The Olympics is never short of thrilling scenes of athletes contending for glory, but warmhearted moments as well, including some athletes continuing their Olympic quest after returning from giving birth.
For Chinese basketball, the women's 3x3 bronze medal of the Tokyo Olympic Games are as glorious as an Olympic gold medal.
China's Yuan Yechun believes winning an Olympic medal in the men's golf competition will be "revolutionary" for the game's growth and development in his home country.
Hong Kong had to wait nearly 70 years to get its first Olympic swimming medal, but its second came only two days later after Siobhan Haughey secured her second silver of the Tokyo Games in the 100 meters freestyle final on Friday.
Chaos on the controversial men's gymnastics all-around competition settled after Chinese gymnast Xiao Ruoteng, who lost to Japan's Daiki Hashimoto due to alleged "panel favoritism," posted on social media on Thursday to thank people for their support but ask supporters to be rational and not to attack other athletes.
China's Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping beat teammates Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong to win gold in badminton mixed doubles at Tokyo Olympics
The Chinese women's volleyball team will look to keep their qualifying hopes alive as they take on Italy on Saturday.
China wins women's trampoline gold at Tokyo Olympics.
Chinese swimming star Wang Shun delivered a stellar performance to top the podium in the men's 200m individual medley at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. It is China's third gold medal at the Tokyo Aquatics Center after winning the women's 200m butterfly and 4x200m freestyle relay finals a day earlier.
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The Chinese women's volleyball team suffered a third consecutive defeat on Thursday by 4-1 to the Russian Olympic Committee team, putting their title defense campaign in jeopardy.
Chinese paddler Chen Meng defeated teammate Sun Yingsha 9-11, 11-6, 11-4, 5-11, 11-4, 11-9 in the table tennis women's singles final on Thursday, while their male counterparts also secured gold and silver in the men's singles.
Chinese swimmer Zhang Yufei fulfilled her Olympic dream after winning the gold medal for the women's 200-meter butterfly event on Thursday morning.
China's butterfly specialist Zhang Yufei scored two gold medals in a morning on Thursday, as she won the women's 200-meter butterfly with a new Olympic record, and half an hour later, she contributed to China's 4x200-meter freestyle relay team's win and a new world record.
Chinese gymnast Xiao Ruoteng compared himself to a vinyl record.
China wins Women's 4X200m freestyle relay gold at Tokyo Olympics, breaks world record
Another gold confirmed! China's 20-year-old paddler Sun Yingsha thrashed MimaIto of Japan 4-0 to qualify for the women's singles final in table tennis. Sun will take on compatriot Chen Meng in the final tonight.
Chinese swimmer Zhang Yufei wins women's 200m butterfly gold at Tokyo Olympics
China won gold in the men's synchronized 3-meter springboard competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, after losing in Rio in 2016.
The Olympics so far has witnessed several upsets: the world's most decorated gymnast Simone Biles won't defend her titles as she withdrew from gymnastics competitions for the second time due to mental health reasons, tennis ace Naomi Osaka was eliminated in a third-round stunner and Japan's badminton top seed Kento Momota was knocked out in the first round.
Chinese weightlifter Shi Zhiyong won his second Olympic gold medal with a world record-breaking performance in the men's 73-kilogram category at Tokyo 2020 on Wednesday.
China won the women's quadruple sculls at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, as the Chinese quad finished in 6:05.13.
Simone Biles abandoned the defense of her individual all-around Olympic crown on Wednesday, a day after her shock withdrawal from the women's team final over mental health concerns.
China's top-seeded duo of Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong eased into the Tokyo 2020 mixed doubles badminton semifinals on Wednesday, after beating world No.4 Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti of Indonesia 2-0.
World No.1 Chen Meng endured a tough contest in the Olympic table tennis women's singles quarterfinals on Wednesday, being beaten in the first two sets before managing a 4-2 comeback win over Doo Hoi Kem of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China.
