Olympics 2021 Live: Golf, Rugby and Gymnastics

The Olympics is one of the most watched sporting events in the world. In 2021, there will be a total of 48 countries competing for medals at the games in Tokyo. Here’s an overview of what you can expect to see during these games.

The olympics 2021 schedule athletics is the official website for the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. It will show you when and where all of the sporting events will be taking place.

Tokyo time is 10:16 a.m. on July 29.

Here’s what you should be aware of:

Sunisa Lee of the United States competing on the uneven bars during the women’s team final on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Sunisa Lee of the United States competed on the uneven bars in the women’s team final. Credit… The New York Times/Chang W. Lee

TOKYO, JAPAN — The men’s golf event begins on Thursday, with several top players in attendance, but none of them are Bryson DeChambeau of the United States or Jon Rahm of Spain, who have both tested positive for the coronavirus.

After Simone Biles’ withdrawal, the women’s gymnastics individual all-around final, which was anticipated to be a highlight of the Games, lost a lot of its luster. On Thursday, though, the competition should be tough, with two Americans, Sunisa Lee and Jade Carey (who will take Biles’ spot), in the running for gold. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:50 p.m. Tokyo time (6:50 a.m. Eastern) and will be shown live on the Peacock streaming app.

On Thursday morning, there are five swimming finals (on Wednesday evening U.S. time). Caeleb Dressel, who has won three relay gold medals in his career, has a good chance to win his first solo gold in the men’s 100-meter freestyle. The women’s 4×200 freestyle relay is a heavy favorite, and a victory would add to Australia’s 4×100 freestyle gold.

The U.S. women playing the Russian Olympic Committee team in three-on-three basketball.

In three-on-three basketball, the US women take against the Russian Olympic Committee squad. Credit… The New York Times/David Mills

Here are some of the highlights from Wednesday night’s U.S. broadcast coverage, which included gold in three-on-three basketball, the first match of women’s rugby sevens, and a lot of swimming.

RUGBY At 7 p.m., NBCSN will show a replay of the bronze and gold medal matches from the men’s rugby sevens events. The USA Network will broadcast the first match of the US women’s rugby sevens squad versus China at 9 p.m.

GOLF On the Golf Channel, the men’s individual stroke play event begins at 6:30 p.m. and continues throughout the evening.

GYMNASTICS At 8 p.m., the men’s individual all-around will open NBC’s prime-time coverage.

VOLLEYBALL ON THE BEACH A women’s beach volleyball match between Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil of the United States and Gaudencia Makokha and Brackcides Khadambi of Kenya will be aired on USA Network at 8 p.m. At 10 p.m. on USA, Americans Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena take against Argentina’s Julian Azaad and Nicolas Capograsso in a men’s match.

BASKETBALL THREE-ON-THREE Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young, and Stefanie Dolson of the United States face Russia in a rematch of the sport’s inaugural Olympic gold medal game, which begins at 8 p.m. on NBCSN.

FENCING CNBC will broadcast the women’s team foil quarterfinals at 11 p.m., followed by the semifinals at 12:55 a.m.

Starting at 10 p.m., BMX RACING CNBC will broadcast the men’s and women’s quarterfinals from Ariake Urban Sports Park.

SWIMMING Gold medals are on the line tonight in events like as the 100-meter men’s freestyle, where American swimmer Caeleb Dressel is aiming for his first individual Olympic gold. On NBC, coverage starts at 9:30 p.m.

BASKETBALL AT 11:30 p.m., NBCSN will broadcast a replay of the US men’s game versus Iran.

POLO DE WATER On USA Network at 1 a.m., the US men take on Italy in a Group A match.

Starting at midnight, ARCHERY CNBC will broadcast the elimination rounds of the individual archery events.

Caeleb Dressel tossing his gold medal to a teammate who did not get to race in the final of the 4x100-meter freestyle relay on Saturday. He has three golds in Olympic relays.

Caeleb Dressel tosses his gold medal to a teammate who was unable to compete in Saturday’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay final. In Olympic relays, he has three gold medals. Credit… The New York Times/David Mills

Caeleb Dressel, an American swimmer, has three Olympic relay golds to his credit but no solo medals. In the 100-meter freestyle, he has an opportunity to alter that.

The event will be aired on NBC and will begin at 10:37 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday. (In Japan, the event takes place on Thursday morning.)

Dressel began swimming at the age of five, when his parents enrolled him in swim classes, a move he first opposed, according to a video interview on the U.S.A. Swimming YouTube website.

