The events of the Olympics are a big change from what people of Colour, including athletes, have historically been forced to do: pursue a road of stoic fortitude to perform.
After 17 days of competition, China and the US were locked in a dead heat for gold medal supremacy. Their competition at the games also represents their increasing great power rivalry.
The Asahi Shimbun daily, which had called for cancellation despite being a sponsor of the Games, said the nearly $15 billion event was a "gamble" with people's lives.
The 2020 Games defied an extraordinary build-up when they were postponed last year and veered close to the first cancellation since World War II.
Team USA’s heavyweight runners competing in men’s events have failed to win a single gold medal at the Tokyo Games.
In the latest plot twist in the diplomatic stand-off unfolding on the sidelines of Tokyo 2020, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya boarded a flight to Vienna but is expected to head to Poland, where she has been offered a humanitarian visa.
US gymnastics star Simone Biles says winning bronze “definitely sweeter” as she celebrates her comeback after withdrawing from the all-around, vault, asymmetric bars and floor exercise finals.
Karsten Warholm of Norway shattered his own world record in the 400m hurdles in one of the most anticipated races of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Much of Kosovo’s best sporting talent has left the country to make their fortunes abroad. However, judo is bucking the trend and bringing home gold medals.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs has timed a European record of 9.80 seconds, with American Fred Kerley taking silver in 9.84 seconds in one of the most understated major championship 100-metre races of recent times.
World number one Novak Djokovic admits that his exertions in Japan have taken their toll after pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics due to a shoulder injury.
Katie Ledecky of the US wins gold medal in the women's 800m freestyle at Tokyo Olympics and Caeleb Dressel adds a world record to his growing medal haul.
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