Olympics

Japan’s Olympic stadium to fill thousands of empty spectator seats with waifu pillows

Not sure if creative or cringey.

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Tokyo Olympic torch flame goes out twice on first day of relay, filling commenters with dread

This isn’t the first time this sort of thing has happened, though.

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Tokyo Olympics Village looks like an eerie ghost town

Athletes Village could be the real-life setting for a disaster film right now.

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Tokyo Olympics will not allow spectators from overseas

Long-suspected precautionary measure is latest sad development for troubled event.

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Tokyo Olympics Official Shop branch closes down four months before Games may or may not start

The latest sad development for the troubled event.

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Tokyo Olympics losing volunteers even after president’s resignation for sexist remarks

Games are scheduled to start in less than five months.

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Prefectural governor wants 2021 Olympics and torch relay cancelled, Tokyo not pleased

Fellow politicians call for Shimane governor to be reprimanded for his comments.

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Tokyo Olympics organizing committee president resigns over sexist remarks

Yoshiro Mori apologizes, insists “I have supported all women.”

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Tokyo Olympic chief may resign over misogynistic remarks, promises statement

Over 500 volunteers have quit following Yoshiro Mori’s controversial remarks about how much women talk.

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Japanese Internet reacts in dismay to official Olympics Twitter quietly changing its header

Netizens claim that whoever runs the account is making a call on the fate of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Head of Tokyo Olympics doesn’t want women in leadership roles because he thinks they talk too much

”Women, they have a very competitive nature.”

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Should the 2020 (now 2021) Tokyo Olympics be cancelled? Japanese citizens are divided

What should be done about the Tokyo Olympics?

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Tokyo Olympic chairman’s Super Mario reference isn’t as heartwarming as he thought it would be

Following former prime minister’s Super Mario cosplay, says he wants to be like Nintendo star’s in-game “partner,” but doesn’t fully understand the relationship.

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Eating the Olympic Torch Parfait in Tokyo

Special dessert acts like a beacon of hope for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to go ahead next year.

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Japan’s Prime Minister says he didn’t want to cosplay as Mario at the 2016 Olympics

Shinzo Abe had to be talked into the biggest crowd-pleasing moment of the Rio de Janeiro closing ceremony.

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Japan to reopen to international tourists with new entry requirements

Government sets a date for opening the country’s borders to the world again.

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Tokyo Olympics will take place as scheduled “with or without COVID” says IOC exec

Promises that they will be “the Games that conquered COVID.”

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British Olympic team sends heartfelt message to Tokyo one year before the opening ceremony

Tear-jerking video draws striking parallels between the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 2020 Games now scheduled for 2021.

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Figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu performs nine-year medley of his routines, but not on the ice【Videos】

“This is the journey I took with my programs since March 11 2011” says gold medalist in unique substitute for suspended sporting events.

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