All fans will be barred from the Paralympics in Japan because of the coronavirus pandemic, just as they were from the recently-completed Tokyo Olympics, organizers said Monday.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The latest news, medal counts, schedule, photos and videos from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Summer Games.
The Tokyo Olympics have ended, but it's still vacation season in Japan, and many people are ignoring government pleas to avoid travel and stay away from bars and restaurants even as the coronavirus spikes at record levels.
This was a competition decision, one that is part of the world of gymnastics. It prevented her from competing, so she didn't compete. Yet her legion of protectors sought to paint this as some sort of seminal moment in sports, where an athlete refuses to compete because of mental health issues, an overreaction and overcompensation to protect her legacy and defend her decision.
Kara Winger is the American record-holder in the javelin throw who just wrapped up her fourth Olympics. She has never finished higher than sixth place.
Barred from bringing family and friends with them to Japan, playing in empty arenas and not allowed to sightsee in Tokyo, some athletes found themselves day-dreaming about the French capital's Olympic rendezvous in 2024. If the coronavirus is tamed by then, the Paris Games could quickly become the party games. Already, there is palpable pent-up eagerness among athletes to make up for Tokyo and its disappointments.
From Katie Ledecky's dominance in the 1,500-meter freestyle to Kevin Durant's team-high 29 point performance in the men's basketball gold medal game, local athletes put on a show in Tokyo.
The IOC gave itself more power Sunday to remove sports from the Olympic program.
They set records everyone saw coming and others that surprised the experts.
Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi walked off the basketball court together, arm-in-arm, one last time at the Tokyo Games.
The final bout of karate's Olympic debut seemed to have everything that makes combat sports so fascinating, right down to an incredible ending that should have made fans hungry for more of a martial art fighting for a place on future Olympic programs.
The Springsteen family has gone platinum many times over.
Allyson Felix won her 11th career Olympic medal Saturday, combining with her American teammates to finish the 4x400-meter relay in 3 minutes, 16.85 seconds for a runaway victory.
For the U.S. women's national team, the soul-searching begins.
The American reign over Olympic men's basketball lives on, even though the Tokyo Games took some work to win.
Nothing about the summer was easy for the U.S. men's basketball team, and neither was the gold-medal game.
While other Junior Olympians stretched and warmed up, Chanice Spicer sat and did nothing.
A Japanese team of All-Stars fulfilled a determined national mission to win the Olympic baseball gold medal for the first time, beating the United States 2-0 Saturday night behind Munetaka Murakami's third-inning home run.
The city of St. Paul will host a parade to celebrate Olympic champion Sunisa Lee, who took home the gold medal in the women's gymnastics all-around, as well as a silver in the team event and a bronze in the uneven bars.
The U.S. women's basketball team will be playing for a record seventh gold medal Saturday night when the Americans play Japan at the Tokyo Games.
Julia Grosso converted her kick from the spot and Canada clinched the Olympic gold medal in women's soccer by winning a penalty shootout 3-2 against Sweden after Friday's final ended in a 1-1 draw.
A horse which refused to jump dashed the hopes of gold medal contender Annika Schleu in the Olympic modern pentathlon on Friday.
Jessica Springsteen and the U.S. equestrian jumping team earned an encore performance in qualifying Friday night.
Janja Garnbret has won multiple world championships, dominated the World Cup circuit, tackled outdoor routes few others climbers would consider even attempting.
American women had a good day at the beach and on the courts in Tokyo on Friday, with one Olympic gold medal won and a couple more set up for the taking.
Eliud Kipchoge looks at the early-morning heat and the heavy humidity forecast for the marathon with a cool demeanor.
If it is to be the last 50-kilometer race walk at the Olympics, there will be stories to tell.
Soon after the U.S. women finished off Serbia to reach the Olympic gold medal game, members of the Japanese military honor guard started practicing for the medal ceremony.
U.S. volleyball star Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson woke up with a vision that her team was poised to make it back to the gold medal game.
Two Belarus team coaches have been removed from the Olympics, four days after they were involved in trying to send sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya back to their country.
Even for the athletes good enough and brave enough to take on the decathlon or the heptathlon at the Olympics, Tokyo was next-level hard.
Set the alarm for Day 14 of the Tokyo Games and watch Allyson Felix attempt to win a 10th track and field Olympic medal over breakfast. Then stay up late to catch the U.S. men's basketball team play for the gold.
Alexander Hendrickx scored the penalty stroke for the lead in the shootout and Vincent Vanasch got the clinching save as Belgium beat Australia to win men's field hockey Olympic gold for the first time.
Former President Donald Trump ripped into the U.S. women's national soccer team after they took home a bronze medal, blaming "Leftist Maniacs" for the team not winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.
David Taylor seized the most important moment of his wrestling life.
A five-minute burst of action near the backstretch of the Olympic track served up the perfect snapshot of what is going right, and all that is going wrong, for the U.S. track and field team in Tokyo.
Weightlifting had a rare moment in the Olympic spotlight at the Tokyo Games. It may not get another.
Concerns from the Canada and Sweden soccer teams about Tokyo's fierce morning heat have resulted in the late rescheduling and relocation of the Olympic women's final.
By taking it slow and steady - advice from other long-distance running moms - Tuliamuk worked her way back after giving birth in January. All the way back to where she will be Saturday - the starting line for the women's marathon in Sapporo for the Tokyo Games.
Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd each scored a pair of goals and the United States won the bronze medal in women's soccer at the Tokyo Olympics with a 4-3 victory over Australia on Thursday.
Maddie Musselman thinks about it all the time. Playing on the talented U.S. women's water polo team, Musselman is constantly debating whether she should pass or shoot the ball.
Tokyo reported 5,042 new daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, hitting a record since the pandemic began as the infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics.
Alaskan swimmer Lydia Jacoby, who won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games, will get a parade in her honor.
Canada's Andre de Grasse finished second to Usain Bolt five years ago, but he won gold this time around.
The sobbing from 200-meter favorite Noah Lyles had little to do with the bronze medal.
Many athletes depend on income from sponsors and social media advertising to fund their Olympic campaigns, yet face strict limits about working with their own partners during the Games. Companies often have to submit advertisements for approval in advance.
Gabby Williams and her French teammates were all smiles after beating rival Spain and advancing to the semifinals of the women's basketball tournament.
Simone Biles is taking a break. Maybe a permanent one. Sunisa Lee, Jade Carey, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum are all basically sprinting to college. MyKayla Skinner is ready to start a family.
The women's canoe sprint 200 is making its Olympic debut on Wednesday with optimism about gender equity in the sport, and a nagging sense of skepticism about how one gold medal favorite got to Tokyo.
As Tamyra Mensah-Stock celebrated winning her Olympic gold medal, she hoped her victory would encourage Black girls in the United States to consider wrestling.