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Tokyo Olympics 2020: For athletes at pandemic-hit Games, many rules, no partying, no hanging around
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: For athletes at pandemic-hit Games, many rules, no partying, no hanging around

From the Opening Ceremony to life in the village on Tokyo Bay, the postponed 2020 Olympics will be like no other. There'll be stringent rules and guidelines.

Legendary Australia swimming coach Don Talbot passes away aged 87
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Legendary Australia swimming coach Don Talbot passes away aged 87

Talbot, the foundation director of the Australian Institute of Sport in the 1980s and a former head coach of the Australian and the Canadian Olympic swim teams, died on the Gold Coast in Queensland state, Swimming Australia said Wednesday. He was 87.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC, organisers to convince sponsors Games will really happen next year
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC, organisers to convince sponsors Games will really happen next year

Surveys have shown a majority of Japanese companies and the pubic don't think the Olympics will happen next year — or should happen.

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.

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shinzo Abe, aka 'Super Mario', loses out on hosting extravaganza
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shinzo Abe, aka 'Super Mario', loses out on hosting extravaganza

Japan's longest serving prime minister Shinzo Abe would have been in the VIP box alongside IOC president Thomas Bach had the Olympics opened as scheduled a month ago and not fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Reduce costs, simplify Games to adapt to new normal, says IOC's John Coates
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Reduce costs, simplify Games to adapt to new normal, says IOC's John Coates

Coates is also President of the Australian Olympic Committee and added that the reaction of his country’s athletes to the postponement had been "inspirational".

Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers announce schedule for rearranged Games, reveal all 42 venues secured
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers announce schedule for rearranged Games, reveal all 42 venues secured

The Olympics in Tokyo were originally scheduled to be held in July-August 2020, but were deferred by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles 'praying for the best' with rescheduled Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles 'praying for the best' with rescheduled Games

Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles said she was hopeful the rescheduled Tokyo Games will take place next year, amid concern over the global response to the novel coronavirus.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 just beginning the race to reset themselves after postponement due to coronavirus pandemic
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 just beginning the race to reset themselves after postponement due to coronavirus pandemic

Just two months after the unprecedented Olympic postponement, preparations for Tokyo 2020 seem to be barely out of the starting blocks.

Coronavirus Outbreak: IOC member John Coates says Tokyo Games face 'real problems' due to COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: IOC member John Coates says Tokyo Games face 'real problems' due to COVID-19

Tokyo Games organisers face real problems staging the Olympics next year as coronavirus infections continue to soar, senior international Olympic official John Coates said.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 could be one of the greatest Games, says Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 could be one of the greatest Games, says Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates

Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has predicted that next year’s coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games may ultimately be amongst the great games ever, if not the greatest.

Coronavirus Outbreak: IOC member John Coates says Tokyo Games not contingent on COVID-19 vaccine
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Coronavirus Outbreak: IOC member John Coates says Tokyo Games not contingent on COVID-19 vaccine

The Tokyo Olympics are not contingent on the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus, IOC member John Coates said on Wednesday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Summer Games won't provide much economic stimulus for Japan
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Summer Games won't provide much economic stimulus for Japan

Japan has been devastated like many countries by the coronavirus pandemic and could be in a recession when the Olympics are to open on 23 July, 2021.

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC working to arrange July-August window for postponed 2021 Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC working to arrange July-August window for postponed 2021 Games

The IOC is working with sports bodies to arrange a July-August window for the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and hopes to confirm the schedule within a month, Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper reported.

Coronavirus pandemic: 'No May deadline for taking call on Tokyo Olympics', says IOC Coordination Commission Chairman John Coates
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Coronavirus pandemic: 'No May deadline for taking call on Tokyo Olympics', says IOC Coordination Commission Chairman John Coates

Dick Pound, a former IOC vice president, said in an interview with The Associated Press last month that the end of May loomed as a possible deadline for the IOC to make a call on the Tokyo Olympics.

Coronavirus pandemic: Chairman of IOC Coordination Commission for Tokyo Games John Coates faces mandatory self-isolation in Australia
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Coronavirus pandemic: Chairman of IOC Coordination Commission for Tokyo Games John Coates faces mandatory self-isolation in Australia

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced all international arrivals to the country after midnight on Sunday would need to self-isolate for 14 days to help the country

Tokyo Olympics 2020: No change to badminton qualification period despite coronavirus impact, says BWF
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: No change to badminton qualification period despite coronavirus impact, says BWF

Badminton World Federation said on Friday it is not making any adjustments to the Olympic qualification period despite a host of events being impacted by the coronavirus in the lead-up to the Tokyo Games, which start in July.