Shooter Alessandra Perilli on target at Tokyo 2020, giving San Marino its first two Olympic medals
Perilli teams with Gian Marco Berti to win silver in the new trap mixed team event, two days after winning bronze in the women’s trap.
Hula’s Talks: Sports marketing expert Rob Prazmark believes Olympic sponsors, despite challenges, “will have some great stories”
Prazmark believes the IOC’s multinational sponsors can recoup their losses over the course of future Games, but is less optimistic about the prospects of Japan-based companies.
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 Dave Haggerty in an interview with Around the Rings in Tokyo.
OpEd: Skateboarding debut in Tokyo misses the mark as a television event
Tim McFerran, president of World Skateboarding Federation, says there are a number of factors to explain why primetime ratings in the USA were “disappointing”.
Laurel Hubbard calls Olympics a “global celebration” and commends the IOC for its commitment to making sport open and inclusive
The IOC says it is not aware of any other athlete who is openly transgender and has competed in an Olympics.
Weightlifting Day Ahead – two medal events on tap after a two-day break
Men’s 81kg world record holder and reigning world champion from 2019 Lü Xiaojun of China is the odds-on favorite to win gold
Saudi Arabia and Judo Make History in Tokyo 2020
Tokyo 2020 Concludes Anti-Doping Agreement for the Paralympic Games
After Positive Coronavirus Test: Improvement of Quarantine Conditions in Tokyo Urgent
Cuba’s champion boxers close in on Tokyo 2020 gold at the home of sumo
Rio 2016 gold medalist Julio Cesar la Cruz defeated Havana-born Emmanuel Reyes Pla of Spain in the day’s headline bout and the best fight of the session
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.
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.
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.
Japan at the double as hosts extend a golden judo streak
If Japan makes the podium in each of the last three events, the country will break its record for total judo medals set at Rio 2016
Over 1,000 Olympians kickstart Leave your Mark in first week
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.
German cycling sports director to be sent home after making racial slur
This is not the first controversy a German official has been caught up in
Hula’s Talks: World Triathlon President Marisol Casado says Tokyo Olympics “a tool to see the light at the end of the tunnel” for the world
Casado also discusses possible changes in the works for the sport ahead of Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028.
Youth Olympics winner Moneta inspires a nation and his team to a historic Olympic rugby bronze
“This bronze medal is for all the children who are playing the game in Argentina and all the fans who love rugby around the world.”
Djokovic leads protest and twists the arm of Tokyo 2020 tennis organizers
The world number one, along with Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev, got the tournament to delay the start of the day for 3pm. “The conditions are brutal, I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Fiji’s men brush aside New Zealand to retain Olympic rugby sevens crown
Argentina defeated Great Britain 17-12 to win bronze.
Bach visited Fukushima to show that the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl is a thing of the past
In his aim to be on the stages of all sports in the 17-day program of the Olympic Games, it does not seem likely that Bach will return to the stadium.
“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.
The perfect beach, the dystopian beach: scenes of the Olympic surfing debut
Although without an audience, the vastness, the view of the sea, the noise of the waves, the wind and the sun generated a sense of freedom at Tsurigasaki that is not found in almost any of the other Tokyo 2020 venues.
Fethi Nourine and Amar Benikhlef Disciplinary Situation
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
This is Tokyo, this is sports and these are 5,389 spectators, something the 2020 Olympic Games can not even dream about
The fans attended a pro wrestling event in Tokyo while Olympic fans miss out on once-in-a-lifetime Tokyo 2020 experience. Non-Olympic sports such as baseball, football, mixed martial arts and pro wrestling are allowed to have fans
Tennis in Tokyo, between hot weather and loud insects
High temperatures on the tennis courts in Tokyo are making players struggle. ITF won’t delay the start of the daily schedule despite athletes asking for it.