“Mondo” Duplantis delivers, soaring to Olympic pole vault gold

The Swede nearly breaks his own World Record of 6.18m. American Chris Nilsen rises to the occasion and 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 Raven Saunders for a possible violation of Rule 50

IOC, Tokyo 2020 meeting with Belarusian athlete who sought police protection at Haneda airport

IOC says Krystsina Tsimanouskaya “feels safe” with authorities after refusing to board a flight home against her will

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

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 .

Arley Méndez, the weightlifter who smoked cannabis looking to test positive to get rid of the pressure of the Games

The Chilean-Cuban weightlifter Arley Mendez smoked marijuana to deliberately test positive in a control prior to the Games. After finishing last in his category, he exploded and confessed that he suffers from depression.

The Yomiuri Shimbun: Olympics must not be blamed for people letting their guard down

The newspaper, one of Japan’s two largest, took a position this weekend in its editorial pages on why it does not believe there is a link between the rise in covid-19 cases in the country and the Olympic Games. Around the Rings reproduces the English translation provided by the newspaper of its Japanese-language editorial.

Media zone star Ruby Tui fulfills her dream as New Zealand win women’s rugby sevens gold

The Black Ferns banish memories of their loss to Australia in the Rio 2016 final as they clinch the only title missing from their collection

Goals galore as 2012 champions Mexico beat South Korea 6-3 to reach men’s football semis

Japan, Spain and Brazil also advance with the host nation edging New Zealand in a penalty shootout

Kenyan sprinter Odhiambo provisionally suspended for alleged anti-doping rules violation

Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare also provisionally suspended after testing positive for human growth hormone.

Lost in translation: Djokovic leaves Tokyo with more wounds than he expected and worried about the US Open, the tournament where he wants to make big history

The world number one player suffered three defeats between Friday and Saturday. After losing his two chances to fight for that Olympic gold he never won, he lost the dispute for the bronze in singles and gave up looking for it in the mixed doubles.

The International Tennis Federation’s plans: 11-day tournament in Paris 2024, advance gender equality with Hopman Cup 2022 and ATP to understand Djokovic’s PTPA

“Tennis was one of the first sports that was 50-50, gender-balanced men and women, which is very important to the IOC”, said ITF president David Haggerty in an interview with Around the Rings in Tokyo.

Dr. Ben Miller: “The IOC should turn words into action and provide onsite mental health support to the athletes”

“What’s causing the most anxiety amongst Olympic athletes this year though is the fact that we’re still in the middle of a highly contagious and deadly pandemic. That somber opening ceremony in an empty stadium was unfortunately a sign of the times.”

With Djokovic’s stumble, the Golden Slam is confirmed as a pipe dream: next chance (if), Paris 2024

The next goal of the world tennis number one is the conquest of the US Open, a tournament that could break the exciting duel of Grand Slam titles he is fighting with Federer and Nadal.

Athletics opens under “super hot and humid” conditions at Tokyo Olympic Stadium

Despite the heat, opening round performances were fast. First medals to be awarded this evening in the men’s 10,000m final

German athletes call on IOC to improve quarantine conditions for positive cases: “Fresh air is missing, they feel abandoned”.

Japan has registered record numbers of cases of the new coronavirus, but Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga assured that this increase is not related to the presence of athletes, leaders and journalists at the Olympic Games.

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

Boxing: “We’re going to tear heads off” the warning of a Cuban from Team Spain to his former teammate and Olympic champion

Expectations are high for the fight between Cubans Emmanuel Reyes and Julio César la Cruz for the ticket to a medal.