Dressel, a Green Cove Springs, Fla. native, ultimately got obsessed with swimming. Dressel’s first “competition,” according to his mother, was when he rushed into the pool during one of his brothers’ swim meetings, ran to the other end, and exclaimed, “I won a medal, I won a medal!”

It was the start of an unofficial career that saw Dressel, who swam for the University of Florida, win 15 gold at world championships and establish world and American records.

Dressel established a new long-course world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the 2019 FINA World Championship Games, clocking 49.50 seconds and breaking Michael Phelps’ old mark of 49.82 seconds.

Dressel competed in his first Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, when he and his teammates won gold in the men’s 4×100 freestyle and 4×100 medley relays. Dressel finished sixth in the 100-meter freestyle at the Rio Olympics.

In the 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, he earned his third Olympic gold with Team USA, although he has yet to win an individual Olympic gold.

Dressel, who has an Olympic rings tattoo on the inside of his right arm, will compete in the 100-meter freestyle final against swimmers from Australia, Italy, Hungary, Romania, South Korea, France, and the Russian Olympic Committee.

In a 2016 U.S.A. Swimming video, Dressel stated, “As soon as I get behind those blocks, I finally get to execute what I was taught to do.” “I can finally be myself.”

Elena Mukhina on the beam during the 1978 World Championships.

During the 1978 World Championships, Elena Mukhina competed on the balance beam. Credit… Getty Images/Corbis/VCG/Corbis/VCG/VCG/VCG/VCG/VCG

Elena Mukhina informed her instructor she was about to break her neck performing the Thomas salto, a technique so hazardous it’s now prohibited.

But her instructor dismissed her, saying that people like her didn’t break their necks, and Mukhina, a 20-year-old Soviet gymnast, couldn’t say no. In addition, she understood what the audience expected of her as the anointed star of the next Olympic Games, she later recounted in an interview with the Russian magazine Ogoniok.

“I truly wanted to live up to the trust that was placed in me and be a heroine,” she said.

Mukhina under-rotated the Thomas salto and fell on her chin less than a month before the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. She was completely crippled and died of quadriplegia complications in 2006, at the age of 46. Fans wrote to her after her accident, wondering when she would compete again, she told Ogoniok.

“Athletes with fractures return to the soccer field, and athletes with concussions return to the ice rink,” she said. “Why?”

The history of women’s gymnastics is littered with the corpses of athletes like Mukhina who were forced to try abilities they knew they couldn’t perform safely or compete when they didn’t feel up to it, resulting in life-altering or life-ending injuries. Simone Biles essentially declared on Tuesday that she will not be one more after withdrawing from the Olympic team final after losing her bearings in the midst of a vault and barely landing on her feet.

Mukhina was not mentioned by Biles. She also failed to mention Julissa Gomez, a 15-year-old American gymnast who was paralyzed shortly before the 1988 Olympics — and died three years later — as a result of a vault that she had never been able to consistently perform but that her coaches had told her she needed to do if she wanted to compete. Mukhina and Gomez did not need to be mentioned by Biles. In the gymnastics world, their tales are legendary.

Gymnastics is inherently hazardous, and even the most psychologically robust gymnasts may sustain severe injuries. Adriana Duffy, a former national champion from Puerto Rico, was crippled in 1989 while practicing on vault. Sang Lan, a Chinese gymnast, had a similar injury on vault in 1998 as her instructor attempted to change the springboard’s location as she raced toward it. Melanie Coleman, a student gymnast from Connecticut, died in 2019 when her hands fell off the uneven bars during practice, resulting in a spinal cord injury.

Gymnasts accept that danger on a daily basis, but they’re also aware of what may raise it beyond a level they’re comfortable with. Despite this, it was very unusual for a high-level gymnast to decline to participate under such conditions until recently.

Following Biles’ withdrawal, several critics compared her unfavorably to Kerri Strug, who, according to legend, vaulted on an injured ankle to win the team gold medal for the United States in the 1996 Olympics. Biles, it was said, should have done the same for the team.

But Strug did the vault under duress from her coach, severely injuring her ankle, and the US would have won even if she hadn’t done it. She later stated in an interview with The Los Angeles Times that she would not have done it if she had known it wasn’t required.

“Everyone was screaming at me, ‘Come on, you can do it!’” she recalled. “However, I’m out there telling myself, ‘My leg, my leg.’ You are deafeningly deafeningly deafening ‘Something is really wrong here.’

