David Wharton is a feature sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times. His work has won the Associated Press Sports Editors award for enterprise reporting and has been selected for the prestigious “Best American Sports Writing.” He has written for magazines such as Surfer and Men’s Fitness, and is the author of two nonfiction books, “Conquest” and “Yesterday & Today.”
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Overcoming the scars of decades of war by competing in the Tokyo Paralympics, Afghanistan’s athletes know their lives will never be the same.
Kym Crosby is legally blind and a world-class Paralympics runner. She cannot bring her guide dog, Tron, with her to Tokyo because of coronavirus restrictions.
Con los Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio llegando a su fin, solo ha habido unas pocas demostraciones relativamente leves por parte de atletas de los EE. UU. y otros países.
With virtually all fans shut out from attending, the Tokyo Olympics had a sterile feel that often muted the outstanding accomplishments of the athletes.
With the Tokyo Olympics drawing to a close, there have been only a few, relatively mild demonstrations by athletes from the U.S. and other countries.
The 7-Elevens in Japan are seemingly everywhere and offer a plethora of food options that aren’t available in the U.S. Why is everything so different?
Alberto Gines Lopez of Spain secures gold and Nathaniel Coleman of the U.S. takes silver in sport climbing, a first-time Olympic sport.
Zion Wright overcame the stress and pressure that comes with being a professional athlete to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in skateboarding.