Olympic Games 2020

Olympic torch being carried through Japan

The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics ran through a mostly empty Osaka city park on Tuesday, showing the risks of trying to hold the postponed games during a pandemic. It came on the same day that the government said new coronavirus …

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North Korea to skip Tokyo Olympics in 2021

North Korea will not take part in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo this year in order to protect its athletes from the coronavirus infection, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. The decision was made at the March meeting of the …

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Japan PM Suga says to probably invite Biden to Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday he would probably invite U.S. President Joe Biden to the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo this summer, domestic media said, citing comments in a parliament session. "It’s …

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Olympics torch relay starts in Fukushima

The Olympic torch relay set off from Fukushima on Thursday, beginning a four-month countdown to the summer Games in Tokyo, delayed from 2020 and the first ever organised during a global pandemic. About 10,000 runners will carry the …

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G7 leaders pledge support for Tokyo Olympics

Leaders from the Group of Seven industrialized nations have pledged full support for Japan to host a "safe and secure" Olympic Games this summer. "We support the commitment of Japan to hold the Olympic and Paralympic …

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Japan denies reports of possible Olympics cancellation

The Japanese government has denied the report published in The Times claiming that Tokyo is looking into scrapping the upcoming Olympics, Deputy Secretary General of the cabinet Manabu Sakai told a press conference in Japan’s capital …

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Tokyo Olympics could be held without spectators

The IOC's longest-serving member Dick Pound claims that the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will be held in the summer, backtracking on comments he made two weeks ago. Pound said on January 8 that he was not "certain" …

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Olympics: Tokyo 2020 chief says fans are essential

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said that he disliked the idea of holding the Games in empty venues without fans. The Tokyo Olympics were due to start this Friday but because of the COVID-19 pandemic the International Olympic …

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Tokyo Olympic board member would support another delay

Executive board member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee Haruyuki Takahashi says another delay should be sought if the games can’t be held next year. The Tokyo Olympics were to be held this year but were postponed …

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Tokyo Olympics in doubt without travel deal, says governor

The governor of Tokyo has questioned whether the Olympic Games can go ahead next year without an international deal on travel and quarantine. She has also called for possible cuts to the opening and closing ceremonies. In an interview with …

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