On Tuesday, Strug, who never competed again, sent a message of encouragement to Biles through Twitter.

Dominique Moceanu, a member of the 1996 Olympic team who has spoken out against former national team directors Bela and Marta Karolyi’s training methods, tweeted a video clip from her own performance in the balancing beam final from those Games.

Moceanu’s foot slipped as she landed one flip and launched into another, and she slammed into the beam headfirst. She clutched to it, hauled herself up, and resumed her program; she then participated in the floor exercise final nearly soon thereafter, without having her spine examined. It never occurred to her to do anything else.

“This choice shows that we have a voice in our own health — ‘a say’ I NEVER felt I had as an Olympian,” Moceanu tweeted.

Katie Ledecky of the U.S. after the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle final on Wednesday.

After the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle final on Wednesday, Katie Ledecky of the United States. Credit… The New York Times/David Mills

TOKYO, JAPAN — The greatest story of the day came from outside the competition floor, with Simone Biles withdrawing from the individual all-around gymnastics competition due to a mental health problem.

Katie Ledecky’s day began with a heartbreaking fifth-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle. But an hour later, in her strongest event, the 1,500 freestyle, she won her first gold of the Games. This was the first time a woman had competed over that distance in an Olympic event. The British won the 4×200-meter men’s freestyle relay, with the Americans falling to fourth after leading for almost half the race.

The US women defeated Russia 18-15 to win the first-ever gold medal in three-on-three basketball.

The United States men’s five-on-five basketball team rebounded from a first-round defeat to France with a 120-66 victory against Iran.

The women’s water polo team of the United States has never lost a match. Despite this, Hungary won by a score of 10-9. However, both clubs will progress to the playoffs, and a rematch may be on the cards.

Fiji has won the men’s rugby sevens tournament for the second year in a row. Everyone gets a seven-dollar note!

Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic endured a dismal Tour de France, but a gold in the cycling time trial provided some comfort. The women’s event was won by Annemiek van Vleuten of the Netherlands.

Ilona Maher of the United States plays against Canada in the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

In the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Ilona Maher of the United States competes against Canada. Credit… Sergio Moraes (Sergio Moraes) is a Brazilian

Ilona Maher has already established herself as an Olympic superstar without ever taking the field. The 24-year-old from Vermont is aiming for her first Olympic gold with the United States women’s rugby sevens squad.

The journey starts tonight against China in the first match.

Maher has been quickly producing TikTok videos in which she brings social media fans inside the Olympic Village’s rooms and dining halls. She is shown having a good time with her colleagues and joking about kissing and marrying a male player in the recordings. They’ve gotten millions of views.

She earned a nursing degree from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, where she coached her team to three straight National Intercollegiate Rugby Association titles.

Maher, a center, has earned All-American accolades all three years and was voted the best college player in the country after her junior season in 2017. She was a standout field hockey, basketball, and softball player at Burlington High School.

Her father was a rugby player at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, thus she was drawn to the sport at the age of 17. Three Olympians represent the state, including Maher, who is competing in her first Summer Games.

This month, Maher told The Burlington Free Press, “We are not recognized as an athletic state.”

“They are excellent athletes regardless of where they come from, and you can be a great athlete as well. I adore Vermont, as well as its people and culture. I’m looking forward to returning to Vermont after the Olympics to help bring rugby back to the state and develop it even more.”

Both men and women competed in rugby sevens for the first time at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded to Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, respectively. The women’s team from the United States came in fifth place.

Bianca Buitendag competing in the gold-medal heat.

In the gold-medal heat, Bianca Buitendag competed. Credit… Associated Press/Francisco Seco

Bianca Buitendag, a 27-year-old South African surfer, just missed qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.

She was supposed to retire a long time ago. Just days before leaving for Japan, she got a false-positive coronavirus test. She missed two buses to Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach, the Olympic site, on the last day of competition.

And yet.

She added, shaking her head in amazement 24 hours after winning an Olympic gold, “Every barrier feeds the fire.”

Buitendag competed on the championship circuit for a few years and had her best year in 2015, placing fourth. In 2016, surfing was added to the Olympic list, and she felt she had given all she had to the sport.

“I thought, what the hell, two more years,” she said. “Of course, it turned into three.”

The disruption of travel and contests caused by the epidemic taxed her patience, but it also allowed her to train uninterrupted.

On Tuesday, Buitendag will compete in the semifinals. Credit… Shutterstock/EPA/Nick Bothma

After that, there was the coronavirus scare. Olympic competitors were making their way to Tokyo carrying file folders packed with evidence of their physical well-being as South Africa was seized by a devastating third wave.

