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Olympics: Qatar qualifies for Beach Volleyball quarter-finals

Olympics: Qatar qualifies for Beach Volleyball quarter-finals

Qatar Beach Volleyball team qualified for the quarter-finals of the 32nd Summer Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020).

Organisers investigating after athletes drinking violates Covid-19 curbs

Organisers investigating after athletes drinking violates Covid-19 curbs

Tokyo Games organisers said they are investigating after a group of athletes were found drinking alcohol in the Olympic village this week, violating measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Regions near Olympic host Tokyo to seek Covid-19 emergency steps

Regions near Olympic host Tokyo to seek Covid-19 emergency steps

Governors of three prefectures near Olympics host Tokyo will ask the government to declare states of emergency for their regions, a cabinet minister said on Wednesday, after Covid-19 infections spiked to a record high in the Japanese capital.

Japan's Emperor Naruhito to open Olympics, reprising grandfather's role

Japan's Emperor Naruhito to open Olympics, reprising grandfather's role

Japan's Emperor Naruhito is set to declare the opening of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, reprising the role of his grandfather who opened the last Tokyo Olympics in 1964

Japan considers ban on all Olympic spectators, weighs extending curbs

Japan considers ban on all Olympic spectators, weighs extending curbs

Japan is considering banning all spectators from the Olympic Games, several sources told Reuters on Wednesday, as officials weigh extending novel coronavirus restrictions to contain infections just over two weeks before the Games begin.

Many Japan schools opt not to take children to Olympic Games

Many Japan schools opt not to take children to Olympic Games

Many schools near Tokyo are shunning Olympic and Paralympic events, cancelling more than half the 280,000 tickets reserved for them amid worries that the Games could further spread Covid-19, a Japanese daily said on Sunday.

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events

Up to 10,000 fans will be allowed at Tokyo Olympic events, organisers said Monday, warning competition could move behind closed doors if infections surge.

Top Japanese virologist warns of risks of Tokyo Games during pandemic

Top Japanese virologist warns of risks of Tokyo Games during pandemic

A top Japanese virologist and government adviser has said there was a risk of spreading Covid-19 infections during the Tokyo Olympics, the Times of London reported on Tuesday, the latest high-profile warning about the global sporting showpiece.

Japan extends Covid-19 state of emergency ahead of Games

Japan extends Covid-19 state of emergency ahead of Games

Japan on Friday extended a state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas by about three weeks to June 20 as the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of easing less than two months before the Summer Olympics open.

Japanese anti-Olympics campaign gains traction as pandemic simmers

Japanese anti-Olympics campaign gains traction as pandemic simmers

More than 230,000 people have signed a Japanese petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled in the two days since it was launched online, as public concerns mount over holding the showpiece event during a pandemic.

Preparations on for holding Tokyo Olympics in the summer: Qatar Athletics Federation president

Preparations on for holding Tokyo Olympics in the summer: Qatar Athletics Federation president

HE President of Qatar Athletics Federation Dr. Thani bin Abdulrahman al-Kuwari said Tuesday that preparations are ongoing to host the Tokyo Olympics in the summer from July 23 to August 8.

Overseas fans barred from Tokyo Olympics over virus fears

Overseas fans barred from Tokyo Olympics over virus fears

Overseas fans will be banned from this summer's pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics, organisers said Saturday, in a bid to reduce virus risks and convince a sceptical Japanese public the Games will be safe