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TOKYO OLYMPICS NEWS

Tokyo Olympics official claims 'inevitable' countermeasures will be in place for 2021

May 21, 2020 6:36 pm

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed in March and are now scheduled to open on July 23, 2021. With 14 months to go, neither the IOC nor local organizers have explained how the games can be held amid a pandemic.

IOC expects costs of up to $800 million for delayed Tokyo Games

May 14, 2020 10:42 pm

IOC President Thomas Bach said out of the amount that would be set aside, $650 million would go towards the organisation of the Games next year which was postponed in March.

Mo Farah feels Tokyo delay could help 10,000m title defence

May 14, 2020 9:10 am

The 37-year-old retired from track athletics in 2017 to focus on road marathons but announced in November last year that he was returning for one more tilt at 10,000m gold.

Waiting on Olympics, Japanese fencer turns to Uber Eats for fitness, money

May 13, 2020 9:24 am

With all competitions now cancelled for the foreseeable future and the Olympics pushed back a year, Japanese fencer Ryo Miyake felt he couldn’t accept sponsorship money in good conscience.

In some Olympic sports, training from home is almost routine

May 13, 2020 8:25 am

The coronavirus crisis has forced many athletes to be creative as they try to continue their training, but in some Olympic sports, working from home is fairly routine.

Tokyo adrift: With Olympics uncertain, Japan's hockey players return to day jobs

May 05, 2020 8:14 am

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, athletes around the world have been forced indoors. Not in Japan, however. Half a dozen Japanese hockey players have to report for work daily, leaving coach Siegfried Aikman anxious for their well-being.

'Japan would scrap Olympics if not held next year': Tokyo Games President

April 28, 2020 4:54 pm

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said that the Olympic Games, already postponed to 2021, would be “scrapped” if they could not take place then, according to an interview published on Tuesday.

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.

Tokyo Olympics: A multitude of questions but few answers in face of pandemic

April 27, 2020 4:47 pm

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed a month ago. But there are still more questions than answers about the new opening on July 23, 2021, and what form those games will take.

Tokyo 2020 asks IOC to remove Shinzo Abe comment regarding Olympic costs

April 21, 2020 6:52 pm

Tokyo 2020 also said that the breakdown of who will pay the additional costs had not been discussed between Abe and IOC President Thomas Bach when the pair made the decision to postpone the Games.