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Tokyo Olympics 2020: What athletes can expect in quarantine in Games-host Japan
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: What athletes can expect in quarantine in Games-host Japan

Here's a look at the strict entry protocols for the current handful of travellers coming into Japan, and what could happen with athletes during the Olympic Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games will happen 'however coronavirus evolves', says organising committee chief
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games will happen 'however coronavirus evolves', says organising committee chief

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to announce a month-long extension of a virus state of emergency later Tuesday - meaning the measure will run until 7 March in Tokyo and several other parts of the country.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: US Olympics CEO tells American athletes to plan for Games like no other
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: US Olympics CEO tells American athletes to plan for Games like no other

In a letter to Team USA athletes posted on the US Olympic website, US Olympic and Paralympic Committee chief Sarah Hirshland warned competitors to be adaptable and open to making sacrifices

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Artistic swimming test event postponed due to travel restrictions
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Artistic swimming test event postponed due to travel restrictions

The artistic swimming event will double as the sport's final qualifier for the virus-postponed Games. It was due to be held on 4-7 March in Tokyo but will now take place two months later.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bill Gates says Games' fate depends on vaccine roll-out, Japanese media
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bill Gates says Games' fate depends on vaccine roll-out, Japanese media

Gates, whose foundation has donated $1.75 billion towards efforts to fight Covid-19, told Kyodo that the next few months would be crucial for the postponed 2020 Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC, organisers to unveil rule book for hosting successful games amid pandemic
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC, organisers to unveil rule book for hosting successful games amid pandemic

Organisers and the International Olympic Committee are finally going public with their planning, hoping to push back against reports the Olympics will be cancelled

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan table tennis star Mima Ito aiming for gold, with or without fans
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan table tennis star Mima Ito aiming for gold, with or without fans

Organisers of the virus-postponed 2020 Games, denying cancellation is on the cards, have floated the possibility of holding competitions behind closed doors.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Florida offers to host Games if Japan backs out, says state official
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Florida offers to host Games if Japan backs out, says state official

Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Thomas Bach, the head of the IOC, "to encourage you to consider relocating the 2021 Olympics from Tokyo, Japan to the United States of America, and more specifically to Florida."

'Are elite athletes a priority?': Sports face vaccine dilemma ahead of Tokyo Olympics, Euros
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'Are elite athletes a priority?': Sports face vaccine dilemma ahead of Tokyo Olympics, Euros

While vaccination programmes are kicking into gear around the globe, they are still focusing on those facing the highest risk, so the question of whether elite athletes should be a priority is, for now, awkward.

Tokyo Olympics: Cancellation rumours persist with just six months to go for opening ceremony
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Tokyo Olympics: Cancellation rumours persist with just six months to go for opening ceremony

Tokyo Olympics get underway in exactly six months from today, on 23 July, but the future remains unclear owing to the pandemic situation.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Don't shout, don't cheer the likely experience ahead for fans - if they're allowed in
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Don't shout, don't cheer the likely experience ahead for fans - if they're allowed in

This month's Emperor's Cup football final at Tokyo's National Stadium, the main Olympic venue, provided a glimpse of what could be in store for the Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan says 'no truth' in Games cancellation report; PM Yoshihide Suga 'determined' to host
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan says 'no truth' in Games cancellation report; PM Yoshihide Suga 'determined' to host

Tokyo 2020 organisers, when asked about the report, said they were focused on delivering a "safe and secure" Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Former IOC VP Dick Pound says fans 'not a must-have' for Summer Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Former IOC VP Dick Pound says fans 'not a must-have' for Summer Games

His words come as recent polls in Japan show 80% of the public believe the Olympics should not happen with virus cases surging — or will not happen.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Senior IOC member Richard Pound unsure Summer Games will happen
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Senior IOC member Richard Pound unsure Summer Games will happen

The comments by Canadian IOC member Richard Pound to BBC came as Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency on Thursday for Tokyo and surrounding prefectures.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With coronavirus spreading and Tokyo entering emergency, torches off display
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With coronavirus spreading and Tokyo entering emergency, torches off display

The rapid spread of the virus in Japan is imperiling plans for the postponed Tokyo Olympics, which are to open on 23 July . The Paralympics begin on 24 August.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: The clock ticks down to 200-days-to-go mark for the Summer Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: The clock ticks down to 200-days-to-go mark for the Summer Games

It's nearing deadline time for Tokyo Olympic organisers, the International Olympic Committee, and various Japanese government entities as they try to pull off the Games in the middle of a pandemic.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games officials reach 'basic agreement' with all 68 domestic sponsors
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games officials reach 'basic agreement' with all 68 domestic sponsors

Tokyo Olympic organisers announced earlier this week that their new budget, swollen by the postponement and the cost of holding the Olympics during a pandemic, had increased by $2.8 billion, pushing the official cost to $15.4 billion.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: City governor sees 'no circumstances' for cancelling Summer Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: City governor sees 'no circumstances' for cancelling Summer Games

A poll released by national broadcaster found just 27 percent of respondents support holding the Games next year, with 32 percent backing cancellation and 31 percent favouring a further postponement.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Test events to resume in March, decision on attendance in spring
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Test events to resume in March, decision on attendance in spring

Fans and foreign athletes will be allowed at some of the test events, which will also be used to assess anti-coronavirus measures and contingency plans.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan can host Summer Games despite virus spike, says Tokyo governor
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan can host Summer Games despite virus spike, says Tokyo governor

Japan has experienced an uptick of the infections this month with a nationwide daily total exceeding 2,000 as the government tries to balance preventive measures and business activity without further hurting the pandemic-hit economy.