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  1. Mother of Raven Saunders, shot-put silver medalist, dies. Sports, Today

    Clarissa Saunders had been in Orlando, Fla., for a watch party for her daughter’s competition in the Tokyo Games, NBC reported.

  2. Skateboarding continues, with the park competition up next. Sports, Today

    Get ready for lots of impressive acrobatics and some of the youngest skateboarders at the Tokyo Games.

  3. U.S. hurdles stars clash for gold on Day 12. Sports, Today

    Park skateboard events get underway, and women’s golf tees off.

  4. U.S. broadcast coverage on Tuesday night includes track, women’s golf and baseball. Sports, Today

    The first round of women’s golf kicks off. Replays of the women’s 200-meter and 800-meter races air.

  5. Joan Ullyot, Debunker of Limits on Women Who Run, Dies at 80 Obits, Today

    Dr. Ullyot argued in her research, and showed over miles and miles in competition herself, that, yes, women are built to run marathons. Olympic officials finally agreed.

  6. Today’s Olympics Tokyo live blog included six standalone posts:
  7. Tamyra Mensah-Stock becomes the first Black woman to win a wrestling gold. Sports, Today

    After the clock ran out, Mensah-Stock formed a heart sign with her hands and showed it to both sides of the arena. “I’m trying to send love to everyone,” she said.

  8. A Hop, a Skip, and Will Claye Is Primed for Takeoff Sports, Today

    The American is a favorite to win gold in the men’s triple jump after finishing second to his friend and rival Christian Taylor at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

  9. Ben & Jerry’s New Mideast Flavor Letters, Today

    Readers discuss an Opinion guest essay by the founders of the ice cream company about its decision not to sell the product in the West Bank. Also: Where to hold the Olympics; better than shopping.

  10. Repeat victories in the 100 and 200 meters give Elaine Thompson-Herah a rare ‘double-double.’ Sports, Today

    She won gold in both events in the Rio Games in 2016.

  11. Barred From 400 Meters, Namibia’s Mboma Wins Silver in the 200 Sports, Today

    Christine Mboma and a teammate were declared ineligible for the longer race because of a genetic condition that raises their testosterone levels. The rule has generated controversy.

  12. Sport Climbers Add a New Worry (Heat) to an Old One (Gravity) Sports, Today

    At the sport’s Olympic debut, humid conditions added an unwelcome degree of difficulty.

  13. Belarus Sprinter Becomes an Unlikely Dissident Foreign, Today

    An Instagram complaint against her coaches embroiled Kristina Timanovskaya in the precarious politics of her home country, and may force her into asylum.

  14. A Springsteen Fan Takes in a Springsteen Show at the Olympics Sports, Today

    Our writer attended Jessica Springsteen’s Olympic debut, where she put on a strong performance but did not advance.

  15. Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday: Comebacks and Newcomers Interactive, Today

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

  16. Elaine Thompson-Herah wins her second gold in Tokyo. Sports, Today

    Thompson-Herah won the 200 meters with a time of 21.53 seconds. Christine Mboma of Namibia was second, and Gabby Thomas of the United States was third.

  17. Athing Mu wins the 800 meters with a dominant performance. Sports, Today

    The 19-year-old won with a time of 1:55.21, a new national record and her personal best time.

  18. The sprinter who sought refuge from Belarus is an unlikely dissident. Sports, Today

    Kristina Timanovskaya had avoided politics until now, preferring to focus on training for her first Olympics.

  19. Even a World Record Doesn’t Always Guarantee Olympic Gold Sports, Today

    Both Karsten Warholm of Norway and Rai Benjamin of the United States broke the world record in the 400-meter hurdles. Only one got a gold medal.

  20. How many Olympic medals does Biles have? Sports, Today

    Simone Biles tied two gymnastics records after winning the bronze on the balance beam.

  21. Here’s why Simone Biles’s balance beam score was lower today than in qualifying. Sports, Today

    Biles, because of a different dismount, had a less difficult routine. But she executed it well and it was good enough for bronze.

  22. Brazil beats Mexico in a testy men’s soccer semifinal and will face Spain in the final. Sports, Today

    Brazil beat Mexico on penalty kicks, 4-1, to advance to the Olympic men’s soccer final after a foul-filled semifinal that featured 10 yellow cards but no goals.

  23. With Durant on His Game, U.S. Storms Into Olympic Semifinals Sports, Today

    Kevin Durant scored 29 points to lead the United States past Spain. “He was who we need him to be,” Draymond Green said.

