US athletics team cancels pre-Olympics camp in Japan-local government
May 12, 2021
NEW YORK (Reuters) The United States’ track and field team has cancelled its pre-Olympics training camp in Japan out of concerns for safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, local authorities announced ,raising more questions about the holding of the Games.
April 11, 2021
Tokyo Olympic organisers to secure 300 hotel rooms for athletes with COVID-19-Kyodo
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Olympic organisers plan to prepare 300 hotel rooms for athletes who test positive for the coronavirus at this summer’s Games but show no or minor symptoms of COVID-19, Kyodo news agency said on Sunday.
March 2, 2021
Soccer: US look to take major step forward in Olympic qualifying bid
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States men’s under-23 soccer team are aiming to make up for past disappointments, coach Jason Kreis said on Monday as his squad gathered in Mexico for a training camp ahead of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
February 5, 2021
Olympics: Mori's 'jaw-dropping' comments show system needs a shake-up - WST head
LONDON (Reuters) - Sexist comments by Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori are further evidence that the whole sporting system needs a shake-up, Women’s Sport Trust chief executive Tammy Parlour said on Thursday.
January 22, 2021
Tokyo Olympic organisers say fully focused on hosting Games this summer
TOKYO (Reuters) - Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics said all event partners, including the Japanese government and the International Olympic Committee, were “fully focused” on hosting the Games this summer in response to a report by the Times newspaper.
January 18, 2021
IOC expects only 6,000 athletes at Olympic opening ceremony: Yomiuri
TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) expects only 6,000 athletes to participate in the opening ceremony at the Tokyo Summer Games, more than half of initial estimates, as organizers implement measures to guard against coronavirus infections.
December 18, 2020
Russia's Olympic doping ban halved, but flag barred from next two Games
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian athletes will be barred from competing at major international events, including the Olympics, under the country’s flag until 2022 after a Swiss court on Thursday upheld doping sanctions but halved the original four-year ban.