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Members of the Japanese artist collective Me (meaning “eyes” in Japanese) launches an inflatable artwork entitled Masayume, on the occasion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO/Alamy Live News

Giant inflatables and flying dancers: Olympic art has always turned heads

The giant head spotted hovering over the Tokyo skyline in recent weeks is the latest in a long line of Olympic art moments. Debate and controversy are never far behind.
An example of the very first Olympic flag, known as the Antwerp flag. Marc Tielemans / Alamy

Why designing an Olympic logo is so difficult

A logo must artfully evoke the spirit of the Olympics as well as represent the host nation and it’s not an easy feat.
The German gymnastics team at the Tokyo Olympics wore full-legged unitards that went down to their ankles, eschewing the traditional bikini cut that ends high on the hip. The athletes said they were trying to combat the sexualization of young women and girls in their sport, which is trying to recover from a decades-long sexual abuse scandal. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

The Tokyo Olympics are billed as the first gender equal Games, but women still lack opportunities in sport

The Tokyo Olympic Games are being called the most gender-equal Games ever — but does that label hold up under scrutiny?
Simone Biles’ sponsors, including Athleta and Visa, are lauding her decision to put her mental health first and withdraw from the gymnastics team competition during the Olympics. It’s the latest example of sponsors praising athletes who are increasingly open about mental health issues. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka put the focus on the importance of mental performance for Olympic athletes

Two of the world’s top athletes have raised awareness of mental health issues on the Olympic stage. An Olympian explains why mental training can be as important as physical training.
Canada’s Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit celebrate on the podium after winning the gold medal in women’s eight rowing competition at the Tokyo Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Why women are owning the podium for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics

Canadian women’s success at the Tokyo Games bodes well not only for our future generations of athletes, but for our nation as a whole.
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil swims to a gold medal in the women’s 100 metre butterfly final during at the Tokyo Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Record-setting performances at the Tokyo Olympics come after months of pandemic-induced stress

The past 18 months have tested the mental and physical limits of Olympic athletes in their pursuit of the Tokyo Games. That’s what makes the performances during these Olympics even more remarkable.

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