Stories By Arielle Busetto
Beijing 2022 Olympics Closing Ceremony Ends on Minimalistic ‘Snowflake’ Theme
“You supported each other, even when your countries are divided by conflict. May the political leaders around the world be inspired...
BOBSLEIGH | The Jamaican Team ‘So Much More’ than a Cool Runnings Reboot
“We're actually fierce competitors and we're out there to do really well and to put on a really good performance at...
Teenage Snowboarder Kokomo Murase Grabs Bronze in Women’s Big Air
Japanese athletes put on quite a show on February 15 in the exciting finals of both the men’s and women's competitions.
Paralympics Closing Ceremony Showcases Beauty in Diversity
The theme of the evening was “Harmonious Cacophony,” meaning that even in an aggregation of different noises, we can achieve harmony.
FOOTBALL 5-A-SIDE | Brazil Defends Paralympic Title by Beating Argentina 1-0
Raimundo Mendes secured the medal with a cracking result at just eight minutes to the end, sealing Brazil’s fifth consecutive gold...
SWIMMING | Ihar Boki Makes Big Splash with Five Gold Medals
Blue eyes that almost seem to pierce you. Blond hair, and an almost angelic face, with an infectious smile. Yet when...
Breaking Down Barriers, Experiencing ‘Murderball’ Wheelchair Rugby
Quick passes and game play. Tackles and knock-overs. Mixed-gender teams. Fast-paced offensive possessions lasting just 40 seconds. These features describe wheelchair...
As Sabre Kicks Off, Top Things to Look Out for at Paralympics’ Wheelchair Fencing
The fast-paced sport, featuring established stars and promising challengers, provided plenty of excitement on the first day of competition.
Japan Brings its Best Hospitality to the Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony
~~ For all those living in Japan, there are certain things you would always do with visitors: go to a traditional...
MARATHON | Kenya’s Jepchirchir and Kosgei Sweep Gold and Silver in the Women’s Race
“I thought to myself right until the end ‘I must run a bit more,’ and ran without giving up.” ーMao Ichiyama,...
SPORT CLIMBING | Japan’s Nonaka and Noguchi Scramble to Silver and Bronze at Olympics
“Me and Akiyo-chan (Noguchi), and we’ve been dreaming of getting a medal together. The fact that we could do that, is...
SKATEBOARDING | Japan’s Yosozumi and Hiraki Fly to Gold and Silver in Women’s Park Final
~~ ~ There are few sports that have stolen the hearts of people like skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics, and the...