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Mar 24 2020
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach have agreed to postpone the summer Olympics in Tokyo amid the spread of the coronavirus.
The Olympics, which will still be dubbed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will be delayed for about one year.CNN (Online News) Fox News (Online News) USA TODAY
Mar 20 2021
Overseas spectators will not be permitted at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Saturday. The games were postponed to 2021 in March 2020 due to the onset of the pandemic. A large majority of the Japanese public opposes foreign spectators, with up to 80% saying the games should be postponed or canceled. Organizers have promised refundsAssociated Press New York Times (News) The Japan Times
Mar 26 2020
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THE QUICK FACTSAfter weeks of uncertainty, the International Olympic Committee announced on Tuesday that the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo would be postponed due to concerns around the coronavirus pandemic. The Games have Abridge News
Jul 23 2021
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics kicked off Friday with opening ceremonies in Tokyo, Japan. The games were delayed by a year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus remains a top story around the games; public health concerns threatened to force another delay, and fan presence at the games will be heavily restricted. Roughly 11,000 athletes from nearly 200 countries will participate in the games, whichThe Hill Fox News (Online News) CNN (Online News)
Jul 23 2021
First lady Jill Biden on Friday led the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremony in Tokyo to kick off a highly anticipated and unique Olympics.
The Olympics are Biden’s first solo international trip as first lady. Biden was spotted in the audience of the opening ceremony, wearing a black mask.
The opening ceremony paid homage to the athletes who trained in isolation during theThe Hill
Mar 20 2021
At last it’s official after countless unsourced news reports and rumors: spectators from abroad will be barred from the postponed Tokyo Olympics when they open in four months.
The decision was announced Saturday after an online meeting of the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese government, the Tokyo government, the International Paralympic Committee, and local organizers.Associated Press
Mar 20 2021
Spectators from overseas will not be allowed to attend the Summer Olympics in Japan, organizers said on Saturday, making a major concession to the realities of Covid-19 even as they forged ahead with plans to hold the world’s largest sporting event.
The Tokyo Games, which begin in July, were originally scheduled for 2020 but were delayed by a year because of the pandemic. The TokyoNew York Times (News)
Jan 22 2021
The Tokyo Olympics are expected to begin this July after the 2020 Games were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But a post online claims this summer's games have been canceled.
"Japanese government 'has privately concluded the Games cannot go ahead this summer' after they were postponed from last year," reads a Jan. 22 Facebook post from Taekwondo News. "The former chiefUSA TODAY
Aug 13 2021
Before thousands of international athletes and reporters even landed in Tokyo, the Olympics were seen as a horror story waiting to happen.
What’s essential in a mega sporting event—confined spaces, crowds and close contacts—also makes fertile ground for COVID-19. Apprehensive and alarmed, the Japanese public overwhelmingly opposed hosting the Tokyo Games. When the time came, everyoneVice