"When the Games were postponed, Paralympians were beacons of hope,” said IPC boss Andrew Parsons. “They never stopped pursuing their dreams.”
The Olympic flame is no longer flickering in the nation’s capital, but so many memories remain vivid and meaningful.
The four-time Grand Slam singles champion built a 5-0 lead in the first set and maintained a consistent level of play throughout the first-round match.
People watching the Opening Ceremony reacted with surprise, astonishment and questions. Here are some representative reactions.
“This is a message of hope,” said IOC boss Thomas Bach. “Yes, it’s very different from what all of us imagined. But let us cherish this...
“This might be the last chance I get to see a glimpse of the Olympics in my home country, so I came here,” says Chiyoko Takasaki,...
After competing at the 2014 Sochi Games as a speedskater, Alvarez became a pro baseball player and later earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.