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'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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Key questions on vaccines, fans, qualifying for Summer Games and costs answered
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Key questions on vaccines, fans, qualifying for Summer Games and costs answered

Here are some questions and answers about where the Tokyo Olympics stand on several fronts.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Foreign fans may be allowed for Summer Games with strict rules
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Foreign fans may be allowed for Summer Games with strict rules

Tokyo organising committee CEO Toshiro Muto, after a meeting Thursday about infection countermeasures, confirmed for the first time that a limited number of non-Japanese fans may be allowed to attend.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games organisers hail vaccine news as 'relief' yet bio-security plans unchanged
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games organisers hail vaccine news as 'relief' yet bio-security plans unchanged

Olympic officials have regularly said that a coronavirus vaccine is not a precondition for staging the Games, now scheduled to open a year late in July 2021.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: After positive outcome of one-day meet, officials talk of holding test events early next year
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: After positive outcome of one-day meet, officials talk of holding test events early next year

Hidemasa Nakamura, the Tokyo Olympic games delivery officer, told an online briefing that plans are now in the works for more test events starting in March. However, he did not say what form these might take or if non-Japanese athletes would be involved.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Italian swim team reports 10 more COVID-19 positive cases, training camp suspended
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Italian swim team reports 10 more COVID-19 positive cases, training camp suspended

World champions Simona Quadarella and Gabriele Detti are among those who contracted COVID-19 at a high-altitude training camp in Livigno, the Italian Swimming Federation said.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC, organisers to convince sponsors Games will really happen next year
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC, organisers to convince sponsors Games will really happen next year

Surveys have shown a majority of Japanese companies and the pubic don't think the Olympics will happen next year — or should happen.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: US Open paves way for Games to be held safely, says wheelchair champion Shingo Kunieda
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: US Open paves way for Games to be held safely, says wheelchair champion Shingo Kunieda

Shingo Kunieda, 24-time Grand Slam singles champion, widely considered the best player wheelchair tennis has seen, said the US Open's ability to stave off the virus was a hopeful sign for next year's postponed Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Local sponsors to chip in with $3.3 billion as organisers look to re-evaluate costs
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Local sponsors to chip in with $3.3 billion as organisers look to re-evaluate costs

With the Games delayed for a year, sponsors will be asked to sign up again. Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya said talks would begin next month.