Japanese star Momiji Nishiya made history by scooping the first-ever women’s skateboard gold medal at the Olympic Games as the 13-year took the title in Tokyo ahead of teenage rival Rayssa Leal of Brazil.
Organizers in Tokyo have responded to complaints about a supposed lack of comfort at the accommodation in the Olympic Village, which one member of the Russian team is said to have likened to “medieval Japan.”
If the dangers of Covid-19 weren't enough to have Olympians keep their guard up ahead of this summer's event in Tokyo, mother nature may have something else in store after a brown bear was spotted at the Olympic softball venue.
Major sponsors Toyota won’t be airing any Olympic-themed ads on Japanese TV during the Tokyo Games this summer, the company has said, as hostility towards the event continues to simmer among the local population.
IOC president Thomas Bach made a uncomfortable slip in his first public appearance since arriving in Tokyo for the upcoming Olympics, referring to the local Japanese public as "Chinese people" and causing backlash on social media.
Japanese police have charged a woman with attempting to extinguish the Olympic flame with a water pistol as anti-Games sentiment festers in the country, with organizers mulling new restrictions on fan attendance.