Roger Federer’s future as a tennis player at 40: “Everything is still a bit uncertain”
“People used to look at 40-year-olds and they were mega old. Now, all of a sudden, I’m one of them”, the swiss maestro says in a candid interview where he also admits to be “surprisingly bad” at karaoke.
Argentina’s bronze medal in volleyball, between emotion, historical mandate and claim: “There were giant stones in the way, and we overcame them”.
The bronze that Argentina won 3-2 over Brazil hides history of fathers and sons marked by passion for the sport, but also a complicated reality in local volleyball.
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.
Anne Hidalgo promises that it will be possible to “swim in the Seine” at the Paris 2024 Games and opens the doors to Lionel Messi: “This city will be his city!”
Speaking to Around the Rings in Tokyo, the mayor of Paris stresses that the Games will transform the French capital with a depth similar to that of Barcelona in 1992.
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.
Buenos Aires 2018, key inspiration for Paris 2024′s opening ceremony: “We are trying to take it to the next step”
The French Games are preparing a French-language version of concepts like “start list,” the CEO of Paris 2024, Étienne Thobois, revealed during an interview with Around the Rings in Tokyo.
IOC dean speaks: Richard Pound on Japan and covid
Tokyo 2020 is a Japanese “miracle”, Pound says in an interview with Around the Rings.
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.
Paris 2024 and Milano Cortina 2026 commit to strategic partnership
European Olympic organizing committees seek closer collaboration to achieve more sustainable, innovative and spectacular future Olympic and Paralympic Games
“Casa Italia”, the hidden gem of the Tokyo 2020 Games
A beautiful old mansion is the refuge of the Italian delegation in the Japanese capital, which is living days of success and celebrations. Around the Rings toured the amazing “azzurro” meeting center.
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.
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.
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.”
Furious day for Russian tennis player Medvedev in the face of a question about his country’s state doping: “I don’t want to see you ever again!”
The world tennis number two did not accept a question about state doping in his country, which leads Russia to participate in Tokyo 2020 under the acronym ROC.
Fiji’s men brush aside New Zealand to retain Olympic rugby sevens crown
Argentina defeated Great Britain 17-12 to win bronze.
“Virtual becomes real” and the end of sports “as an entertainment moment”: in-depth interview with one of the most powerful men in Olympics
Yiannis Exarchos, CEO of OBS, discusses the current state of Tokyo 2020 and the Olympics in an interview with Around the Rings. The lack of audience as the “saddest” thing, 8k, surfing, the gap between Río 2016 and Buenos Aires 2018 and what he would do working with North Korean TV
Rio champions Fiji on track for men’s rugby gold medal tilt at Tokyo 2020
Argentina produced the shock of the round as they bested South Africa 19-14 despite playing most of the game with six men and even went down to five players in the closing seconds.
Argentine fencer loses in her debut, but wins marriage proposal in the mixed zone
The unexpected proposal from her coach came while Perez Maurice was giving an interview to Argentine television