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Typhoon tampers with Olympics


Japanese surfer Mahina Maeda at the Olympics on Sunday Associated Press/Photo by Francisco Seco

Typhoon tampers with Olympics

Japanese hosts say a moderate tropical storm headed for Tokyo is nothing to panic about. Olympic archery, rowing, and sailing adjusted their schedules ahead of the storm’s expected arrival on Tuesday. But surfers at Tsurigasaki beach east of Tokyo welcomed the rocking waves the storm could produce—as long as it doesn’t hit their competition area directly.

What are some other Olympics highlights? Naomi Osaka, who lit the Olympic cauldron at the Friday opening ceremony, lost in the third round of the tennis tournament to Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic. The United States won its first-ever gold medals in women’s fencing and women’s taekwondo. The U.S. women’s basketball team also defeated Nigeria to win its 50th straight Olympic game. Australian Ariarne Titmus beat U.S. power swimmer Katie Ledecky to win gold in the women’s 400-meter freestyle. China complained that the map NBC used during its broadcast of the opening ceremony did not include Taiwan.

Dig deeper: Read Ray Hacke’s preview of the Tokyo Olympics.


Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kan.

@lmlangdon

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