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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is not making any preparations to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics, the government’s top spokesman said on Wednesday, stressing Tokyo’s resolve to host the event as scheduled despite the widening coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks in front
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ATHENS (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee is putting the health of elite athletes at risk by telling them to continue training for the Tokyo 2020 Games as the coronavirus rages, reigning Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi told Reuters on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Athletics – World Athletics Championships – Doha 2019 – Women’s Pole
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Toshiro Muto, Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee CEO, addresses the Olympic torch relay during a news conference, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Tokyo, Japan March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO (Reuters) – The organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games announced steps on Tuesday to stem the spread of the
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LONDON (Reuters) – Italian super-heavyweight Clemente Russo, a double Olympic silver medallist, blamed digestive problems for a no-show in his Tokyo 2020 qualifying bout with Britain’s Frazer Clarke on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: 2016 Rio Olympics – Boxing – Quarterfinal – Men’s Heavy (91kg) Quarterfinals Bout 91 – Riocentro – Pavilion 6 – Rio de Janeiro,
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Saturday vowed to take thorough measures against the coronavirus outbreak for the Olympic Torch relay through Japan and reaffirmed that preparations for a “safe and secure” 2020 Games were progressing, TV Asahi reported. A man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Top Japanese government officials said Friday they were determined to hold “safe and secure” Olympics on schedule, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said Tokyo should consider delaying them for a year because of the pandemic. Japan’s Nikkei stock market benchmark tanked 10% as panic gripped financial markets, and the economy
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