weeks.
A Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games' athletics track in two shades of purple is installed next to the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris, on March 24.
OLYMPICS / Athletics
Apr 8, 2024
Athletics track for Paris Olympics is made in Italy — in purple
The track delivers better performance than the one used at the COVID-delayed Tokyo Olympics, it is claimed.
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya crosses the finish line to win gold in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics men's marathon, in Sapporo in August 2021.
OLYMPICS / Athletics
Apr 5, 2024
Kipchoge retained in Kenya's slimmed down Olympics marathon squad
The runner is bidding to become the first athlete to win three Olympic marathon golds.
Daiya Seto in action during the men's 400m medley final at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha on Feb. 18.
OLYMPICS / Swimming
Apr 2, 2024
Japanese swimming veteran ready to make waves at Paris Olympics
Daiya Seto wants to be a voice for meaningful change in the domestic sport.
French swimmer Caroline Jouisse (left) has had her training sessions analyzed daily, with the data then examined in relation to her menstrual cycles.
Apr 1, 2024
How period tracking could boost performance of female Olympians
France's National Institute of Sport launched a program in 2020 to track and learn from the menstrual cycles of athletes.
A view of apartment buildings with writing on a wall that reads "Here we build (ourselves)," in the Franc-Moisin neighborhood of Saint-Denis, a northern Paris suburb, on March 13. The Seine-Saint-Denis department north of Paris will host a number of events for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with venues including the Stade de France and Aquatics Centre, as well as the Olympic Village.
WORLD / Society
Mar 26, 2024
Amid Olympic redevelopment, have troubled Paris suburbs won gold?
The Paris Olympics will take place mostly on the other side of a ring road that divides the capital from some of its poorest and most notorious suburbs.
Japanese swimmers Yui Ohashi (right) and Shiho Matsumoto celebrate after qualifying for the Paris Olympics in the women's 200-meter individual medley at the selection trials at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Sunday.
OLYMPICS / Swimming
Mar 25, 2024
Olympic swimming champion Ohashi qualifies for Paris in 200 IM
Ohashi won the 200 IM in 2 minutes, 9.17 seconds, well inside the qualifying time of 2:10.70.
Daiya Seto touched the wall in 1 minute, 56.87 seconds, well inside the Olympic qualifying time of 1:57.51, on the second-to-last day of the trials at Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
OLYMPICS / Swimming
Mar 24, 2024
Daiya Seto qualifies for third Olympics with 200 IM victory at trials
Seto touched the wall in 1 minute, 56.87 seconds, well inside the Olympic qualifying time of 1:57.51.
Japan's Yuta Watanabe in action against Cape Verde during the FIBA World Cup in Okinawa Prefecture in September.
OLYMPICS / Basketball
Mar 20, 2024
Japanese basketball teams face tough groups at Paris Olympics
Japan's men will do battle with Germany and France, while the women were drawn into a group that includes the U.S.
An illustration of the planned Paris Games opening ceremony on the River Seine
Mar 20, 2024
Russians and Belarusians will not take part in Paris Games opening parade
The athletes from the two countries will be competing as independents without their flags and anthems following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022.
Swimmers Rikako Ikee (left) and Mizuki Hirai celebrate after earning spots at the Paris Olympics in the women's 100-meter butterfly at the qualifying trials at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Monday.
OLYMPICS / Swimming
Mar 19, 2024
Hirai and Ikee qualify for Olympics in 100-meter butterfly
Rikako Ikee, who will be 24 years old in early July, is set for her third Olympic appearance.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on