Tokyo sports psychologist on Biles and Osaka
02 August 2021 | 6:53 am
An expert in sports psychology comments on Japan's Naomi Osaka and USA's Simone Biles speaking out about their mental health around the time of the Olympics.
15 Aug 2021
Families of refugee athletes who come from Kenya's Kakuma settlement have been sending them prayers and messages of hope, before they compete at the Olympic Games. They are among 29 athletes and refugees scheduled to compete in Tokyo in 12 sports, under the banner of the Olympic flag, according to the UNHCR. This is only the second appearance of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team. The first was in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
7 Aug 2021
Baseball fan Masamitsu Takahashi opened his "izakaya" bar-restaurant in 2013, when Tokyo was chosen to host the 2020 Olympics. Never had he imagined that, eight years later, he would be watching Japan beating the USA in the quarter-final there all alone. Other bars have decided to stay open despite the state of emergency, but Takahashi says he prefers "to avoid the situation deteriorating to the point where there isn't even baseball".
8 Aug 2021
Team USA's Simone Biles took to the Olympics podium after winning bronze in the women's balance beam final. It was Biles' first taste of competition in Tokyo since standing down during the women's team final last week to focus on her mental health.
8 Aug 2021
Tokyo 2020 mascot's Miraitowa tours the main press centre, greeting and posing for photos with media from around the world.
15 Aug 2021
Residents in Shanghai react as China takes home 38 gold medals, the second-highest number at the Tokyo Olympics and one less than the United States. Morning commuters say they are proud of Chinese athletes' "historic" achievements, and look forward to Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, which they hope will be "better" than Tokyo's Games.
11 Aug 2021
It is unpardonable that the website of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, in an Olympic year, and five years after the conclusion of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, has nothing about the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, but is replete with articles related to an event that took place half a decade ago. We can only hope that this lapse and other blunders noted in this video that cost Team Nigeria dearly at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be corrected before the Paris 2024 Olympics.
13 Aug 2021
Adidas had owned Reebok for 15 years but was unable to revive the ailing brand. The German sporting goods behemoth saw its stock surge with the announcement of the sale.
23 Aug 2021
The Japanese authorities install a giant symbol of the Paralympic Games off the coast of Tokyo, just days before the competition begins.
28 Aug 2021
At this cafe in Tokyo, robots are intended to be more than a gimmick, offering job opportunities to people with disabilities unable to work outside their homes.
25 Aug 2021
As the Paralympic Games begin, Japan's efforts to improve accessibility and inclusion are in the spotlight, with many arguing there is still plenty of work to do. Some 4,400 athletes with impairments will compete in Tokyo at the world's biggest parasports tournament.
4 Sep 2021
The world No. 3 tennis player broke down in tears as she announced her decision to withdraw temporarily from the sport.
12 Sep 2021
After two weeks of competition and a colorful closing ceremony, the Tokyo Paralympics have ended and the flag has been passed on to Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo ahead of the 2024 Summer Games.
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The burning of fossil fuels like coal and gas supercharged the heat wave that has scorched India and Pakistan in recent weeks, two separate attribution studies have found.
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The opposition leader has been behind bars since January 2021 on charges of fraud. The US has described the legal process as a "sham" while human rights groups have decried his treatment in prison.
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Imran Khan may be out as prime minister, but he still has plenty of supporters. They turned out in force on Sunday, and his party has called for more protests. This underscores how shaky political situation remains.
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Italians poured into the streets and squares of Rome in massive numbers on Wednesday as the A.S. Roma soccer team defeated Feyenoord to win the Europa conference league final.
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Olaf Scholz signed deals that will see Germany help African nations build their infrastructure to extract and export oil and gas to Europe. He also promised to keep German troops in the Sahel.