The best photos from the Tokyo Olympics

The Olympic cauldron closes, extinguishing the Olympic flame at the end of the closing ceremony.

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Dancers perform during the closing ceremony.

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The national flags of Japan, Greece and France fly during the closing ceremony. Greece is the birthplace of the Olympic Games. France will host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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The Olympic flag is folded after being lowered during the closing ceremony.

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Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, who won the gold medal in the marathon, listens as his country’s National Anthem is played during his medal ceremony. The medal ceremonies for both the men’s and women’s marathon took place during the closing ceremony. And that meant two playings of the Kenyan National Anthem, as Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir won gold in the women’s event.

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Jets conduct a flyover next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. While the closing ceremony was held in Tokyo, a celebration was held in Paris. The French capital will be hosting the next Summer Games in 2024.

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Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, makes a heart gesture as he delivers a speech at the closing ceremony. In his speech, Bach thanked the athletes and the Japanese people for their hard work and sacrifices in staging the most logistically challenging Olympic Games in history. “We did it together,” he said.

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Athletes watch performers take part in the closing ceremony. Because of Covid-19 protocols, all athletes were required to leave Japan within 48 hours of their competition, so there were fewer athletes at the closing ceremony than there were at the opening ceremony.

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Polish athletes take pictures as they attend the closing ceremony.

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The flags of each participating nation are brought into the stadium for the closing ceremony.

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Dignitaries applaud at the beginning of the closing ceremony.

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American athletes show their medals to a video camera at the closing ceremony. The United States finished on top of the medal table for the third straight Summer Olympics, winning 39 gold medals and 113 medals in all. Second-place China finished with 38 golds and 88 medals in all. Host nation Japan had a third-best 27 golds and won a total of 58 medals.

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The Japanese flag is brought into the stadium at the start of the closing ceremony.

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Fireworks explode over the National Stadium.

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The United States’ Brittney Griner, right, defends Japan’s Maki Takada during the gold-medal basketball game on August 8. Griner scored 30 points as the Americans won 90-75. It is the seventh consecutive gold medal for the US women’s basketball team.

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Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line August 8 to win the marathon for the second Olympics in a row. Kipchoge, the world-record holder in the event, finished with a time of 2:08:38.

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Serbia’s Nikola Dedović, Vladimir Vujasinović and Milan Aleksić jump into the pool as they celebrate winning the water polo final against Greece on August 8. Serbia won the match 13-10.

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The United States’ Jordyn Poulter, right, sets the ball during the gold-medal volleyball match against Brazil on August 8. The Americans defeated Brazil 3-0. It is the United States’ first-ever gold medal in women’s volleyball.

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Linoy Ashram, a rhythmic gymnast from Israel, won gold in the individual all-around on Saturday, August 7.

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Japan’s baseball team celebrates with manager Atsunori Inaba after winning the gold-medal game against the United States on August 7.

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Brazil’s Hebert Sousa, center, celebrates after he knocked out Ukraine’s Oleksandr Khyzhniak to win the middleweight final on August 7. Khyzhniak was leading the first two rounds when Sousa caught him in the chin with a left hook.

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The Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan places a bag of ice on her face after winning gold in the 10,000 meters on August 7. Hassan also won the 5,000 meters in Tokyo and finished third in the 1,500. She’s the first person in Olympic history to complete a medley of medals across both the middle- and long-distance events in a single Games.

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The United States’ Nelly Korda, right, is congratulated by her sister, Jessica, after winning the gold medal by one stroke on August 7. Nelly Korda, the world’s top-ranked female golfer, took the tournament lead after a second-round 62. Jessica Korda finished tied for 15th.

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Kazakhstan’s Sergey Ponomaryov, left, crashes with Malaysia’s Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom during a keirin race on August 7.

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A Russian artistic swimmer competes in the team event on August 7. Russian swimmers won gold in both the team and duet events in Tokyo.

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Jessica Springsteen, the daughter of rock star Bruce Springsteen, was part of the US equestrian team that won silver in jumping on August 7.

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Brazilian defender Dani Alves, left, and Spanish midfielder Carlos Soler react after Brazil defeated Spain 2-1 in the gold-medal football match on August 7. Brazil is the fifth men’s team in history to win back-to-back titles at the Olympics.

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Ashleigh Johnson celebrates after the United States defeated Spain in the water polo final on August 7. It’s the third straight gold for the Americans, who won 14-5. That’s the largest margin of victory in the history of water polo’s gold-medal matches.

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Chinese diver Cao Yuan competes in the 10-meter platform event on August 7. He won the gold and became the first athlete to win Olympic gold medals in three different diving events. He won gold in the 3-meter springboard in 2016, and he won gold in the 10-meter synchronized event in 2012.

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Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir crosses the finish line to win the marathon on August 7. Her countrywoman Brigid Kosgei earned the silver medal.

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Italy’s Filippo Tortu, bottom, finishes ahead of Great Britain’s Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake by just .01 seconds to win gold in the 4×100-meter relay on Friday, August 6.

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Germany’s Annika Schleu was leading the modern pentathlon after two events. But in the show jumping event on August 6, her horse, Saint Boy, refused to cooperate with her wishes. The horse just wouldn’t jump, and Schleu broke into tears as her medal hopes faded away. In the modern pentathlon, horses are assigned to athletes via a draw.

