Competing in the Olympics is a career high. Excelling at these Games however will preclude much opportunity for friendship and connection and demand more than sporting excellence
Whether in defeat or victory, each Olympian’s story is one of dedication and perseverance. Children’s authors have long cottoned on to their literary potential
Heat endurance specialists have warned for years that temperatures at Tokyo 2020 events would be extreme. Should future Summer Olympics become the Autumn Games?
A new Netflix documentary gives an intimate look into Naomi Osaka finding her voice in the world.
The economic benefits of the Olympics are in question like never before.
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.
Throughout the modern Olympic period, the host nation has had a home advantage. But crowds are not the only factor
A scholar of ancient Greek literature explains what the Olympics of modern day have in common with the 776 B.C. games at Olympia.
Athletes and spectators were lured to Olympia by a longing for contact with their compatriots and their gods.
These will not only be the most expensive Summer Games ever, they have likely come at a tremendous reputational cost for the IOC.
The cost of the Olympics is often justififed by the investment and regeneration hosting brings about. Local residents, though, rarely benefit
Strict enforcement of COVID-safe regulations in the Olympic Village could affect athletes' mental health. Their performance could suffer too
When cultural stereotypes and nation branding collide, discussions of orientalism and cultural appropriation get complicated.
With athletes from 205 different nations making their way to Japan come thousands of tonnes of equipment and supplies.
Athletes headed to Tokyo have trained throughout an unusually stressful year. Missing out on final preparations could hinder their chances at a medal
But it’s the taking part that counts.
As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, a debate about whether athletes should be prioritized over more vulnerable populations has emerged.
Anti-doping efforts are not stopping cheating in sport. Unless there’s a game changer in technology, we might just have to live with a certain amount of doping in the Olympics.
In track and field, it’s a common belief that middle lanes are the fastest. But according to the data, middle lanes aren’t better, and in the 200-meter sprint, outside lanes might even be faster.
As COVID empties the Tokyo 2020 bleachers, will the economic benefits of hosting in the first place outweigh the losses incurred by not having tourists?