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Seiko Hashimoto To Take Over As Head Of Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee
"I feel I need to brace myself..."
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Feb. 18, 2021— According to several reports, former Tokyo 2020 organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori will be replaced by a woman following sexist remarks and.

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"We Are Holding The Olympics This Summer"
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated once again...
“We’re planning on the basis that it will take place without a vaccine."
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Feb. 2, 2021— Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated once again last week that his nation's intention is to indeed move forward with hosting the Games.

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IOC Devising Athlete Protocols for Arrival at Tokyo Games
athletes movement limited to Olympic village...
arrive no more than five days before their events...
leave no more than two days after...
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Jan. 30, 2021— The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is devising specific protocols for the arrival of athletes at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Tokyo Considering Spectator-Less Olympics
economic impact of such a decision is being studied...
doing all kinds of simulations...
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Jan. 28, 2021— As the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee considers a spectator-less Olympics, the economic impact of such a decision is being studied.

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IOC President Assures Olympics Are On
Will Be "Light at the End of the Tunnel"...
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Jan. 25, 2021— IOC President Thomas Bach clarified the status of the 2021 Olympic Games in a video statement on Friday.

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IOC President Thomas Bach: No Plan B For Tokyo, Full Confidence In Olympics Going Ahead
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Others feel it is "unlikely" the Games will go ahead...
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Jan. 21, 2021— IOC president Thomas Bach has full conviction in the Olympics taking place in Tokyo from July and insists there is no “plan B” leaving cancellation or going ahead as planned the only options. Speculation has mounted in recent weeks that the Games are under threat following the rise in coronavirus cases and the imposition of lockdowns and a state of emergency in Tokyo. The IOC responded to the latter by stating it had full confidence in the measures introduced by the Japanese authorities and that it was “fully concentrated and committed to the safe and successful delivery of the Olymp ...

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IOC Vice-President John Coates: Olympics Will Happen
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Sept. 7, 2020— The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will go ahead next year, pandemic or not, IOC vide-president John Coates told the AFP on Monday. In a phone interview, Coates said that the Tokyo Olympics would be the “Games that conquered Covid,” referring to the COVID-19 disease stemming from the novel coronavirus outbreak that has plagued the world over the last 6 months. “The Games were going to be, their theme, the Reconstruction Games after the devastation of the tsunami,” he added, referring to a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan in 2011. “Now very much these will be t ...

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Tokyo 2020 Confirms All Venues Have Been Secured For Olympic Games
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July 17, 2020— The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has secured all 43 venues for use during the rescheduled Olympic Games in July 2021, it was announced on Friday. The Olympic Village will also be used for its original intended purpose to house around 11,000 athletes after doubts were raised because of the handover of converted apartments to residents and developers following the Games which were due to start one week from today. So too was it confirmed that the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre will be housed in the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, as was originally planne ...

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Thomas Bach Announces Bid For Second Term of IOC Presidency
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July 17, 2020— IOC President, Thomas Bach, has announced that he will seek to be re-elected next year. The 66-year-old has held the position since 2013 after being elected for an 8-year term. The presidential election is due to take place in Athens next June. The announcement came during the IOC’s 136th Session which they held today. During the conference it was also announced that the schedule for aquatics at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics next year will remain identical to the original plan . If his bid for re-election is successful, Bach will hold the position for another 4 years. In the past the term ...

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Senegal and the IOC Agree to Postpone the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 to 2026
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July 16, 2020— The IOC and Senegal understand that this news will be disappointing for many young athletes. Both parties can only appeal to their understanding. This agreement results from the large scale of the operational challenges which the IOC, the NOCs and the IFs are facing following the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. With this in mind, the IOC will continue to offer all IFs and NOC Continental Associations the full content of the educational programmes of the Youth Olympic Games. This will allow for the objectives of this very important and much-appreciated component of the Y ...

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With $20 Billion on the Line, Tokyo Shows Olympic Hosts Must Plan for Pandemics
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July 15, 2020— The Tokyo Olympic Games are scheduled to kick off in 53 weeks, the postponement a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether the Olympics take place in 2021 or if they are canceled, Tokyo 2020 has become a case study for how future Olympic hosts will need to demonstrate their readiness for the worst-case scenario: cancellation. If the Olympics are to take place, the urgency of finding and distributing a vaccine cannot be understated. Andrew Zimbalist , an economist at Smith College in the United States, told Kyodo news. “The best scenario at this point, given that the infrastructural a ...

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Tokyo 2020 Ticket Refunds To Be Issued For Buyers Who Can’t Make Olympic Games in 2021
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July 9, 2020— The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee will issue Tokyo 2020 ticket refund s to people unable to attend the Games due to their one-year postponement, according to sources speaking to today. To date, about 4.48 million tickets for the Olympics and some almost 1 million tickets for the Paralympics have been sold through the official ticketing website. The Games were to have opened this month, on July 24 but the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic shunted the world’s biggest multi-sport event into next year. The Olympics Opening is now scheduled for July 23, 2021, prompting the ...

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Postponed Olympics could be in doubt even for 2021, says Tokyo Games CEO
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April 11, 2020— Earlier this month it was confirmed the Olympics would be held from July 23 to August 8 next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. But Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week announced much of…

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The $2.7 Billion Cost Of Postponing The Tokyo Olympics | Forbes
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April 4, 2020— The postponement of the Olympics is expected to add $2.7 billion to the cost of the Games for the host country, Japan. The cost estimate from December, when Tokyo Olympic organizers increased the figure to $12.6 billion. When Tokyo was awarded the Olympics in 2013, the bid committee projected total costs would be $7.3 billion.

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Idaho Governor Signs Bill Limiting Transgender Women & Girls in School Sports
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April 3, 2020— Idaho governor Brad Little signed the controversial House Bill 500 – called the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” by supporters – into law Monday. At the same time, he signed HB 509 , which prohibits transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates. HB 500 bans transgender women and girls from competing in women’s and girls’ sports at the high school and collegiate level in Idaho, making the state the first in the country to pass legislation against transgender students. The bill applies to ” interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic tea ...

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Abbey Weitzeil has come to grips with the Olympic Games being delayed a year
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March 31, 2020— Cal senior will have to wait for graduation ceremonies—and the Summer Olympics.

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