1. The Olympic Mascots Aren’t Winning Any Medals Express, July 27

    In Japan, mascots typically play a major role in branding campaigns. But Miraitowa and Someity have been a subdued presence at the very event they were made for.

  2. Paralympic world champion speaks out after she was told her shorts were ‘too revealing.’ Sports, July 20

    Britain’s Olivia Breen said male athletes took off their shirts without incident, but she was told her briefs were too short.

  3. 6 Podcasts to Whet Your Appetite for the Olympics Arts & Leisure, July 20

    Whether you’re a dedicated Olympics fan or a casual viewer, these shows will help you get in shape for the Tokyo Games.