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TOKYO 2020 NEWS

When the Tokyo Olympics went missing — 80 years ago

April 03, 2020 2:34 pm

The 1940 Games in Tokyo and in Sapporo, where the Winter Olympics were to be held, were undone by Japan’s military government, which resisted funding the competitions while it waged war on China.

Next year's Olympics will still be called Tokyo 2020

March 24, 2020 7:27 pm

The name of the delayed Olympics will still be Tokyo 2020.

Tokyo Olympics postponed by a year due to coronavirus pandemic

March 24, 2020 7:25 pm

Japan and the IOC decided on Monday to postpone the Summer Games of 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

An Olympic Showdown: The rising clamor to postpone the Tokyo Games

March 22, 2020 1:51 pm

In a showdown over public safety, the organizers are facing a remarkable groundswell of criticism and pushback from their own athletes, fans and national Olympic officials, who are increasingly and unusually vocal in calling for a postponement.

Call off Tokyo Olympics, says quadruple gold medalist Matthew Pinsent

March 19, 2020 10:40 am

Matthew Pinsent’s comments reflect mounting concern from current and former athletes that the full-steam ahead approach by the IOC is inappropriate in the current global health crisis.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic chief met with JOC executive who later tested positive for coronavirus: Officials

March 19, 2020 10:06 am

Mori and JOC deputy head Kozo Tashima were attending the same March 10 board meeting regarding the Rugby World Cup. Tashima tested positive for the virus on Tuesday this week.

How foolish would you look if you would have suddenly called off the Games today and in two-and-a-half months’ time, the world is pulling through it: Former IOC Marketing Head, Payne

March 19, 2020 10:19 am

"You’ve learnt over the years not to be rushed into a decision just because of a sort of moment and it looks like that only because it may look different tomorrow," said Michael Payne.

Can the Tokyo Olympics begin in July? This July?

March 18, 2020 11:43 am

The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee has been reluctant to even consider, at least publicly, the possibility of postponing the games.

Early decision needed for any delay, 2020 organising member tells Japanese broadcaster

March 12, 2020 2:36 pm

Tokyo 2020 executive board member Haruyuki Takahashi's comments came just hours after its chief, Yoshiro Mori, publicly chided him for remarks he first made to the Wall Street Journal that a delay of one or two years would be the most reasonable option if the coronavirus derailed the Games.

From Devsar to Tokyo Olympics, Manish Kaushik traces his idols’ route

March 12, 2020 1:32 pm

63-kg boxer to be part of India's largest boxing contingent in an Olympics

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Coronavirus and its threat to Tokyo Olympics

March 03, 2020 7:06 pm

The Tokyo Olympics open in five months on July 24. But the fast-spreading coronavirus from China is making Tokyo organisers very anxious.