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Tokyo Sets New Record of COVID-19 Cases Amid the Olympics

Tokyo on Thursday (5/8) reported 5,042 cases of the new coronavirus, its latest daily high since the pandemic began. With that number of new cases, the Olympic host now has 236,138 cases. Nationally, Japan reported more than 14,000 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total now to 970,000. Tokyo has imposed …

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Sending Athletes Home, Two Belarus Coaches Expelled from the Olympics

Two Belarus coaches have been expelled from the Tokyo Olympics for allegedly trying to force a runner to return home. The incident drew international condemnation. International Olympic Committee (International Olympic Committe/IOC), Friday (6/8), said it had revoked the accreditation of Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich. Both have left the Olympic …

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2020 Olympics in Tokyo Closed

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics officially closed on Sunday night (8/8). The Olympics began with the widespread outbreak of the coronavirus and a one-year break. And ended with a hurricane, and still: COVID-19. The Tokyo Olympics – which remain called the 2020 Olympics but are being held in mid-2021 …

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Asian Games Success, Indonesia Aims to Host the 2032 Olympics

After successfully holding the 2018 Asian Games, Indonesia stated that it was ready to submit itself as a candidate to host the 2032 Olympics. This was conveyed directly by President Joko Widodo when he received IOC International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and OCA Asian Olympic Committee President Sheikh Ahmad …

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Transgender Athletes Compete at the Tokyo Olympics

Canadian soccer star Quinn isn’t the only transgender and/or non-binary athlete competing at the Tokyo Olympics. Apart from Quinn, there are at least three other athletes with that gender identity, namely Laurel Hubbard from New Zealand in weight lifting; Alana Smith from the United States in skateboarding; and Chelsea Wolfe, …

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Organizers Ensure the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics Runs On Time

Kathy Carter, who this week was appointed CEO and organizing committee of the 2028 Los Angeles (LA28) Olympics and Paralympics, ensures that the costs of hosting the quadrennial Games are kept under control. Carter also believes that the event will have a good impact on the city of Los Angeles. …

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