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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach cancels Japan visit due to COVID-19 crisis
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach cancels Japan visit due to COVID-19 crisis

The trip was made impossible because of a state of emergency in Tokyo and other parts of the country that has been extended until 31 May.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Will be ‘very difficult’ for Thomas Bach to visit Japan right now, says organising committee head
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Will be ‘very difficult’ for Thomas Bach to visit Japan right now, says organising committee head

Bach said recently he hoped to go to Hiroshima to meet the torch relay — and presumably to Tokyo — on 17 and 18 May. But he has said his plans were not finalised.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: More tests for athletes, but questions about the Games remain
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: More tests for athletes, but questions about the Games remain

The Tokyo Olympics open in under three months and there are still more questions than answers despite the rollout on Wednesday of new rule books to explain how the games will take place in the middle of a surging pandemic in Japan

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Full venues at pandemic-hit Games 'very difficult', say organisers
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Full venues at pandemic-hit Games 'very difficult', say organisers

Overseas spectators have already been barred from the Games for the first time, and a ruling on Japan-based fans was expected by the end of this month.

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: Organising committee chief reiterates Games will not be cancelled
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organising committee chief reiterates Games will not be cancelled

Hashimoto acknowledged Nikai's concern and suggested it was probably shared by the Japanese public. Polls show as many as 80% in Japan oppose holding the Olympics during the pandemic.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With 100 days to go, a turbulent timeline of the pandemic-postponed Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With 100 days to go, a turbulent timeline of the pandemic-postponed Games

With 100 days to go until the opening ceremony on 23 July, AFP chronicles Tokyo's troubled journey to the Games.

Ex-Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori again under fire for sexist comments
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Ex-Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori again under fire for sexist comments

Mori stepped down in February after a fury of criticism over his widely reported remarks at a Japan Olympic Committee meeting that women "talk too much."

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers, IOC ready to announce ban on fans from abroad
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers, IOC ready to announce ban on fans from abroad

The announcement is expected to come after “five-party” talks on Saturday with the IOC, local organisers, the Japanese government, the Tokyo metropolitan government and the International Paralympic Committee.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Chief of ceremonies quits over derogatory comments on female comedian
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Chief of ceremonies quits over derogatory comments on female comedian

Sasaki said he had spoken to Tokyo Olympic chief Seiko Hashimoto late on Wednesday to inform her he would be stepping down and would now officially submit his resignation.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 ceremonies director may quit over pig costume suggestion, reports Kyodo News
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 ceremonies director may quit over pig costume suggestion, reports Kyodo News

Hiroshi Sasaki, an advertising executive, proposed 33-year-old entertainer Naomi Watanabe come down from the sky dressed in a swine costume for the opening ceremony in a segment dubbed "Olympig", Kyodo news agency reported

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Difficult' to have athletes' families at Games, says organising committee chief
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Difficult' to have athletes' families at Games, says organising committee chief

The comments came as reports said Japan's government has decided to exclude overseas fans from the coronavirus-delayed Games to reduce the risk of outbreaks

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan to keep foreign spectators away from Summer Games, says report
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan to keep foreign spectators away from Summer Games, says report

Kyodo News said the opening ceremony of the torch relay on 25 March would also take place without spectators and with limited participants.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: New games president Seiko Hashimoto tries to assure Japan on safety
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: New games president Seiko Hashimoto tries to assure Japan on safety

Seiko Hashimoto is trying to assure everyone that the Olympics will be safe and secure, a phrase she repeated a dozen times on Friday in her inaugural news conference.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Decision on foreign fans at Games this month, say organisers
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Decision on foreign fans at Games this month, say organisers

Tokyo 2020 chief Seiko Hashimoto said that the safety of Japanese citizens "is the priority", after holding talks with top officials from IOC, IPC, Japanese government and Tokyo metropolitan government.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games moves towards gender equality, appoints 12 women into executive board
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games moves towards gender equality, appoints 12 women into executive board

The move was announced by CEO Toshiro Muto after an executive board meeting. The names of the new members were expected to be announced on Wednesday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games should take place before a live audience, says president Seiko Hashimoto
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games should take place before a live audience, says president Seiko Hashimoto

Seiko Hashimoto, who became the Tokyo 2020 president last week, told Japanese media the Games should have spectators just like other major sports hosting events before fans, although in limited numbers.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: New Games chief Seiko Hashimoto vows to 'regain trust' after sexism row
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: New Games chief Seiko Hashimoto vows to 'regain trust' after sexism row

Hashimoto, a seven-time Olympian, pledged to increase the number of women on the Tokyo 2020 executive board from around 20 percent to 40 percent.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Naomi Osaka hails Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto’s appointment as Games chief
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Naomi Osaka hails Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto’s appointment as Games chief

Japan's Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto was named as Yoshiro Mori's replacement as president of Tokyo 2020 organising committee

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Equality advocate and seven-time Olympian Seiko Hashimoto named organising committee chief
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Equality advocate and seven-time Olympian Seiko Hashimoto named organising committee chief

"I will spare no effort for the success of the Tokyo Games," said Hashimoto, a seven-time Olympian, after being appointed.