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Teammates mob Canada’s Julia Grosso after she scored the winning penalty in the shootout against Sweden on August 6. The gold-medal match was tied 1-1 after extra time, so a shootout had to decide the winner. It is Canada’s first gold medal in women’s football.

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Cuban boxer Julio César La Cruz poses with his gold medal after winning the heavyweight final on August 6.

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China’s Liu Shiying competes in the javelin final on August 6. Her first throw of 66.34 meters was enough to secure the gold medal.

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American wrestler Gable Steveson celebrates after a dramatic last-second comeback earned him a gold medal on August 6. Steveson was named after legendary wrestler Dan Gable, who won gold at the Olympics in 1972.

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Alina Harnasko, a rhythmic gymnast from Belarus, competes in the individual all-around on August 6.

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The United States’ Paul Chelimo dives over the finish line to win a bronze medal in the 5,000 meters on August 6. He finished just ahead of Kenya’s Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli.

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The Netherlands’ field hockey team celebrates their 3-1 win over Argentina in the gold-medal match on August 6. The Netherlands became the first country to win four Olympic titles in women’s field hockey.

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The United States’ Allyson Felix celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the 400 meters on August 6. She passed Jamaica’s Merlene Ottey to become the most decorated woman in Olympic track-and-field history.

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Team Italy competes in artistic swimming on August 6.

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Japan’s Ryo Kiyuna holds a photo of his late mother after winning gold in karate’s kata event on August 6. Kiyuna is from the island of Okinawa, which is considered the birthplace of karate.

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The United States’ Breanna Stewart plays against Serbia in a basketball semifinal on August 6. The Americans won 79-59.

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From left, American beach volleyball players April Ross and Alix Klineman celebrate after they won their gold-medal match on August 6.

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Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto, left, celebrates after defeating South Korea’s Jang Woo-jin to win a bronze medal in table tennis on August 6.

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Chinese diver Quan Hongchan competes in the 10-meter platform final on Thursday, August 5. The 14-year-old is the second-youngest female ever to win gold in the event. Two of her dives were perfect 10s.

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The United States’ Megan Rapinoe celebrates with her teammates after scoring the opening goal of the bronze-medal match against Australia on August 5. It was an Olimpico goal, which is a goal straight from a corner kick, and she later added another score as the United States won 4-3.

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Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam throws a javelin on her way to winning gold in the heptathlon on August 5. She’s just the second woman ever to win back-to-back heptathlon titles.

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The Czech Republic’s Adam Ondra, left, celebrates after he defeated France’s Mickael Mawem in the sport climbing speed finals on August 5.

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Belgium’s field hockey team celebrates after winning a dramatic penalty shootout in the gold-medal match against Australia on August 5.

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The United States’ Joe Ryan pitches to South Korea’s Park Hae-min during a semifinal baseball game on August 5. The Americans won 7-2 to clinch a spot in the final against Japan.

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The United States’ Zach LaVine scores against Australia during a basketball semifinal on August 5. The Americans won 97-78 and will play France in the gold-medal game.

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The United States’ Ryan Crouser shows a message for his grandfather after winning gold in the shot put on August 5. Crouser, who also won gold at the 2016 Games, set a new Olympic record with a throw of 23.30 meters. It’s the second-longest throw in history.

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Decathletes rest on the track following the 1,500 meters on August 5.

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Great Britain’s Lois Toulson dives off the 10-meter platform on August 5.

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Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment, third from left, wins the 110-meter hurdles on August 5. He finished with a time of 13.04 seconds, just beating out the United States’ Grant Holloway, who ran a 13.09.

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Cuba’s Cristian Nápoles competes in the triple jump final on August 5.

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Turkey’s Eray Samdan, left, takes on Azerbaijan’s Firdovsi Farzaliyev as karate made its Olympic debut on August 5. Samdan won 7-1 and went on to earn a silver medal.

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The United States’ Katie Nageotte celebrates after clearing the bar in the pole vault final on August 5. Nageotte cleared a height of 4.90 meters to win the gold.

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Great Britain’s Jason Kenny competes in track cycling on Wednesday, August 4.

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Ukraine’s Marta Fiedina competes in artistic swimming’s duet final on August 4. She and Anastasiya Savchuk won the bronze. The gold was won by Russians Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Svetlana Romashina.

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A statue of a sumo wrestler is seen near an obstacle as Japan’s Koki Saito, aboard Chilensky, competes in jumping qualifiers on August 4. Riders said the lifelike statue might have distracted some horses during the competition.

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Sky Brown competes in the park skateboarding final on August 4. Brown, who at 13 is Great Britain’s youngest-ever athlete to compete in the Summer Olympics, won a bronze medal. Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi won the gold, and her compatriot Kokona Hiraki won the silver. Hiraki is just 12 years old.

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Spanish decathlete Jorge Ureña competes in the high jump on August 4.

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Sydney McLaughlin finishes just ahead of fellow American Dalilah Muhammad, breaking her own world record to win the 400-meter hurdles on August 4. McLaughlin’s time was 51.46 seconds, and Muhammad’s was 51.58. Muhammad’s time is the second-fastest in history.

