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Some 80 percent want Tokyo Games canceled or delayed: Japanese survey
About 80 percent of people in Japan said this year’s Tokyo Olympics should be canceled or delayed as worries mount about a record surge in coronavirus cases across the country, a Kyodo News poll showed on Sunday.
A third of Japanese want Tokyo Games canceled: NHK poll
A third of Japanese residents want the Tokyo Olympics to be scrapped amid fears that an influx of foreign arrivals may cause a further spike in COVID-19 cases, a poll by public broadcaster NHK showed on Tuesday.
Japan to allow 'large-scale' overseas visitors for Tokyo Games: Report
Japan aims to allow “large-scale” numbers of overseas visitors to attend next year’s Tokyo Olympics without mandatory vaccinations or quarantine provided they submit negative COVID-19 test results and download tracking apps, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday.
COVID-19 countermeasures to cost $960m for Tokyo Olympics: Report
Tokyo Games organizers estimate the cost of COVID-19 countermeasures for next year’s rearranged Olympics will run to around ¥100 billion ($960 million), Kyodo News reported on Monday.
Olympic flame to visit 14 Japanese prefectures before torch relay
The Olympic flame for the postponed Tokyo Games will go on a 14-prefecture tour from next month ahead of the scheduled start of the torch relay in March, the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Tuesday.
Japanese PM Suga will ‘make sure’ Tokyo Games take place next year
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga intends to "make sure" the Olympic and Paralympic Games take place in Tokyo next year.
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.

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