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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: IOC president Thomas Bach, and Yoshiro Mori give pep talk to heads of Olympic delegations
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach, and Yoshiro Mori give pep talk to heads of Olympic delegations

Bach assured the delegates that Tokyo was preparing for every eventuality, but acknowledged it may be months before the contours of the postponed Olympics will be clear.

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.

Eight injured in major fire at IOC petrol pump in Odisha's Bhubaneswar; two critical, fire under control, say officials
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Eight injured in major fire at IOC petrol pump in Odisha's Bhubaneswar; two critical, fire under control, say officials

Eight people were injured in a major fire that broke out at an Indian Oil Corporation petrol pump near Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday, police said

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers, IOC dismiss Oxford study showing next year's Games will be costliest ever since 1960
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers, IOC dismiss Oxford study showing next year's Games will be costliest ever since 1960

According to the Oxford numbers, Tokyo’s spending is at $15.84 billion, already surpassing the 2012 London Olympics, which were the most expensive Summer Games to date at $14.95 billion. Tokyo organisers say officially they are spending $12.6 billion.

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC chief Thomas Bach says it's too early to set deadline for postponed Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC chief Thomas Bach says it's too early to set deadline for postponed Games

The 2020 Games were postponed in a historic decision earlier this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, and they are now set to open on 23 July, 2021.

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: Games should be held next year 'at any cost', says Japan's Olympic minister
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games should be held next year 'at any cost', says Japan's Olympic minister

Japan's borders are still largely closed to foreign visitors and a vaccine is months or even years away, feeding speculation about whether the Games are feasible at all.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 are most costly Summer Games, expenses to rise further due to delay, says Oxford study
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 are most costly Summer Games, expenses to rise further due to delay, says Oxford study

According to the Oxford numbers, Tokyo's spending over Olympics is at $15.84 billion, already surpassing the 2012 London Olympics, which were the most expensive summer games to date at $14.95 billion.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponement leaves ticket buyers in big quandary, problems multiply for non-Japan residents
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponement leaves ticket buyers in big quandary, problems multiply for non-Japan residents

Tokyo organisers say at least 70% of 7.8 million tickets were set aside for buyers in Japan.

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

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.