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September 17, 2020
New Japanese PM gets word out: He supports Tokyo Olympics
Japan’s new prime minister has gotten the word out to the president of the International Olympic Committee that he is behind ...
September 16, 2020
Putin aide named president of European table tennis body
An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin was named the new president of the European Table Tennis Union on Wednesday.
September 09, 2020
Bach: Vaccines won't be 'silver bullet' for staging Olympics
Amid uncertainty about planning the Tokyo Olympics, IOC president Thomas Bach said Wednesday that progress with vaccines and ...
September 04, 2020
Oxford study: Tokyo Olympics are most costly Summer Games
The Tokyo Olympics are already the most expensive Summer Games on record with costs set to go higher, a wide-ranging study ...
August 29, 2020
Shinzo Abe -- aka 'Super Mario' -- loses out on Olympics
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was a star at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, parading before ...
August 09, 2020
Cold War rivalries split the Olympics in Moscow in 1980
EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking ...
July 24, 2020
IOC apologizes, deletes tweet about 1936 Berlin Olympics
The IOC apologized on Friday and deleted a Twitter message which some saw as celebrating Nazi Germany’s hosting of the 1936 ...
July 23, 2020
Postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 1-year-to-go mark -- again
The Tokyo Olympics have hit the one-year-to-go mark — again. But few are in a mood to celebrate. Tokyo observed the original ...
July 22, 2020
P&G extends Olympic sponsorship, focusing on equality drive
Procter & Gamble will use its Olympic and Paralympic sponsorship to campaign for racial equality after extending its backing ...
July 17, 2020
Bach warns against Olympic boycotts, seeks re-election
IOC president Thomas Bach warned against Olympic boycotts on Friday while also confirming he will seek re-election next year.
June 27, 2020
Carlos, US athletes take stand to end Olympic protest rule
John Carlos wants to abolish the rule that bans protests at the Olympics. The renowned Olympic protester has written a letter ...
June 13, 2020
US Olympic leaders eye change on protests amid wary athletes
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is open to challenging IOC rules restricting protests at the Olympics. At the same ...
June 12, 2020
Commonwealth Games open to athletes taking a knee
The Commonwealth Games has joined a growing list of sports bodies allowing athletes to protest against racism without fear ...
June 10, 2020
IOC to open talks about easing protest ban at Olympics
Amid a global wave of demonstrations against racism, the IOC said Wednesday it would open talks that could let athletes make ...
June 04, 2020
Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be downsized and simplified
The Japanese public is being prepared for the reality of next year’s postponed Olympics, where athletes are likely to face ...
May 22, 2020
Tokyo Olympics followed up by 3 mega-events -- all in China
Uncertainty grips next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics: Will there be fans or empty stadiums in 14 months? And how will ...
May 21, 2020
Countermeasures needed for Olympics, but what will they be?
Tokyo Olympic organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto spoke Thursday about the need to take “countermeasures” to combat the ...
May 16, 2020
WHO head urges global unity to help make Tokyo Olympics safe
The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday it will not be easy to make next year's Tokyo Olympics a safe global ...
May 15, 2020
IOC sets aside $800M for loans, payments linked to pandemic
The IOC set aside $800 million on Thursday for loans and payments arising from the pandemic that forced the 2020 Tokyo ...
May 13, 2020
Switzerland to grant federal loans to sports bodies
The professional soccer and ice hockey leagues in Switzerland are in line to get federal loans totaling 350 million Swiss ...
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