The past 16 months robbed many runners of opportunities to qualify for the U.S. Olympic trials. Two former collegiate runners decided to fill the gaps by creating a series of meets.
Changes in the sport, which is still struggling to recover from a sexual abuse scandal, were evident at a championship event in Texas.
Biles cruised to a record seventh U.S. title on Sunday. The team that will join her in Tokyo is starting to take shape, too.
A mix of unemployed veterans and minor league prospects propelled the United States to a 4-0 record in the Americas Qualifier.
Legislation labeling discrimination “unacceptable” has been blocked by conservative lawmakers, showing how far the country has to go to fulfill the goal of equality enshrined in the Olympic charter.
Daily coronavirus tests. Hotel confinement. A lot of Nintendo time. The experience of Australia’s softball team is a preview of a Games like no other.
CeCe Telfer, the first openly transgender woman to win an N.C.A.A. title, is aiming to qualify for the U.S. Olympic trials in the 400-meter hurdles. Her biggest obstacle, for now, is a lack of training facilities.
The U.S. invented basketball but does not dominate one form, three-on-three, when it comes to Olympics qualifying. So, go … Latvia?
We asked photographers across the country to document how skateboarders come together to foster community.
Despite being ranked No. 2 in the world, Team U.S.A. has to fight its way to Tokyo in qualifiers that begin this week.
The collapse of the pin trading market will hardly register amid the more than $15 billion cost of the Tokyo Games, but for avid traders, it’s a huge letdown.
Public health specialists suggest the Games’ safety plans put athletes and others at risk, and the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, an Olympic partner, calls for cancellation.
Jurors told the judge they had seen legal briefs among the evidence in the case of Tevin Biles-Thomas, who is accused of killing three people. The trial has unfolded as his sister, the U.S. gymnast, trains for the Tokyo Olympics.
The move’s effects are likely to be minimal, as Japan’s borders are largely shut because of the pandemic and American athletes are expected to participate in the Games regardless.
The Olympic gold medalist’s new vault is so dangerous that gymnastics, for now, limits the scoring rewards for trying it. Biles says that’s unfair.
Italy’s Giovanni Pellielo is an ordained bishop and one of the most decorated competitors in the history of his sport. This summer, he is hoping to return to the Games at age 51.
As the coronavirus surges in Japan, a top Olympic official said a series of test events had shown the Tokyo Games could be held safely.
U.S. Olympic surfers from Hawaii — the proud home of the sport — would prefer to compete under their own red, white and blue banner.
From the French Open and the Tokyo Olympics to New York Pride, a look at which global events are canceled, postponed or moving ahead (with altered plans) in 2021.
Brenda Martinez, one of the top track and field athletes in the United States, inadvertently tested positive for a banned substance under World Anti-Doping Agency rules.
From archery to yachting, and everything in between: Here are all the sports that are part of the Tokyo Games in 2021.
Olympic organizers changed how boxers from the Americas would qualify for Tokyo because of the pandemic. Now one of the best Canadians is on the outside looking in.
Qualifying for the Games can be the achievement of a lifetime. In the coronavirus era, though, that opportunity can vanish without warning.
They are being offered little more than a couple of masks, some hand sanitizer and social-distancing guidance that may be hard to abide by.
The opening ceremony will be held July 23, with gymnastics, swimming and other sports beginning soon after.
With many in Japan jittery over holding the world’s largest sports event in Tokyo amid a pandemic, organizers released new guidelines for those taking part.
As part of the deal, Athleta, the new sponsor, has agreed to back a post-Olympic exhibition tour that Biles was already planning.
Japan, South Korea and Australia have inoculated tiny percentages of their populations. The delays risk unwinding their relative successes.
Christian Coleman of the United States is the reigning world champion in the 100 meters and has never failed a drug test, but he missed three tests in 2019, resulting in an 18-month suspension.
Displacements, human rights violations, health concerns and overspending have dogged the Games in recent years. The Olympic mission is a mess in need of long-term fixing.
The British track Olympian Beth Potter switched sports, but her stardom in triathlon came too late to qualify for Tokyo. Then she set a world record in a 5K that won’t count. What’s a world-class athlete to do?
After a year’s delay, the Tokyo Summer Olympics look set to proceed. But the circumstances will be most unusual. Here’s what you need to know.
The Japanese government is dead-set on holding the Games despite the pandemic.
The ceremony kicked off in Fukushima Prefecture, a heavily symbolic choice a decade after the tsunami and nuclear disaster there.
The Games’ organizers say they have a responsibility to hold the event and “build a legacy” for society. But money, national pride and political obduracy are also important drivers.
Fans who invested thousands of dollars in trips to the postponed Tokyo Games are eager for refunds. But getting all the money may not be easy, or fast.
The move, announced Saturday, is a significant concession to the realities of the pandemic, even as organizers remain determined to hold the Games this summer.
The departure came just a month after the president of the Tokyo organizing committee stepped down over a sexist remark.
The agreement with a powerful Olympic partner may help reassure a skeptical Japanese population fearful of thousands of visitors to this summer’s Games.
Coaches around the world in the sport, now known as artistic swimming, are facing accusations that they bullied, harassed and psychologically abused athletes.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said there was “no legal basis” to bar Iran from competitions for ordering an athlete not to compete against an Israeli opponent.
Some nations are prioritizing Olympians for vaccinations. Others say athletes will wait their turn. The choices could determine if the Tokyo Games are a sporting spectacle, or a super-spreader event.
The selection of Seiko Hashimoto represented an abrupt shift after the Olympic committee had apparently intended to name another man in his 80s.
Yoshiro Mori, a former Japanese prime minister, had complained that women cause meetings to run long by talking too much. His exit would further complicate the delayed Games.
Yoshiro Mori’s resistance to calls for his resignation shows the power of a male-dominated old guard that is mostly unaccountable to public opinion.
Yoshiro Mori suggested women’s speaking time in meetings should be limited “or else we’ll never be able to finish.” He apologized, but said he would not resign.
With concern rising in Japan that the Summer Olympics could become a hub for new coronavirus infections, organizers unveiled measures aimed at protecting athletes and others.
The slower pace gives the East Asian countries a chance to learn from mistakes elsewhere but also poses risks as more contagious and perhaps deadlier variants of the virus emerge.
Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, played down growing doubts about the Games but without giving a guarantee.
Organizers postponed the Olympic Games for one year last March. Nearly a year later, prospects are getting bleaker.