Tag: 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

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TOKYO — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with a dazzling display of fireworks and soaring, made-for-TV choreography...

The Latest: Osaka lights cauldron at Tokyo opening ceremony

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The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ...

EXPLAINER: Why Japan ‘rising sun’ flag provokes Olympic ire

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SEOUL, South Korea — Japan considers the “rising sun” flag part of its history. But some in the Koreas, China and other Asian countries...

US water polo captain Jesse Smith misses opening ceremony

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TOKYO — U.S. men's water polo captain Jesse Smith missed the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics on Friday after the USOPC limited how...

The Latest: Osaka lights cauldron at Tokyo opening ceremony

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The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ...

Looking at Tokyo Olympics through the lens of the 1964 Games

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TOKYO — Just 19 years after devastating defeat in World War II, the 1964 Tokyo Olympics showcased the reemergence of an innovative country that...

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

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TOKYO — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a...

Bring the pain: Olympic swimming begins with grueling 400 IM

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TOKYO — Chase Kalisz knows what’s coming: Pain, and lots of it in the 400-meter individual medley that gets swimming underway at the Tokyo...

Gold medal v. golden arches: Olympian’s hopes nearly quashed

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TOKYO — When the nerve pain in his arm from shooting arrows became too much to handle, and when a positive doping test threatened...

Olympic Games, Tokyo-style: The pandemic era, in miniature

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TOKYO — Ghostly airports, devoid of bustle. Cavernous arenas where no crowds will roar. Stringent rules that are spottily enforced — and spottily ignored....