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Jul 27 2021
Which Countries Are Doing Better — Or Worse — Than Expected At The Tokyo Olympics?
An updating medal count for every competing nation compared with the number of medals we thought each would have won so far — along with how many more they might take home.FiveThirtyEight
Mar 05 2023
Special Olympics Basketball Tournament held in Pleasanton
On Saturday, March 4, 300 Special Olympics athletes arrived in Pleasanton for the annual East Bay Basketball Tournament. Teams from Solano, Hayward, Union City, Stanislaus, Oakland, Contra Costa, San Ramon, Mt Diablo joined the local Pleasanton T-RADD team by playing in six different divisions, medals were awarded to the winners of each division. Games were held on 11 courts at Amador ValleyPatch.com
Mar 24 2020
Tokyo Olympics to be postponed, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says
The global spread of the coronavirus has forced the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed until next summer at the latest, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Tuesday.
Abe said that he and the International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach came to an agreement to postpone the Games. The latest the event can take place is the summer of 2021.
"In the present circumstancesFox News (Online News)
Jul 20 2021
Tokyo Olympics ready to start, but Covid overshadows the world’s greatest sports spectacle
After a one-year delay, weeks of negative headlines and public backlash, the Tokyo Olympics are set to open Friday.
But that’s still a maybe, as Covid-19 continues to cause a disturbance throughout Japan.
It’s been quite the task for the International Olympic Committee to get to this point. The Tokyo Olympics was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic. But following a vaccine,CNBC
Jul 22 2021
Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over 1998 Holocaust joke
The director of the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony was fired Thursday over a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998.
Kentaro Kobayashi was ousted just a day before the pandemic-delayed Games were set to officially kickoff Friday with an elaborate ceremony he helped create, the latest in a long list of setbacks to hit the event.
Kobayashi was fired “after a joke heNBC News (Online)
Mar 21 2023
Olympic Conference girls basketball Player of the Year and other postseason honors, 2022-23nj.com
Mar 24 2020
2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Postponed
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
Jul 23 2021
With Tokyo 2020 overshadowed by Covid-19, athletes are left to bring light to troubled Olympics
The Covid-19 pandemic has loomed large over the Tokyo Olympics ever since last year's postponement, shaping a Games the like of which has never been seen before.
When the opening ceremony gets underway on Friday, it will put an end to months of speculation over whether the Olympics would be even able to go ahead, as well as prompting further questions about how Covid-19 could shape theCNN (Online News)
Mar 24 2020
IOC member says 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed because of coronavirus pandemic
Veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA TODAY Sports on Monday afternoon that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are going to be postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound said in a phone interview. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the games are not going toUSA TODAY
Mar 06 2023
Westwood Special Olympics Coach Has Perfect GPA: Star Student
WESTWOOD, MA — Star Students are found in classrooms, on concert and theater stages and at debate lecterns, and out in the community doing good things to make life better for all of us. Here at Patch, we've launched an initiative to help recognize Star Students, and we’re working to tell the stories of these outstanding kids to their neighbors. This submission comes from Liz Williamson whoPatch.com