Ireland’s Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan rowed their way to gold in Tokyo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Show me the medals. Gold medals preferably, them being the first and seemingly true measure of success on this Olympic stage every four years or in th(...)

Sydney McLaughlin celebrates after winning gold in a world record time in the 400m hurdles. Photograph: Doug Mills/NYT

To get from the Tokyo Equestrian Park to the Olympic Stadium there is an underground tunnel which seems to go on forever and about halfway through I t(...)