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From left, Italy’s Simone Consonni and Filippo Ganna celebrate after setting a new world record and winning a gold medal in the team pursuit event on August 4.

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Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse lies on the track after winning the 200-meter final on August 4. It’s the first Olympic gold for De Grasse, who won bronze in the 100 this year and was the silver medalist in the 200 five years ago.

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Emmanuel Korir, left, crosses the finish line just ahead of fellow Kenyan Ferguson Rotich to win gold in the 800 meters on August 4. Kenyan runners have won the 800 at the last four Olympics.

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Singaporean swimmer Li-Shan Chantal Liew grabs a drink while competing in the 10-kilometer open-water event on August 4.

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US gymnast Simone Biles competes in the balance beam final on Tuesday, August 3. She won the bronze in her much-anticipated return to competition.

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Sweden’s Armand “Mondo” Duplantis competes in the pole vault final on August 3. He would go on to win the gold.

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Spain’s Alberto Ginés López competes in sport climbing on August 3. He would go on to win gold.

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Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah reacts after defending her crown in the 200 meters on August 3. She also won gold in the 100 meters on Saturday. She’s the first-ever woman to win the 100 and 200 double at consecutive Olympic Games.

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US gymnast Simone Biles is congratulated by coach Cecile Canqueteau-Landi as it became evident that Biles would earn a medal on August 3. Biles now has seven Olympic medals, tying her with Shannon Miller for the most by an American gymnast.

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German sailors Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel jump into the water as they celebrate winning bronze in the 49er category on August 3.

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Athletes compete in a 400-meter heat on August 3.

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Norway’s Karsten Warholm celebrates after winning gold in the 400-meter hurdles on August 3. Warholm finished the race in 45.94 seconds, breaking his own world record.

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Japan’s Sena Irie, right, celebrates after defeating the Philippines’s Nesthy Petecio to win the women’s featherweight final on August 3.

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Germany’s Malaika Mihambo won gold in the long jump on August 3. She leapt from third to the top of the leaderboard on her final attempt.

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South Africa’s Kyle Blignaut competes in the shot put on August 3.

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Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen is applauded after receiving his badminton gold medal on Monday, August 2. He is the first player from outside of Asia to win Olympic gold in men’s singles in more than 20 years.

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The United States’ Carli Lloyd leaves the field after the Americans lost to Canada in a semifinal match on August 2. The US team was trying to become the first reigning World Cup champion to win Olympic gold.

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This photo, taken underwater, shows Greece’s Evangelia Papazoglou and Evangelia Platanioti competing in artistic swimming on August 2. Artistic swimming used to be called synchronized swimming at the Olympics.

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Runners compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on August 2.

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Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim, left, and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi share the podium during a medal ceremony on August 2. They agreed to share the gold medal in high jump after they both cleared 2.37 meters but failed to clear 2.39. Beside them is bronze medalist Maksim Nedasekau of Belarus. No one was given a silver medal.

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Kyrgyzstan’s Akzhol Makhmudov, top, competes against Tunisia’s Lamjed Maafi in Greco-Roman wrestling on August 2. Makhmudov went on to win a silver medal.

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Cyclists from New Zealand competes in a team pursuit heat while China’s Zhong Tianshi, left, takes a break on August 2.

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India’s Neha Goyal embraces Navneet Kaur after a 1-0 win over Australia in a field hockey quarterfinal on August 2.

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Dutch runner Sifan Hassan celebrates after winning her 1,500-meter heat on August 2. Hassan won despite falling down at the beginning of the last lap. She tripped over another runner but got up and raced past the field.

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Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn leads the field on her way to a gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles on August 2. It was Puerto Rico’s second-ever gold medal and its first in track.

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Chile’s Humberto Mansilla competes in hammer throw qualifications on August 2.

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Greece’s Miltiadis Tentoglou competes in the long jump on August 2. Both he and Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria had a top jump of 8.41 meters, but Tentoglou won the gold medal because his second-best jump was longer than Echevarria’s.

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Brazilian gymnast Rebeca Andrade poses with her medals on August 2. During these Games, she won gold in the vault and silver in the individual all-around.

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Polish table-tennis player Natalia Partyka, who was born without a right hand and forearm, eyes the ball during a doubles match on August 2. In the foreground is South Korea’s Choi Hyo-joo. Partyka has competed in both the Olympics and the Paralympics.

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Italian sprinter Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins the 100-meter final on Sunday, August 1. He finished the race in 9.80 seconds, winning the first 100 final since the retirement of three-time champion Usain Bolt.

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From left, the United States’ Caeleb Dressel, Brazil’s Bruno Fratus, Great Britain’s Benjamin Proud and Italy’s Lorenzo Zazzeri swim the 50-meter freestyle final on August 1. Dressel went on to win with an Olympic record time of 21.07 seconds. He won five golds in Tokyo.

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British diver Tom Daley, who has a whole Instagram account devoted to his hobby of knitting and crochet, works on a new creation while watching the women’s 3-meter springboard final on August 1. On his Instagram Stories, he revealed he was making a “jumper,” or sweater, for a French bulldog. Daley picked up the hobby during the pandemic.

