TOKYO — Norie Kosaka knew better than to get her hopes up. A volunteer at the Olympic Games, she had been assigned to work at the opening ceremony on Friday night and naturally assumed she would be one of the workers placed outside Olympic Stadium or tucked into some farawayContinue Reading

After a yearlong delay, the opening ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is almost here. But with social distancing and no fans, the ceremony, much like the Games, will look a lot different. When is the opening ceremony? The opening ceremony for the Olympics is scheduled for Friday night inContinue Reading

When the American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists on the medal stand at the Mexico City Games to protest the oppression of Black Americans, they gave voice to generations of the athletes eager to speak their minds, even as the International Olympic Committee and athletic federationsContinue Reading

Plenty of reservations were expressed from all sides involved, but the Oakland City Council voted to accept an amended financial term sheet that keeps negotiations moving forward for a new stadium for the Athletics. In advance of Tuesday’s vote, in which terms were laid out for a $12 billion redevelopmentContinue Reading

For South Korean archers, winning Olympic gold medals feels almost like a given — they have claimed 23 of the 34 golds awarded in the sport since 1984. It’s getting to the Games that’s tough. Just ask Chang Hye-jin, who won two gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in RioContinue Reading