Tag: Summer Olympic games

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...

Nearly 3 dozen athletes with Wisconsin ties in Tokyo games

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MADISON, Wis. — Besides Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday of the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks, nearly three dozen athletes with Wisconsin connections will be...

Tokyo Olympic flame is the first powered by hydrogen

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TOKYO — Inspired by the sun, the Tokyo Olympic cauldron is designed to be better for the planet. ...

Olympic cycling road races are studies in contrast

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TOKYO — The men's and women's Olympic road races that begin the cycling program at the Tokyo Games this weekend are similar only in...

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: ...

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...

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: ...

Russian Olympic archer loses consciousness in Tokyo heat

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TOKYO — Russian archer Svetlana Gomboeva lost consciousness during a competition at the Tokyo Olympics in intense heat Friday. ...