ICYMI – Tokyo 2020 finally arrives
General view of a firework display with the Olympic rings seen inside the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Athletes from around the world took center stage at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony as the Summer Games finally got underway, one year later than planned after the Covid pandemic forced a delay.
Already an Olympics like no other, Japanese 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya made history in becoming the country’s youngest-ever gold medal winner, clinching the Olympic title in the women’s street skateboarding competition. Continuing the trend of defying the odds, Ariarne Titmus beat the greatest ever female swimmer Katie Ledecky to win gold in a dramatic 400m freestyle final.Reuters staff are on the ground and hard at work, bringing you the best Olympics coverage throughout the duration of the Summer Games.
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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony
Tennis star Naomi Osaka climbed a stage in the shape of Mt. Fuji and lit the Olympic cauldron, capping off an opening ceremony like no other.
Golden generation: Japan’s Nishiya leads teen skater medal rush
Japanese 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya clinched the Olympic title in the women’s street skateboarding event, becoming the country’s youngest-ever gold medal winner.
Aussie ‘Terminator’ takes gold as pool duel with Ledecky surpasses the hype
Australian Ariarne Titmus beat rival Katie Ledecky to win gold, delaying the American’s quest to become the most successful female Olympic swimmer of all time.