Buitendag’s coronavirus test came back positive two days before her trip to Tokyo. She had a thorough medical checkup, gave blood samples, and got two negative tests in a row. She boarded the aircraft.

The weather was not perfect at the Tsurigasaki beach in Ichinomiya, which is a roughly two-hour journey from the Olympic Village, across Tokyo Bay and the Boso Peninsula. The surf was as flat as a lake for the first three days, which was not ideal for the 6-foot-1 Buitendag.

Unlike some of her rivals, who had a team of managers, coaches, and videographers waiting for her on the beach, Buitendag just had one person waiting for her: her coach, Greg Emslie.

When she was up against seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore of Australia, her underdog spirit erupted. “I knew I’d have to be on a fairly good wave to have a chance against the most decorated and greatest female surfer in the world,” Buitendag said. “By some miracle, it arrived.”

Gilmore was knocked out by her, with a score of 13.93 to Gilmore’s 10.

Buitendag planned to return to the beach the next day. She would go to the semifinals and the gold-medal heat if the quarterfinals went smoothly.

But first, she needed to go to the bus stop.

Buitendag set her alarm for 3:30 a.m. on Monday in order to catch a 4 a.m. bus and get to the beach in plenty of time to warm up. She did, however, get a cup of coffee and miss the bus. The following bus that was supposed to arrive didn’t show up. She knew she was going to be without her heat for a while.

Buitendag was finally transported to the quarterfinals, where she will play Yolanda Hopkins of Portugal. She took a step forward.

Carissa Moore of the United States, who won the gold medal on Tuesday, was congratulated by Buitendag. Credit… Getty Images/Ryan Pierse

On Tuesday, she played Caroline Marks, an American favorite, in the semifinals, but Buitendag won again. Finally, she competed in the gold-medal heat against Carissa Moore of the United States – and lost, earning silver.

Buitendag was still speechless on Wednesday.

With a rainbow at her back, she remarked, “I didn’t have much of an anticipation going into it.” “It was nearly too much for me to handle.”

However, she ended up being precisely where she needed to be.

Reshmie Oogink of the Netherlands at the 2016 Olympics. She tested postive for the coronavirus and could not compete in Tokyo.

The Netherlands’ Reshmie Oogink competed in the 2016 Olympics. She had a positive coronavirus test and was unable to participate in Tokyo. Credit… Reuters/Issei Kato

The quarantine procedures at the Tokyo Olympics have been criticized in recent days, with members of the Dutch delegation questioning the limitations imposed on individuals who have tested positive for the coronavirus, including the prohibition of going outdoors.

Candy Jacobs, a Dutch Olympic skateboarder who tested positive for the virus and is now undergoing quarantine, protested with members of the Dutch delegation in the foyer of the hotel where they are undergoing isolation on Tuesday. “Not having any outside air is so inhuman,” Jacobs, 31, stated in an Instagram video message that has since been removed. “It’s psychologically exhausting. Definitely more than a lot of people are capable of.”

The competitors stayed in the lobby until they came up with a “solution about obtaining some fresh air,” according to Reshmie Oogink, a Dutch taekwondo contender who tested positive for the virus and took part in the protest.

Oogink verified in a statement that they were now allowed 15 minutes of monitored visits to an open window. However, since the athletes’ rooms’ windows are locked shut, they are taken to another room with open windows. It’s unknown if athletes visit the room alone or in groups, and who oversees the visits.

“There isn’t a lot of freedom here,” Oogink said, adding that athletes can only leave their dormitories to obtain meals.

Oogink has been killing time in her hotel room by participating in what she refers to as the Covid Games. She transforms trash bags into basketball hoops and a tiny Dutch wooden shoe into a basketball for these Olympic “sports,” establishing a Covid-safe distance of one and a half meters (approximately 5 feet) between her and the basket.

She claims that “being creative kills time throughout the day.”

Oogink, 31, returned from three ACL injuries to qualify for another Olympics after competing in the 2016 Rio Games. However, Oogink and her Dutch partner Jacobs were unable to compete due to adverse testing.

She replied, “My dream has been destroyed.”

On July 21, Oogink tested positive and was placed in quarantine the following day. She didn’t have any symptoms and was OK, she claimed, adding that the incident had had a “greater mental effect.” She was not subjected to any testing during her first five days in quarantine, and she was told that individuals who produce a negative sample using a P.C.R. test on Day 6 and again on Day 7 may be discharged.

