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© APWF A man wearing a mask against the spread of the new coronavirus walks in front of a countdown calendar showing 356 day to start Tokyo 2020 Olympics Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Tokyo. The postponed Tokyo Olympics have again reached the one-year-to-go mark…

Postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 1-year-to-go mark — again

Tokyo, July 24 (AP) - The Tokyo Olympics have hit the one-year-to-go mark - again. But few are in a mood to celebrate. Tokyo observed the original date a year ago. That was before the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the Olympics and pushed back the opening to July 23, 2021. Fireworks cascaded over Tokyo Bay back then, and local celebrities unveiled ...

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are due to take placed from 24 July to 9 August

Tokyo 2020: Olympics to be postponed until 2021, says IOC member

March 24 (BBC) - The 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year because of coronavirus, says International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound. It comes after the chairman of the British Olympic Association said Great Britain would be unlikely to send a team to Tokyo this summer. Australia and Canada have already said they will not compete in Japan. ...

A man wearing a protective mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks in front of an advertising billboard of Tokyo Olympics 2020, near the Shinjuku station in Tokyo, Japan, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Forty-year cycle: Top Japan minister calls 2020 the ‘cursed Olympics’

Tokyo, March 18 (Reuters) - First, the cancellation in 1940. Then, the mass boycott in Moscow in 1980. Forty years on, the upcoming Tokyo Games are the “cursed Olympics” once again, Japan’s finance minister said, in remarks that could stir controversy at a time when his government is scrambling to quash speculation that the coronavirus epidemic could derail the world’s ...

Greece's Anna Korakaki receives the Olympic flame

Tokyo 2020: Olympic flame handover to be held behind closed doors

March 16 (BBC) - The recent torch-lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia was held without spectators, before the rest of the relay in Greece was suspended. Greece has had 228 confirmed cases and three deaths caused by the virus. "No accreditation cards issued will be valid," said the Greece Olympic committee said. The Japan section of the Olympic Torch relay is ...

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