Monday, October 18, 2021

Olympic Games

Tokyo winds up Olympics with fireworks and subdued closing ceremony

The closing ceremony in Tokyo was as restrained as the Games, held without spectators due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Virus cases surge in Tokyo as govt expands restrictions

On Thursday, the city reported 5,042 cases, up from 3,865 a week earlier, and 1,979 the week before that.

‘Heartbreaking’ Olympic fan ban in Tokyo as virus emergency imposed

The decision means the Games will be the first to take place largely behind closed doors.

Japan PM warns of closed-door Olympics as virus cases rise

Spectators could be locked out of competitions if the situation worsens, with the government expected to extend anti-virus measures covering Tokyo as new cases climb.

No booze, no autographs: Tokyo 2020 unveils fan rules with a month to go

'People can feel joy in their hearts, but they can't be loud and they have to avoid crowds,' says Tokyo 2020 president.

Japan’s hardest-hit regions may introduce Covid-19 emergencies

As Covid infections rise in Japan, public support for the Olympic Games is dropping.

Japan tests virus measures at near-full baseball stadium

The experiment will see three daily matches played at the 32,000-seat Yokohama Stadium with 80 to 100% of seats filled.

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