ROME– Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has said she is “not really sure” the delayed Tokyo Olympics should go ahead as the city battles a surge of coronavirus cases less than three months before the start of the Games.
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Australia begins vaccinating athletes ahead of Tokyo Olympics
BRISBANE, Australia – Three-time Olympian Cate Campbell expressed relief Monday as the Australian team began being vaccinated against Covid-19 ahead of the Tokyo Games.
Brazil wants Neymar at Tokyo Olympics
SAO PAULO – Brazil’s Olympic football coach, Andre Jardine, said on Thursday he wants to pick star forward Neymar for the Games in Tokyo later this year, but admitted it would be “difficult.”
Virus surges fuel fears 100 days before Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO – The Olympic flame is on its way across Japan and athletes around the world are ramping up training, but 100 days before Tokyo 2020 opens, organisers still face monumental challenges. Virus surges, including in Japan, are playing havoc…
Ledecky notches 400m free win in Mission Viejo
LOS ANGELES – Katie Ledecky continued her build up to the Tokyo Olympics with a 400m freestyle victory at the Mission Viejo Pro Swim Series in 3min 59.25sec.
Tokyo Olympics chiefs prepare to resume ‘safe’ test events
TOKYO – Tokyo Olympics organisers on Monday unveiled virus countermeasures for test events that will resume later this week for the first time since the Games were postponed by the pandemic. Tokyo 2020 chiefs pledged to hold the remaining 18…
Torch relay for Tokyo Olympics kicks off
Tokyo, Mar 25 : The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics began its 121-day journey across Japan on Thursday and is headed toward the opening ceremony in Tokyo on July 23.
The countdown clock is clicking again for the Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — The countdown clocks have been reset and are ticking again for the Tokyo Olympics. The model outside Tokyo Station, and others across the Japanese capital, were switched on almost immediately after organizers announced the new dates —…
All signs point to Tokyo Olympics being postponed
IOC members, national Olympic committees and athletes were all racing toward the same conclusion Monday: The Tokyo Olympics are not going to take place this summer. Craig Reedie, a longtime member of the International Olympic Committee, told The Associated Press…
Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. This became clear after the IOC on Sunday announced it was considering a postponement. Major Olympic nations…
As virus spreads, next casualty could be Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — As infections soared in Europe and the United States and the world economy spiraled downward, Japan on Monday hinted at the next possible victim of the globe-spanning coronavirus: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe…
Lyles, Coleman target Tokyo Olympics after US renaissance
DOHA, Oct 7, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – Exit Usain Bolt, enter the United States.
Russia eyes Tokyo Olympics after doping troubles
Moscow (AP/UNB) – Russia will become a force in the medals table at next year’s Tokyo Olympics despite its current doping problems, the country’s sports minister said Wednesday.