A success story for the IOC and Thomas Bach: new Olympic sports and the growth of mixed events
The president himself admitted the doubts he had before the additions, but the passage of surfing, climbing, skateboarding and karate to Tokyo 2020 was as successful as it was promising, and contributed to adding joy to the Games. The mixed events were another success.
New IOC members elected, Tokyo 2020 organizers praised as IOC session ends
IOC members approve a change that could have consequences for the International Weightlifting Federation
U.S. Sweeps Olympic golf gold medals as Nelly Korda claims victory
Korda holds off surging opponents to win women’s individual stroke play tournament by one shot as storms subside.
Hula’s Talks: Sports communications consultant Jon Tibbs hints at a “few surprises and a few things in store” at the Tokyo Olympic closing ceremony
Tibbs also offered his insight on how the media landscape and public opinion have shifted throughout the Games
Karate stars on its Olympic debut as all eight golds go to different nations
Japan, Spain, Egypt, Italy, Bulgaria, France, Iran and Serbia all hit the gold medal trail in karate at Tokyo 2020.
Japan, Italy and Serbia strike for gold on day two of karate competition
All six gold medals have been won by different countries, illustrating how competitive the sport is at the elite level and how prominent it is worldwide.
Thomas Bach on the success of Tokyo 2020: “the athletes gave these Olympic Games a great Olympic soul”
Bach believes feelings of togetherness and gratefulness among the athletes created this atmosphere around the Games.
Heavyweight glory for USA’s wrestling phenom Steveson, who nets $250,000 for his last-second win
The gold medal was secured at the death, with a pair of late takedowns including one with less than a second remaining.
Kazakh wrestler Sanayev earns bronze despite biting semifinal opponent
United World Wrestling reviewed the biting incident, ruling that no disciplinary action against Sanayev was warranted.
Karate’s first Olympic champions crowned as the sport makes its debut in Tokyo
Sandra Sanchez Jaime of Spain wins karate’s first Olympic gold medal in the women’s kata event
Ryan Crouser honors late grandfather with gold medal winning, Olympic record shot put toss
Veteran U.S. shot putter defends Rio 2016 Olympic title with a series of incredible marks. U.S. rival Joe Kovacs claims silver as Americans continue storied tradition in the event
Women’s Olympic golf tournament could be shortened as tropical storm looms
American Nelly Korda fires Olympic record 62, leads by four shots after second round.
Japanese skateboarders reign, taking gold and silver as teens sweep the podium
The host country has won all three events and five of the nine medals handed out so far in the new Olympic sport.
“Mondo” Duplantis delivers, soaring to Olympic pole vault gold
Nearly breaks his own World Record of 6.18m. American Chris Nilsen rises to the occasion, pushes Mondo, nabs silver.
Father sought, son seeks: volleyball gives the Conte family a third chance
Hugo and Facundo Conte, father and son and a great story of success and passion in the sport of Argentina, will seek on Thursday to advance to the finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Chinese gold medalists could be in trouble with IOC for wearing Mao pins
IOC is also looking into the gesture made by USA shotput silver medalist for a possible violation of Rule 50
IOC, Tokyo 2020 meeting with Belarusian athlete who sought police protection at Haneda airport
Krystsina Tsymanouskaya “feels safe” with authorities at Tokyo’s Haneda airport after she refused to board a flight home
With consistent play and an unflappable demeanor, American Xander Schauffele wins Olympic golf gold medal
Seven-player playoff for bronze medal, spanning four holes and requiring more than one hour claimed by C.T. Pan of Chinese Taipei. Japan’s Matsuyama misses bronze medal putt on 18.
Italy reigns supreme in the 100m to succeed Usain Bolt: Lamont Marcell Jacobs is the new king
It was an historic night for Italian sport, because only minutes before the “azzurri” had won gold in the high jump with Gianmarco Tamberi sharing the gold medal with Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim .
Weightlifter Neisi Dajomes Barrera becomes the first woman from Ecuador to be crowned an Olympic champion
Kate Nye of the United States wins silver, the best weightlifting result in 21 years for her country