He’s been a chauffeur for Janet Jackson’s dancers, traveled the world with a skateboard and used it to bridge South Africa’s social and racial divides.
What really makes Dallas Oberholzer’s mum proud is he's an Olympian at age 46.
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) August 1, 2021
As you would expect, two-thirds of the roughly 11,700 Olympians competing in Tokyo are in their 20s.
But the rest of the athletes range from two preteens to four 60-somethings. https://t.co/d7vAbfCSwi
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 31, 2021
Even with the health crisis in Japan and concerns about athletes' mental well-being, some Olympians are still finding a way to enjoy the gathering pic.twitter.com/Hoz9OTL5wK
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 1, 2021
Small details tell big stories at the Olympics.
Nail polish, tattoos, necklaces, masks — the choices athletes make when presenting themselves often reflect their identities and accomplishments. But most of all, they celebrate the Games themselves.https://t.co/jxeC997WDK
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 31, 2021
In elite gymnastics, the point-based scoring system makes achieving a perfect score near impossible. “It is such a sport where you’re trying to reach perfection but perfection is unattainable,” said three time Olympian Ellie Black of Canada.https://t.co/qNDMxosKEl
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) July 31, 2021