Tag: Olympic

How nail art became an Olympic beauty ritual

Written by Megan C. Hills, CNN

As Olympic sprinter Dina Asher-Smith sailed over the finish line in the women’s 100 meter semifinals, photos captured her vibrant blue nails as she celebrated. It may have seemed like just another of Asher-Smith’s stylish competition looks, but zooming in on her manicure revealed a meticulous recreation of a Japanese masterpiece: Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa.”

The nail artist behind the manicure, Emily Gilmour, said the British athlete was “very involved” in the design process. The nails intentionally “celebrated” the Olympics’ host country, she explained over email, adding, “She wanted a nod to

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Naomi Kawase’s Olympic film promises to be like nothing you’ve ever seen before

Naomi Kawase is on her phone in the back of a taxi, squeezing in this interview on the way to another shoot. For a director known for her lyrical brand of filmmaking, she talks at a clip; time is pressing, understandable as the days edge closer to the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The Japanese auteur, the nation’s most famous female director, is deep into the production of her official film of the delayed Games. By her count she has recorded over 300 hours of footage already, with at least another 100 ahead. Despite the familiar format of the

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U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials TV, live stream schedule

The U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials, the final meet to determine the team for Tokyo, airs live starting Thursday on NBC Sports, Olympic Channel, NBCOlympics.com and Peacock.

In addition to TV coverage, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will have a supplemental stream for each competition session, featuring a multi-view of all apparatuses in use (two per rotation for women, three for men).

Men and women each have two days of competition — alternating through Sunday, starting with the men — in St. Louis. The Olympic Opening Ceremony is in one month.

For the men, the all-around champion clinches an Olympic

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USA Olympic gymnastics trials 2021: TV schedule, live streams to watch qualifying for Tokyo

There may be somewhat of a changing of the guard on the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team for the 2021 Summer Games in Tokyo. Simone Biles will be a constant for the women’s team, but aside from her, little will remain the same.

That’s why there will be a level of intrigue surrounding the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials, which take place from June 24-27 at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Mo. Notably, competitors like Jordan Chiles, Jade Carey and Suni Lee will look to earn spots on the four-gymnast women’s team while two others compete for individual specialist

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