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We Don't Need Simone Biles to Play Through Pain — Physical or Mental
After U.S. gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from a team competition, fans are expressing thanks for the spectacular performances they got to witness over the years. And it started a larger conversation about what we expect of athletes.
These Companies Resumed Donating to Republicans Who Opposed 2020's Election Results
Many corporations paused contributions after the Capitol attacks, but have since resumed their usual Washington business
Congressional Hearing Brings New, Ugly Details About Jan. 6 Capitol Riot
Officer Harry Dunn, who is Black, spoke at a House Select Committee hearing about the racism he faced from rioters while standing guard in the Capitol Rotunda on Jan. 6.
We Ate Ramen, KFC and Japanese McDonald's While Stuck in Quarantine
There’s a shrimp filet sandwich, the Ebi Filet-O, only available at Japanese McDonald’s restaurants. Another chain, KFC, has a big presence in the country too…but Japanese dishes like ramen and sushi have been a big draw for journalists covering the Tokyo Olympics. NBCLX Storyteller Fernando Hurtado shows you the food of Japan that was available in quarantine, and his first...
The Only Fan: Watching the Olympics From a Nearly Empty Stadium
Holding the Olympics during a pandemic means lots of empty seats that were supposed to be filled with cheering fans. NBCLX storyteller Chase Cain takes you to Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo, where the first-ever Olympic skateboarding competition was held, to learn what it’s like to be one of the only fans in the Olympic stands — and how...
Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir Made the Olympics More Chill with ASMR
We love Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir for being big and bold. But the NBC Sports commentators and former Olympians agreed to get really, really quiet for their first ASMR interview with NBCLX storyteller Fernando Hurtado. (And Johnny called it the strangest moment of their lives.)
4 Things I Was Doing at Age 13 That Weren't Winning a Gold Medal in Skateboarding
Three teenagers winning an Olympic skateboarding event inspire some self-reflection from a twentysomething.
Japan's Vending Machine Culture Meets the Reality of Climate Change
Dispensing everything from fish to suits, Japan’s 5 million vending machines have made the country the convenience capital of the world. But in recent years, vending machine culture has clashed with the need to reduce plastic waste. NBCLX storyteller Fernando Hurtado reports from Tokyo on the country’s efforts to battle climate change.
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A Behind the Scenes Tour of the Tokyo Olympic Stadium
The Tokyo Olympic Stadium’s 68,000 seats won’t be filled during the events this year, so its incredible views will only be appreciated by a limited group. That includes NBCLX storyteller Chase Cain, who got access to take you on a behind the scenes tour — from the floor where the athletes will compete to the nosebleed seats to even its...
These Olympians and Paralympians Excel at Their Sports. What About Poetry?
Olympians and Paralympians came up with the lines. We put them together. Use our interactive haiku generator to create a Japanese haiku straight from the athletes.