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CAS proceeds with hearing into Russian doping case amidst coronavirus pandemic
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CAS proceeds with hearing into Russian doping case amidst coronavirus pandemic

The slate of punishments proposed by WADA includes a ban on Russia’s flag, anthem and team name at the Tokyo Olympics next year and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.

IOC president Thomas Bach opts against travelling to Seoul to accept peace prize over COVID-19 concerns
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IOC president Thomas Bach opts against travelling to Seoul to accept peace prize over COVID-19 concerns

Bach was named the winner of the Seoul Peace Prize last month and was scheduled to receive the award in person Monday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC chief Thomas Bach says Games cannot become 'marketplace of demonstrations'
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC chief Thomas Bach says Games cannot become 'marketplace of demonstrations'

World Athletics chief and newly enshrined IOC member Sebastian Coe has backed athletes' right to "take the knee" on the Olympic podium, as long as it was done with "complete respect" for other competitors.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games on track to open on 23 July, IOC assures international sports federations
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games on track to open on 23 July, IOC assures international sports federations

IOC is not expected to reveal concrete plans until later this year, or early in 2021

IOC says it's 'very worried' by IWF interim president Ursula Garza Papandrea's sudden ouster
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IOC says it's 'very worried' by IWF interim president Ursula Garza Papandrea's sudden ouster

The International Weightlifting Federation, though, has not commented on the situation and still lists Papandrea as interim president on its website.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers claim to have slashed event's budget by $280 million
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers claim to have slashed event's budget by $280 million

The final cost of the event — officially budgeted before the pandemic at 1.3 trillion yen ($12 billion) — remains unclear because additional expenses caused by the postponement have not yet been made public.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC gets official look at simplification proposals for next year's Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC gets official look at simplification proposals for next year's Games

The executive board of the IOC is expected to review the proposed cuts on Wednesday. They include about 50 changes to fringe areas that leave the number of athletes — 15,400 for the Olympics and Paralympics — and all sports events untouched for next year.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto suggests Japan may relax entry rules for athletes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto suggests Japan may relax entry rules for athletes

IOC, Tokyo city and national government officials, and members of the organising committee are holding virtual meetings on Thursday and Friday focused on finding ways to hold the delayed Olympics during a pandemic.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 consulting firm paid $3,70,000 to IOC official's son before and after Japan won bid
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 consulting firm paid $3,70,000 to IOC official's son before and after Japan won bid

Papa Massata denied the allegations, saying the money he received was related to a "sponsorship deal made in China. There is nothing to do with the Tokyo Olympics."

Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers seeking ways to cut costs of Games delayed by coronavirus pandemic
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers seeking ways to cut costs of Games delayed by coronavirus pandemic

Among the things to be reviewed are the number of officials scheduled to be present at Tokyo 2020, welcoming ceremonies for athletes and various costs at venues, athletes' villages, training facilities and the international press centre.

Iran executes wrestler Navid Afkari for murder during 2018 protests; IOC expresses shock at decision
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Iran executes wrestler Navid Afkari for murder during 2018 protests; IOC expresses shock at decision

Reports published abroad say Afkari was convicted on the basis of confessions aired on television after being extracted under torture, prompting online campaigns for his release.

Rights groups urge IOC to move 2022 Winter Olympics from China over human rights violations
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Rights groups urge IOC to move 2022 Winter Olympics from China over human rights violations

Beijing is to host the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to move the Games because of alleged human rights violations.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Governor Yuriko Koike pledges to hold Games next year 'by all means'
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Governor Yuriko Koike pledges to hold Games next year 'by all means'

"We have to go forward with the Games next summer by all means," Tokyo's governor Yuriko Koike said.

Most Australian athletes oppose on-field protests at Olympics, younger Olympians more willing: Survey
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Most Australian athletes oppose on-field protests at Olympics, younger Olympians more willing: Survey

Majority of Australian athletes supported having an avenue for self-expression in some form, 80% believed a protest on the field of play would detract from performance or Games experience of athletes.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Day 11 of deferred Games finally brings summer heat after days of mild weather
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Day 11 of deferred Games finally brings summer heat after days of mild weather

Heat and humidity were such grave concerns that IOC pressured Tokyo 2020 organisers to move the marathons and race walks to the northern city of Sapporo, which is 800 kilometers (500 miles) north of Tokyo

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic schedule remains unchanged for next year, say organisers
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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic schedule remains unchanged for next year, say organisers

The Paralympics open on 24 August, 2021, and close on 5 September. The Olympics are to open on 23 July.

World Athletics' Sebastian Coe calls on sport to work towards attracting younger audiences
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World Athletics' Sebastian Coe calls on sport to work towards attracting younger audiences

Opening an online seminar, Coe underlined the importance of holding the attention of the audience in a complex entertainment landscape

Qatar Olympic committee announces intention to host Games in 2032
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Qatar Olympic committee announces intention to host Games in 2032

The Olympics have never been hosted in the Middle East, and Qatar will be the first nation in the region to host football's biggest showpiece.

International Olympic Committee apologises, deletes tweet about 1936 Berlin Olympics
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International Olympic Committee apologises, deletes tweet about 1936 Berlin Olympics

The IOC apologized on Friday and deleted a Twitter message which some saw as celebrating Nazi Germany’s hosting of the 1936 Olympics.

Deferred Tokyo Olympics still shrouded in uncertainty with year left for start
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Deferred Tokyo Olympics still shrouded in uncertainty with year left for start

Since the postponement of Olympics in late March, all 42 venues for the Games have been secured and the competition schedule announced, with the opening ceremony set to take place at the 156.9 billion yen ($1.44 billion) National Stadium on 23 July.