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The United States’ Isaiah Jewett, left, and Botswana’s Nijel Amos help each other to their feet after falling during an 800-meter semifinal on August 1. They embraced and went on to finish the race together.

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Field hockey players from Spain warm up before their match against Belgium on August 1.

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During the medal ceremony for the women’s shot put, the United States’ Raven Saunders lifted her arms above her head and made an X with her wrists. When the silver medalist was asked what the gesture meant, she explained that “it’s the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet.” Saunders has been outspoken in the past about her desire to destigmatize mental health. “Shout out to all my Black people. Shout out to all my LGBTQ community. Shout out to all my people dealing with mental health,” she said. “At the end of the day, we understand it’s bigger than us and it’s bigger than the powers that be.”

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China’s Fan Yilin competes in the uneven bars final on August 1.

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Dutch sailor Kiran Badloe jumps into the water to celebrate after winning gold in the men’s RS:X category on August 1.

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Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas celebrates after setting a new world record in the triple jump on August 1. On her last jump of the night, she jumped 15.67 meters, breaking a record that had stood since 1995. It is Rojas’ first Olympic gold medal.

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French boxer Mourad Aliev refused to leave the ring after he was disqualified in his bout against Frazer Clarke on August 1. His protest lasted about an hour. He was disqualified for what the referee determined was an intentional headbutt.

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Australian swimmer Emma McKeon dives into the pool at the start of the 50-meter freestyle final on August 1. She won her third gold in Tokyo and set an Olympic record time of 23.81 seconds.

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Georgia’s Iakobi Kajaia, left, takes on Russian Sergei Semenov in a Greco-Roman wrestling quarterfinal on August 1. Kajaia went on to win a silver medal.

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Divers warm up ahead of the women’s 3-meter springboard finals on August 1.

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From left, Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri, the United States’ Bobby Finke, Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuk, Germany’s Florian Wellbrock and Great Britain’s Daniel Jervis race the 1,500-meter freestyle on August 1. Finke won the gold after racing down Romanchuk and Wellbrock in the final 50 meters. Finke also won gold in the 800-meter freestyle earlier in these Olympics.

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US golfer Xander Schauffele hits a tee shot during the third round on Saturday, July 31. He went on to win gold, holding off Slovakia’s Rory Sabbatini by one stroke.

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Members of the Dominican Republic’s volleyball team line up before a match against Kenya on July 31.

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From left, Jamaican sprinters Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shericka Jackson celebrate after sweeping the 100 meters on July 31. Thompson-Herah won gold and was followed by Fraser-Pryce and Jackson.

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Thompson-Herah crosses the finish line first in the 100 meters. Fraser-Pryce, center, won this event in 2008 and 2012.

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Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic serves to the Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova during the gold-medal tennis match on July 31. Bencic won 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.

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US diver Hailey Hernandez competes in the 3-meter springboard on July 31.

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Japan’s Shoichiro Mukai, left, and Germany’s Eduard Trippel compete in team judo on July 31.

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Russian fencers celebrate after winning gold in the team sabre event on July 31.

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Sweden’s Armand “Mondo” Duplantis competes in the pole vault on July 31. He holds the world record in the event.

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Dutch field hockey players run from sprinklers after pre-match warmups on July 31.

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Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah celebrates after winning gold in the 100-meter dash on July 31. She set an Olympic record time of 10.61 seconds as she defended her title from 2016.

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Kenya’s Mercy Moim spikes the ball during a volleyball match against the Dominican Republic on July 31.

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Spanish tennis player Pablo Carreño Busta celebrates after he defeated Serbia’s Novak Djokovic to win bronze on July 31.

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Members of New Zealand’s rugby team hug after defeating France to win gold on July 31.

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The United States’ Keni Harrison races a 100-meter hurdles heat on July 31.

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Team Israel celebrates winning the bronze in the judo mixed-team event on July 31. France won the gold and Japan won the silver.

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Lydia Jacoby’s goggles fell off while the American was competing in the mixed 4×100-meter medley relay on July 31. The US team finished fifth in the event. Great Britain won the gold.

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Great Britain’s Jessica Learmonth competes in the mixed relay triathlon on July 31. Great Britain won gold in the event, which was the first of its kind in Olympics history.

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The world’s top-ranked tennis player, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, reacts during his semifinal match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev on Friday, July 30. Zverev won 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, ending Djokovic’s quest for a “Golden Slam.” Djokovic has already won the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon this year. He was looking to add an Olympic gold and then a US Open title later in the year. The only person in history to win all five in one calendar year was Steffi Graf in 1988.

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US players celebrate after they defeated the Netherlands in a penalty shootout July 30 to advance to the semifinals in women’s football.

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Swimmers compete in the 1,500-meter freestyle on July 30.

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A robot shoots a free throw during halftime of a women’s basketball game between Belgium and Puerto Rico on July 30.

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Dominican baseball players Gustavo Nunez, left, and Julio Rodriguez collide as Rodriguez catches a ball during their 1-0 win over Mexico on July 30.

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Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega won the 10,000 meters on July 30 after a thrilling sprint on the final lap.

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Australian diver Esther Qin competes in the 3-meter springboard event on July 30.

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Athletes compete in the Olympic debut of the 4×400-meter mixed relay on July 30.

