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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australia's softball team becomes first to arrive in Japan for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australia's softball team becomes first to arrive in Japan for Games

The "Aussie Spirit" squad touched down in Narita airport outside Tokyo along with their support staff and were immediately ushered off for coronavirus testing.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japanese physician warns of 'dangerous' implications if Games are held amid coronavirus
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japanese physician warns of 'dangerous' implications if Games are held amid coronavirus

Dr Naoto Ueyama, chairman of the Japan Doctors Union, said the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government had underestimated the risks of bringing 15,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes into the country

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Summer Games need 500 nurses; Medical Workers' Union says focus should be on pandemic
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Summer Games need 500 nurses; Medical Workers' Union says focus should be on pandemic

Olympic officials have said they will need 10,000 medical workers to staff the games, and the request for more nurses comes amid a new spike in the virus with Tokyo and Osaka under a state of emergency.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Some medical experts unconvinced about holding Summer Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Some medical experts unconvinced about holding Summer Games

Despite the warnings, the Japanese government and Tokyo Olympics organisers remain determined to go ahead with the Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Summer Games must focus on 'must haves' to cut costs, says IOC Coordination Commission chief John Coates
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Summer Games must focus on 'must haves' to cut costs, says IOC Coordination Commission chief John Coates

In an interview with a German newspaper, IOC President Thomas Bach said his organisation faces several hundred million dollars in supplementary costs after Olympics were moved to 2021.

'No compensation': Japanese PM Shinzo Abe criticised for 'insensitive, aristocratic' stay home message
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'No compensation': Japanese PM Shinzo Abe criticised for 'insensitive, aristocratic' stay home message

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s “stay home” message has fueled anger and accusations that he was insensitive to people who cannot rest at home because the government’s social distancing measures are voluntary and don’t come with compensation.

Coronavirus pandemic: Moving Tokyo Olympics 2020 possible, too soon to decide on cancellation, says World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe
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Coronavirus pandemic: Moving Tokyo Olympics 2020 possible, too soon to decide on cancellation, says World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe

Most of world sport has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has remained committed to staging the Tokyo Games as planned

Coronavirus pandemic: No relegation in Japan top flight this season with campaign disrupted, says J.League
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Coronavirus pandemic: No relegation in Japan top flight this season with campaign disrupted, says J.League

The J.League season was only one match old when the decision was made to postpone matches. No fixtures have been played since 23 February.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan, javelin thrower Shivpal Singh ready to put medal dream ahead of coronavirus concerns
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan, javelin thrower Shivpal Singh ready to put medal dream ahead of coronavirus concerns

Shivpal Singh, who booked his Tokyo ticket at a meet in South Africa on Tuesday, says athletes are trained to get over setbacks but missing out on the Olympics would be on another level.

In role reversal, Asia seeks to stop coronavirus from being imported back; China, South Korea, Japan expand border controls
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In role reversal, Asia seeks to stop coronavirus from being imported back; China, South Korea, Japan expand border controls

From quarantining travellers from overseas to nabbing those sneaking in with fevers, China and other parts of Asia are scrambling to prevent coronavirus from coming back to where it first broke out

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Not considering changing plans for Games due to coronavirus, clarifies chief Yoshiro Mori
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Not considering changing plans for Games due to coronavirus, clarifies chief Yoshiro Mori

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori said his team was not considering changing plans for the games and that the board member who had suggested a delay because of the coronavirus had apologised

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Delay of 1-2 years 'feasible' if Games can't go ahead due to coronavirus, says organising committee member
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Delay of 1-2 years 'feasible' if Games can't go ahead due to coronavirus, says organising committee member

Organisers have been pushing a consistent message that the Olympics would not be cancelled or postponed but sponsors who have pumped in billions of dollars have grown increasingly nervous about how the coronavirus outbreak will impact the event.

Coronavirus postpones opening of 12-team professional baseball season in Japan
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Coronavirus postpones opening of 12-team professional baseball season in Japan

Japanese officials postponed the start of the 12-team professional baseball league season on Monday because of the spread of the coronavirus

Iran, Italy and South Korea account for 80% coronavirus cases outside China; Saudi bans pilgrimage to Mecca; global fatality rate at 3.4%, says WHO
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Iran, Italy and South Korea account for 80% coronavirus cases outside China; Saudi bans pilgrimage to Mecca; global fatality rate at 3.4%, says WHO

Saudi Arabia banned citizens from performing this year's Muslim pilgrimage in Mecca, Italy weighed closing schools nationwide and Iran cancelled Friday prayers for a second week as nations scrambled Wednesday to control the coronavirus outbreak

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wheelchair rugby test event cancelled over coronavirus concerns, plans to conduct in April
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wheelchair rugby test event cancelled over coronavirus concerns, plans to conduct in April

The Japan Para Sports Association and Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic organisers moved to cancel this month’s wheelchair rugby test event on Tuesday due to the coronavirus outbreak

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan could be allowed to postpone Games to end of year, minister says in parliament
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan could be allowed to postpone Games to end of year, minister says in parliament

Tokyo’s contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) allows it to postpone the Games until the end of the year, Japan’s Olympics minister said

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With Japan reeling due to coronavirus outbreak, what next for the Summer Games?
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With Japan reeling due to coronavirus outbreak, what next for the Summer Games?

The spreading virus from China has been reported in more than 60 countries and puts the Tokyo Olympics at risk. The Olympics are to open on 24 July — less than five months away. The Paralympics follow on 25 August.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Coronavirus spread forces organisers to restrict test event to Japanese athletes only
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Coronavirus spread forces organisers to restrict test event to Japanese athletes only

A test event for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for in February that would have involved some non-Japanese athletes is being revamped because of fear of the spreading virus from China.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games cannot be held under current circumstances, but things could improve by July, says Japanese virologist
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games cannot be held under current circumstances, but things could improve by July, says Japanese virologist

A respected Japanese virologist on Wednesday said if the Tokyo Olympics were tomorrow, the games probably couldn't be held because of the fast-spreading coronavirus from Wuhan, China.