Government’s ‘catch them young’ mantra starting to show results; interests grow in non-football events as teams and individuals bring home medals and accolades.
Tanaka had been in relatively good health until recently and lived at a nursing home where she enjoyed board games, solving maths problems, soda and chocolate.
Warholm's performance is considered one of the greatest Olympic track performances of all time, while Thompson-Herah took the women's award for achieving the sprint double at a second consecutive Olympics.
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.
The Paralympics will take place from August 24 to September 5 as Delta variant pushes daily case numbers to new records in Tokyo.
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 hot and humid weather wasn't enough to deter the Ethiopian-born Dutch runner who participated in back to back races.
Italy's victory gives their surprise 100-metre individual champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs his second gold of the Games.
The International Olympic Committee said it had removed the accreditations of Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich.
Sydney McLaughlin broke her own 400m hurdles world record to win the gold medal in 51.46 seconds at the Tokyo Olympics.
US gymnastics great Simone Biles, struggling with a debilitating mental block, withdrew from the floor final, leaving her just one more chance of competition in Tokyo.
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.
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