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Lea Yanitsas, a goalkeeper for Australia’s water polo team, tries to block a shot during a match against Spain on July 30.

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Russian rugby player Anna Baranchuk reaches for the ball during a match against New Zealand on July 30.

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Morocco’s Mohamed Tindouft falls while competing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on July 30.

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South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker is congratulated by some of her fellow competitors — from left, American Lilly King, American Annie Lazor and South African Kaylene Corbett — after winning gold in the 200-meter breaststroke on July 30. She broke the world record, finishing with a time of 2:18.95.

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The Czech Republic’s Jiri Prskavec reacts after winning gold in the kayak final on July 30.

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Australia’s Saya Sakakibara receives medical attention after a crash in the BMX racing semifinal on July 30. She was leading the race when she went down. American BMX racer Connor Fields was also injured in a semifinal race.

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Indonesian badminton players Apriyani Rahayu and Greysia Polii react after winning their quarterfinal match on July 29.

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From left, US gymnasts Grace McCallum, Jordan Chiles, Simone Biles and MyKayla Skinner cheer for teammate Suni Lee after her gold-medal performance on July 29. Biles, the defending champion, withdrew from the event because of mental-health concerns. Correction: This caption has been updated to include Grace McCallum, who was previously misidentified by Getty Images.

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British field hockey players prepare to defend a penalty corner during a match against the Netherlands on July 29.

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American swimmer Caeleb Dressel, top, competes in the 100-meter freestyle final on July 29. With an Olympic record time of 47.02 seconds, he won his fourth career gold medal and his second in Tokyo. He won the race by just .06 seconds.

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American gymnast Suni Lee takes a selfie with silver medalist Rebeca Andrade, center, and bronze medalist Angelina Melnikova after winning the individual all-around on July 29. Andrade is the first Brazilian to ever medal in women’s gymnastics. Melnikova is Russian.

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Tunisia’s Mohamed Hammed picks an arrow during archery competition on July 29.

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US beach volleyball player Sarah Sponcil stretches out for a ball during a match on July 29.

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US swimmer Katie McLaughlin places a silver medal around the neck of teammate Katie Ledecky after the 4×200-meter freestyle relay on July 29. The International Olympic Committee created a contactless medal ceremony, asking athletes to put their medals on themselves. Some athletes have been putting the medal on their teammates.

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Canadian fencer Eleanor Harvey, left, competes against France’s Ysaora Thibus in a foil team quarterfinal on July 29.

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Italy’s Cristina Chirichella serves the ball during a match against Argentina on July 29.

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Brazil’s Bruna de Paula is defended by Spain’s Lara González Ortega during a preliminary round handball match on July 29.

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Japanese golfer Rikuya Hoshino tees off to start his first round on July 29. The Olympic golf is taking place at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Japan.

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From left, the United States’ Bobby Finke, Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuk and Germany’s Florian Wellbrock dive in the water at the start of the 800-meter freestyle final on July 29. Finke won gold after a late rally.

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China’s Sun Yingsha waits for a serve from Japan’s Mima Ito during a table-tennis semifinal on July 29. Sun won to advance to the final.

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BMX racers compete in the women’s quarterfinals on July 29.

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Spain’s Cristina Ouviña, center, is defended by a group of Serbian players during a preliminary round basketball game on July 29.

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Japanese badminton player Arisa Higashino, top, hits a shot toward China’s Huang Dongping in a mixed-doubles semifinal on July 29.

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Ledecky led the field for most of the 1,500-meter freestyle, and she finished the race more than four seconds ahead of silver medalist Erica Sullivan, a fellow American.

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Japanese gymnast Daiki Hashimoto competes during the individual all-around on July 28. Hashimoto won the gold.

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Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev receives medical treatment during his third-round singles match on July 28. Midway through the match, the Russian — known for his dry humor and sarcasm — approached the chair umpire to ask what would happen if he died. Medvedev went on to win the match over Italy’s Fabio Fognini.

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Poland’s Lukasz Przybytek and Pawel Kolodzinski compete in the 49er sailing competition on July 28.

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Serbia’s Dusan Domovic Bulut, left, competes for the ball with Belgium’s Rafael Bogaerts, center, and Thibaut Vervoort during a 3-on-3 basketball game on July 28. Serbia won the game for a bronze medal.

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American divers Michael Hixon, left, and Andrew Capobianco compete in the synchronized 3-meter springboard event on July 28. They won silver. China’s Wang Zongyuan and Xie Siyi won gold.

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From left, Jacquelyn Young, Stefanie Dolson, Kelsey Plum and Allisha Gray celebrate after they won gold in 3-on-3 basketball on July 28. This was the first year that 3-on-3 was an Olympic event.

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Swiss cyclist Marlen Reusser competes in the time trial event on July 28.

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Fiji players celebrate after winning gold in rugby sevens on July 28.

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Kazakhstan’s Bekzad Nurdauletov gets hit by Russian boxer Imam Khataev during their light-heavyweight match on July 28. Khataev won 4-1.

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Chinese weightlifter Shi Zhiyong celebrates July 28 after winning gold in the 73-kilogram weight class. He lifted 166 kilograms in the snatch and 198 kilograms in the clean-and-jerk, setting a new world record total of 364 kilograms.

