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Protestor Interrupts IOC Conference Call; IOC Reassures Games Still On
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May 13, 2021 — A protestor disrupted a scheduled IOC meeting chanting "no Olympics anywhere." In their meeting, the IOC confirmed the Olympics will still be held.
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Tokyo 2020 Confirms Olympics Will Go Ahead Without Overseas Spectators
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March 20, 2021 — The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will go ahead without overseas spectators because of the pandemic, Tokyo 2020 organisers have confirmed.
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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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President Biden Says Fate of Olympic Games Must be ‘Based on Science’
feels "pain" for athletes...
fate of the Games could come down to President Biden's support...
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Feb. 9, 2021 — United States President Joe Biden indicated over the weekend that the fate of the Olympic Games in Tokyo must be based on science.
 
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@SwimXps  Fate of #Olympics could come down to Biden's support.
  
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Are the Olympics Happening?
Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says it is...
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Jan. 30, 2021 — We’ve got the latest news regarding the Tokyo 2020 Olympics…and things are looking up!
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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
Says IOC President Thomas Bach...
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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2012 Olympic Chief Says Tokyo Olympics Are 'Unlikely' To Happen In 2021
Says the Chief Executive for the London 2012 Olympics...
I’m sure they have plans for a cancellation...
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Jan. 19, 2021 — 2021 Olympic organizers have expressed optimism that the Games will go on, but one former Olympic organizer has suggested the Olympics are ‘unlikely’ to happen amid the pandemic. Sir Keith Mills was the Chief Executive for the London 2012 Olympics. In an interview with the BBC this week, Mills said he sees the 2021 Olympics as unlikely to happen with Tokyo currently under a state of emergency in the coronavirus pandemic. “Personally, sitting here looking at the pandemic around the world, it looks unlikely I have to say,” Mills said in the BBC story. “If I was sitting in the shoes of ...
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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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Olympic Bosses Said To Have Ruled Out Spectator-Free Tokyo 2020 Games As Bach Faces Rising Tide Of Calls To Postpone
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March 17, 2020 — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) appears to have ruled outstaging the Tokyo 2020 Games behind closed doors without spectators because it would run counter to the universality philosophy of a movement that aims to bring people from every corner of the world together in a ‘politics-free-zone’ celebration of sport, according to , quoting Olympic sources. The IOC continues to maintain that the show will go on from July 24 in Tokyo regardless of the global wipeout of the world sports calendar, the at bulk of Olympic test events and trials in many sports now cancelled or postponed ...
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IOC Executive Board Proposes Brisbane As 2032 Olympic Host, Will Vote In July
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June 10, 2021 — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board will vote in July, potentially awarding the 2032 Summer Olympics to Brisbane, Australia.

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Tokyo 2020 Round-Up: 10,000 Volunteers Pull Out Of Games
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June 8, 2021 — 10,000 volunteers set to work at the Games have pulled out, though the IOC insists they will have enough numbers to ensure a smoothly run event

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