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November 19, 2020
Tokyo Olympics: Q&A on vaccines, fans, qualifying and costs
We're at the halfway point. The Tokyo Olympics were postponed eight months ago, and now are to open in eight months: July 23, ...
November 18, 2020
Tokyo Olympics: Many rules, no partying, no hanging around
Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics won't have the luxury of hanging around once they've wrapped up their event. No late-night ...
November 18, 2020
Tokyo sees record number of new cases amid nationwide spike
Authorities in Japan's capital reported nearly 500 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, the largest daily increase in ...
November 16, 2020
Asia Today: New Zealand imposes new mask rules as precaution
Starting Thursday, New Zealanders will be legally required to wear masks on public transport in Auckland and on planes ...
November 12, 2020
Tokyo Olympics may allow foreign fans; there will be rules
Next year's re-scheduled Tokyo Olympics will be like no other, particularly for non-Japanese fans if they are allowed to ...
November 08, 2020
Tokyo holds 1-day gym meet to show Olympics may be possible
The good news for the Tokyo Olympics is that Japan on Sunday held a one-day exhibition gymnastics meet in front of several ...
October 30, 2020
Russia's reputation, Olympic status on trial for doping
Russia’s status as an Olympic team, and its reputation as a serial cheater in international sports, goes on trial next week ...
October 08, 2020
Coe supports athletes' right to take knee on Olympic podium
Dressed in a blue suit and speaking in a light drizzle, Sebastian Coe stood at the edge of the track at Tokyo’s new National ...
September 28, 2020
Tokyo Olympics Q&A: Should athletes be priority for vaccine?
It's been six months since the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last few weeks, ...
September 25, 2020
Tokyo Olympics and IOC find mostly minor areas to 'simplify'
Tokyo Olympic organizers announced several “simplification” changes Friday for next year’s postponed games, though with few ...
September 24, 2020
Bach offers pep session for Tokyo Games and talks up vaccine
IOC President Thomas Bach delivered a pep talk to Japanese government officials and local organizers on Thursday that ...
September 23, 2020
Tokyo Olympics CEO suggests relaxed entry rules for athletes
Tokyo Olympics officials are proposing that the government relax immigration regulations to allow athletes to enter the ...
September 22, 2020
Tokyo needs to convince sponsors Olympics will really happen
The only thing more difficult than staging next year's Tokyo Olympics in a pandemic might be convincing sponsors to keep ...
September 11, 2020
Tokyo Olympic Q&A: Few answers yet with about 300 days to go
The postponed Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to open in just over 310 days. But if you're looking for answers about how they'll ...
September 09, 2020
Human rights groups ask IOC to move Olympics from China
China's repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent ...
September 09, 2020
The Latest: Illinois university quarantines all student body
PEORIA, Ill. — Bradley University in central Illinois is requiring its entire student body to quarantine for two weeks ...
September 08, 2020
Organizers, IOC trying to remove doubts over Tokyo Olympics
The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers are trying to convince the public that the postponed Tokyo ...
September 01, 2020
LA2028 unveils diversity logo; CEO preaches need for change
On a day the Los Angeles Olympic organizing committee unveiled an interactive logo it hopes will represent the diversity of ...
August 20, 2020
Tokyo Games postponement presents quandary for ticket buyers
When it comes to Olympic tickets, the Latin expression “caveat emptor” often applies: “Let the buyer beware.” The ...
August 17, 2020
Bird's Nest and Water Cube: Beijing venues were stars, too
EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking ...