2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

Highlights

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    The Tokyo Games, which ended on Sunday, offered viewers a respite from the frustration and tragedy of the past 18 months.
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    Olympics End as They Began: Strangely

    The 32nd Summer Olympics came to a close in Tokyo. “We did it — together!” the president of the International Olympic Committee said, to lukewarm applause.

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      A Memorable Olympics, but for the Right Reasons?

      A feat of organizational planning and execution in a pandemic left even gold medalists hurrying home from an atmosphere drained of pomp and full of anxiety.

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      Linoy Ashram of Israel competing on Saturday.
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      Seven Olympic Moments Worth Revisiting

      A spicy rhythmic gymnastics finale. A 62-year-old medalist. A former prodigy with a gold. The Olympic magic was spread across sports.

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      Hearing Their Footsteps, Sharing Their Joy

      Track and field at the Tokyo Games helped fill the final 10 days of the Olympic schedule, and five years — in so many ways — was worth the wait.

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