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Athletes of Germany celebrate as they are introduced during the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

- Associated Press

Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games.

Monumental Sports and Entertainment holds a garage sale featuring old merchandise at Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals and Wizards. (Andy Kostka/The Washington Times)

For sale, Hinrich jersey, never worn: Capital One Arena cleans house

- The Washington Times

As the boxes and boxes of merchandise kept arriving at Capital One Arena, the scope of the task ahead of Jamal Jones became clear. Jones, the director of retail for Monumental Sports and Entertainment, was amazed at how much was hiding in storage here and there, gathering dust, almost forgotten.

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