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Japan’s Megumi Murakami competes in a beach volleyball match on July 28.

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A crowd watches equestrian action on July 28.

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Australia’s Ariarne Titmus swims her way to gold in the 200-meter freestyle on July 28. She also set a new Olympic record, finishing in 1:53.50. It is her second gold of these Olympics, as she also won the 400-meter freestyle.

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Egyptian fencer Ziad Elsissy celebrates a team sabre win on July 28.

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US gymnast Simone Biles wears her warm-up gear after she pulled out of the team all-around competition on Tuesday, July 27. Biles withdrew after stumbling on the vault, Team USA’s first apparatus of the night. She cited mental-health concerns for her withdrawal. “I have to focus on my mental health and not jeopardize my health and well-being,” she told reporters.

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A tattoo of the Olympic rings is seen on the back of South African swimmer Brad Tandy on July 27. Many of this year’s athletes are sporting a wide range of ink.

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A man sits among rows of empty seats as he watches table tennis at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on July 27.

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US gymnast Simone Biles performs on the vault during the team all-around event on July 27. She stumbled on the landing and withdrew right after that, saying she wasn’t in the right frame of mind to compete. “It just sucks when you’re fighting with your own head,” she told reporters.

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An underwater view shows the United States’ Delaney Schnell, left, and Jessica Parratto after a dive in the the synchronized 10-meter platform event on July 27.

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Turkish archer Yasemin Anagoz competes on July 27.

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French slalom canoeist Marie-Zélia Lafont competes in the K-1 semifinal on July 27.

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Japan’s softball team celebrates with head coach Reika Utsugi after winning the gold-medal game against the United States on July 27. Japan won 2-0.

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Russian gymnast Viktoria Listunova performs on the balance beam during the team all-around competition on July 27. She won the gold medal along with her teammates Vladislava Urazova, Angelina Melnikova and Lilia Akhaimova. Russian athletes at these Olympics are officially recognized as members of ROC, an abbreviation of the Russian Olympic Committee. That’s because in 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russia from all international sporting competitions, including the Olympics, for doping non-compliance. Russian athletes can’t compete under their country’s name, flag and national anthem until December 2022.

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German table-tennis player Timo Boll serves during a match on July 27.

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Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun reacts after winning gold in the 59-kilogram category on July 27.

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A man in Yokohama, Japan, walks past the Olympic rings lit up at dusk on July 27.

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American Regan Smith swims the final of the women’s 100-meter backstroke on July 27. She won the bronze.

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American Haleigh Washington, left, spikes the ball during a volleyball match against China on July 27. The United States won in straight sets, 29-27, 25-22, 25-21.

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Norway’s Helene Naess and Marie Ronningen compete in the 49erFX sailing competition on July 27.

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Estonian fencer Katrina Lehis, left, squares off against Italy’s Mara Navarria in the team epée semifinals on July 27.

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Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka reacts during her third-round loss to the Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova on July 27. Osaka, who lit the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony, had 32 unforced errors in the match. It’s the first time she has lost in a hard-court tournament since the 2020 Australian Open.

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Lydia Jacoby, left, is congratulated by fellow American swimmer Lilly King after winning the 100-meter breaststroke on July 27. Jacoby, 17, is the first-ever Olympic swimmer from Alaska, and she was not expected to win the event. King, a race favorite who won the event at the 2016 Olympics, finished with the bronze this time.

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Brazil’s Ana Paula Rodrigues Belo attempts to shoot during a handball match against Hungary on July 27.

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Bermuda’s Flora Duffy celebrates after she won gold in the triathlon on July 27. It’s the first-ever Olympic gold medal for an athlete representing Bermuda.

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From left, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszú, the United States’ Alex Walsh and China’s Yu Yiting take part in a semifinal race for the 200-meter individual medley on July 27. Walsh won the race.

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France’s Endy Miyem is defended by Japan’s Himawari Akaho during a basketball game on July 27. Japan defeated France 74-70.

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Members of the media are pictured in the foreground as Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, bottom left, and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo play a badminton match against Taiwan’s Lee Yang, top left, and Wang Chi-lin on July 27.

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South Korean fencer Kang Young-mi, right, is congratulated by her teammates after they defeated the United States in the epée quarterfinals on July 27.

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US water polo player Johnny Hooper takes a shot during the team’s 20-3 win over South Africa on July 27.

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From left, Russian gymnasts David Belyavskiy, Artur Dalaloyan, Nikita Nagornyy and Denis Ablyazin react after winning gold in the team all-around on Monday, July 26.

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Japanese table-tennis players Jun Mizutani, left, and Mima Ito celebrate their dramatic victory over China in the mixed-doubles final on July 26. Mizutani and Ito came back from two sets down to win 4-3, clinching the final set 11-6. The win ended years of Chinese dominance in the sport. China had won every Olympic title in table tennis since South Korea’s Ryu Seung-min triumphed in the men’s singles competition at the 2004 Athens Games.

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The Philippines’ Hidilyn Diaz reacts after winning the 55-kilogram weightlifting competition on July 26. It’s her country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal. Prior to Diaz’s gold, the Philippines had claimed three silvers and seven bronzes. Diaz won one of the silvers in the 2016 Olympics.

