2 sports in the Paralympics that are not played in the Olympics
The Paralympics have started in Tokyo, and it’s easy to spot sports that are both in Paralympics and Olympics, such as basketball, volleyball, weightlifting, soccer, equestrian and cycling, to name just a few, and with various adaptions.
Abrahamson: Doubters, critics, skeptics -- the Games are a wrap, and from the athletes, thanks
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Games drew Sunday to an end, an Olympics that began as a bet countering controversy and considerable fear — could they come off — and closed with the bet won. The Games happened. And for 16 days, just as it should be, the athletes of the world commanded center stage.
Are the cardboard beds in the Olympic Village really ‘anti-sex’?Athletes take on claims in hilarious posts, videos
As news rolled out that athletes heading to the Tokyo Olympics would be provided with cardboard beds and plastic mattresses, rumors emerged the beds were designed to prevent athletes from having sex.
Swimmers and softball team looking to continue hot streak for Team USA while Biles, Chiles look for redemption
Incoming University of Texas freshman Lydia Jacoby has earned one of the latest gold medals for Team USA. The 17-year-old took first place in a nail-biting women’s 100-meter breaststroke. It was another thrilling day in Tokyo as Team USA racks up more medals. The team is pressing to make it to the podium in every sport and in gymnastics Spring’s Simone Biles and the team is looking to re-establish dominance.
Tokyo 2020 chief says he can’t rule out last-minute cancellation of Olympic games if COVID-19 numbers continue to rise
There are three days to go until the official start of the Olympics, and Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto is not ruling out a last-minute cancellation of the games amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
Top Olympic sponsor Toyota pulls Games-related TV ads
Toyota won’t be airing any Olympic-themed advertisements on Japanese television during the Tokyo Games despite being one of the IOC’s top corporate sponsors. The extraordinary decision by the country’s top automaker underlines how polarizing the Games have become in Japan as COVID-19 infections rise ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony. “There are many issues with these Games that are proving difficult to be understood,” Toyota Chief Communications Officer Jun Nagata told reporters Monday.news.yahoo.com
Why the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Will Be Like No Other
When the coronavirus pandemic forced Tokyo last year to delay the Summer Olympics and Paralympics to July 2021, organizers kept the Tokyo 2020 name, saying they wanted the event to be seen as a “light at the end of the tunnel.” Covid-19 is still spreading but the games appear to be going ahead, in what would be the biggest world event of the pandemic era. But they are almost certain to look like no other Olympics, with a bar on spectators from abroad and uncertainty as to whether even fans in Jawashingtonpost.com
Mayor, governor want to cancel Osaka legs of Olympic relay
The governor of Osaka prefecture said on Thursday that he wants to cancel the Olympic torch relay legs going through Osaka later this month. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool Photo via AP, File)TOKYO – The Tokyo Olympic torch relay ran into big trouble on Thursday when the governor of Osaka prefecture and the mayor of the city of Osaka asked that relay legs going through the city be canceled with the games opening in less than four months. “When I watch the torch relay elsewhere in Japan, people tend to gather and those places get crowded," Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui said Thursday. "It’s very unfortunate but I think we should call it off.”Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura echoed the mayor: "I think the torch relay through the middle of Osaka should be canceled.”Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga suggested on Thursday that the Osaka relay was off. AdThe torch relay is scheduled to arrive in Osaka prefecture on April 13 and will go through the city on April 14.
Volunteers from abroad ruled out for Tokyo Olympics
Seiko Hashimoto, center, President of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, talks with Kyoko Raita, right, Tokyo 2020 Executive Board member and speaker for a presentation on the Olympic Charter and Gender Equality in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, March 22, 2021. Fujio Mitarai, Honorary President of Tokyo 2020, is at left. Hashimoto said they will take all possible COVID-19 countermeasures as the torch relay opens this Thursday from northeastern Fukushima prefecture. (Kimimasa Mayama/Pool Photo via AP)TOKYO – Volunteers from abroad will not be allowed into Japan for the postponed Tokyo Olympics, organizers said Monday. Japan's Kyodo news agency, quoting “sources close to the matter,” said around 500 overseas volunteers would be given exemptions to enter Japan.
Tokyo Olympics protest parody of logo that depicts COVID-19
Published: May 19, 2020, 2:41 am Updated: May 19, 2020, 4:45 amThe cover design of Number 1 Shimbun is seen in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Tokyo Olympics officials are incensed that their games emblem has been used in the cover design of the local magazine that combines the logo with the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO Tokyo Olympic officials are incensed that the games emblem has been used in the cover design of a local magazine that combines the logo with the coronavirus. "The design is clearly using the design of the Olympic emblem. We therefore consider it an infringement on our legally secured copyright to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic emblem.He said the organizing committee had not yet received a formal reply to its request.
15-year-old skateboarder Jordan Santana going for Olympic gold
Jordan Santana,15, is one of the first to compete in skateboarding in the Olympics and with Tokyo 2020 just around the corner, she is making waves.She is one of the youngest set to qualify for the team.Jordan is inspiring a whole new generation of skaters with her skill and has her sights set on the gold!abc13.com