Simone Biles reveals why gymnastics team skipped Olympics opening ceremony

Simone Biles and the rest of the USA Gymnastics were not at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremonies with some of their U.S. colleagues on Friday night. Basketball star Sue Bird…

Manga featured in opening ceremony for Tokyo Olympics

The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics stepped into the world of Japanese comics and graphic novels when manga was featured prominently in the opening ceremony on Friday. The placards for…

Hideki Matsui, Sadaharu Oh serve as Olympic torch bearers at opening ceremony

Japanese baseball legends Hideki Matsui, Sandaharu Oh and Shigeo Nagashima served as Olympic torch bearers on Friday night in Tokyo as part of the opening ceremony. Naomi Osaka, who is…

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony sees drones form rotating Earth over stadium

The Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremonies did not skimp out on the pageantry, even as the parade of nations was a bit more socially distant than usual and there were no…

Anti-Olympics protests heard inside National Stadium during opening ceremonies

While the Tokyo Games begin inside National Stadium, the lack of raucous fans in the building had some fans watching the opening ceremonies hearing the protests on the streets. About…

Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremonies kick off the Games

ICYMI: 6 new sports will debut at the 2021 Games Six of the 50 sports at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 are completely new to the Olympics: 3-on-3 basketball,…

Tokyo 2021: US water polo captain misses opening ceremony due to restrictions

Jesse Smith, the 38-year-old U.S. men’s water polo captain, said he will be sitting out the opening ceremony in Tokyo on Friday due to restrictions on the number of people…

Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998. Organizing committee president…

Michael Avenatti lambasts fraud case in trial opening: ‘No crime was committed’

Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti appeared in court Thursday to face sentencing for attempting extort millions from Nike.  Embattled lawyer Michael Avenatti offered a full-throated self-defense Wednesday during a 35-minute opening…

Sue Bird, Eddy Alvarez to carry US flag at Olympics opening ceremonies

Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez will be the flag bearers for the United States during the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremonies on Friday. Bird is a basketball legend on the global…