Eimi Yamamitsu, Reuters | Posted July 23 - 11:36 p.m.
United States paddlers Liu Juan and Nikhil Kumar won their opening singles matches at the 2020 Olympics on Saturday while Japan's mixed doubles duo Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito did not have it all their own way early on but came back strong to advance.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted July 23 - 10:50 p.m.
The former Salt Lake Community College shortstop made history as the first baseball player to carry the American flag at the Sumer Games when he joined basketball star Sue Bird in leading the U.S. delegation during Friday's opening ceremonies.
A debate is brewing between former gold medalist Maya DiRado and some American swimmers over U.S. medal threat Michael Andrew's decision not to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as he prepares to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.
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 near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games.
Dave Skretta, Associated Press | Posted July 22 - 8:15 p.m.
The men's and women's Olympic road races that begin the cycling program at the Tokyo Games this weekend are similar only in their start amid the forests of Musashinonomori Park and their finish line at Fuji International Speedway.
Stephen Wade, Associated Press | Posted July 22 - 7:18 p.m.
Just 19 years after devastating defeat in World War II, the 1964 Tokyo Olympics showcased the reemergence of an innovative country that was showing off bullet trains, miniature transistor radios, and a restored reputation.
Eddie Pells , Associated Press | Posted July 22 - 11:19 a.m.
Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Gwen Berry are among the more than 150 athletes, educators and activists who signed a letter Thursday urging the IOC not to punish participants who demonstrate at the Tokyo Games.
Karolos Grohmann, Reuters | Updated July 22 - 7:51 a.m.
Forget the mass choreography, the huge props and the cornucopia of dancer, actors and lights associated with an Olympic Games opening ceremony. Tokyo's grand opening on Friday will have none of that splendour or grandiosity.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated July 21 - 10:27 a.m.
Jake Gibb, the 45-year-old beach volleyball Olympian from Bountiful, is reportedly in need of a new playing partner after Taylor Crabb tested positive for COVID-19, as first reported by the Orange County Register.
Paresh Dave, Reuters | Updated July 21 - 2:42 a.m.
Japan, the United States and Canada let a lone run among them during victories in softball on Wednesday as the first event of the pandemic-postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics began without spectators against the backdrop of the lush hills of Fukushima.
Ju-min Park and Sakura Murakami, Reuters | Posted July 20 - 8:32 a.m.
The chief of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee on Tuesday did not rule out canceling the Olympics if COVID-19 cases spiked, as more athletes tested positive for the virus and sponsors ditched plans to attend Friday's opening ceremony.
Stephen Wade, Yuri Kageyama and Gerald Imray, Associated Press | Updated July 18 - 8:26 p.m.
Two South African soccer players became the first athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19, and other cases connected to the Tokyo Games were also confirmed Sunday, highlighting the herculean task organizers face to keep the virus contained while the world's biggest sports event plays out.
For some Native Hawaiians, surfing's Olympic debut is both a celebration of a cultural touchstone invented by their ancestors, and an extension of the racial indignities seared into the history of the game and their homeland.
Eddie Pells and Pat Graham, Associated Press | Updated July 6 - 4:35 p.m.
Banned sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson was not on the Olympic roster released Tuesday by USA Track and Field, a decision that means the American champion's positive test for marijuana will cost her a chance at running on the relay team in Tokyo, in addition to her spot in the 100-meter individual race.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated June 27 - 10:41 p.m.
Follow along as a variety of former high school and collegiate track and field standouts try to earn an Olympic berth for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in "Track Town USA" via the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon.