Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tokyo Olympics

Senior Japanese official says cancelling Olympics still an option

About 80% of people in Japan say this year’s Tokyo Olympics should be cancelled or delayed due to the record surge in coronavirus cases across the country.

North Korea to skip Tokyo Olympics

Pyongyang's announcement puts an end to Seoul's hopes of using the postponed Tokyo Games, due to begin in July, to trigger a reset in a now deadlocked talks process.

North Korea launches missiles as Tokyo Olympics torch relay begins

Pyongyang helps fund its nuclear and missile programmes with about 'US$300 million stolen through cyber hacks'.

One year late, virus-delayed Tokyo Olympic torch relay begins

The nationwide relay, like the Olympics themselves, will be vastly different from previous editions, with spectators banned from cheering and kept away from the launch and first leg over coronavirus concerns.

Tokyo Olympics committee races to add women to board

The move comes weeks after a scandal erupted over previous leader Yoshiro Mori saying women talk too much.

Japan to produce 90 million AstraZeneca Covid-19 shots as Olympics loom

Japan lags behind most major economies in starting inoculations due to its dependence on overseas makers and a requirement that the vaccines undergo domestic trials.

80% of Japanese say Tokyo Olympics should be cancelled or won’t happen

Poll results show people are growing more doubtful of the need for the Olympics in the face of the current surge.

Less contact, short trips: virus-hit Olympics bosses set out rules

Officials have issued a 54-page report outlining how they believe the Games can go ahead, even if the pandemic is not under control by the new start date of July 2021.

Tokyo and IOC confident of Olympics going ahead in 2021

The IOC president is also confident that spectators will be allowed at live events.

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