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Japanese public opinion on the Olympics is mixed, from disappointed former ticket-holders to those who oppose the Tokyo Games. But many residents said that now that the Games have begun, they want to enjoy the event and experience it however they can.
Struggling with covid, the island nation finds solace in its reigning Olympic champions.
Tina Charles tries to pass against Elizabeth Balogun during an exhibition game. (Getty Images)
Tina Charles is leading the WNBA in scoring but will come off the bench for a stacked U.S. women's basketball team.


Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
T1United States83819
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The schools won't renew their media rights deal with the Big 12, signaling their intent to depart.
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