A prefecture in Japan is re-using 800 cardboard “anti-sex” beds that were used in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for COVID-19 patients.
The details: Osaka Governor Hiro Yoshimura has confirmed that the beds will be set up at a temporary medical facility in Osaka by the end of September, the Japan Times reported.
Two Chinese Olympic gold medalists have taken to social media to complain that the outer parts of the medals they received at the 2020 Tokyo Games seemed to be peeling off.
The details: Chinese women’s trampoline gold medalist Zhu Xueying took to Weibo on Monday to show the mark she found on her gold medal, Global Times reported.
A Japanese Serbian woman, who helped a Jamaican Olympic hurdler get a taxi after he was at risk of missing his race, is being rewarded with a free trip to Jamaica.
The good deed: Hansle Parchment, 31, posted an Instagram video on Aug. 7 thanking Olympic volunteer Trijana Stojkovic for helping him make the finals.
It’s not a secret that most Asian parents want the best for their children and that especially rings true for the parents of Asian Olympic athletes.
Take a look at these parents expressing their pride towards their children at this year’s 2020 Tokyo Games. Although Olympic officials did not allow spectators this year, that didn’t stop parents from cheering their kids on.
‘It’s disturbing our lives’: Family of 14-year-old Olympic champ rejects $30,000, property gifts, asks mob of fans to leave her alone
The family of Chinese Olympic gold medalist Quan Hongchan has refused to accept monetary and property gifts from fans across the country, saying they can simply send their regards instead.
Background: Hongchan, 14, claimed victory after finishing the women’s 10-meter (33 feet) platform dive with a dominating score of 466.20. She was China’s youngest representative in the Tokyo Games.
Olympics officials have replaced the gold medal won by softball team member Miu Goto at the 2020 Tokyo Games after Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura bit the first one at an event last week.
The controversial bite: Goto, 20, paid a courtesy visit to Nagoya’s city hall on Aug. 4 to report the victory of Japan’s softball team against Team USA 2-0, according to Kyodo News.
The Chinese government awarded 26 female athletes the National March 8th Red-Banner Holders for their 2020 Tokyo Games performance.
Outstanding athletes: The 26 gold medalists announced by the All-China National Women’s Federation on Wednesday include shooter Yang Qian, weightlifter Hou Zhihui, fencer Sun Yiwen, swimmer Zhang Yufei and shot putter Gong Lijiao, according to Global Times.
Olympic swimmer Erica Sullivan donates to LGBTQ cause, Camila Cabello ‘honored’ to be a part of her ‘gay awakening’
Erica Sullivan, the world’s first silver medalist in the women’s 1500-meter (0.93 miles) freestyle, donated money to the LGBTQ community and successfully slid into pop star Camila Cabello’s Instagram messages.
LGBTQ support: Sullivan, 20, became a grant recipient of the Procter and Gamble’s Athletes for Good Fund, which allows Olympians to donate funds to the charity or cause of their choice, according to her interview with People.
‘Best Libero’ Justine Wong-Orantes ‘kept the ball in the air’ for Team USA to win first volleyball gold medal
Meet Justine Wong-Orantes, the Filipino Chinese American athlete who was an integral part of Team USA’s gold medal win in women’s volleyball at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Amazing athlete: Wong-Orantes, 25, played a key role in helping Team USA defeat Brazil and secure the country’s first-ever gold medal in women’s volleyball on Sunday, according to NBC Olympics.
Hmong American Olympian Sunisa “Suni” Lee received a parade in St. Paul, Minn., after returning home from the 2020 Tokyo Games with three medals.
Welcome home: Crowds gathered at White Bear Avenue in St. Paul on Sunday as Lee, 18, rode atop a fire truck to a ceremony outside Aldrich Arena in Maplewood to celebrate her success at the Olympics, according to MPR News.
Neeraj Chopra, once bullied for being overweight, wins India’s first track and field Olympic gold medal
A man who was bullied for being overweight as a child won India’s first track and field Olympic gold medal on Saturday.
The winning throw: Neeraj Chopra, 23, secured the men’s javelin throw final after reaching 87.58 meters (287.34 feet) in his second attempt. The Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch, who reached 86.67 meters (284.35 feet), and Vitezslav Vesely, who reached 85.44 meters (280.31 feet), took home silver and bronze, respectively.
Three Olympic athletes surprised many “One Piece” fans after striking poses of two famous Straw Hat members at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
New Nakama: Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece made a steamy entrance during the grand finals of the long jump on Aug. 2, according to Anime News Network.