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11 Oct
The skateboarding tricks that made Rayssa Leal the youngest Olympic medalist in Brazil's history push girls from early childhood to teenagers onto the country's slopes, where until recently they were the exception.
15 Aug
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.
23 Jul
The show director for the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, former comedian Kentaro Kobayashi, has been fired on the eve of the event for making jokes referencing the Holocaust, in the latest blow for organisers of the pandemic-delayed Games. Tokyo 2020 has been plagued by a series of gaffes and missteps by Olympic officials, as well as pandemic restrictions.
18 Mar
Hiroshi Sasaki announced his resignation after a report came out that he had insulted plus size female comedian Naomi Watanabe. He suggested she could appear at the opening ceremony as a pig.
11 Mar
Germany's Thomas Bach has won his second and final term at the head of the International Olympic Committee. He said there was "no reason to doubt" that the delayed Olympic Games would be held in Tokyo this year.
18 Feb
Hashimoto has resigned from her role as Japan's Olympics Minister to head up the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee after the previous president stepped down for derogatory remarks about women.
11 Feb
The former prime minister and current president of the Summer Games' organizing committee is due to step down after saying that women speak too much in meetings. The remarks sparked outrage at home and abroad.
5 Feb
Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori apologized on Thursday for sexist comments he reportedly made about women talking too much, but said he would not resign. The remarks have sparked a storm of criticism on social media and risked tainting public opinion of the games.
21 Jan
When the Tokyo Olympics were postponed last year, officials promised they would open in 2021 as proof of mankind's triumph over the coronavirus. But six months before the rescheduled start, victory over the virus remains distant, and fears are growing rapidly that the Games may not take place at all.
4 Dec 2020
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28 Sep 2020
In his first international address, Suga said he is "determined" to host the Olympics next summer. Enthusiasm for the Games has dwindled amid COVID-19, with many wanting a further delay or an outright cancellation.
21 Jul 2020
A year away from the start of the rearranged Tokyo Olympics, Human Rights Watch have claimed there is a culture of physical and verbal abuse aimed at Japan's young athletes. The country's response is not yet clear.

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