  24. Guan Chenchen of China wins gold. Biles takes bronze. Sports, Today

    Chenchen won with a more difficult routine than her rivals. Her compatriot, Tang Xijing, won silver. Simone Biles won bronze in her return to competition.

  25. See Biles’s beam routine in action. Sports, Today

    Simone Biles scored a 14.0, giving her the bronze medal.

  26. Today’s Gymnastics Olympics Biles Beam Final live blog included six standalone posts:
  27. The Race When Everyone Set a Record Sports, Today

    On a sunny summer evening in 2012, eight runners elevated the 800 meters into high art. One set a world record. Several others were never the same.

  28. When All Else Fails, It’s Time to See the Olympic Body Mechanic Sports, Today

    How did John Ball become the go-to health professional for track and field athletes with creaky hips and balky knees? A devotee answers: Have you seen his hands?

  29. Laurel Hubbard Had Her Moment. Now She’d Like Her Privacy. Sports, Today

    ‘I’m looking forward to this being the end of my journey,’ a barrier-breaking weight lifter says after an excruciating week in the spotlight.

  30. Outside the Olympic Cocoon, a Tokyo Abuzz Only With Cicadas Foreign, Today

    The sequestered Games have left the host city feeling like anything but.

  31. U.S. broadcast coverage on Tuesday includes soccer and beach volleyball. Sports, Today

    In basketball, Australia plays Argentina at 8 a.m. on USA Network.

  32. Here’s how to watch the competition in the United States. Sports, Today

    For live U.S. viewers, the competition will be show on the NBC Olympics site, Peacock or the NBC Sports app.

  33. Australian athletes left behind vomit and a hole in the wall in the Olympic village. Sports, Today

    Members of the rugby and rowing teams left their rooms in the Olympic village “in a messy and unacceptable state,” the Australian Olympic Committee said.

  34. Karate’s Big Question in Its Olympic Debut: Is It a Sport or a Martial Art? Foreign, Today

    To Japan’s traditionalists, karate represents qualities fundamental to the national character. But to be a modern sport, the discipline has been forced to adapt.

  35. The U.S. handily defeats Spain in men’s basketball, moving on to the semifinals. Sports, Today

    The U.S. had produced a string of shaky performances in the last month but, after a close first half, defeated their rival Spain.

  36. Karsten Warholm of Norway wins the men’s 400-meter hurdles, setting a world record. Sports, Yesterday

    Warholm obliterated his own world record to win his first Olympic gold medal.

  37. Allyson Felix skates through to the semifinals in the 400 meters. Sports, Yesterday

    “I would do anything to compete. That’s what the Olympics mean to me,” Felix told The New York Times Magazine earlier this summer.

  38. What to watch for as track and field continues. Sports, Yesterday

  39. What to watch for when Simone Biles competes on balance beam. Sports, Yesterday

  40. Olympian Anna Cockrell has a special fan base: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sports, Yesterday

    Anna Cockrell’s brother, Ross, is a cornerback for the team. On Monday, the Buccaneers took a break from training to watch her advance to the 400-meter hurdle finals.

  41. U.S. broadcast coverage on Monday night includes beach volleyball, track and wrestling. Sports, Yesterday

    USA Network will also air the women’s water polo quarterfinal match between the United States and Canada.

  42. Simone Biles to compete on Day 11, which could be the most exciting day at the Games. Sports, Yesterday

    U.S. men’s basketball plays Spain in a quarterfinal, and several Americans compete for medals in track.

  43. What to Watch in the Balance Beam Final: Simone Biles Returns Sports, Yesterday

    Biles will be back on the floor for the first time in a week, but she will have stiff competition for a medal.

  44. Charting the Course of Tokyo’s Climbing Walls Sports, Yesterday

    The eccentric architects behind the Olympic debut of sport climbing are responsible for putting on a good show, and a fair competition.

  45. Here’s what happened on Monday at the Tokyo Games. Sports, Yesterday

    The U.S. women’s soccer team is out of contention for the gold. The U.S. women’s basketball team is past the group phase, and Puerto Rico won its second gold medal ever.

  46. A 17-year-old sprinter from Tampa, Fla., is the youngest Olympic track competitor for the U.S. Sports, Yesterday

    Erriyon Knighton broke Usain Bolt’s under-18 record in the 200 meters in May and surpassed Bolt’s under-20 record in June, and he beat reigning world champion Noah Lyles in two races at the Olympic trials.

  47. The World’s Best Pole-Vaulter Gets More Swedish as He Goes Sports, Yesterday

    Mondo Duplantis has a world record and a good chance at Olympic gold. But he’s endeared himself to Sweden (his mother’s home country) by buying into its culture.

