Mark your calendars: The Games will feature 539 events across 22 sports before the closing ceremony on Sept. 5.
Maria Magdalena Andrejczyk of Poland announced she would sell her medal in the javelin throw to help fund heart surgery for an 8-month-old. A convenience store chain had the winning bid of $125,000.
Over two weeks, critic Linda Holmes watched every Olympic discipline, from archery to wrestling. Fast sports, slow sports, graceful sports and hard crashes. As it turned out, they're all beautiful.
After 17 days of Olympic competition that was far different than usual due to COVID-19 restrictions, Tokyo celebrated its closing ceremony Sunday with artistic performances and a light show.
For the seventh Olympic games in a row, the United States took home more medals than any country. But in the gold-medal race, they just barely edged China.
Kim Raisner violated the rules at the Olympic Games when she lightly punched a reluctant horse that was refusing to ride.
Quinn is one of a handful of athletes this year who became the first trans and nonbinary athletes to compete in the Olympics.
Several athletes were tied for first as they began the final climb. The elite climbers faced off in three events, testing their speed as well as their problem-solving.
Sifan Hassan is going for it: three gold medals in three races. She's already won gold in one of them — the women's 5,000 meter race.
Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya told reporters that she was pleading for help from Japanese police at the airport and will not return home to Belarus.
Ten of Nigeria's 23 Olympic athletes were ruled ineligible after officials determined they had not received the required number of drug tests in the months leading up to the Tokyo Games.
Researchers say it may be counterintuitive because silver medalists perform better, but a study shows that third place winners tend to express more happiness after an Olympic event.
In a COVID concession to the usual podium process, Olympians are expected to pluck their own medals from a tray. Some athletes are giving each other a hand putting them on.
Critics are outraged, saying the anti-doping agency for the Games is ignoring the actions of the white athlete on the heels of suspending the Black sprinter this month.
TikTok is owning the 2020 Olympics as athletes share highlights and behind the scenes updates from Tokyo with each other and followers at home.