TOKYO - Edson Madeira struggled to find the right words. Nothing he thought about could do justice to his feelings.After a while, after a little prompt, he nodded."Yes, it is," he said. “It's like Mecca. It's like a Mecca for judo. "Madeira, a trainer from Mozambique,...
Current time in Tokyo: July 22, 3:46 p.m. Here’s what you need to know:Kentaro KobayashiCredit...©Tokyo 2020, via Associated PressTOKYO — Just a day before the opening ceremony of the delayed Tokyo Olympics, organizers of the Games dismissed Kentaro Kobayashi, the creative director of the ceremony, after video footage emerged...
The Olympics have long been a near-ideal forum for businesses looking to promote themselves, with plenty of opportunities for brands to incorporate ads into the pageantry and feel-good stories of athletes overcoming adversity - all for less than the price of a Super Bowl - Commercials.But now with around...
July 21, 2021, 6:32 a.m. ETJuly 21, 2021, 6:32 a.m. ETSweden celebrated after going up 2-0 in the second half. The team scored another goal not long after.Credit...Doug Mills/The New York TimesCHOFU, Japan — Five years they had waited for this game.Five years since Sweden had dashed the United...
Here’s what you need to know:Japanese and Australian players lined up before the first event of the Tokyo Olympics.Credit...Kazuhiro Fujihara/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesTOKYO — The first competition of the Games began with a ball and ended with a home run.Michelle Cox, the leadoff hitter for the Australian softball...
It was a rocky road to the 2021 Games in Tokyo, which will now take place without spectators (from Friday) after a one-year delay due to the pandemic. Uncertainty and controversy, as well as a rising number of Covid-19 cases in the city, have increasingly overshadowed the run-up...
Here’s what you need to know:Credit...Hiroko Masuike/The New York TimesNBC will show more than 7,000 hours of coverage of the Tokyo Olympics across its platforms, including NBC stations, cable channels, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.The opening ceremony for the Olympics is scheduled for Friday night in Tokyo. But...
TOKYO - The opening ceremony is Friday and the first competitions are Wednesday. But organizers of the Tokyo Olympics, postponed for a year by the pandemic, are struggling to cope with public fear of the Games after a string of coronavirus cases threatens to overshadow the festivities.When around...
Here’s what you need to know:Credit...Hiroko Masuike/The New York TimesTOKYO — The opening ceremony is Friday and the first competitions are Wednesday. But organizers of the Tokyo Olympics, delayed one year by the pandemic, are struggling to manage public anxiety about the Games after an outbreak of coronavirus cases...
SUKAGAWA, Japan — More than 70,000 fans in the National Olympic Stadium — and millions more watching on television — roared as Kokichi Tsuburaya ran on to the track, one lap from securing a silver medal at the 1964 Tokyo Games. The Japanese had not won a medal in...