Naomi Osaka provides spark at subdued opening of Tokyo Olympics

Ceremony began as the most downbeat in Olympic history but finished in spectacular fashion Tokyo Olympics – live updates Amid the darkness of the Tokyo skyline, a moment of hope and raging illumination. After nearly four hours of an opening ceremony that veered from the sombre to the spectacular, the […]

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Naomi Osaka lights cauldron at opening ceremony – live!

Updates as the 2020 Olympics is officially opened Games schedule | Results | Medal table | Full coverage Sign up for the Guardian’s daily Olympic briefing Any thoughts? Email or tweet @niallmcveigh 4.40pm BST If you want to keep up-to-date with all the latest news and action from Tokyo, why […]

Pandemic and flagging support to make Tokyo Olympics opener a show like no other | Justin McCurry

A ceremony devoid of fans and low on athletes will set the tone for a Games mired in coronavirus uncertainty When a national leader as conservative as Shinzo Abe was persuaded to emerge from a giant pipe in Rio dressed as the world’s most famous plumber, it felt like Tokyo […]

Tokyo 2020 U-turn allows social media teams to show athletes taking the knee

IOC and Tokyo 2020 organisers overturn opening-day ban @Olympics tweet picture of GB’s Lucy Bronze taking knee The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 organisers have performed a U-turn over their stance to stop their social media teams from posting pictures of athletes taking the knee at these Olympic Games. […]