Athletes with positive P.C.R. tests are to be separated in approved facilities, according to the Olympic playbooks, but the location and duration of isolation varies depending on the severity of the case. An IOC spokesman said in an email that Japan’s health officials demand a 10-day quarantine at facilities outside the Olympic Village and repeated negative P.C.R. tests before being released.

Since landing in Tokyo, a total of 20 competitors have been confirmed to have tested positive. However, the Games have not yet resulted in the increase of cases that many predicted.

Outside the Olympic Village, though, the scenario seems to be different. On Wednesday, Tokyo authorities reported 3,177 new coronavirus cases, the city’s highest daily total to date. Tokyo is under its fourth state of emergency, with clubs and restaurants shutting early and alcohol sales being severely limited. Experts believe the extremely infectious Delta variety is to blame for the increase in infections, and that existing efforts may not be powerful enough to stop it spreading.

Xander Schauffele of Team U.S.A. during a practice round.

During a practice round, Team USA’s Xander Schauffele. Credit… Getty Images/Mike Ehrmann

Growing up, Xander Schauffele was a big fan of the Summer Olympics. He had no other option. Stefan, his father, was a former decathlon Olympic contender for Germany.

“My father was a big fan of track and field,” Schauffele added.

Stefan’s Olympic dreams were cut short almost 40 years ago when his vehicle was hit by a drunk driver, and a piece of glass stuck in his left eye, blinding him. Stefan was 20 years old at the time.

In an interview last week, Xander Schauffele, who is ranked fifth in the men’s global golf rankings, stated, “His dream was stolen from him.” “As a young golfer, I could identify to having something taken away from you after years of hard effort. It was heartbreaking.”

When golf was reinstated as an Olympic sport in 2016 after a 112-year hiatus, Schauffele, who had only just joined the PGA Tour, found himself with a new objective beyond major championships. Qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics would be an opportunity to realize a long-held family dream.

“Sort of like a complete circle of my own dream,” Stefan, who has been his son’s lifetime swing coach, said last week.

Schauffele will compete for the United States in the opening round of the men’s Olympic golf tournament in Japan on Thursday (Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time). He was only permitted to invite one person from his hometown of San Diego to the Olympics due to rules designed to host the Games during a pandemic. Stefan was able to go to Japan.

While that choice may have appeared clear, the Schauffeles had additional factors to consider. Ping-Yi Chen, Xander’s mother, met Stefan while they were both college students in San Diego. She was born in Taiwan but reared in Japan and has over 100 relatives in the Tokyo region.

Given his track record in major tournaments, Schauffele will be one of four Americans competing in the Olympic golf competition at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, approximately 23 miles north of Tokyo.

Stefan compared winning an Olympic gold medal to winning one of the four major tournaments in professional men’s golf.

“It’s not a fifth major,” Stefan said, “but it’s just as important.”

Xander Schauffele was in agreement.

Japanese school children cheer as the teams arrive on the field at the Kashima Stadium in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

At Kashima Stadium in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, Japanese schoolchildren applaud as the teams take the field. Credit… The New York Times/David Mills

KASHIMA CITY, JAPAN (Japan Today) – Some Olympic soccer players have had the rarest of luxuries during the Tokyo Games: spectators for a few days.

While fans have been banned from the overwhelming majority of venues as part of the coronavirus containment plan, three host prefectures are nevertheless admitting a small number of spectators at Olympic sites.

The majority of the spectators at Kashima Soccer Stadium, approximately 70 miles northeast of the Olympic Stadium in Ibaraki Prefecture, were students wearing similar summer uniforms and sat two seats apart throughout the past week.

The stadium was far from full: just 1,200 students, accompanied by teachers and school administrators, were admitted to a facility with a seating capacity of more than 40,000. The youngsters were told that they may clap but not shout out loud while wearing face masks.

Of course, they were sometimes carried away by their excitement. The youngsters generally obeyed the rules and remained quiet throughout Tuesday’s match between the United States and Australia, which was played under humid conditions. However, a few screams arose when Alex Morgan, a striker for the United States, blasted a ball into the goal. (An offside judgment negated the goal, and the game finished in a 0-0 draw.)

The plan to bring in youngsters as spectators predates the epidemic, and many more pupils were expected to attend the Games in the first place. Initially, almost 10,000 students from 53 schools throughout the prefecture applied for student tickets. Many parents withdrew their children when the Games were postponed by a year. Over the course of three days, just around 3,400 kids attended the soccer matches.

