Organizers have spoken for weeks about “simplifying” next year's Olympics to save money because of the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
By Stephen Wade, Associated Press
Amidst uncertainty of how big the total postponement bill will be, the IOC has set aside $800 million for loans and payments arising from the pandemic that forced the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed.
By Graham Dunbar, Associated Press
At least 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports organizations have applied for government funds during the coronavirus pandemic, a stark financial reality that underscores the frailties within the world’s most dominant Olympic sports system.
By Eddie Pells, Associated Press
The sudden rise in the number of virus cases in Tokyo and the government's strong actions immediately after the Olympic postponement have raised questions in parliament and among citizens about whether Japan understated the extent of the outbreak and delayed…
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
Olympic history was made Tuesday when Japan and the International Olympic Committee decided to postpone this summer’s games to 2021. John Yang reports and speaks with USA Today’s Christine Brennan, who has covered every Olympic Games since 1984.
By Eddie Pells, Stephen Wade, Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said a postponement is unavoidable if the 2020 Games cannot be held in a complete manner amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In our news wrap Monday, there is word that this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo will be postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Dick Pound, an American member of the International Olympic Committee, said they will likely take place…
By Haruka Nuga, Koji Ueda, Associated Press
It signified a small, symbolic victory for the IOC and local organizers, who maintain the Tokyo Olympics will open on July 24 amid a chorus of doubters who believe they should be postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
By Joshua Barajas
It will be months before the world’s best runners, swimmers and gymnasts take their marks at the 2020 Tokyo Games, but you can get a preview of Japan’s artistic approach to promoting the global event now.
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