Yuto Horigome of Japan competes in the men's street skateboarding finals at the Tokyo Olympics on July 25, 2021, at Ariake Urban Sports Park. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Abe siblings, 1st Japanese brother-sister Olympic medalists

Judoka Hifumi Abe defeated Vazha Margvelashvili of Georgia in the men's under 66 kilogram final on Sunday, completing a podium sweep for the host nation after his younger sister Uta claimed gold earlier in the day at the Tokyo Olympics.

Japan's Yuto Horigome wins 1st-ever Olympic skateboarding gold

Yuto Horigome won gold in the first-ever Olympic skateboarding competition on Sunday, the 22-year-old Japanese scoring 37.18 points in the men's street final to write his name in the history books.

Japan's Ohashi wins swimming gold in women's 400 individual medley

Japan's Yui Ohashi won swimming gold in the women's 400-meter individual medley at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, the host country's first medal of the games in the sport.

Olympics: Top male golfers Rahm, DeChambeau test positive for COVID

Men's golf world No. 1 Jon Rahm of Spain and No. 6 Bryson DeChambeau of the United States will both miss the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for the coronavirus, their respective countries said.

Tokyo Olympics report 1st post-competition COVID-19 case

The first COVID-19 infection of an athlete at the Tokyo Olympics after competing has been confirmed, games organizers said Sunday, amid public concerns about the further spread of the coronavirus.

Olympic medalists allowed to remove masks for 30 seconds on podium

The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it has relaxed COVID-19 protocols at the Tokyo Olympics to allow medalists to take off their masks for up to 30 seconds on the podium to be photographed.


  • Yuto Horigome proved Sunday that he will prevail no matter how intense the pressure, the 22-year-old Tokyoite shaking off sub-par runs in the Olympic skateboard street final to lay down the four must-land tricks that won him gold.

  • Japan's Kento Momota marked his Olympic debut on Sunday with a convincing 2-0 win over American Timothy Lam in the men's badminton singles. Nozomi Okuhara, who earned bronze at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, also got off to a winning start in the women's singles, overcoming early struggles to defeat Germany's Yvonne Li 2-0.

  • Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka says she has reaped the benefits of her high-profile mental health break, the time away putting her in a good place for her Olympic gold medal chase.

  • Defending champion Japan booked its spot in the Olympic softball gold medal game against the United States with a 1-0 group stage win over Canada on Sunday.

  • A player on the Dominican Republic's Olympic baseball team was suspended for three months and dropped from the roster after testing positive for cannabis, the Dominican Olympic Committee said Saturday.

  • Japanese world No. 2 Naomi Osaka made a perfect start to her Olympic career Sunday with a 6-1, 6-4 win over China's Zheng Saisai in the Tokyo Games women's singles tennis competition.

  • Big-hitting U.S. golfer Bryson DeChambeau has tested positive for the coronavirus before leaving the United States for the Tokyo Olympics, USA Golf said Saturday night, ruling him out of the games.

  • Eighteen-year-old world No. 4 Tomokazu Harimoto is hoping to do what many would consider near impossible: end China's 13-year Olympic men's singles table tennis reign by claiming Japan's first gold in the sport.

  • A 59-year-old man from Nagoya has been arrested after scattering flyers protesting the Tokyo Olympics from a running subway train in the central Japan city, police said Sunday.

  • Returning Olympians who know the agony of just losing out on a medal and youthful exuberance will spearhead Japan's challenge in the Sevens tournament as the Tokyo 2020 hosts look to show the sport really has taken off here following the success of Rugby World Cup 2019.

  • With a family gold rush in their sights, siblings Hifumi and Uta Abe will bid for judo glory at the Tokyo Games on Sunday.

  • Japan's Daiya Seto, a gold medal favorite in the men's 400-meter individual medley, failed to qualify for the event's final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.


Naomi Osaka of Japan plays against Zheng Saisai of China in the first round of the women's singles tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics on July 25, 2021, at Ariake Tennis Park. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Nyjah Huston of the United States competes in the men's street skateboarding finals at the Tokyo Olympics on July 25, 2021, at Ariake Urban Sports Park. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Combined photo shows Yui Ohashi of Japan swimming en route to winning the women's 400-meter individual medley final of the Tokyo Olympics on July 25, 2021, at Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Clockwise from top: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Chase Kalisz of the United States reacts after winning the men's 400-meter individual medley final of the Tokyo Olympics on July 25, 2021, at Tokyo Aquatics Centre. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Japanese surfer Kanoa Igarashi competes in a first-round heat at the Tokyo Olympics on July 25, 2021, at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach in Ichinomiya, Chiba Prefecture, eastern Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee (facing camera) is pictured after competing in her 4x100-meter freestyle relay heat at the Tokyo Olympics on July 24, 2021, at Tokyo Aquatics Centre. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Simone Biles of the United States performs on the uneven bars during the women's artistic gymnastics qualifications of the Tokyo Olympics on July 25, 2021, at Ariake Gymnastics Centre. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Vitalina Batsarashkina of the Russian Olympic Committee competes en route to winning the gold medal in the women's 10-meter air pistol at the Tokyo Olympics on July 25, 2021, at Asaka Shooting Range. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo