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In our news wrap Wednesday, COVID-19 cases in Tokyo are higher than any time since May — nine days before it hosts the summer Olympics. In the U.S., federal figures show 93,000 overdose deaths in 2020 — nearly 30% higher…
By Kantaro Komiya, Stephen Wade, Associated Press
The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has repeated that banning fans from venues is still an option with the games opening in just three weeks.
By Associated Press
The IOC had stipulated that no family could travel to Tokyo due to COVID-19 restrictions. It announced Wednesday that the stance had been reversed.
By Stephen Wade, Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press
Tokyo has officially spent $15.4 billion to organize the Olympics, though a government audits suggests the real number is much higher.
By Stephen Wade, Associated Press
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…
IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled.
By Ali Rogin
The young African nation of South Sudan is facing two growing challenges: the coronavirus pandemic and ethnic violence. The dual threats mean little time or investment is left for athletes looking to compete in the Olympics -- so Japan, the…
Organizers have spoken for weeks about “simplifying” next year's Olympics to save money because of the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
By Graham Dunbar, 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 Eddie Pells, 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.
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