As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics approached, fans around the world struggled to balance their excitement with a general uneasiness surrounding the Games. These included high-profile firings, volunteers quitting, abnormally high temperatures, low vaccination rates as well as a declared state of emergency amidst surging COVID-19 cases.

While there were many engaging story lines and developments worth following over the last 14 days, the prominence of Black women was hard to ignore. Read More