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Tokyo Olympics


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.

Japan PM vows to press ahead with Olympics despite virus surge

January 18, 2021 1:11 pm

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga faces heightened scrutiny after Taro Kono, his administrative and reform minister, told Reuters last week the Games may not go ahead as planned, becoming the first cabinet member to voice doubt over their staging.

Top-ranked sumo wrestler Hakuho tests positive for COVID-19

January 05, 2021 1:22 pm

A top-ranked sumo wrestler in Japan has tested positive for the coronavirus.

We should be mentally prepared for several challenges on way to Olympics: Manpreet Singh

January 04, 2021 12:35 pm

Manpreet Singh says India will need to be "mentally prepared" for the several obstacles it might face on its way to the Tokyo Olympics.

LOOKING AHEAD, 2021 AND BEYOND: The new Olympians

January 02, 2021 10:46 am

Traditionalists may still scoff at esports and breakdancing, but their push towards mainstreaming shows the changing profile of the Olympic Games

Explained: Tokyo Olympics — Costs, IOC, Covid-19, and vaccinations

December 20, 2020 2:15 pm

Official costs this time are sure to increase by at least $2.8 billion. This is the cost organizers reported earlier this month for the one-year delay. Domestic sponsors are being asked to pay more to make up the shortfall. But most of the burden simply falls on Japanese government entities.

Russia banned from using its name, flag at next two Olympics

December 18, 2020 8:59 am

Russia has been banned from using its name, flag and anthem at the next two Olympics or at any world championships for the next two years.

Athletes want vaccine but WADA says tracking composition

December 16, 2020 9:20 am

Anti-doping watchdog says unlikely that vaccine will contravene anti-doping rules but in communication with manufacturers

Tokyo Olympics relay opens in 100 days with 10,000 torchbearers

December 15, 2020 2:53 pm

The postponed Tokyo Olympics are to open on July 23, 2021, and are set to include the full complement of 11,000 athletes. The Paralympics will add 4,400 more.

Tokyo Olympics delay to cost $2.8 billion, says organisers

December 04, 2020 5:12 pm

The last official budget given by the Tokyo Olympics' organising committee in December 2019, months before the Games were postponed, was $12.6 billion.