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World Jun 21Tokyo Olympics to allow limited fans
Organizers set a limit of 50 percent capacity — up to a maximum of 10,000 fans, all of whom must be Japanese residents — for each Olympic venue.
World Jun 18Top medical adviser says ‘no fans’ safest for Tokyo Olympics
The safest way to hold the Tokyo Olympics is without any fans, the top medical adviser to the Japanese government said in a report on Friday.
World May 21Tokyo Olympics to open even if COVID-19 cases rise in Japan
Tokyo has officially spent $15.4 billion to organize the Olympics, though a government audits suggests the real number is much higher.
World Mar 20Spectators from abroad to be barred from Tokyo Olympics
Spectators from abroad will be barred from the Tokyo Olympics when they open in four months. The decision was announced after a meeting of the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese government, the Tokyo government, the International Paralympic Committee, and local…
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.