Standing in Nippon Budokan, where Popole Misenga has longed to be since 2016, the 29-year-old judoka enjoyed his second Olympics as a member of the Refugee Olympic Team.
The news that India's silver medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu would be able to enjoy free pizza for life began trending on Chinese social media on Wednesday.
China wins men's synchronised 3m springboard gold at Tokyo Olympics.
When Chinese shooter Pang Wei stood on the Olympic podium to receive his 10-meter air pistol mixed team gold medal, his thoughts might have traveled back to the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka conceded the pressure of trying to win an Olympic gold at home was a “bit much” after a 6-1, 6-4 defeat to Marketa Vondrousova ended her title dreams on Tuesday.
The Chinese pair of Yang Qian/Yang Haoran defeated the United States' Mary Carolynn Tucker/Lucas Kozeniesky 17-13 in the 10-meter air rifle mixed team event final at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.
China's Fan Zhendong and Ma Long, seeded 1-2 in table tennis at Tokyo 2020, opened their men's singles campaign on Tuesday with nervousness and excitement.
Zhang Yufei of China cracked a time of 2 minutes 7.50 seconds to make the women's 200-meter butterfly semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday night.
Chinese women's national volleyball team head coach Lang Ping remains calm after her team suffered a second consecutive defeat at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday, saying the team need to improve on their blocks.
“We are not invincible; we just trained hard, we competed with confidence.” Two Gen-Z divers who had just won gold at the Tokyo Olympics ingeniously skipped the snaring questions thrown at them by Western media.
China wins 10m air rifle mixed team gold at Tokyo Olympics
China's Zhang Jiaqi and Chen Yuxi claimed the women's synchronised 10m platform gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Tuesday.
Chinese duo stunned in table tennis mixed doubles final at Tokyo Olympics
Japanese medal hope Naomi Osaka sailed into the third round of the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, while men's No.1 Novak Djokovic remained steady on his quest to become the first male player to complete the Golden Slam.
South Korea claimed gold in the Olympic archery men's team event on Monday, extending their reign and winning the country's third archery gold at the Tokyo Games.
After finishing second in the women's 100-meter butterfly final, 23-year-old Zhang Yufei reacted with delight to the camera, making a victory sign and saying she "outperformed myself."
USA coach Gregg Popovich says his star-studded team must discover more consistency if they are to successfully defend their Olympic basketball crown.
Japanese 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya clinched the Olympic title in the women's street skateboarding competition on Monday, shedding tears of happiness after nailing her final trick and becoming the country's youngest-ever gold medal winner.
New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has provoked discussion about competition fairness among netizens in China as the date for the athlete to compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games is right around corner.
China's Xu Xin/Liu Shiwen and Japan's Jun Mizutani/Mima Ito won their table tennis mixed doubles semifinals on Sunday to reach the event's first Olympic final.
Chinese weightlifter Chen Lijun rallied in the clean and jerk to claim the men's 67-kilogram gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.
Li Fabin continued Chinese weightlifters' favorable form at Tokyo 2020 by snatching the delegation's second gold medal in the sport with his men's 61-kilogram victory on Sunday.
China's Shi Tingmao/Wang Han won the women's synchronized 3-meter springboard gold with 326.40 points at Tokyo 2020 on Sunday.
Under blue skies and a blazing sun, surfing made its Olympic debut on Sunday, more than a century after Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku first pushed for its inclusion at the Games.
Japan's Naomi Osaka won in straight sets on her highly anticipated return to court at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, while world No.1 Ashleigh Barty crashed out in the first round.
Tunisian teenager Ahmed Hafnaoui said he was as surprised as anyone after producing a huge upset on Sunday to win 400 meters freestyle gold.
Intense heat and humidity could force competition schedule changes at the Tokyo Olympics and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday it would back any such plans if needed.