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The sun sets in Tokyo on July 26 as Belgium plays the Netherlands in a men’s 3-on-3 basketball game. The event is making its Olympic debut this year.

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Volunteers sit in mostly empty stands during archery competition on July 26.

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The Czech Republic’s Lukas Rohan competes in a canoeing semifinal on July 26.

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Fencers Sofia Pozdniakova and Sofya Velikaya, both representing the Russian Olympic Committee, compete against each other in the individual sabre final on July 26. Pozdniakova, a two-time world champion and daughter of Russian Olympic Committee President Stanislav Pozdniakov, defeated Velikaya 15-11.

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Spain’s Adrian Gavira Collado waits for a serve during a beach volleyball match on July 26.

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Hong Kong fencer Edgar Cheung looks at his gold medal after beating Italy’s Daniele Garozzo in the men’s foil final on July 26. It was Hong Kong’s first gold at the Summer Olympics in 25 years.

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Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus edges the United States’ Katie Ledecky to win the 400-meter freestyle on July 26. It’s the first Olympic medal for Titmus, the defending world champion in the event. Ledecky won the event at the 2016 Olympics, where she set a world record that still stands today.

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Three US swimmers — from right, Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni and Bowen Becker — celebrate after winning the 4×100-meter freestyle relay on July 26. Not pictured is teammate Zach Apple, who swam the anchor leg.

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Japanese skateboarder Momiji Nishiya grinds a rail during the women’s street competition on July 26. The 13-year-old won gold in the new event, a day after fellow Japanese skateboarder Yuto Horigome won gold on the men’s side. She is one of the youngest gold-medal winners in Olympic history. She is just months older than the current female record-holder, American diver Marjorie Gestring, who was 13 years and 267 days old when she won gold at the Berlin Games in 1936.

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Iran’s Meisam Salehi spikes the ball during a volleyball match against Venezuela on July 26.

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British divers Tom Daley, left, and Matty Lee compete in the synchronized 10-meter platform event on July 26. They won the gold.

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Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt lies on the ground wrapped in finish-line tape after he won the triathlon on July 26. On the right, silver medalist Alex Yee of Great Britain hugs bronze medalist Hayden Wilde of New Zealand.

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Norway’s Richard Andre Ordemann is kicked in the face by Jordan’s Saleh Elsharabaty during a taekwondo bout on July 26. Elsharabaty won 5-4.

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The US softball team celebrates its 2-1 win over Japan on July 26. The two teams will meet again in the gold-medal game July 27.

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Athletes dive into the water at the start of the men’s triathlon on July 26. A broadcast boat prevented all swimmers from starting, forcing a restart. It was the first-ever call of its kind in an Olympic triathlon.

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Japan’s Hifumi Abe celebrates after winning gold in judo on Sunday, July 25.

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The Tokyo 2020 logo is reflected in the backboard as France’s Evan Fournier rises for a shot on July 25. France upset the United States 83-76 in what was both teams’ opening games. The US team hadn’t lost an Olympic game since 2004.

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Chinese weightlifter Chen Lijun celebrates on July 25. He won gold in his 67-kilogram weight class after lifting 187 kilograms — an Olympic record — in the clean-and-jerk. His total lift of 332 kilograms edged Colombia’s Luis Javier Mosquera Lozano by one kilogram.

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Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten celebrates after completing the road race on July 25. She thought she had won the gold medal, not realizing that Austria’s Anna Kiesenhofer had broken away from the pack and finished first. Cyclists race without earpieces at the Olympics, and that played a part in her confusion, she said. But she was still “really proud” of her silver medal.

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US equestrian Adrienne Lyle rides Salvino in the dressage competition on July 25.

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Great Britain’s Adam Peaty competes in a semifinal of the 100-meter breaststroke on July 25. Peaty, the world-record holder in the event, went on to win gold in the final. He also won the event at the 2016 Olympics.

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US gymnast Simone Biles stumbles on a balance beam dismount during the qualification event on July 25. She still qualified for the event finals, and the United States finished second in qualification for the all-around. “Obviously, there are little things we need to work on, so we’ll go back and practice and work on that just so we can do our best performance at team finals (on Tuesday), because that’s what matters,” Biles said.

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American Anastasija Zolotic celebrates after winning gold in taekwondo on July 25. She is the first US woman to win Olympic gold in the event.

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Staff members prepare for judo competition at the Budokan arena in Tokyo.

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Spanish judoka Alberto Gaitero Martin is bandaged during his bout against Ukraine’s Georgii Zantaraia on July 25.

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China’s Zhang Changning spikes the ball in a preliminary-round volleyball match against Turkey on July 25.

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Mexico’s Dallas Escobedo warms up before a softball game against Italy on July 25. Softball is back at the Olympics for the first time since 2008.

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American gymnast Simone Biles performs on the vault during the qualification round on July 25. The team all-around final is Tuesday, and the Americans will look to defend the gold they won at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Brazilian surfer Italo Ferreira rides a wave during an early heat on July 25. This is the first year that surfing is in the Olympics.

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Japan’s Naomi Osaka hits a forehand during her first-round match against China’s Zheng Saisai on July 25. Osaka won 6-1, 6-4.

