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Bajrang Punia takes break from social media to focus on preparation for Tokyo Olympics

March 01, 2021 3:19 pm

One of India's biggest medal hopes at the Olympics, Bajrang Punia had qualified for the Olympics after earning a quota at the 2019 World Championships.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori to resign over sexist comments: media

February 11, 2021 11:48 am

The former prime minister made the remark - that women talk too much - at a Japanese Olympic Committee board meeting early this month, setting off a storm of criticism at home and abroad.

Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori in hot water for sexist comment

February 06, 2021 8:48 am

Yoshiro Mori, the 83-year-old former Japanese Prime Minister, set off a social media storm by saying that women talked too much, in remarks made in a meeting with the Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) this week.

We will hold the Olympics regardless of pandemic situation: Tokyo 2020 President

February 02, 2021 2:51 pm

A recent spike in Covid-19 infections in Japan triggered a state of emergency in some areas.

As organisers press ahead with the Olympics, anticipation makes way for anxiety on ground

January 23, 2021 8:28 am

A year on, the cultural sensitisation drive has been put on the back burner. Instead, the people in Kurobe are familiarising themselves with pandemic protocols.

Tokyo Olympic board member would support another delay

June 16, 2020 2:11 pm

The Tokyo Olympics were to be held this year but were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The suggestion comes from Haruyuki Takahashi in an interview published Monday in the Japanese sports newspaper Nikkan Sports.

Japan to explore 'simplified' Games to avoid outright cancellation: Report

June 04, 2020 9:31 am

John Coates, the head of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) inspectorate for Tokyo, has said a lack of a defence against the new coronavirus threatened the Games and organisers had to start planning for what could be a “very different” Olympics if there were no signs of COVID-19 being eradicated.

Long wait for Tokyo 2020 Olympic souvenir market to pick up

May 11, 2020 11:23 am

The pandemic and the uncertainty have emptied Olympic stores of customers. And one large question looms to increase the anxiety: Can the postponed games really take place?

Tokyo Olympics next year difficult without vaccine: Japanese medical association chief

April 28, 2020 2:30 pm

It will be difficult for Tokyo to host the Olympic Games next year unless there is an effective vaccine against the coronavirus, the head of the Japan Medical Association said.

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.


Instead of athletes and visitors for Olympics, Tokyo airport stands empty

April 14, 2020 12:06 pm

The Tokyo Airport has a deserted look at a time when athleltes, tourists and fans should be pouring in for Olympics 2020, which has been postponed to next year due to coronavirus.

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.