Tag: Summer Olympic games

Manga featured in opening ceremony for Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics stepped into the world of Japanese comics and graphic novels when manga was featured prominently in...

‘The greatest honor’: Osaka lights Olympic cauldron

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TOKYO — What a moment for Naomi Osaka. For the new Japan. For racial injustice. For female athletes. For tennis. ...

Russians suspected of doping stopped from going to Olympics

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TOKYO — Some Russian athletes were denied places on the country’s Olympic team of 335 athletes for the Tokyo Games because they are under...

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...

‘The greatest honor’: Osaka lights Olympic cauldron

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TOKYO — What a moment for Naomi Osaka. For the new Japan. For racial injustice. For female athletes. For tennis. ...

Live at Budokan: Famed arena gets another Olympic spotlight

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TOKYO — The Nippon Budokan sits serenely nestled in a verdant park at the heart of Tokyo. Visitors admire the elegant lines of its...

The Latest: US athletes enter the 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: ...

‘This can be me’: Black participation rising in gymnastics

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TOKYO — There's a phenomenon that happens every time Simone Biles appears on a screen inside Power Moves Gymnastics & Fitness. ...

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....

The Latest: Singers perform ‘Imagine’ at Tokyo opening

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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: ...