T/olympics

  1. 2021-22 N.H.L. Season: What’s New and What’s Returning to Normal Sports, October 11

    Seattle gets the Kraken, Canadian fans return to the arena, regular divisions and cross-border travel are back, and N.H.L. players are headed to the Olympics.

  2. A Surprise Sports Hero Broadens Italy’s Image of Itself World, October 8

    Lamont Marcell Jacobs, a mixed-race Italian athlete, was not well known heading into the Olympics but he emerged as the world’s top sprinter, with two gold medals.

  3. He Suffered ‘the Worst Injury of the Tokyo Games.’ Can He Recover? Sports, October 7

    Connor Fields’s gruesome crash on the Olympic BMX track left him with serious brain trauma, a fractured memory and a lot of questions about the future.

  4. Two Winter Olympics Underdogs That Have Already Won Style, October 6

    Actively Black will outfit Team Nigeria at the Games.

  5. The September 29 Covid Delta Variant Vaccines live blog included one standalone post:
  6. Klete Keller, a 3-Time Olympian, Pleads Guilty in Capitol Riot Case Sports, September 29

    Keller, 39, faces a prison sentence of up to 20 years, but the first Capitol rioter to plead guilty to the same charge was sentenced to eight months.

  7. China Plans ‘Closed-Loop’ Bubble for Winter Olympics Sports, September 29

    Athletes and visitors will face severe restrictions on their movement, Beijing 2022 organizers said, and a level of control never before seen at the Games.

  8. Can a Mantra Make You Run Faster? This Olympic Medalist Has No Doubt. Sports, September 26

    “I love these words and phrases because usually they start in practice or in conversation,” Courtney Frerichs said. Those words and phrases helped her win a silver medal.

  9. Nothing Got in the Way of These Paralympians Interactive, August 24

    With the Paralympics underway in Tokyo, we’re remembering the lives of athletes with a variety of disabilities around the world who found freedom in their sports.

  10. The Biggest Highlights From the Oddest Olympics Interactive, August 8

    See the action from inside the Tokyo Games’ anti-pandemic bubble — including a few things you might have missed.

  11. The Most Notable 'Firsts' From the Olympics Interactive, August 7

    As the Tokyo Games wind down, we look back on some memorable debuts and victories.

  12. Dressel vs. Phelps. McLaughlin vs. Muhammad. Visualizing Olympic Champions, Present vs. Past Interactive, August 7

    See how the fastest swimmers and runners from Tokyo 2020 compare with past champions, plus watch visualizations of more than 40 Olympic races.

  13. Decisive Moments From the Tokyo Games, Frame by Frame Interactive, August 6

    See the Summer Olympics in a series of composite images.

  14. What Exactly Is Modern Pentathlon? Interactive, August 6

    The women's modern pentathlon took place Friday. Here's what you need to know

  15. Tokyo Olympics on Friday: Delivering in the Heat Interactive, August 6

    The U.S. women’s beach volleyball team won gold in some of the hottest temperatures at these Games.

  16. The Unsettling Music That Drives Artistic Swimming Interactive, August 6

    At the Tokyo Games, the music selected by artistic swimming teams often was better suited to a horror movie than to a symphony matinee.

  17. Tokyo Olympics on Thursday: No Easy Wins Interactive, August 5

    Speed climbing is just the latest sport that didn’t seem to go as expected during these Games.

  18. Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday: Minting Gold Interactive, August 4

    Count Sakura Yosozumi among the newest stars of these Games.

  19. What Is Going On in Track Cycling? Interactive, August 4

    Here's how to decipher the action at the Olympic velodrome.

  20. How Sydney McLaughlin Beat Her Own World Record to Win Gold Interactive, August 4

    On a fast track at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, McLaughlin edged her closest rival in the final meters and shaved 0.44 of a second off her own world record.

  21. Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday: Comebacks and Newcomers Interactive, August 3

    Simone Biles was back on the balance beam, while Athing Mu introduced herself to the world

  22. Tokyo Olympics on Monday: You Can’t Win Them All Interactive, August 2

    U.S. soccer falls to Canada, but an American gymnast rebounds from a loss.

