Olympics

Figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu performs nine-year medley of his routines, but not on the ice【Videos】

“This is the journey I took with my programs since March 11 2011” says gold medalist in unique substitute for suspended sporting events.

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Tokyo Olympics announces new start date following coronavirus postponement

Tokyo’s governor hopes having firm start date will allow athletes and organizers to better focus on preparing for the delayed Games.

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IOC President is “in 100-percent agreement” with Japan’s proposal to postpone Tokyo Olympics

Also agrees with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s proposal to have the Games by next summer at the latest.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposes postponing Tokyo Olympics for up to one year

Reported conference call asks IOC to change Tokyo 2020 to Tokyo 2021.

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Tokyo Olympics loses first participant as Canada withdraws from Games over coronavirus concerns

Canadian Olympic and Paralympic teams won’t be heading to Japan this summer, and one other nation is already following suit.

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IOC member says decisions on Tokyo Olympics must be made by late May due to coronavirus fears

Postponing Games due to coronavirus is not an easy option, official says.

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Japan Airlines giving foreign travelers 100,000 free round-trip tickets during the Tokyo Olympics

JAL wants visitors from overseas to see more than just Tokyo during the Tokyo Summer Games.

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Tokyo Olympics might allow you to take one, and only one, drink with you into sweltering stadiums

Organizing Committee considers relaxing rules for the Games during Japan’s always hot and humid summer.

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Tokyo loses 2020 Olympic marathon as IOC shifts race to another part of Japan

Heat and humidity in the capital judged risks to athletes’ safety and performance, so another Japanese city with an Olympic past will play host.

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Naomi Osaka chooses Japanese citizenship over U.S., hopes to represent Japan at Tokyo Olympics

Tennis star says “playing for the pride of the nation will be a very emotional experience.”

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Pretty Cure fans stoked to see four Pretty Cure characters represented on Tokyo 2020 merchandise

Unlike the other franchises picked to be Tokyo Olympics spokescharacters, Pretty Cure is represented by many characters!

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Tokyo governor promotes silly Olympics umbrella hat, refuses to wear one herself

Tokyo governor sticks to silly hat plan, seemingly refuses to get on board herself.

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Can the “Beijing Bikini” help Tokyo bear the boiling heat during next year’s Games?

Some Chinese authorities want to put a stop to it, but might Japanese authorities be wise to encourage letting our guts fly free?

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Olympic medals and torch display held in Tokyo for a very limited time

Mr. Sato gets closer to Olympic gold than he ever dreamed possible.

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Japanese artists anthropomorphise national flags into samurai characters for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

See what your country and national flag look like as a samurai warrior!

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Kumamoto mascot Kumamon’s chance of being Olympic torch runner in jeopardy

Organizing committee seems to have a problem with a huge clumsy bear running around with an open flame.

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Tokyo Olympics WILL allow you to share photos you take at the Games on social media

Official assures us that posting pics from the Games is A-OK, and clarifies what you’re not allowed to share online.

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Tokyo Olympics bans fans from posting videos of the Games on their social media accounts

Your medal-worthy Olympic venue videos will have to stay within the confines of your phone, say organizers of 2020 Olympics.

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Advice for Tokyo 2020 Olympics volunteers: Dress like a Japanese ninja

This uniform will keep you cool and comfortable like a Japanese shadow warrior from the Edo period.

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