Tokyo Olympics Day 1: First medals awarded, US water polo makes history

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We’re off and running! Well, no track yet. But we’re shooting, weightlifting and playing handball.

The Olympics began two days ago, but the Opening Ceremony makes it official. Many in the US watched it live in the morning, others watched it on tape delay in the evening. Our Michael Rosenberg watched it from inside the stadium and wrote this: “Absent context, this was a gorgeous evening, but the context does matter. … The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee put on a beautiful but doomed show. ”

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