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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Latest Updates: As 'Games like no other' appear on horizon, a daily look at noteworthy developments
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Latest Updates: As 'Games like no other' appear on horizon, a daily look at noteworthy developments

With 92 days remaining for the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony, there are as many questions as there are answers about how the Games will go on. Follow this live blog for a day-to-day breakdown of the most critical updates about Tokyo 2020:

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers to delay fans attendance decision till June, says report
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers to delay fans attendance decision till June, says report

Tokyo 2020 organisers have already barred overseas fans from the pandemic-delayed Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan says he's drawing inspiration from drawing inspiration from Roger Federer for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan says he's drawing inspiration from drawing inspiration from Roger Federer for Games

The oldest shooter in India's 15-member team for Tokyo Olympics, top shotgun marksman Mairaj Ahmad Khan says he is drawing inspiration from tennis legend Roger Federer to shine at the upcoming sporting showpiece

Asian Weightlifting Championship: Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga finishes 8th
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Asian Weightlifting Championship: Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga finishes 8th

Jeremy Lalrinnunga, who was placed 22nd in the 67kg category before this event, was competing to improve his points which would help him seal an Olympic berth based on the continental quota.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Will Japanese athletes be vaccinated ahead of the public?
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Will Japanese athletes be vaccinated ahead of the public?

Will Japanese athletes be vaccinated before Tokyo 2020? Will there be local fans in venues? All that and more answered

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Belgian athletes get priority vaccines ahead of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Belgian athletes get priority vaccines ahead of Games

The Belgian Olympic Committee said its 177 Olympic and 55 Paralympic athletes will get vaccine shots while most of the adult population of their age must still wait.

French Open 2021: Roger Federer confirms he will play at Roland Garros this year
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French Open 2021: Roger Federer confirms he will play at Roland Garros this year

Federer, who will turn 40 in August, has played just one tournament in 2021, winning one match in Qatar in March on his return from 13 months on the sidelines after undergoing two bouts of knee surgeries.

Hope the remaining Olympic qualifiers take place, feeling better now physically, says Kidambi Srikanth
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Hope the remaining Olympic qualifiers take place, feeling better now physically, says Kidambi Srikanth

Kidambi Srikanth is now solely focussed on his performance in the last three Olympic qualifiers, starting with the India Open, which is scheduled to be held behind closed doors in the national capital from 11 to 16 May.

Asian Wrestling Championship: Vinesh Phogat, Anshu Malik clinch maiden gold medals in Almaty
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Asian Wrestling Championship: Vinesh Phogat, Anshu Malik clinch maiden gold medals in Almaty

Vinesh has notched up seven podium finishes at the Asian meet over the years, including three silver medals before this edition.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Virus surge fuels fear as 100-day countdown for Games begin
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Virus surge fuels fear as 100-day countdown for Games begin

Even as Tokyo unveiled installations featuring the Olympic rings and mascots to celebrate the 100-day milestone, organisers face monumental challenges as virus surges.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan's 'Super Fan' prepares for Games without foreign fans
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan's 'Super Fan' prepares for Games without foreign fans

Ishikawa, who is president of an IT company, has attended every Summer Olympics since then, becoming famous as an unofficial 'International Olympic Cheerleader'. She relishes joining in with fans from everywhere to cheer for their athletes.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers planning to keep COVID-19 positive athletes, staff in separate hotel, claims report
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers planning to keep COVID-19 positive athletes, staff in separate hotel, claims report

The Japanese news agency Kyodo on Sunday said organisers are working to secure 300 rooms in a hotel near the Athletes' Village

Patiala’s NIS prohibits entry of outsiders to safeguard Tokyo Olympics 2020-bound athletes from worsening COVID crisis
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Patiala’s NIS prohibits entry of outsiders to safeguard Tokyo Olympics 2020-bound athletes from worsening COVID crisis

India's elite athletes including the Olympic-bound ones train at Patiala and their functional area is already in the "Green Zone" and out of bounds for anyone residing outside the campus.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan swimmer Rikako Ikee claims clean sweep but misses individual Games spot
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan swimmer Rikako Ikee claims clean sweep but misses individual Games spot

Ikee was hospitalised for around 10 months after being diagnosed with leukaemia, and only resumed competing in August last year.

SAI announces three-week summer vacation at National Centres of Excellence due to COVID-19
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SAI announces three-week summer vacation at National Centres of Excellence due to COVID-19

India has been reporting over 1 lakh cases for the past few days with the numbers crossing more than 1.32 lakh in the last 24 hours.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Swimmer Rikako Ikee wins Olympic relay spot after beating leukemia
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Swimmer Rikako Ikee wins Olympic relay spot after beating leukemia

Rikako Ikee, who only resumed training in March last year after being hospitalised for around 10 months, won the 100-metre butterfly race at Japan's Olympic trials in Tokyo in a time of 57.77 seconds.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: No torch relay on Osaka’s public roads, says prefecture governor
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: No torch relay on Osaka’s public roads, says prefecture governor

Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura's comments came a day after he and the city's mayor called for the torch relay leg to be cancelled given a recent spike in Covid-19 infections in the region.

US Olympic, doping chiefs call for major WADA reforms with focus on greater transparency
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US Olympic, doping chiefs call for major WADA reforms with focus on greater transparency

The US groups call for an independent governance structure for WADA with no sport official being allowed to serve on WADA's executive committee, with that body to include "independent athletes and be empowered to discuss change impacting them and their colleagues."

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Xinjiang link prompts concerns over Australian athletes' uniforms
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Xinjiang link prompts concerns over Australian athletes' uniforms

"We've been assured that none of the cotton for the Australian Olympic team comes from that region," said Ian Chesterman, Australian Olympic Committee vice president.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: World champion Salwa Eid Naser gets court date for doping rules case
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: World champion Salwa Eid Naser gets court date for doping rules case

Naser ran the fastest women’s 400 since 1985 to win the world title 18 months ago in Doha, Qatar, while she was under investigation.