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North Korea Says It Won’t Participate in Tokyo Olympics
April 06, 2021

North Korea Says It Won’t Participate in Tokyo Olympics

By Kim Tong-Hyung
Pyongyang cited concerns over COVID-19 for its decision. Its absence from the Games further dims hope of a diplomatic breakthrough.

Japan’s Olympic Torch Relay Under Threat From COVID-19 Rebound
April 03, 2021

Japan’s Olympic Torch Relay Under Threat From COVID-19 Rebound

By Thisanka Siripala
A resurgence of cases in Tokyo and Osaka casts doubt on the idea of a coronavirus-proof Olympic Games.
Will Japan’s Olympics Be Rescued by China’s Vaccine?
March 15, 2021

Will Japan’s Olympics Be Rescued by China’s Vaccine?

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan remains tight-lipped over the IOC’s offer to provide Chinese-made vaccines to Olympic athletes.

Hashimoto Seiko Takes Over as Tokyo Olympic President
February 18, 2021

Hashimoto Seiko Takes Over as Tokyo Olympic President

By Associated Press
Following the blowback from the previous president’s sexist comments, the male-dominated Organizing Committee tapped a woman to lead.

Tokyo Olympics: Mori to Leave but Gender Issue Remains
February 12, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Mori to Leave but Gender Issue Remains

By Associated Press
Despite the Olympic chief's resignation, Japan continues to be a country run "by a club of old men."

Tokyo Olympics Hits a New Roadblock: Sexism
February 09, 2021

Tokyo Olympics Hits a New Roadblock: Sexism

By Yukari Easton
Sexist comments from the organizing committee head underline Japan’s deep-seated gender issues.

IOC, Tokyo Olympics to Unveil Rule Book for Beating Pandemic
January 27, 2021

IOC, Tokyo Olympics to Unveil Rule Book for Beating Pandemic

By Associated Press
Japanese opinion polls that show 80 percent of those surveyed think the Olympics should be canceled or postponed.
Japan’s Olympic Dreams Remain Hostage to COVID-19 Uncertainty
January 14, 2021

Japan’s Olympic Dreams Remain Hostage to COVID-19 Uncertainty

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s hopes for the postponed Tokyo Olympics are shrouded in doubt as the coronavirus outbreak in the country heads for a worst case scenario.

Official Costs of Tokyo Olympics Up by 22% to $15.4 billion
December 23, 2020

Official Costs of Tokyo Olympics Up by 22% to $15.4 billion

By Associated Press
The Olympics are to open on July 23, 2021.

Tokyo Games Relay Opens in 100 Days With 10,000 Torchbearers
December 16, 2020

Tokyo Games Relay Opens in 100 Days With 10,000 Torchbearers

By Associated Press
Even after a year-long delay, there are questions about the safety of the massive relay effort – not to mention the Olympic Games themselves.

IOC President Says Tokyo Olympic ‘Participants’ Will Be Encouraged to Get Vaccine
November 17, 2020

IOC President Says Tokyo Olympic ‘Participants’ Will Be Encouraged to Get Vaccine

By Associated Press
Thomas Bach made the comment as he tours Japan, seeking to persuade a skeptical Japanese public that it’s safe to hold the Olympics during a pandemic.
Tokyo Olympic Games Will Go Ahead in 2021
October 01, 2020

Tokyo Olympic Games Will Go Ahead in 2021

By Thisanka Siripala
The International Olympic Committee has ruled out postponing the Tokyo Games for a second time.

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