Japanese world champion Yuto Horigome held his nerve to be crowned skateboarding's first Olympic gold medalist, after winning a tense street competition in Tokyo on Sunday.
China's Li Fabin won the gold medal in men's 61 kg weightlifting at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday.
China's Shi Tingmao and Wang Han bag Women's Synchronized 3 meter Springboard gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Sunday.
With no spectators and a reduced delegation at the National Stadium, the opening ceremony of the postponed Olympics amid a pandemic was held in Tokyo on Friday evening.
Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony kicks off
The broadcasting of the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics will see a historic digital makeover that will help global audiences, who are prevented by the COVID-19 pandemic from traveling to the host city, to watch this grand event via the cloud “for the first time,” according to Alibaba Cloud, which has partnered with Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS).
On the eve of the Tokyo Games, organizers fired the director of the opening ceremony over a joke he made about the Holocaust, while media reported former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a staunch advocate for the Tokyo Games, would skip the showpiece event.
The most closely watched members of the United States Olympic gymnastics team in Tokyo will not be superstar Simone Biles or her fellow athletes, but the doctors and therapists hired to treat them as the sport works to put years of scandal behind it.
It's practiced by tens of millions around the world but there's no doubt that judo's spiritual home is Japan, where the martial art was created and made its Olympic debut.
As Hungarian swimming great Katinka Hosszu gears up for her fifth Olympic Games the triple gold medalist says her target for Tokyo is simply to "enjoy the moment."
With three Grand Slams already to his name this year, Novak Djokovic can take another step towards history in Tokyo, where Naomi Osaka will have the support of the host nation behind her as one of the stars of the Olympics.
What is the future of Manchester United's Paul Pogba? The player returned to the club that he left on a free transfer as a teenager for a world record fee and much fanfare back in 2016, but every summer since seems to have brought that same question.
"My idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility," said former Anfield boss Bill Shankly. "Napoleon had that idea. He wanted to conquer the bloody world... My idea was to build Liverpool up and up until eventually everyone would have to give in."
The Formula 1 drivers championship race was reignited last weekend at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone where home hero Lewis Hamilton took victory.
The Beijing winter Olympics, which start in less than 200 days, will need spectators to be successful, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday, the day the Tokyo Games kicked off amid empty stands due to the coronavirus pandemic.
There will be no fans in the stands, and less media on the ground, so when it comes to covering the Tokyo Olympics, broadcasters are relying on technology to give viewers a more vivid experience.
Marcus Rashford has defended his off-field partnerships and questioned why footballers "can't just do the right thing" for charity, after he learned the claims that he has profited from his campaigning.
As the last seconds ticked away before Milwaukee won the NBA Finals, Giannis Antetokounmpo thought not about his amazing performance but instead pondered his incredible journey from poverty to champion.
Brisbane was awarded the 2032 Olympics on Wednesday, triggering wild celebrations and fireworks as it became the third Australian city to host the Summer Games after Melbourne and Sydney.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has amended its "Faster, Higher, Stronger" motto to include the word "Together," its President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday, highlighting the need for solidarity during difficult times such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Milwaukee Bucks supporters are buzzing about the possible end of a 50-year NBA title drought while star Giannis Antetokounmpo fights to keep his focus with a crown tantalizingly near.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday the Tokyo Games would send a powerful message of "peace and solidarity," even as more athletes tested positive for the coronavirus that is overshadowing the sports event.
The prospect of winning an Olympic gold medal for Serbia outweighs the disappointment of playing in an empty venue at the Tokyo games, the men's world tennis No.1 Novak Djokovic said on Monday.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved adding "together" into the Olympic motto.
Team USA got back on track as they came from behind to beat reigning world champions Spain 83-76, in their final exhibition game before heading to Tokyo for the Olympic men's basketball tournament.
Since she started training as a rhythmic gymnast at the age of 7, America's Laura Zeng has come to realize that most people in her country do not know much about her sport.