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Kimia Alizadeh, a taekwondo athlete representing the Olympic Refugee Team, kicks Iran’s Nahid Kiyani Chandeh during her first match on July 25. Alizadeh was born in Iran and became the country’s first female athlete to win an Olympic medal when she won bronze at the 2016 Games. But she defected last year amid searing criticism of the regime in Tehran. Alizadeh defeated Chandeh 18-9.

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Marina Nekrasova, a gymnast from Azerbaijan, competes on the uneven bars during the qualification round on July 25.

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Italy’s Alessandro Velotto moves the ball during a water polo match against South Africa on July 25.

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Hungarian fencer Flora Pasztor, left, competes against Algeria’s Meriem Mebarki on July 25.

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Australian tennis star Ashleigh Barty, the world’s top-ranked player who won Wimbledon earlier this month, reacts during her first-round loss to Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo on July 25. Sorribes Tormo won 6-4, 6-3.

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Australian swimmers celebrate together after they won gold in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay on July 25. They also set a new world record (3:29.69). Clockwise from left are Meg Harris, Emma McKeon, Bronte Campbell and Cate Campbell.

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German beach-volleyball players Julia Sude and Karla Borger play Switzerland’s Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich in an empty Shiokaze Park on Saturday, July 24.

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Hend Zaza, the youngest Olympian this summer, competes in table tennis on July 24. The 12-year-old Syrian was knocked out in the preliminary round, losing 4-0 to Austrian Jia Liu.

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Fans wait at the finish of the men’s cycling road race on July 24. The Fuji International Speedway, in Oyama, Japan, is one of the five Olympic venues open to fans this year.

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Nigerian gymnast Uche Eke competes on the horizontal bar on July 24.

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Chinese fencer Sun Yiwen celebrates with her coach Hugues Obry after winning gold in the épée on July 24.

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Chinese weightlifter Hou Zhihui competes on July 24. She set an Olympic record in her 49-kilogram weight class, lifting 94 kilograms in the snatch round and 116 kilograms in the clean-and-jerk.

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China’s Yang Qian, the first gold-medal winner of these Olympics, celebrates on July 24. She finished first in the 10-meter air rifle.

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Badminton players compete amid rows of empty seats on July 24.

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A staff member picks up the mouthguard of Great Britain’s Peter McGrail during a boxing match on July 24.

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Cyclists compete in the men’s road race on July 24. Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz won the race after breaking away in the final 10 kilometers.

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During a break in his first-round match, Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev cools down with a mobile air conditioner and a towel with ice cubes. “It was some of the worst (heat) I’ve ever had,” he said after he beat Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik.

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Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lights the Olympic cauldron at the end of the opening ceremony on Friday, July 23.

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Fireworks go off after Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron.

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An overhead view of Osaka lighting the cauldron. The cauldron was designed in the shape of a cherry blossom.

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The Olympic flag is raised near the end of the opening ceremony.

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Live performers pose as the triathlon pictogram during the opening ceremony. There were 50 sports taking place this year in the Tokyo Olympics, and all of their pictograms were acted out by the performers.

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Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, makes a speech during the opening ceremony. At left is Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee.

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Japanese jazz composer Hiromi Uehara plays the piano during the opening ceremony.

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The Olympic flag is carried toward the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony.

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Japan’s Emperor Naruhito delivers a speech and formally opens the Olympic Games.

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Members of the Refugee Olympic Team march during the parade of nations.

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Tongan flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua made headlines for going shirtless at the 2016 and 2018 opening ceremonies, and he was at it again in Tokyo. He would be competing in taekwondo.

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Athletes from the United States march during the customary parade of nations.

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During one portion of the opening ceremony, there were 1,800 drones flying over the stadium to form a globe in the night sky. As the glowing drones soared over the stadium, performers sang “Imagine” by John Lennon.

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Athletes from various nations sit during the opening ceremony.

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Athletes from Team Norway take part in the parade of nations.

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The Olympic teams from every country watch performers on stage.

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US athletes hold an American flag during the parade of nations.

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Russian athletes pose for a photo during the opening ceremony.

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A police officer is seen in the mostly empty stadium on July 23. Organizers said that for the opening ceremony, only 950 VIPs would be present in a stadium that can seat nearly 70,000 people.

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French athletes march during the opening ceremony.

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A member of Egypt’s delegation enters the stadium during the parade of nations.

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British flag-bearers Hannah Mills and Mohamed Sbihi lead out the team during the opening ceremony’s parade of nations. Sbihi, a rower, made history as Great Britain’s first Muslim flag-bearer.

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Greece’s athletes march into the stadium to kick off the parade of nations.

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Dancers take part in the start of the opening ceremony.

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People perform during the opening ceremony.

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The Japanese flag is carried during the opening ceremony. After the Japanese National Anthem was sung, a moment of silence was called to remember the global victims of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A performer acts during the opening ceremony.

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The start of the ceremony reflected the isolated training that many athletes had to do during the pandemic.

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Jill Biden, the first lady of the United States, takes part in a moment of silence during the opening ceremony.

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A lone performer is seen during the start of the opening ceremony.

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Fireworks explode over the stadium as the opening ceremony got underway.

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