Stephen’s Recent Stories
World Jan 22Amid cancellation talk, Tokyo Olympics ‘focused on hosting’
IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled.
World Jun 12Tokyo Olympic head says 80% of facilities lined up for 2021
Organizers have spoken for weeks about “simplifying” next year's Olympics to save money because of the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
World May 15Tokyo Olympic CEO: Games next year may not be ‘conventional’
The CEO of next year's Tokyo Olympics says the postponed games might not look like what fans are accustomed to. Toshiro Muto says "the actual games we will have one year from now may not be the same conventional Olympic…
World Mar 24Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said a postponement is unavoidable if the 2020 Games cannot be held in a complete manner amid the coronavirus pandemic.
World Mar 10Tentacles of Olympic cancellation would reach around globe
The International Olympic Committee and local organizers say the games are on, but the clock is ticking.
World Feb 14No ‘Plan B’ for Olympics despite novel coronavirus fears
The coronavirus has infected almost 64,000 people globally with almost 1,400 deaths in China, but only one in Japan where fear is rising with so much attention focused on the outbreak.
Nation Oct 08NBA says it supports freedom of speech after Hong Kong tweet
The league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.
World Mar 15These robots will help fans during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The robots are made by major Olympic sponsor Toyota Motor Corp and will be used at the National Stadium with five other "delivery support robots."…