TOKYO, Japan (KAMR/KCIT) — On this Friday edition of the Olympic Zone, take a look at the $90 million industry of fake food in Japan, and the history behind Japanese Keirin cycling and why fans are so passionate about this “war on wheels.” These stories and more on the Olympic Zone.
Gus Kenworthy talks with Kara Lawson, the head coach of the U.S. women’s 3×3 basketball team that won gold in Tokyo, about the unique challenges of the sport. Then, the two play a game of PIG.
Japanese Keirin cycling is a high-stakes battle on the track that’s known as “war on wheels.” Naoko Funayama explains the history of the event and why its Japanese fans are so passionate.
Aliphine Chepkerker Tuliamuk creates an illustrated book to share her story with her young daughter, detailing life in her Kenyan village, getting American citizenship, and qualifying for the marathon race in Tokyo.
If the food in Tokyo looks almost too good to eat, it might be! Sam Brock looks at the 90-million-dollar business of fake food in Japan.
Japanese handicrafts, such as fans and lanterns, are known worldwide for their delicate design. Creating some traditional pieces, like fans, takes decades of experience. Anne Thompson tries to learn in a day.
From the medal-winning victories to the history-making performances, relive Team USA’s most thrilling moments of the Tokyo Olympics.