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Most in Japan ‘interested in Olympics’ but don’t want them to happen: Poll
An overwhelming majority of Japanese said they were “interested in the Olympics”, although 58 percent said they did not want them to be held this year because of fears over COVID-19, a Yomiuri daily poll showed on Wednesday.
Iran drawn with USA, France at Tokyo Olympics men’s basketball tourney
Iran was drawn into Group A of the Men’s Basketball Tournament of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with the USA, France and the winner of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament Victoria, Canada.
'Blow to clean athletes': Condemnation as Russia doping ban cut to two years
Russia's ban from international sport was halved to two years on Thursday and its athletes were cleared to compete as neutrals, drawing condemnation from athletes and anti-doping advocates.
Olympics delay costs may reach $2.8b: Organizers
The cost of the postponement for the Tokyo Olympics could reach about $2.8 billion, according to figures released Friday by the Tokyo organizing committee, the Tokyo city government and Japan’s national government.
Delayed Tokyo Olympics to cost additional $1.9b: Report
The coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics could cost $1.9 billion more than its original budget of $13 billion, a 15 percent increase, a report said on Sunday.
Best-case scenario for Olympics is venues full of spectators: Tokyo governor
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Tuesday that the best-case scenario for the 2020 Olympics postponed until next year is to have venues full of spectators, as organizers wrestle with how to plan for the Games amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Gymnasts in Tokyo show how Olympics can pass coronavirus challenges
Gymnasts from four nations tumbled, leapt and spun through a friendly meet in Tokyo on Sunday in a closely-watched event aimed at showing the world Japan can safely carry out the postponed 2020 Olympics in an era of coronavirus.
World 100m champion Coleman to miss Olympics after two-year ban
World 100 meters champion Christian Coleman will miss next year’s Tokyo Olympics after being banned for two years for breaching whereabouts rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said.
Tokyo urges Olympics supporters to 'pack less, wait less' following security tests
Tokyo Olympics organizers wrapped up three days of tests on Wednesday, trialing a number of security and COVID-19 countermeasures and asking supporters and officials to pack less to wait less when entering venues during the Games.
Japan will take steps to guard against Olympics cyberattacks
Japan said on Tuesday it would take countermeasures to ensure next year’s Tokyo Olympics are not derailed by cyberattacks after Britain and the United States accused Russia of orchestrating efforts to disrupt the Games.
Olympics sponsors in limbo as yearend contract expiration looms: Sources
Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers have not extended sponsors' contracts set to expire at the end of the year, sources said, leaving some questioning whether to continue after COVID-19 forced a delay of the world's largest sporting event.
Over 60% of Olympics volunteers worry about anti-coronavirus measures
More than 60 percent of volunteers registered for next summer’s Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are worried about how anti-coronavirus measures will be implemented and the format of the events, according to a recent survey by the Games’ organizers.
Virus vaccine key for Olympics go-ahead in 2021: Games chief
The development of a coronavirus vaccine or treatment will be key to allowing the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games to open in a year's time, organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said Wednesday.
A year to go, but does Tokyo still want to host the Olympics?
This Wednesday the reset Olympic countdown clock will show there are 365 days to go until the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games. But with a year left to finalize arrangements, the prospects for a traditional Olympic spectacle in the city are looking grim.

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