Olympic Zone for Thursday, Aug 5

Japan 2020

The Olympic Zone airs on KAMR Local 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Laura Zeng of the United States performs during a rhythmic gymnastics individual training session at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

TOKYO, Japan (KAMR/KCIT) — On Thursday’s edition of the Olympic Zone, Gus Kenworthy talks with legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk about skateboarding’s Olympic debut, Natalie Morales explores an immersive art museum blending nature and technology, and a behind the scenes look at the technology deciding those close photo finishes.

Gus Kenworthy and Tony Hawk on skateboarding’s Olympic debut

Gus Kenworthy talks with legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk about the significance of skateboarding’s Olympic debut before trying out some new tricks on the board.

Every millisecond counts: the technology that clocks races

At the Olympics, dreams of gold can be realized or dashed by a single millisecond. Sam Brock looks at the advanced technology that’s deciding the closest of finishes in track and swimming.

Team USA’s military members bring together service and sport

Some members of Team USA wear the stars and stripes every day. Dr. John Torres, a military veteran himself, speaks with athletes in military service about their experience serving their country and representing Team USA.

Jordan Windle’s emotional journey from Cambodia to Tokyo

Jerry Windle, the father of Olympic diver Jordan Windle, shares the story of how he adopted Jordan from Cambodia and kept his son connected to the roots of his birth country.

Natalie Morales visits immersive art museum in Tokyo

Natalie Morales visits teamLab Borderless, the immersive art museum in Tokyo with no boundaries, to learn how the unique art exhibits exist at the intersection of nature and technology.

Relive the best moments of Olympic Day 12

From the women’s 400m hurdles final showdown to another victory for the women’s volleyball team, relive the thrilling performances of Olympic Day 12.

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