The Tokyo Paralympics have closed to end a saga that began eight years ago when the Japanese capital was named the host city by the International Olympic Committee.
In all, five athletes from Utah competed in the Tokyo Paralympic Games. KSL's Alex Cabrero shares how they did.
For Olympic athletes, staying healthy can make the difference between medaling and coming home empty-handed. One team is adding to their germ-fighting arsenal in an uncommon way — using an old technology in a new way to stay healthy.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games couldn't happen without the help of volunteers. T. Christopher Okano, who attended BYU in Utah, is a volunteer for both Games, and he can't believe how lucky he is.
After a year of postponement, the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo have come to an end. Our KSL Team has provided coverage of the intense international competition for the last three weeks, but before they go, they wanted to share a few gold medal moments of their own.
As the Tokyo Olympics wrap up, our KSL team has been able to visit several important religious and cultural sites in Japan, including one that is important to member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — the Tokyo Japan Temple.
We have had possibly more athletes with Utah ties represented in Tokyo than during any other Summer Olympics before, but it's not just athletes going to the Games. KSL's Alex Cabrero spoke with a Kaysville chiropractor who is on the medical crew for the U.S. Track and Field team.
Many Utahns work in some capacity with the Olympics, beyond just athletes. A woman from Salt Lake City has been working with NBC since 2002, doing makeup for athletes and on-air hosts, while Utah-based company, OC Tanner, has spent more than 20 years creating customized rings for every American Olympian.
With the Olympic Games wrapping up, KSL Olympic Specialist Shara Park has been able to get out and visit some unique places in Tokyo. Shara, who loves to cook and be in the kitchen, was able to visit a place on her Japan bucket list — Kappabashi, also known as Kitchen Town.
Utah has always been known as a great place to train for winter sports. Now, it appears the secret is out internationally for summer sports as well. KSL's Alex Cabrero caught up with an athlete from another country who spent more than a month training in Utah right before the Tokyo Games.
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