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Holding Olympics in 2021 will be ‘difficult’ without coronavirus vaccine: official
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Holding Olympics in 2021 will be ‘difficult’ without coronavirus vaccine: official

It is too early to consider lifting Japan’s state of emergency over the coronavirus, the head of the Japan Medical…
Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who pays for postponement
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Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who pays for postponement

An open conflict broke out Tuesday between Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC over who will pay for the unprecedented…
Tokyo Olympics not possible without new structure, limited participation: expert
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Tokyo Olympics not possible without new structure, limited participation: expert

A Japanese professor of infectious disease says he is “very pessimistic” the postponed Tokyo Olympics can open in 15 months.…
Coronavirus: No ‘Plan B’ for another Olympic postponement, organizers say
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Coronavirus: No ‘Plan B’ for another Olympic postponement, organizers say

There is no “Plan B” for the Olympics if they need to be postponed again because of the coronavirus pandemic,…
Japan declared a state of emergency, but it’s no lockdown. So what is it?
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Japan declared a state of emergency, but it’s no lockdown. So what is it?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other hard-hit Japanese prefectures to fortify…
Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic president, IOC’s Bach set to discuss new dates for games
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Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic president, IOC’s Bach set to discuss new dates for games

Tokyo Olympic President Yoshiro Mori said Monday he expects to talk with IOC President Thomas Bach this week about potential…
Tokyo Olympics could be held in summer 2021, signs suggest
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Tokyo Olympics could be held in summer 2021, signs suggest

Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More and…
IOC says it will take 1 month to decide future of Tokyo 2020 Olympics
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IOC says it will take 1 month to decide future of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee is to step-up its “scenario planning” for the Tokyo 2020 Games — including their postponement —…
Cancelling the Olympics due to coronavirus ‘not on the agenda,’ says IOC president
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Cancelling the Olympics due to coronavirus ‘not on the agenda,’ says IOC president

Despite mounting global efforts to contain the spread of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and…
Olympic torch arrives in Japan with little fanfare as coronavirus threatens Games
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Olympic torch arrives in Japan with little fanfare as coronavirus threatens Games

A plane carrying the Olympic torch from Greece arrived on Friday on Japan’s northwestern coast ravaged by a 2011 tsunami,…
Coronavirus: Health experts say it’ll take a ‘miracle’ for Olympics to go ahead as planned
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Coronavirus: Health experts say it’ll take a ‘miracle’ for Olympics to go ahead as planned

Canadian public health experts say the rapid spread of the new coronavirus means it’s increasingly unlikely that this summer’s Tokyo…
IOC won’t discuss Olympic contingency plans despite coronavirus concerns
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IOC won’t discuss Olympic contingency plans despite coronavirus concerns

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) remains defiant about whether this summer’s Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled, delayed or held without…
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