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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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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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Tokyo Games chief to resign, sources say

The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee, Yoshiro Mori, will resign over his remark that sparked an outcry, two sources said on Thursday, while the former prime minister said he could not let the controversy drag on. …

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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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Most expensive cities for overseas workers named

Hong Kong has been named as the most expensive location in the world for expatriates, according to the latest Cost of Living research published by ECA International. "Hong Kong is the most expensive place in the world for overseas …

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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 to skip one-year countdown to Olympics event

Organisers of the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics have decided not to hold a large scale event marking the one year countdown to the Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, public broadcaster NHK reported. Organisers are seeking …

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Japan to explore 'simplified' Olympics?

Tokyo’s governor Yuriko Koike has said it may be necessary to a stage a "simplified" Olympics next year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and that organisers were already discussing possible changes. …

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Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled in 2021?

The Summer Olympics in Tokyo that had to be postponed by one year might need to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic is not dealt with by summer 2021, head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee Yoshiro Mori said in an …

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