The 'Today' Show Crew's Best Instagrams from the Tokyo Olympics and Beyond

Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and more of the Today show anchors have been sharing great behind-the-scenes photos from around Japan

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As the last Today anchor left in Tokyo, Melvin took in some basketball — and the robot entertainment.

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He also hung with "two of the fastest women in the world," medalists Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad.

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And welcomed gold medal-winning wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock, "brought so much energy to @3rdhourtoday this am," Melvin shared. Plus, "She is the first black Black woman to win gold in wrestling for the United States & just may be the first Karaoke guest on our plaza in NYC."

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On her flight home, who was Kotb seated near? The one and only Simone Biles!

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Departing on Aug. 4, she thanked Tokyo "for showing us such kindness. you were magical. I'll miss you."

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And, of course, she was just as happy to chat with the whole gymnastics crew the next day.

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Kotb spoke for all of us when she said she was "Soooo proud" of Simone Biles on her bronze beam win.

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And just happened to run into another gold medalist, discus champ Valarie Allman, while wandering the track and field stadium.

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Kotb continued her No. 1 fan status by interviewing "GOLD MEDALIST" gymnast Jade Carey.

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Melvin and Kotb grabbed breakfast ahead of the start of week two. "Lets start this week! GOOOO USA!🇺🇸" she wrote.

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Olympic swimming great Katie Ledecky stopped by the Today studio on July 31 and Melvin shared a seriously impressive stat: "Katie Ledecky has now won more individual gold medals than any woman in US Olympic history."

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On Aug. 1, Kotb found a familiar face in the breakfast section.

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Gold! Kotb was thrilled for the men's swimming 1500m winner Robert Finke.

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And she got to chat with him about his victory immediately afterward, too.

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After more time with Team USA swimming, Kotb made her way to gymnastics, chatting with silver medalist MyKayla Skinner.

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Kotb posted a recap of her week one, which started with a sensational sunset.

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Rainy weather won't stop them! Roker posted from the Team USA beach volleyball match on July 30, with the whole crew safely under umbrellas.

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At least they had a golf cart to get around?

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On July 30, Savannah "loved" meeting bronze medal-winning swimmer Annie Lazor and "hearing her inspiring story."

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She was also reunited with her "soul sister," former Today personality Natalie Morales.

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Roker, Melvin, Kotb and Guthrie made for a cute "lunch bunch" on July 29. According to NBC, they had a traditional Japanese lunch by the Sakura restaurant at Tokyo's Hilton Odaiba hotel, noshing on turnip soup, pulled beef, sashimi, tempura and sake.

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Guthrie gave followers a true behind-the-scenes look from the NBC Sports control room on July 29.

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Roker continued his meet-and-greet streak on July 29 with the gold medal-winning women's 3x3 basketball taem.

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He also hung with a handful of Team USA swimmers ...

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... and the equestrian dressage silver medalists.

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Guthrie and Kotb masked up (check that Team USA gear!) to watch the exciting July 28 swimming competitions.

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Roker got to give a weather report from abroad on July 28, posting a dramatic video and sharing they were under a "severe thunderstorm advisory."

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Guthrie said the winning United States swimmers stopping by Today on July 28 —Erica Sullivan, Alex Walsh, Kate Douglass and Kieran Smith — are "making us proud."

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Roker hung with the silver medal-winning U.S. women's softball team on the Today set on July 28. "They are so cool," he shared.

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Also stopping by Today on July 28: silver medal-winning Team USA gymnasts Grace McCallum and Jordan Chiles.

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Guthrie and Kotb also scored a moment with the gymnasts.

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On July 27, Guthrie shared that she "loved" meeting "amazing phenom" and gold medalist Lydia Jacoby of Team USA.

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Also swinging by the Today studios that day: silver medalist divers Delaney Schnell and Jess Parratto and bronze medal-winning triathalon competitor Katie Zaferes.

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Gang's all here! Melvin wrote on July 27, "The @todayshow team is having a blast @olympics here in @tokyo2020 so far."

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Today's fab four took a July 27 bus tour around Tokyo.

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On July 27, Roker shared a hyperlapse from the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world, Shibuya Crossing.

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Kotb's July 27 "breakfast bunch" included none other than Olympic champion Michael Phelps, who is covering swimming for NBC.

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Talk about a cute crew: Roker spent his morning on July 27 with Olympic mascots Miraitowa (blue) and Someity (pink).

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Not to be outdone, the Today team unveiled an Olympic mascot of their own. (You can help name it at

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Phelps also made a stop by the Today studios, where Guthrie called him the "greatest swimming commentator."

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Hope he's not afraid of heights! "This morning, the @todayshow team scaled the tallest structure in #Tokyo 2nd tallest structure in the world and the tallest tower in the world @tokyoskytree_official," Roker wrote on Instagram on July 26.

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And he shared the equally breathtaking view from the top.

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Guthrie posted her own photo from atop the building, showcasing the stunning Tokyo skyline.

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Roker was happy to be reunited with his "evil twin," NBC's Mike Tirico.

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Another behind-the-scenes snap from Roker showed a "cheat sheet" of Japanese phrases Tirico made for his colleagues.

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Roker was happy to be with his "#rideordie" crew in Tokyo on July 26.

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A July 27 Instagram from Roker showed quite the beautiful Tokyo sunset.

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While taking a break from Today duties, Guthrie got to see one of the thrilling men's swimming competitions.

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In the darkness, Roker gave followers a behind-the-scenes look at the NBC setup from Tokyo.

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Hoda Kotb's time in Japan started with the sweetest surprise. "When ur daughter packs one of her dresses in your bag!" she wrote alongside this Insta pic.

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Of his July 25 arrival, Craig Melvin wrote, "Finally made it to Tokyo. It's 330am here and since my body clock is terribly out of whack, I figured I'd give you a view out of my hotel room window. Let's go #teamusa"

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After a delay at the Tokyo airport thanks to some inconclusive COVID-19 tests (he finally passed!), Al Roker shared the "gorgeous" view from his hotel room.

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Guthrie actually got some of this Instagram-famous cotton candy stuck to her hand while showing off the local delicacy on Today.

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Guthrie and Mike Tirico had a front-row seat for the stunning July 23 opening ceremony.

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A smiling Guthrie donned a custom Olympics tee to match her surroundings on July 22.

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"sunrise, sunset - whichever side you're on, we'll see you live from Tokyo coming up @todayshow," Guthrie posted with another pretty view.

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On July 18, Guthrie got her first look at the Olympic Stadium.

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Savannah Guthrie started her time in Tokyo before her colleagues, recapping her long journey on July 17.

"1.5 hour commute to airport
3 hours at JFK
14 hour flight
2.5 hours at Tokyo airport for COVID test/customs/immigration
30 min ride to hotel

Worth. Every. Minute.
I ❤️ Tokyo!"

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