  23. How the World’s Fastest Men Battled for Gold in 10 Seconds Interactive, August 1

    Lamont Marcell Jacobs achieved a top speed of 26.76 miles per hour to finish the 100-meter race in 9.80 seconds, 0.22 seconds off Usain Bolt’s world record set in 2009.

  24. Tokyo Olympics on Sunday: The Best Among Us Interactive, August 1

    Marcell Jacobs of Italy was a surprise winner in the men’s 100-meter dash, finishing in 9.80 seconds.

  25. How Fast the Jamaican Sprinters Ran to Sweep the Women’s 100 Meters Interactive, July 31

    The gold medalist, Elaine Thompson-Herah, averaged more than 21 miles per hour to finish the race in 10.61 seconds.

  26. Tokyo Olympics on Sunday: The Best Among Us Interactive, July 31

    Marcell Jacobs of Italy was a surprise winner in the men’s 100-meter dash, finishing in 9.80 seconds.

  27. For Katie Ledecky, the Longer the Race the Better Interactive, July 31

    How Katie Ledecky’s competitors are closing the gap on her dominance in the pool.

  28. Tokyo Olympics on Friday: U.S. Women’s Soccer to Semifinals Interactive, July 30

    The Americans beat the Netherlands in a shootout. They play Canada next.

  29. Take a Tour of the Olympic Village Interactive, July 30

    India Pagán, who plays center for the women’s basketball team from Puerto Rico, walked us through her day in Tokyo.

  30. How Speed and Distance Dictate How Olympians Run Interactive, July 30

    We invited three elite runners to run on the world’s fastest treadmill to examine the differences between running fast and running far (but still pretty fast).

  31. Tokyo Olympics on Thursday: Rising to the Challenge Interactive, July 29

    A new gymnastics champion was crowned. Elsewhere, paddlers navigated some treacherous obstacles.

  32. The Moves That Gave Sunisa Lee Olympic Gold Interactive, July 29

    Here’s how Sunisa Lee of the United States won the Olympic gold medal in the all-around gymnastics competition at the Tokyo Games.

  33. Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday: Golden Firsts Interactive, July 28

    U.S. women won the first three-on-three basketball gold. Katie Ledecky made history, too.

  34. Tokyo Olympics: Who Leads the Medal Count? Interactive, July 27

    It might depend whom you ask — and how they count.

  35. Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday: The Brightest Stars Falter Interactive, July 27

    Simone Biles exited her gymnastics team final, and the tennis star Naomi Osaka lost.

  36. What Happened in Simone Biles’s Vault Interactive, July 27

    Biles lost her way midair while vaulting in the women’s team final on Tuesday.

  37. Tokyo Olympics on Monday: Diving for Gold Interactive, July 26

    More medals, missed opportunities and upsets as the Games pick up momentum.

  38. Kate Courtney is Creating Pathways for American Cyclists Interactive, July 26

    Courtney’s success hasn’t been rivaled by other U.S. cyclists in decades. She hopes to propel the sport further into the spotlight with her Olympic debut.

  39. Tokyo Olympics on Sunday: Time to Go Big Interactive, July 25

    Because holding back now helps nobody.

  40. Australia Dominates Again in the Women’s 4x100 Freestyle Relay Interactive, July 25

    Australia won the 4x100 freestyle by more than 3 seconds over the United States. Here’s the meter-by-meter analysis of how they did it.

  41. Tokyo Olympics on Saturday: The Games Get Rolling Interactive, July 24

    The U.S. women’s soccer team found some answers, and a new sport made its Olympic debut.

  42. Did You See What the Liberian Olympic Team Is Wearing? Interactive, July 23

    You might have missed it, but look again. They want to change the Olympic fashion game.

  43. Looking Back at Inspiring Olympians Interactive, July 22

    As the Tokyo Olympics begin, we are looking back at Olympians who died in recent years.

  44. I Made the 24-Hour Trek to Tokyo Interactive, July 22

    The journey to the Tokyo Olympics was a unique experience. Here’s an inside look.

