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Tokyo Olympics 2020: $542 million, 15,000 seater aquatics centre opens after seven months delay
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: $542 million, 15,000 seater aquatics centre opens after seven months delay

The $542 million Aquatics Centre for swimming, diving and artistic swimming was completed in February, but its grand opening ceremony scheduled for March was postponed due to the coronavirus.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan's Rikako Ikee returns to competitive swimming after year-long leukemia treatment
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan's Rikako Ikee returns to competitive swimming after year-long leukemia treatment

Rikako Ikee is not expected to try to qualify for the delayed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 but could target the 2024 edition in Paris.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japanese minister Yoshitaka Sakurada apologises after suggesting Rikako Ikee's leukaemia could dampen enthusiasm for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japanese minister Yoshitaka Sakurada apologises after suggesting Rikako Ikee's leukaemia could dampen enthusiasm for Games

Japan's gaffe-prone Olympics Minister was forced to apologise Wednesday after suggesting that the leukaemia diagnosis of 18-year-old star swimmer Rikako Ikee could dampen enthusiasm for the Tokyo 2020 Games