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Olympics could have 'limited spectators' says Tokyo 2020 chief

Olympics could have 'limited spectators' says Tokyo 2020 chief

Next year's coronavirus-postponed Olympics could be held in front of a ‘limited number of spectators’ to prevent the spread of infection, Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto has said.

To athletes' relief, Tokyo 2020 postponement decision due any day: sources

To athletes' relief, Tokyo 2020 postponement decision due any day: sources

A decision on whether to postpone this year's Tokyo Olympics for the first time in the Games' modern history will come in days, sources said on Tuesday, as global clamour made a delay look inevitable because of the coronavirus crisis.

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.

Tokyo 2020 to power Olympic torch with hydrogen for first time

Tokyo 2020 to power Olympic torch with hydrogen for first time

Hydrogen will be used for the first time to power the Olympic torch during its journey through Japan, organisers said on Monday, as part of Tokyo 2020's efforts to hold an environmentally friendly Games.

WADA could have 'game-changer' drug test method ready for Tokyo 2020

WADA could have 'game-changer' drug test method ready for Tokyo 2020

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is collaborating with national anti-doping agencies and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on a new form of drug testing ...

World rowing chief gives thumbs-up to 2020 Tokyo Olympic venue

World rowing chief gives thumbs-up to 2020 Tokyo Olympic venue

The head of the International Rowing Federation has backed the newly opened 2020 Tokyo Olympic venue to provide a world-class test for athletes at next year's Summer Games.

Tokyo 2020 archery venue unveiled

Tokyo 2020 archery venue unveiled

The archery venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games was officially unveiled on Sunday, becoming the first of the Games’ new venues to be completed.

Cherry blossom-themed torch unveiled for Tokyo 2020

Cherry blossom-themed torch unveiled for Tokyo 2020

The torch design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games was unveiled on Wednesday, exactly a year before the flame is due to arrive in Japan from Greece.

Los Angeles 'stupid' not to host 2028 Games: mayor

Los Angeles 'stupid' not to host 2028 Games: mayor

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti says the US city "would be stupid" not to agree to stage the 2028 Olympics, leaving Paris poised to secure the 2024 Games.

Erdogan bitter Turkey's yet to win Olympic Games

Erdogan bitter Turkey's yet to win Olympic Games

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday acknowledged he was still rankled by Turkey's failure to win the right to host the Olympic Games, saying it had the ability to hold any sporting event.

Tokyo starts construction of main Olympic stadium

Tokyo starts construction of main Olympic stadium

Construction of the main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially started on Sunday, more than a year after the original blueprints were torn up following public outcry over skyrocketing costs.

IOC taking Tokyo bribery scandal 'seriously'

IOC taking Tokyo bribery scandal 'seriously'

A senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official said Thursday allegations of illegal payments to help Tokyo win the 2020 Games were being taken ‘very seriously’...