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For Tokyo’s Bus Spotters, The Olympics Really Are All About The Journey
Mandalit del Barco | August 5, 2021
Ryotaro Mori says he's been bus spotting for 30 years, since he was 12 years old. When he's not working as a commercial photographer, he snaps the buses using a camera with a long zoom lens.Mandalit del Barco | NPR TOKYO — Outside the Tokyo 2020 media press center and ...
Once Again, Banned Russians Raise Questions About Doping At The Olympics
Tom Goldman | August 4, 2021
The team from the Russian Olympic Committee enters the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. They were prevented from flying the Russian flag because of ongoing doping penalties.Patrick Smith | Getty Images TOKYO — Traditionally, doping at the Olympics has been an uncomfortable companion to the ...
At The Olympics, Sport Climbing Is Full Of Unknowns For Athletes And Fans
Liz Baker | August 2, 2021
Staff test the speed climbing wall in preparation for the Olympic Games at Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo.Eugene Hoshiko | AP Updated August 2, 2021 at 8:03 PM ET For the first time ever, climbers will compete for Olympic gold as sport climbing makes its Olympic debut at Tokyo's ...
Belarusian Sprinter Will Seek Asylum In Poland After Refusing To Board A Flight Home
Dustin Jones, Joe Hernandez | August 2, 2021
Belarus athlete Kristina Timanovskaya, who reportedly said her team tried to force her to leave Japan after a row during the Olympics, walks with her luggage Monday inside the Polish Embassy in Tokyo.Yuki Iwamura | AFP via Getty Images Updated August 2, 2021 at 12:01 PM ET Belarusian sprinter Kristina ...
A U.S. Athlete Defies Olympic Podium Protest Ban Under Threat Of Sanctions
Leila Fadel | August 2, 2021
Team USA's Raven Saunders gestures on the podium with her silver medal after competing in the women's shot put event Sunday at the Tokyo Olympics.Ina Fassbender | AFP via Getty Images TOKYO — The International Olympic Committee said it's looking into a U.S. athlete's decision to defy a ban on ...
U.S., U.K. Swimmers Bemoan Doping After Russian Takes Gold In Men’s Backstroke Event
Joe Hernandez | July 30, 2021
Silver medalist Ryan Murphy of Team USA (from left), gold medalist Evgeny Rylov of the Russian Olympic Committee and bronze medalist Luke Greenbank of Great Britain during Friday's medal ceremony for the men's 200-meter backstroke final at the Tokyo Games.Maddie Meyer | Getty Images The second- and third-place finishers in ...
Tiny San Marino — Population 34,000 — Just Won Its First Ever Olympic Medal
Joe Hernandez | July 29, 2021
San Marino's Alessandra Perilli competes in the women's trap qualification during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Asaka Shooting Range in the Nerima district of Tokyo on July 29, 2021.TAUSEEF MUSTAFA | AFP via Getty Images For a microstate, it was no small feat. San Marino, a landlocked country ...
Surfing Makes Waves At The Olympics For The First Time
Mandalit del Barco | July 26, 2021
Caroline Marks of the United States competes during Tokyo 2020 women's round 1 heat of surfing at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Sunday.Du Yu | Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images Surfing has deep roots, but for the first time, surfers are competing for medals at the ...
Teenagers Win All 3 Medals In Women’s Street Skateboarding Event
Leila Fadel | July 26, 2021
Momiji Nishiya of Team Japan celebrates during the Women's Street Final on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Monday at Ariake Urban Sports Park.Patrick Smith | Getty Images Updated July 26, 2021 at 8:48 AM ET TOKYO — Thirteen-year-old Momiji Nishiya dazzled during the Olympic women's skateboarding ...