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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach arrives in Japan as cheerleader for next year’s Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach arrives in Japan as cheerleader for next year’s Games

IOC president Thomas Bach will be in Tokyo making the rounds, shaking hands and posing for photos in his first visit since the Olympics were postponed seven and a half months ago.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ahead of Japan visit, IOC chief Thomas Bach confident fans will attend Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ahead of Japan visit, IOC chief Thomas Bach confident fans will attend Games

IOC chief Thomas Bach said fans will be in the stands for Tokyo 2020, but didn't commit on international spectators attending. He also did not rule out IOC buying its own supply of vaccines for athletes.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: British Cycling sacks coach Kevin Stewart for 'inappropriate relationships'
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: British Cycling sacks coach Kevin Stewart for 'inappropriate relationships'

Stewart, who would have been an integral part of the Team GB medals bid at next year's delayed Tokyo Olympics, apologised "wholeheartedly" and acknowledged his actions made his position untenable.

International table tennis returns after 238-day COVID-19 hiatus with tournaments in China
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International table tennis returns after 238-day COVID-19 hiatus with tournaments in China

The ITTF, the sport's world governing body, said in September that players would be banned from breathing on balls and there would be no handshakes after matches.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four-nation gymnastics hints at how pandemic Games might work
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four-nation gymnastics hints at how pandemic Games might work

Some 2,000 fans in face masks sanitised their hands regularly, checked their body temperature and remained socially distanced, while being encouraged not to shout support to avoid spreading droplets.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers have 'cast-iron determination' to stage Games in 2021, says Sebastian Coe
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers have 'cast-iron determination' to stage Games in 2021, says Sebastian Coe

"The future is uncertain but let me give you a slightly more optimistic message. I recently visited Tokyo... there I saw a cast-iron determination to stage the Olympics," Sebastian Coe said at AFI's AGM.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers assure Japanese ticketholders of refunds
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers assure Japanese ticketholders of refunds

The ticket situation — like everything else surrounding next year's postponed Olympics — is up in the air. Conditions will depend on the pandemic.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan tests coronavirus measures at near-full baseball stadium
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan tests coronavirus measures at near-full baseball stadium

The experiment will see three daily matches played at the 32,000-seat Yokohama Stadium with 80 to 100 percent of seats filled — an exception to government guidelines that sports venues should operate at half capacity.

Two-time Olympic champion gymnast Kohei Uchimura tests positive for COVID-19 week before key meet
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Two-time Olympic champion gymnast Kohei Uchimura tests positive for COVID-19 week before key meet

The meet on 8 November will involve eight gymnasts each from Japan, Russia, China and the United States. Uchimura was slated to participate.

World 100m champion Christian Coleman to miss Tokyo Olympics 2020 after 2-year ban
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World 100m champion Christian Coleman to miss Tokyo Olympics 2020 after 2-year ban

The AIU charged Coleman for missed tests in January and December 2019, as well as for a "filing failure" last April.

CAS proceeds with hearing into Russian doping case amidst coronavirus pandemic
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CAS proceeds with hearing into Russian doping case amidst coronavirus pandemic

The slate of punishments proposed by WADA includes a ban on Russia’s flag, anthem and team name at the Tokyo Olympics next year and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.

SFI won't hold meets until all states open pools, says national swimming federation after unveiling long-term roadmap
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SFI won't hold meets until all states open pools, says national swimming federation after unveiling long-term roadmap

SFI's strategic roadmap looks at several factors: creating a national talent pool; setting up a national database for swimmers, coaches and academies; having an education and certification pathway for Indian coaches; having a talent-scouting structure.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach, and Yoshiro Mori give pep talk to heads of Olympic delegations
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach, and Yoshiro Mori give pep talk to heads of Olympic delegations

Bach assured the delegates that Tokyo was preparing for every eventuality, but acknowledged it may be months before the contours of the postponed Olympics will be clear.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers claim to have slashed event's budget by $280 million
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers claim to have slashed event's budget by $280 million

The final cost of the event — officially budgeted before the pandemic at 1.3 trillion yen ($12 billion) — remains unclear because additional expenses caused by the postponement have not yet been made public.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC gets official look at simplification proposals for next year's Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC gets official look at simplification proposals for next year's Games

The executive board of the IOC is expected to review the proposed cuts on Wednesday. They include about 50 changes to fringe areas that leave the number of athletes — 15,400 for the Olympics and Paralympics — and all sports events untouched for next year.

London Marathon 2020: Ethiopian Shura Kitata vrooms to victory as favourite Eliud Kipchoge cracks
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London Marathon 2020: Ethiopian Shura Kitata vrooms to victory as favourite Eliud Kipchoge cracks

The 2020 London Marathon was the first Eliud Kipchoge hasn't won since finishing second in Berlin in 2013 — he had won all 11 others he raced in, including the 2016 Rio Olympics.

London Marathon 2020: Kenya's Brigid Kosgei retains women's title by pipping Sarah Hall
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London Marathon 2020: Kenya's Brigid Kosgei retains women's title by pipping Sarah Hall

"The weather is not good. So we struggled," Kosgei said of rainy, cold conditions at the 2020 London Marathon.

Denmark Open: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth resume hunt for valuable ranking points in buildup to Tokyo Olympics
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Denmark Open: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth resume hunt for valuable ranking points in buildup to Tokyo Olympics

Srikanth will open against England's Toby Penty while Saina will take on France's Yaelle Hoyaux in the women's singles opener.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mikako Kotani replaces Koji Murofushi as new sports director of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mikako Kotani replaces Koji Murofushi as new sports director of Games

The organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has named Mikako Kotani as its new sports director.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With or without COVID-19 vaccine, India’s top athletes ready for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With or without COVID-19 vaccine, India’s top athletes ready for Games

Thursday marks six months since the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were postponed. Can the Games be held without a vaccine next July? Firstpost spoke to seven Tokyo-bound athletes and two coaches about competing at the Games next July in the absence of a vaccine.