  48. Yesterday’s Olympics Tokyo Medals Results live blog included 7 standalone posts:
  49. A Track Built for Speed Is Already Producing Records Sports, Yesterday

    The springy surface at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo has been compared to a trampoline. “You can feel the bounce,” one runner said.

  50. The American Canoeist Nevin Harrison Finally Gets Her Chance Sports, Yesterday

    As women’s canoeing makes its Olympic debut, the 19-year-old is ready to put the United States in the medal hunt in a sport at which the nation has not historically been good.

  51. He Has a Speedskating Medal. Can He Get One in Baseball, Too? Sports, Yesterday

    Eddy Alvarez won a silver medal in speedskating in 2014. Now playing baseball, he is hoping to join a rare group with medals from the Summer and Winter Games.

  52. In Weight Lifting, a Historic Moment for Transgender Women Sports, Yesterday

    A sport that rarely makes headlines was at the center of the Olympics on Monday as the first openly transgender woman competed in the Games.

  53. Tokyo Olympics on Monday: You Can’t Win Them All Interactive, Yesterday

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

  54. Simone Biles Will Compete, and Helped Jade Carey Prepare for Gold Sports, Yesterday

    Biles, who will compete in the balance beam final women’s gymnastics competition of the Tokyo Games, gave Jade Carey a pep talk before Carey won gold in the floor exercise.

  55. U.S. Falls to Canada, a Stinging Blow in a Frustrating Olympics Sports, Yesterday

    A second-half penalty kick sends Canada to the gold medal game, and leaves the U.S. seeking the bronze, and answers.

  56. Sifan Hassan wins the 5,000 meters and now looks to the 1,500 and 10,000. Sports, Yesterday

    Winning medals in all three events would secure Hassan’s place as one of the great distance runners in Olympic history.

  57. Belarusian Sprinter Who Feared for Her Safety Is Offered Asylum in Poland Foreign, Yesterday

    Kristina Timanovskaya sought help at a Tokyo airport as her country tried to forcibly send her home from the Olympics.

  58. Yesterday’s Us Canada Soccer Olympics live blog included 7 standalone posts:
  59. Beauty, Athleticism and Danger in the Pool Sports, Yesterday

    Artistic swimmers strive to look graceful, but the sport comes with significant risks, as our writer knows from experience.

  60. Jade Carey of the United States wins the floor exercise gold. Sports, Yesterday

    Carey held off Vanessa Ferrari of Italy by performing a more difficult routine.

  61. Alyssa Naeher has left the U.S.-Canada semifinal with a knee injury. Sports, Yesterday

    The American goalkeeper was the hero of her team’s quarterfinal victory in the Olympic women’s soccer tournament.

  62. One sport has gifted Indonesia all its Olympic golds. The streak continues in Tokyo. Sports, Yesterday

    A women’s doubles badminton victory was the first gold for Indonesia in Tokyo and the eighth in the country’s Olympic history.

  63. U.S. broadcast coverage on Monday includes beach volleyball and track and field. Sports, Yesterday

    NBC will also air replays of gymnastics event finals for both men and women.

  64. U.S. Athletes Have Been Planning Podium Protests for Weeks Sports, Yesterday

    Raven Saunders, a shot-putter, on Sunday delivered the first political demonstration at the Games. The I.O.C. and American officials are now locked in a standoff.

  65. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn wins the 100-meter hurdles, Puerto Rico’s first gold in track. Sports, Yesterday

    It’s also Puerto Rico’s second Olympic gold medal in any sport.

  66. How a Cuban Émigré Became a Polish Volleyball God Sports, Yesterday

    Wilfredo León left Cuba to see how far his high-flying talents could take him. Having starred as a pro in Italy, he now wants to win gold for Poland.

  67. You, too, can have an Olympic medal (for the right price). Express, August 1

  68. U.S. broadcast coverage on Sunday night includes gymnastics, volleyball and basketball. Sports, August 1

    Gymnastics and track & field will hold finals, and the U.S. women’s soccer team faces Canada.

  69. Cut off from restaurants, Tokyo’s visitors find culinary delights at 24-hour convenience stores. Sports, August 1

  70. U.S. women face Canada in a soccer semifinal on Day 10 of the Games. Sports, August 1

    Gymnastics event finals continue for the women, and the U.S. baseball team plays Japan.

  71. Italians Stun Even Themselves in 100 Meters and High Jump Sports, August 1

    Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the men’s 100 meters and Gianmarco Tamberi shared gold in the high jump a day after discussing how improbable it would be if they won.

