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TOKYO 2020

Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 10, 2021
A first time for everything: The many ways history was made at Tokyo 2020
Plenty of records were broken and a number of new sports were introduced. But beyond the more obvious first, there was a dizzying array of accomplishments and milestones.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 9, 2021
How we saw it: The Athletes’ Olympics
Minus fans and fanfare, Olympians could focus not only on themselves but also their fellow athletes.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 9, 2021
How we saw it: The Mental Health Olympics
Mental health awareness in sports did not begin at these Olympics, but they provided the platform for it to explode into public consciousness like never before.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 9, 2021
How we saw it: The Japanese Women's Olympics
Japan collected 58 medals, its most at a Summer Olympics, and more than half of the honors involved female athletes.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 9, 2021
How we saw it: The Silent Olympics
As brilliant as the competition was, without spectators to share in the spectacle, the Tokyo Olympics lost their soul.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 8, 2021
Serbia overpower South Korea to win bronze in women's Olympic volleyball
Rio silver medalists Serbia overpowered South Korea in straight sets in the women's volleyball tournament on Sunday to take the bronze medal at the Tokyo Games.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 21, 2021
The 'Recovery Olympics' take a back seat amid COVID-19 concerns
The Games were supposed to showcase Japan's recovery efforts following the devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. Such efforts have been thwarted by the pandemic.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 20, 2021
China's swimmers race to escape country's doping past
The country's swimming program has seen its reputation tarnished by a series of scandals, most notably when one female swimmer was caught with 13 vials of human growth hormone.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 19, 2021
The many faces of Tokyo 2020’s charm offensive
Despite a lack of visitors and spectators at this year's Olympics, an army of volunteers aims to do their best and make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / FOCUS
Jul 18, 2021
Has the world had enough of the Olympics?
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?
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 17, 2021
Japan’s Olympic history
Looking back at some of Japan's most memorable moments at the games since the country's 1912 debut in Stockholm.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 15, 2021
When Tokyo unveiled its modernity to the world at the 1964 Olympics
The games confirmed Japan's postwar re-integration into the international fold, but also served as a symbol of its modernization.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Jul 11, 2021
Tokyo 2020’s Olympic uniforms are here to make a statement
Athletes' uniforms illustrate the values each country wishes to embody. So think of the Olympics opening ceremony as one of the largest runway shows the world has to offer.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 10, 2021
Olympic fan's bid to set world record spoiled by decision to ban spectators
Kazunori Takishima bought 100 Tokyo 2020 tickets, saving and planning for years in hopes of attending the most Olympic events ever.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 9, 2021
Tokyo Olympics to bar fans under new COVID-19 emergency
Organizers made the unprecedented decision to close venues in the Tokyo area just two weeks ahead of the opening of the games.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2021
Tokyo Olympics spectator issue moves into the political arena
With signs emerging of a new wave of infections in the capital, competing narratives are emerging about the safety of allowing fans at Olympic venues.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 7, 2021
Trouble stirs amid the quest for gold and glory
Was it an ominous premonition or just another blunder by a gaffe-prone politician?
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 7, 2021
About that ancient Japanese curse that looms over the Tokyo Olympics…
The “phantom” 1940 Olympics, a haunted tunnel and scandals that rocked Tokyo 2020 — are the games cursed by the ghosts of Japan's feudal lords?
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / Longform
Jul 5, 2021
Twists and turns: Retracing Tokyo’s tumultuous path to the Olympics
Games organizers have been forced to confront ballooning costs, accusations of plagiarism and bribery, and — to top it all off — a crippling global pandemic.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 25, 2021
Athletes on edge with Tokyo Olympics less than 1 month away
Many athletes remain torn between wanting to live out their Olympic dreams and potentially playing a role in an unfolding public health disaster.

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