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Tokyo Olympics 2020: A look at financial and economic factors at risk if Games are cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: A look at financial and economic factors at risk if Games are cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

Tourism, a major contributor to recent Japanese growth, could take a hit from the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics, although economists said the greater threat was from the coronavirus spread

Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Mutoh says cost for hosting Games will not exceed budgeted estimates
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Mutoh says cost for hosting Games will not exceed budgeted estimates

Tokyo Olympics organisers sought to reassure Japan’s public that the cost for hosting the Games will not exceed budgeted estimates, amid worries over possible overruns caused partly by late venue switches for the marathon and walking events.

Tokyo Olympics 2020:  International Olympic Committee, Games organisers still to decide who pays for marathon move to Sapporo
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: International Olympic Committee, Games organisers still to decide who pays for marathon move to Sapporo

Organisers said the Games were expected to cost some 1.35 trillion yen ($12.35 billion), which is in keeping with last year’s version of the budget, but that that figure did not include an estimated three billion yen for moving the events.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Women's marathon, all race walks rescheduled after move to Sapporo, to be held on four consecutive days
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Women's marathon, all race walks rescheduled after move to Sapporo, to be held on four consecutive days

Tokyo temperatures in July and August, when the city will host the Games, regularly exceed 30 degrees Celsius with high humidity adding to the discomfort

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Marathon, race walks proposed to be held in Sapporo's Odori Park, organisers devising loop course
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Marathon, race walks proposed to be held in Sapporo's Odori Park, organisers devising loop course

Moving the Olympics marathon to Sapporo became a flashpoint last month when the IOC’s decision was opposed by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Local officials feud with IOC over switch of marathon venue from Japanese capital to Sapporo
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Local officials feud with IOC over switch of marathon venue from Japanese capital to Sapporo

The abrupt decision to shift the marathons and race walks was announced almost two weeks ago by the IOC, and Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike is angry about it.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC Coordination Commission chairman John Coates defends moving Tokyo Olympic marathon to Sapporo, says decision final
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC Coordination Commission chairman John Coates defends moving Tokyo Olympic marathon to Sapporo, says decision final

John Coates, chairman of the IOC's Coordination Commission, said the decision was made after the world championships in Doha, which saw dozens of athletes receive medical attention in hot and humid conditions.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC's plan to move marathon, race-walking events to Sapporo stirs dissent in host city
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC's plan to move marathon, race-walking events to Sapporo stirs dissent in host city

Tokyo's governor said on Friday she opposes moving next year's Olympic marathon and race-walking events to northern Japan over heat fears, describing the proposal as a "bolt from the blue."

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC defends plan to move marathon, race walks events to Sapporo to avoid summer heat of Japanese capital
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC defends plan to move marathon, race walks events to Sapporo to avoid summer heat of Japanese capital

The 1964 Tokyo Olympics were held in October to avoid the heat of the summer and the issue has quickly become the major headache for organisers

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hot conditions likely to move marathon and walk events outside Japanese capital to Sapporo
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hot conditions likely to move marathon and walk events outside Japanese capital to Sapporo

The initiative will need the backing of all of the major stakeholders, notably the host city Tokyo, the national Olympic committees and the relevant broadcasters.

2020 Tokyo Olympics: IOC ponders moving Marathon, race walks to Sapporo to avoid excess heat for participants
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2020 Tokyo Olympics: IOC ponders moving Marathon, race walks to Sapporo to avoid excess heat for participants

When Tokyo last hosted the Olympics in 1964, the marathon — won by the great Ethiopian Abebe Bikila — was run at 1:00 pm but that was in the month of October, not August as will be the case next year

Over 40 injured in explosion at restaurant in Japan's Sapporo; cause of blast is under investigation, say police
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Over 40 injured in explosion at restaurant in Japan's Sapporo; cause of blast is under investigation, say police

More than 40 people were injured in an explosion Sunday night at a Japanese restaurant in northern Japan, police said.

Powerful earthquake in northern Japan causes landslides, power loss; several people missing
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Powerful earthquake in northern Japan causes landslides, power loss; several people missing

Three reactors at the Tomari nuclear plant were offline, but they are running on backup generators after losing external power because of the island-wide blackouts that also caused power loss at all 2.9 million households and disrupted traffic

Seven cities including Milan, Stockholm bid to host 2026 Winter Olympics, informs International Olympic Committee
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Seven cities including Milan, Stockholm bid to host 2026 Winter Olympics, informs International Olympic Committee

Canada’s Calgary, Austria’s Graz, Swedish capital Stockholm, Sion in Switzerland, Turkey’s Erzurum, Japan’s Sapporo and an Italian bid involving Cortina d’Ampezzo, Milan and Turin are all in the initial process.