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Tokyo Olympics ‘may not be conventional’ after COVID-19 delay, organizer says – National

Tokyo Olympics ‘may not be conventional’ after COVID-19 delay, organizer says - National

TOKYO — Almost two months after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday he still could not give an estimate of how much the one-year delay will cost. Figures in the Japanese media have ranged between $2 billion and $6 billion, with most mounting expenses …

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Coronavirus: IOC official disagrees COVID-19 vaccine needed for Tokyo Olympics – National

Coronavirus: IOC official disagrees COVID-19 vaccine needed for Tokyo Olympics - National

The head of the IOC’s co-ordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics said Wednesday he disagrees with suggestions by some scientists and doctors that a vaccine for COVID-19 is needed to hold the games. John Coates, an International Olympic Committee member from Australia who is a lawyer, said he had seen …

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Holding Olympics in 2021 will be ‘difficult’ without coronavirus vaccine: official – National

Holding Olympics in 2021 will be ‘difficult’ without coronavirus vaccine: official - National

It is too early to consider lifting Japan’s state of emergency over the coronavirus, the head of the Japan Medical Association said on Tuesday, adding that it will be difficult for Tokyo to host the Olympics next year without an effective vaccine. The comments by the head of the powerful physician’s lobby …

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Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who pays for postponement – National

Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who pays for postponement - National

An open conflict broke out Tuesday between Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC over who will pay for the unprecedented year-long postponement. Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya said the organizing committee has asked the Switzerland-based International Olympic Committee to remove a comment from its website suggesting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe …

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Tokyo Olympics not possible without new structure, limited participation: expert – National

Tokyo Olympics not possible without new structure, limited participation: expert - National

A Japanese professor of infectious disease says he is “very pessimistic” the postponed Tokyo Olympics can open in 15 months. “To be honest with you, I don’t think the Olympics is likely to be held next year,” Kentaro Iwata, a professor of infectious disease at Kobe University, said Monday speaking …

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Too early to worry if COVID-19 will delay 2020 Tokyo Olympics again, expert says – National

Too early to worry if COVID-19 will delay 2020 Tokyo Olympics again, expert says - National

It is premature to think the novel coronavirus outbreak will further delay the Tokyo Olympics, which have already been postponed a year, Brian McCloskey, an expert on global health security and outbreak prevention told Reuters. Under increasing pressure from athletes, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo Games organizers last …

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Coronavirus: Gymnast Ellie Black embraces Olympic postponement, aims for Tokyo 2021

Coronavirus: Gymnast Ellie Black embraces Olympic postponement, aims for Tokyo 2021

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 gave Canadian gymnast Ellie Black the gift of time. The 24-year-old from Halifax tore an ankle ligament landing a vault during last October’s world championship in Stuttgart, Germany. Black underwent surgery on her ankle later that month. Canada’s most decorated female gymnast …

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Coronavirus: No ‘Plan B’ for another Olympic postponement, organizers say – National

Coronavirus: No ‘Plan B’ for another Olympic postponement, organizers say - National

There is no “Plan B” for the Olympics if they need to be postponed again because of the coronavirus pandemic, Tokyo organizers said Tuesday. Masa Takaya, the spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics, said organizers are proceeding under the assumption the Olympics will open on July 23, 2021. The Paralympics follow …

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Tokyo Olympic CEO says no guarantee 2021 games will go ahead after COVID-19 delay – National

Tokyo Olympic CEO says no guarantee 2021 games will go ahead after COVID-19 delay - National

As the coronavirus spreads in Japan, the chief executive of the Tokyo Games said Friday he can’t guarantee the postponed Olympics will be staged next year — even with a 16-month delay. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued an emergency declaration this week to battle the virus, putting the country …

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Japan declared a state of emergency, but it’s no lockdown. So what is it? – National

Japan declared a state of emergency, but it’s no lockdown. So what is it? - National

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other hard-hit Japanese prefectures to fortify the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. But this is no European or Wuhan-style lockdown. A look at what Japan’s state of emergency entails: Q. WHY DID ABE DECLARE A STATE …

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