  72. Priceless? Even Olympic Medals Can Be Had for the Right Price Express, August 1

    Some former Olympians have resorted to selling their medals because of financial hardships or to raise money for charity.

  73. Olympic Sprinter From Belarus Seeks Refuge in Japan, Fearing Jail at Home Foreign, August 1

    Belarus tried to force the sprinter, Kristina Timanovskaya, to return home after she criticized her coaches for registering her for the wrong event.

  74. The August 1 Olympics live blog included one standalone post:
  75. On a Refurbished Knee, Brazil’s Andrade Vaults to a Gold Medal Sports, August 1

    Sunisa Lee of the United States, who won the Olympic all-around competition last week and was favored to win on the uneven bars, won bronze in that event instead.

  76. Taiwan’s gold medal win over China in badminton raises tension. Sports, August 1

    The Taiwanese badminton duo Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin, who beat a Chinese team to take gold, had emphasized their Taiwanese identity on social media.

  77. 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.

  78. Shot-Putter’s Gesture Renews Controversy Over Podium Protests Sports, August 1

    Raven Saunders of the United States crossed her arms over her head. A second athlete, the American fencer Race Imboden, accepted a medal with a symbol drawn on his hand.

  79. 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.

  80. A PGA Star Wins Gold in Golf, an Event Unmoored From the Games Sports, August 1

    Xander Schauffele defeated a field of pros on the manicured grounds of a former men-only club, in a sport still struggling to get into the Olympic spirit.

  81. Russia Scoffs at Olympic Ban: ‘Let Them Listen to Classical Music’ Foreign, August 1

    Sports fans and officials in the country have no trouble seeing through the thin fiction of a doping-related ban on their national symbols at the Tokyo Olympics.

  82. Yulimar Rojas, with a world-record triple jump, becomes the first female Olympic gold medalist from Venezuela. Sports, August 1

    Rojas, a triple jumper, thought she could make a bid for the world record and did.

  83. BMX freestyle, a new event, enthralls as Britain and Australia take first golds. Sports, August 1

    The ramps have a variety of transitions, thrusting riders skyward before they land back in the ramp and onto the next trick.

  84. Tokyo Convenience Store Chicken Gizzards Saved My Life Sports, August 1

    Cut off from most restaurants because of coronavirus restrictions, thousands of international visitors at the Olympics make do — and delight — in convenience store offerings.

  85. Nina Derwael seizes gold in the uneven bars as Sunisa Lee falters. Sports, August 1

    Lee completed a much less difficult routine because she failed to connect several of her skills.

  86. Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy wins the 100-meter dash. Sports, August 1

    Jacobs finished in 9.80 seconds, with Fred Kerley of the United States second and Andre De Grasse of Canada third.

  87. ¿Quién decide cómo luce el vestuario de una campeona? en Español, August 1

    Usar los códigos de vestimenta para controlar los cuerpos de las mujeres no es nada nuevo. Lo distinto es que ahora ellas están tomando cartas en el asunto.

  88. The Olympics That Feel Like Only Competitions Summary, August 1

    A reporter in Tokyo finds himself missing the unscripted moments beyond winning and losing.

  89. Rebeca Andrade wins the vault, Brazil’s first gold in women’s gymnastics. Sports, August 1

    MyKayla Skinner of the United States finished second for the silver medal. Yeo Seo-jeong won bronze for South Korea.

  90. China continues its diving dominance, winning gold and silver in the women’s 3-meter springboard. Sports, August 1

    Shi Tingmao won gold and Wang Han took silver, underlining China’s mastery of this precision sport, in which perfection must be achieved in a couple seconds. Krysta Palmer of the U.S. took bronze.

  91. Alexander Zverev wins gold in the men’s singles tennis tournament. Sports, August 1

    Zverev had beaten Novak Djokovic, the top-ranked men’s player, in the semifinal.

  92. Xander Schauffele wins the gold medal in golf. Sports, August 1

    It was the first American gold medal in golf since 1904, a gap explained by the sport being dropped after those Games and returning only in 2016.

  93. Bobby Finke’s Big Finish Surprises Himself, and His Rivals Sports, August 1

    An American grinds out a gold in the 1,500-meter freestyle by saving a little extra for the finish.

  94. With seven medals at one Olympics, Emma McKeon ties a record. Sports, July 31

    McKeon’s haul ties her for the record by any female Olympian, set in 1952 by gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya of the Soviet Union.

  95. In swimming’s finale, the U.S. men keep their unbeaten streak alive, and Emma McKeon gets her 7th medal. Sports, July 31

    McKeon picked up two more golds, giving her a record-tying seven medals in Tokyo, and Caeleb Dressel swam away with his fourth and fifth golds.

