Toyota Robots Take the Field

Toyota Robots Take the Field

When we watched the throwing events in Tokyo, we were enamored with the robots who took the field. The field service robots (FSR) retrieved hammers, javelins, shot puts, and discus at both the Olympics and Paralympics. A slightly different version collected balls on...
Lightning Round with Justin Phongsavanh

Lightning Round with Justin Phongsavanh

On May 24, TKFLASTANI para javelin thrower Justin Phongsavanh is competing at the Para Athletics World Championships in Kobe, Japan. We put him through our lightning round of Paralympics-related questions. This interview was taken from a machine-generated transcript...
Lightning Round with Noelle Malkamaki

Lightning Round with Noelle Malkamaki

On May 22, TKFLASTANI para shot putter Noelle Malkamaki is competing at her second Para Athletics World Championships, where she’s the defending champion in the F46 shot put. We put Noelle through our lightning round of Paralympics-related questions. This interview...
Pro Women’s Basketball Is Nothing New

Pro Women’s Basketball Is Nothing New

This week, the WNBA opened its 28th season. Women’s basketball has become big business and a huge draw for Olympic viewers. 24 million fans watched the NCAA women’s championship final on television. Caitlin Clark’s debut game for the Indiana Fever was the most watched...
Race Walking’s Early Champions

Race Walking’s Early Champions

For the Paris 2024 Olympics, World Athletics and the IOC have chosen to eliminate the 50km race walk. Women did not compete at the 50km in the Olympics, only 20km. Men, on the other hand, competed at both 50km and 20km. As part of the initiative to achieve gender...