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  • Reuters

    Tokyo 2020 organisers to discuss expert's report suggesting no spectators

    The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee have received a report from the government's coronavirus adviser Shigeru Omi on how to host the Games during a pandemic, Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto said on Friday. Local media have reported that Omi's report will include a suggestion that holding the Games without spectators would be least risky, while the government is keen to have spectators.

  • Reuters

    Tennis-Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics to prolong career

    The 35-year-old Spaniard said the two-week gap between the French Open and Wimbledon -- which starts on June 28 -- was not enough time for him to recuperate after a demanding claycourt season where he played in five tournaments. "I have decided not to participate at this year's Championships at Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in Tokyo," Nadal, twice a Wimbledon champion, said on Twitter.

  • Associated Press

    Kerevi preparing to play 7s for Australia at Tokyo Olympics

    Ex-Wallabies center Samu Kerevi has returned from Japan to have a shot at making Australia’s rugby sevens team for the Tokyo Olympics. The 27-year-old midfielder has been included in Australia’s team to play against Olympic champion Fiji, New Zealand and an Oceania Barbarians team in the June 25-27 Oceania Championship in Townsville, northern Queensland state. Head coach Tim Walsh announced his squad Thursday, including a first selection for Kerevi as well the return of Lewis Holland, Lachlan

  • Reuters

    Golf-Ishikawa has one last chance to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

    Fourteen years after becoming the youngest winner on Japan's golf tour as a humble 15-year-old amateur, Ryo Ishikawa is on the verge of missing out on his dream of playing at the Olympics on home soil. Only a very high finish at this week's U.S. Open can earn Ishikawa the second spot on the Japan team alongside Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama for the Olympic golf tournament at Kasumigaseki Golf Club. "Right now I'm just focused on my own goal, which is just trying to do my best this week aga

  • The Guardian

    Tokyo Olympics: athletes could be deported if they break strict Covid rules

    Tokyo Olympics: athletes could be deported if they break strict Covid rules

  • The Independent

    Tokyo Olympics to hand out 150,000 condoms and ask athletes not to use them

    Condoms have been distributed as tradition since 1988 in Seoul in order to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS

  • Reuters

    Up to 80% of Tokyo Olympics media expected to be vaccinated, say organisers

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) expects 70% to 80% of the news media covering the Olympics in Tokyo this summer to be vaccinated, organisers said at the launch of the updated coronavirus guidelines for the Games on Tuesday. They also said that every sports delegation arriving in Japan would have a COVID-19 liaison officer coordinating with the organisers of the measures to stop the spread of the virus at the event due to start on July 23. Athletes and members of the media, whose move

  • Associated Press

    Athlete warning: Follow the rules at Tokyo Olympics, or else

    If athletes coming to Japan for the Tokyo Olympics needed a warning, they got it Tuesday as officials rolled out the third and final rendition of so-called Playbooks — the rulebooks governing behavior for these pandemic-tainted games. The message: Follow the rules when the Olympics open in just over five weeks, or else expect a warning or a fine — or anything in between. “Respect the Playbook, respect the rules,” said Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi, speaking on a remote hook-

  • The Telegraph

    Olympic diving at Tokyo 2021: When is Tom Daley and Team GB competing?

    Tom Daley is one of a 12-strong British diving team for the delayed 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. It will be his fourth Games after making his debut at Beijing 2008. Four years later he won individual 10m platform bronze in front of a home crowd at London 2012 and while Rio 2016 delivered a 10m synchro bronze alongside Dan Goodfellow, it promised so much more when he set an Olympic record in the preliminaries of the 10m platform. And yet he had difficulties 24 hours later, his fortunes flipping comp

  • The Telegraph

    Tokyo Olympics 2021 Opening Ceremony: when is it, what time does it start and how can I watch?

    After a year delay due to the coronavirus, the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo will officially get underway with the Opening Ceremony. It won't technically be the first action of the Games, however, as sporting action begins two days before. And that will include Team GB, no less, with the women's team opening the football tournament against Chile on the Wednesday. When is the Olympics opening ceremony? Friday July 23. This is only a day earlier than originally planned before Covid-19 pushed the Gam

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