  96. A transgender weight lifter’s presence at the Games prompts discussions over inclusion and fairness. Sports, July 31

    Hubbard, who rarely speaks to the news media, declined a request for comment.

  97. U.S. broadcast coverage on Saturday evening includes golf, swimming and baseball. Sports, July 31

    Caeleb Dressel takes aim at another gold, and baseball teams from Mexico and Israel face off.

  98. Here’s what happened in Tokyo on Sunday. Sports, July 31

    It was a big day for gymnastics, track, golf, tennis, swimming and more.

  99. San Marino becomes the smallest country to win an Olympic medal. Sports, July 31

    San Marino waited 61 years for its first Olympic medal. With a population of roughly 30,000, it is the smallest country to win an Olympic medal, surpassing Bermuda

  100. The July 31 Tokyo Olympics Results Medals live blog included five standalone posts:
  101. U.S. fencers wear pink masks to protest against teammate accused of sexual misconduct. Sports, July 31

    Alen Hadzic, an alternate on the men’s fencing team, was left wearing a black mask while three of his teammates wore pink ones during competition on Friday.

  102. Olympics’ First Openly Transgender Woman Stokes Debate on Fairness Sports, July 31

    Laurel Hubbard, a 43-year-old weight lifter from New Zealand, will compete on Monday, as some question her right to be at the Games.

  103. 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.

  104. The Olympic Moments When ‘All Things Seemed Possible for Humanity’ Op Ed, July 31

    New York Times readers recall the events that moved them.

  105. 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.

  106. The Rise of Mixed-Gender Relays at the Tokyo Olympics Sports, July 31

    In Tokyo, men and women are teaming up in a series of mixed-gender events that are making their Olympic debuts.

  107. Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica wins the 100-meter dash. Sports, July 31

    Thompson-Herah, the defending gold medalist in the event, finished in 10.61 seconds.

  108. Belinda Bencic of Switzerland wins tennis singles gold. Sports, July 31

    Bencic could win two golds in Tokyo if she wins a doubles tournament on Sunday.

  109. New Zealand women’s rugby sevens grabs gold. Sports, July 31

    The Kiwis ran away from the French in the second half.

  110. India’s married archers: ‘We are a powerful couple.’ Sports, July 31

    Known as Dee-Das in India, Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das are one of two pairs of married archers at the Tokyo Olympics.

  111. Accusations of Sexual Abuse Continue to Roil Basketball in Mali Sports, July 31

    One Malian basketball leader has been suspended and another jailed in a scandal that has cast a shadow on the president of the sport’s worldwide governing body.

  112. Pablo Carreño Busta beat Novak Djokovic to win the bronze in men’s singles tennis. Sports, July 31

    Djokovic came into the Olympics chasing a Golden Slam. He leaves the Tokyo Games without any medal after withdrawing from the mixed doubles tournament.

  113. 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.

  114. The U.S. broadcast on Saturday morning includes finals in women’s tennis and archery. Sports, July 31

    Judo concludes with the sport’s first mixed-gender competition, and the U.S. baseball team plays South Korea.

  115. Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel delivered yet again. Sports, July 30

    Ledecky added to her medal haul — she has 10 total across three Olympics, including seven golds.

  116. Female Sprinters Take the Spotlight at Tokyo’s ‘Superfast’ Track Sports, July 30

    The women’s 100-meter dash headlines Day 2 on the track. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, a top contender, called the attention on the event “long overdue.”

  117. A Nigerian sprinter is suspended after a failed drug test. Sports, July 30

    Ten other athletes from Nigeria were told they did not meet out-of-competition testing requirements leading up to the Olympics.

  118. Britain won the mixed medley relay, a new event. Sports, July 30

    China took silver and Australia won bronze. Italy came in fourth and the U.S., anchored by Caelab Dressel, finished fifth.

  119. Simone Manuel failed to qualify for the women’s 50 free final. Sports, July 30

    The miss for Manuel came after she also failed to qualify for the Olympics in the 100 freestyle, her signature event.

  120. The July 30 Swimming Olympics live blog included two standalone posts:
  121. Katie Ledecky won the women’s 800-meter freestyle. Sports, July 30

    She defeated a budding rival, Ariarne Titmus of Australia.

  122. Kaylee McKeown of Australia won the 200-meter women’s backstroke. Sports, July 30

    She defeated Kylie Masse of Canada and Emily Seebohm of Australia.

  123. Caeleb Dressel won the men’s 100-meter butterfly, setting a world record. Sports, July 30

    He set a world record with a time of 49.45.