The chance was just too excellent for some parents to pass up. Hiroyuki Onuma, principal of Kashima Fuzoku Junior High, who accompanied 60 pupils to the stadium on Tuesday, said, “The Olympics are extremely wonderful.” “For these kids, this is very likely their one and only opportunity. For them, it will be a great memory.”

During the hot weather, a little kid sat with an ice pack on his head to keep cool. Credit… The New York Times/David Mills

Honoka Kikuta, 12, expressed her disappointment that more people were unable to attend. Honoka, who carried an American flag to cheer on the US squad, said, “I believe witnessing a game in person is really wonderful.” She could hear the players’ conversation on the field because of the relative quiet in the stadium, even if she didn’t comprehend the English language.

Go Saito, 14, said it had been more than a year since he had been inside the stadium, where the Kashima Antlers, a local club, play on a regular basis. “Some of my pals didn’t attend because they were afraid of getting sick,” he said. “I’m not concerned. In terms of prevention, we’re doing very well. And the Olympics are a once-in-a-lifetime event that may or may not take place here.”

The appearance of someone — anybody — in the stands was a godsend for the players.

Morgan stated after the match on Tuesday, “It was great to have some supporters, to have someone in the stands, applauding, shouting a little bit.” “Playing in front of an empty crowd is difficult. As a result, it was a pleasant surprise for us.”

Team Israel during a stop in New York earlier this month.

Earlier last month, Team Israel made a visit in New York. Credit… The New York Times’ Gregg Vigliotti

On Thursday, Israel will face the reigning Olympic baseball champion, South Korea, in its first-ever Olympic baseball game.

The game’s result (11 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday) may seem predetermined. Israel is rated last of the six teams competing in the Tokyo Olympics, while South Korea won the gold medal in Beijing in 2008, the previous time baseball was played in the Olympics.

South Korea is sending a youthful squad this year that is expected to medal.

Israel takes against the United States in Tokyo on Friday, with the Americans unable to deploy major league players due to the fact that they are in the middle of the season. In the subsequent elimination stages, there are several dangerous teams: the Dominican Republic, which may win a medal; Mexico, which could also win a medal; and Japan, which is highly expected to win gold.

Only four players on Israel’s squad are native to the nation. The others are mainly American athletes with Jewish ancestors who were granted Israeli citizenship.

Ian Kinsler, a 39-year-old second baseman and four-time big league All-Star, is the team’s star. In early 2020, he announced his retirement from the majors, and in March of that year, he went to Israel to get citizenship, just as Israel was about to shut down to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The squad also includes several lower league players as well as amateurs. The team’s experienced pitcher works at City Winery, a wine, food, and music venue in Manhattan, as the director of programming. Another pitcher works at Goldman Sachs as a financial analyst.

Team Israel was founded in the 1990s, but until recently had little success. The team was rated 48th in the world four years ago, but in a remarkable turn of events, it qualified for the World Baseball Classic and advanced to the second round. The Israeli squad maintained their remarkable run in 2019 by qualifying for the Olympics.

During the squad’s recent tour to New York City, the team’s trainer, Barry Weinberg, said, “We’re a mix of the Bad News Bears and the Jamaican bobsledding team.” Mr. Weinberg has worked as a trainer with the New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals, and has seven World Series titles to his name.

Daiki Hashimoto of Japan won the gold medal in the men’s gymnastics all-around.

Daiki Hashimoto of Japan won gold in the men’s all-around gymnastics event. Credit… The New York Times/Chang W. Lee

In the Tokyo Olympics, which country is doing the best? It may be contingent on who you ask and how they count.

As of Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Eastern, Japan topped the official Olympic medal table, which ranks countries by the amount of gold medals they have won. Much of the world does it this way, with silver and bronze being used solely to break ties.

The United States leads on another metric since it has the more medals overall (31, at last count). This is a common strategy used by American publications, such as The New York Times.

Which method of counting is the best? It’s conceivable that none of them is. Perhaps the optimum approach is somewhere in the middle.

That’s when you enter the picture.

We’ll illustrate all the positions a nation might end up on a medals table in the link below, based on various methods of calculating the relative value of a gold medal against a silver, and a silver medal versus a bronze. It’s up to you to determine which option is better, with one caveat: A gold nugget cannot be less valuable than a silver nugget, and a silver nugget cannot be less valuable than a bronze nugget. If you want to give it a go, here’s how to do it:

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