  45. Simone Manuel Dominated in the Pool. After Setbacks, She’s Ready to Medal Again. Interactive, July 21

    Manuel, 24, who had a banner 2019, has grappled with overtraining syndrome this year. In Tokyo, she aims to find her way back.

  46. Dalilah Muhammad Set the Standard for Hurdling. Now She Looks to Defend Her Gold. Interactive, July 21

    Muhammad, 31, lost her world record at the U.S. Olympic trials. She will face a field packed with talent as she tries to remain on top.

  47. Sunisa Lee Is Unmatched on Uneven Bars and Wants All-Around Glory Interactive, July 21

    Lee, 18, is making her Olympic debut after a challenging year. Her versatility is crucial to Team USA’s shot at a third consecutive gold.

  48. There’s Nothing Adam Ondra Can’t Climb, but Is an Olympic Medal Out of Reach? Interactive, July 21

    Ondra, 28, is the world’s best climber, but a controversial decision by Olympic organizers may block his path.

  49. Meet the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team Interactive, June 29

    Here are the American gymnasts you’re likely to see on the awards podium.

  50. 5 First-Time Olympians to Watch in Tokyo Interactive, June 28

    Here are a few track and field Olympians to know.

  51. A Month Before the Olympics, How Is Japan Faring With Covid? Interactive, June 23

    In the past month, cases have decreased and vaccination has ramped up dramatically — but with less than one-fifth of the country even partially vaccinated, many residents remain worried about hosting the Games.

  52. 7 U.S. Swimmers to Watch at the Olympics Interactive, June 22

    The 50 pool swimmers representing the United States in Tokyo have nine individual Olympic gold medals and three silvers among them. Thirty-five will be making their Olympic debuts.

  53. Allyson Felix Knows What Really Makes the Olympics Run Interactive, June 14

    “The athletes do not have a seat at the table when the decisions are being made. It’s a big machine.”

  54. 5 Routines Proving Simone Biles Is the 🐐 Interactive, June 10

    Watch the moves that helped put Biles on top of the gymnastics world.

  55. Read the CAS Decision Reducing Russia’s Doping Ban Interactive, December 17

    The ruling reduced a four-year ban to two, but will keep Russian teams out of the next two Olympics and dozens of other global competitions.

  56. Read the CAS Decision Reducing Russia’s Doping Ban Interactive, December 17

    The ruling reduced a four-year ban to two, but will keep Russian teams out of the next two Olympics and dozens of other global competitions.

  57. Can the Olympics Take Place in July? (This July?) Interactive, March 17

    The coronavirus pandemic has brought most of the world’s sports to a standstill, but the Tokyo Games remain scheduled to begin in late July. Is that even possible?

  58. NBC and Twitter to Team Up on Limited Live Olympics Coverage Sports, July 25

    Twitter will show some live coverage, highlights and a daily studio show from the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

  59. Running to the Edge Sports, June 4

    A new book about the running coach and guru Bob Larsen shows how, long before he made Meb Keflezighi a champion, he honed his approach to running and life with a group of hippie runners known as the Toads.

  60. Cho Yang-ho, 70, Dies; Expanded Korean Air Amid Scandals Obits, April 8

    Recently stripped of a board seat in his family’s empire, Mr. Cho had been caught up in corruption investigations and a daughter’s “nut rage” incident.

  61. Trump, in Abrupt Pivot, Says Funding for Special Olympics Will Continue Washington, March 28

    The president’s budget is highly unlikely to win approval in Congress, but the Special Olympics funding enjoys broad support among Republicans and Democrats.

  62. Betsy DeVos Wants to Cut Special Olympics Funding. Here’s Why It Probably Won’t Happen. Express, March 27

    A proposal to cut $17.6 million from the Special Olympics is drawing widespread opposition, but it’s unlikely to make it past Congress anyway.

  63. Wisconsin’s Annie Pankowski Tries to Leave College Hockey on Top Sports, March 21

    On Friday, she will play in the Frozen Four for the fourth time. She has never won a national championship.

  64. Johnny (Lam) Jones, Texas Track and Football Star, Dies at 60 Obits, March 15

    Jones won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics and signed pro football’s first million-dollar contract, with the Jets. But N.F.L. stardom eluded him.