2 sports in the Paralympics that are not played in the Olympics
The Paralympics have started in Tokyo, and it’s easy to spot sports that are both in Paralympics and Olympics, such as basketball, volleyball, weightlifting, soccer, equestrian and cycling, to name just a few, and with various adaptions.
Abrahamson: Doubters, critics, skeptics -- the Games are a wrap, and from the athletes, thanks
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Games drew Sunday to an end, an Olympics that began as a bet countering controversy and considerable fear — could they come off — and closed with the bet won. The Games happened. And for 16 days, just as it should be, the athletes of the world commanded center stage.
Top Olympic sponsor Toyota pulls Games-related TV ads
Toyota won’t be airing any Olympic-themed advertisements on Japanese television during the Tokyo Games despite being one of the IOC’s top corporate sponsors. The extraordinary decision by the country’s top automaker underlines how polarizing the Games have become in Japan as COVID-19 infections rise ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony. “There are many issues with these Games that are proving difficult to be understood,” Toyota Chief Communications Officer Jun Nagata told reporters Monday.news.yahoo.com
Melissa Gonzalez, wife of Lions QB, earns spot on Colombian Olympic team
Melissa Gonzalez, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback David Blough, is heading to Tokyo. On Thursday night, the Lions PR Twitter account announced that she qualified to represent Colombia in the Tokyo Olympics later this month in the 400-meter hurdles. Of her qualification for the Tokyo Olympics, Gonzalez wrote on Instagram, “I guess it’s official 😆”Both Blough and Gonzalez attended Creekview H.S. !”At Texas, Gonzalez earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, USTFCCCA All-America First Team in the 4x400m Relay, USTFCCCA All-America Second Team in the 400m Hurdles and Academic All-Big 12 First Team in 2015. The Olympics are set to begin July 23 and the 400-meter hurdles prelims will begin on July 31.mlive.com
Why the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Will Be Like No Other
When the coronavirus pandemic forced Tokyo last year to delay the Summer Olympics and Paralympics to July 2021, organizers kept the Tokyo 2020 name, saying they wanted the event to be seen as a “light at the end of the tunnel.” Covid-19 is still spreading but the games appear to be going ahead, in what would be the biggest world event of the pandemic era. But they are almost certain to look like no other Olympics, with a bar on spectators from abroad and uncertainty as to whether even fans in Jawashingtonpost.com