Lewis Hamilton celebrated a record eighth British Grand Prix victory on Sunday after fighting back from a 10-second penalty for a first-lap collision that halted the race and sent title rival Max Verstappen to hospital.
The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic pin culture week was launched in the capital city on Saturday to embrace the 200-day countdown to the opening of the Games, which falls on Monday.
Sprinting legend Usain Bolt believes the only person that can stop his fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce from winning a third Olympic 100 meters title at the Tokyo Games is herself.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Saturday backed New Zealand's selection of transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard for the Tokyo Olympics despite criticism, saying that under the current rules - which will be reviewed in future - she can compete.
The Russian Rowing Federation (RRF) withdrew its men's quadruple sculls team from the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, saying the level of skills of two potential substitutes in the crew did not meet Games standards.
Syria is aiming to secure the war-battered country's fourth ever Olympic medal in Tokyo, but one of its few world-class athletes is less optimistic after struggling to access coaching and facilities for the past four years.
Powered by 32 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo and late heroics from Jrue Holiday, the Milwaukee Bucks moved within one win of their first title in 50 years by defeating the Phoenix Suns 123-119 on Saturday in the NBA Finals.
A cluster of COVID-19 infections at a hotel lodging dozens of Brazilian Olympic team members, sounded the alarm for possible additional infections at the Tokyo Olympic Games, as the Japanese capital reported on Wednesday the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in almost six months.
"Novak, you're the GOAT!" shouted those Novak Djokovic fans that had been lucky enough to get tickets to see the Serbian superstar play in the men's singles final at Wimbledon on July 11.
The wait goes on for football to "come home" after England suffered defeat to Italy in the UEFA Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
Finally, fifth time lucky, Lionel Messi was on the winning side of a final for Argentina. It could not really have been any sweeter for the 34-year-old or his countrymen, coming as it did against Brazil at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen both won at Silverstone last year but an experimental new race format poses a fresh challenge for Formula One's title rivals on their return to the British Grand Prix circuit this weekend.
While the Olympics emphasize their history, they also try to refresh the program to broaden the appeal, include sports that are popular in host nations and to reflect changing attitudes.
Britain's right-wing government has carved out an electoral advantage in ridiculing "woke" politics and campaigners for racial justice, but is now on the defensive against a unified and popular group.
The Phoenix Suns won't hit the panic button after squandering a two-game advantage in the NBA Finals, but they will need improved ball-handling and rebounding to slow the momentum-fueled Milwaukee Bucks.
Australian freestyle swimmer Bronte Campbell is relishing her return to Olympic competition in Tokyo later this month and expects the Games to be more unpredictable than ever after the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out international events.
British swimming phenomenon Adam Peaty has redefined the meaning of dominance in a single event, recently holding all 20 of the fastest 100 meters breaststroke times in history.
Kevin Durant scored 17 points as the US bounced back from consecutive defeats to score a convincing 108-80 victory over Argentina in a pre-Olympic exhibition on Tuesday.
Devin Booker wants to forget his worst playoff performance while his Phoenix Suns teammates try to use a lopsided loss as motivation to seize a commanding NBA Finals advantage.
The British Open returns after a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday with galleries of up to 32,000 fans allowed in to savor a sight of the world's best golfers at the Royal St George's golf club.
He's the Japanese gymnastics superstar with a sweet tooth heading to his fourth Olympics, but this summer promises to be a different experience for "King" Kohei Uchimura.
Black players in the England soccer team have been subjected to a storm of online racist abuse after their defeat in the final of Euro 2020, drawing wide condemnation from the squad's captain, manager, royalty, religious leaders and politicians.
Thirteen world titles and a reputation as a worthy successor to Michael Phelps haven't made Caeleb Dressel any more comfortable with fame.
Italy wrecked England's Euro 2020 party at Wembley on Sunday, winning a tense final on penalties to plunge the host nation into despair and prolong their 55-year wait for a second major title.