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Tokyo Olympics 2020: US President Joe Biden backs Japan PM Yoshihide Suga on holding 'safe and secure' Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: US President Joe Biden backs Japan PM Yoshihide Suga on holding 'safe and secure' Games

The Tokyo Games are due to open in July, with only Japanese spectators in the stands, after already being postponed by a year due to the pandemic.

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: North Korea won't participate in Games over COVID-19 fears, says country's sports ministry
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: North Korea won't participate in Games over COVID-19 fears, says country's sports ministry

The North's official KCNA news agency had previously carried a dispatch on the committee meeting, without mentioning the Olympic decision.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOA working with AIIMS authorities to vaccinate Games-bound athletes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOA working with AIIMS authorities to vaccinate Games-bound athletes

The coronavirus caseload has been on the rise in the country with more than 70,000 new infections reported in the country on Thursday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Some medical experts unconvinced about holding Summer Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Some medical experts unconvinced about holding Summer Games

Despite the warnings, the Japanese government and Tokyo Olympics organisers remain determined to go ahead with the Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Torch relay not just a sideshow in time of COVID-19
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Torch relay not just a sideshow in time of COVID-19

Social distancing, mask-wearing and limited crowds that are prohibited from loud cheering will be the order when the relay starts from Fukushima prefecture.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Spectators barred from torch relay start, confirm organisers
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Spectators barred from torch relay start, confirm organisers

The torch relay will begin in Fukushima prefecture, which last week marked the 10th anniversary of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that left 18,500 dead or missing.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Summer Games get IOC-funded Chinese coronavirus jab offer
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Summer Games get IOC-funded Chinese coronavirus jab offer

Around 11,000 athletes are expected at the Tokyo Olympics and 3,000 at the Beijing Games, with 4,000 and around 500 for the respective Summer and Winter Paralympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: US athletes to be vaccinated 'well before' Olympics, confirms USOPC chief
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: US athletes to be vaccinated 'well before' Olympics, confirms USOPC chief

Some 62 million people in the United States have received one or more doses of the vaccine, about 19 percent of the adult population, while the White House has targeted inoculating the adult population of 270 million people by May.

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.