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IOC VP: Tokyo Games to decide COVID-19 'countermeasures' by end of year
Organizers are ploughing ahead with the postponed Tokyo Olympics and will decide by the end of the year what “countermeasures” are required to hold them safely in the time of COVID-19, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates said on Tuesday.
Tokyo Games to be symbol of hope as flame goes on display
At a low-key ceremony to mark the unveiling of the Olympic flame display on Monday, Tokyo officials reiterated that next year’s Games will be a symbol of hope for the world as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
Streamlined Tokyo Games may set future standard: IOC official
The Olympic movement faces its biggest challenge for four decades in getting a streamlined Tokyo Summer Games up and running next year but influential official John Coates believes it will happen.
No Tokyo Games likely means no Beijing Winter Games either: IOC member
If the postponed Tokyo Olympics do not go ahead next year due to COVID-19 then the 2022 Beijing Winter Games will likely also fall victim to the pandemic, said long-time International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound.
Tokyo Games likely to be pared down, says JOC chief
The rearranged Tokyo Olympics are likely to be a pared-down version of recent editions of the four-yearly Games, Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita said on Tuesday.
Too early to worry coronavirus will further delay Tokyo Games: WHO expert
It is premature to think the novel coronavirus outbreak will further delay the Tokyo Olympics, which have already been postponed a year, Brian McCloskey, an expert on global health security and outbreak prevention told Reuters.
Tokyo organizers eye July 2021 for delayed Olympics: Reports
Tokyo Olympics organizers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.
Olympic marathon to be moved to Hokkaido due to heat concerns: IOC
The Olympic marathon and race walking events during Tokyo 2020 will be moved to Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido from originally planned courses in the capital due to worries about heat, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.
Olympic gold lures Federer to Tokyo Games
Roger Federer announced on Monday he will compete at next year's Tokyo Olympics in a bid to claim the men's singles gold medal, the only major prize he has yet to win.
Russian anti-doping chief calls for dismissal of state sports officials
The head of Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) called for a full overhaul in the country’s sports management that would include the dismissal of state officials involved in an ongoing doping scandal, a letter seen by Reuters shows.
AI, self-drive tech to be used in Tokyo Games
Miniature remote controlled cars have proved to be a crowd pleaser at track and field throwing events, but for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Toyota Motor Corp. is upping the game with a hi-tech way to fetch javelins and hammers: pint-sized, self-driving artificial intelligence (AI) robot cars.
Tokyo Games savings at $4.3b, more to come, CEO Muto says
Several measures have cut the cost of staging the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by $4.3 billion but organizers are determined to save more money in the next two years, Tokyo Games CEO Toshiro Muto said on Monday.

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