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Kara Winger of United States competes in the women's javelin throw at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games on August 3, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Kara Winger Selected as Team USA’s Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has announced that four-time Olympian Kara Winger will lead the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team into the Closing Ceremony as flag bearer on August 8 at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Chosen by a vote of fellow Team USA athletes, Winger is the fourth track and field athlete to lead […]

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Tokyo 2020 last year revealed the designs for tickets that would be used at the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. Each ticket features a sport and venue pictogram as well as the Tokyo 2020 emblem. The Games were delayed until 2021 and now, foreign fans will not be allowed to attend.

2021 Olympics Spectators Told No Cheering, Yelling or Whistling

Japanese spectators at the Olympic Summer Games will be asked to root with “passion from your heart” as opposed to cheering, yelling, whistling or high-fiving, according to a new guideline document issued to potential fans. The 18-page document was issued after the organizing committee on Monday announced it will allow up to 50 percent capacity […]

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10,000 Volunteers Withdrawing The Latest of Tokyo’s Olympic Problems

The Tokyo Organizing Committee for July’s rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games tried to draw attention to Thursday’s unveiling of items that will be used at the medal ceremonies in Japan with everything from the podiums, costumes worn by medal tray bears and the trays themselves. Among the questions that could be raised at this […]

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The New National Stadium, a venue designed for the opening and closing ceremonies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is seen prominently in the Tokyo cityscape seen from an observation tower. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo Venues Secured for 2021 Olympic Summer Games

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games has confirmed that all 43 venues for the rescheduled event have been secured and the new schedule of events is complete. Securing venues was one of the main challenges after March’s postponement of the Games until July 23, 2021. Each of the venues […]

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The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has become a leader in sustainability efforts.

The Green Game

We’ve come a long way since the first recycling bin was rolled out at a sporting event. As the topic of climate change heats up (literally), the creation of more sustainable events has taken on increasing importance. On a global level this can be seen with the December 2018 launch of the United Nations Sports […]

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Olympic Gymnastics Center Completed in Tokyo

Another one of the new venues ahead of the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo has been completed with the finishing of the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, which will be used for artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics events. The venue will seat up to 12,000 and is located near the Olympic Village. Of the 43 venues […]

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