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Human Rights Watch report documents abuse of child athletes in Japan

Human Rights Watch report documents abuse of child athletes in Japan

A Human Rights Watch report has found child athletes in Japan often suffer physical and verbal abuse and sometimes sexual abuse during training after documenting the experiences of over 800 athletes in 50 sports.

Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll

Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll

Just one in four people in Japan want to see the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games held next year, with most backing either further delay or a cancellation, a new poll shows.

Japan, IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics

Japan, IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics

Japanese organisers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games would start on July 23, 2021, and run until Aug. 8, Kyodo news reported.

Tokyo organisers eye July 2021 for delayed Olympics

Tokyo organisers eye July 2021 for delayed Olympics

Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.

Tokyo Olympics postponed over coronavirus pandemic

Tokyo Olympics postponed over coronavirus pandemic

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday.

US athletics federation calls for Olympic postponement

US athletics federation calls for Olympic postponement

US athletics' governing body joined calls for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed on Saturday, urging United States Olympic chiefs to push for the games to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

German athletics chief calls on IOC to postpone Tokyo Olympics

German athletics chief calls on IOC to postpone Tokyo Olympics

German athletics chief Juergen Kessing wants the Tokyo Olympics postponed, just as other sports have done lately in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo Olympics flame festivities scaled back over virus

Tokyo Olympics flame festivities scaled back over virus

Tokyo 2020 organisers said Tuesday they were scaling back parts of the Olympic torch relay due to the coronavirus, but that spectators would still be allowed to watch from the roadside.

Japanese coronavirus cases top 1,000, govt insists Olympics plans on track

Japanese coronavirus cases top 1,000, govt insists Olympics plans on track

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Japan topped the 1,000 mark on Wednesday, mostly from the Diamond Princess cruise liner, as the government reiterated that plans to host the Tokyo Olympics in July remained on track.

Intel to use Tokyo Olympics to show off 3D tracking, other new tech

Intel to use Tokyo Olympics to show off 3D tracking, other new tech

Tech giant Intel Corp said on Wednesday it will use the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to show off a portfolio of new technology including artificial intelligence driven 3D tracking of athletes ...

Tokyo boss denies image problem amid corruption probe

Tokyo boss denies image problem amid corruption probe

The chief organiser of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has expressed confidence the Games will overcome their “hurdles” after a series of problems, including a French inquiry into the bidding process.