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World 100 metres champion Coleman's ban reduced but still misses Olympics
April 16, 2021
World 100 metres champion Coleman's ban reduced but still misses Olympics
NEW YORK (Reuters) – World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman had his two-year ban for breaching anti-doping whereabouts rules reduced to 18 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday but will still be ineligible for the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan to expand quasi-emergency measures, casting fresh doubts on Olympics
April 16, 2021
Japan to expand quasi-emergency measures, casting fresh doubts on Olympics
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is set to expand quasi-emergency measures to 10 regions on Friday as a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases spreads, casting doubt on whether the Summer Olympics can be held in Tokyo.
Are the Olympics cancelled? Japan official's comments sow doubts
April 15, 2021
Are the Olympics cancelled? Japan official's comments sow doubts
TOKYO (Reuters) – A senior Japanese ruling party official said on Thursday that cancelling this year’s Olympics in Tokyo remains an option if the coronavirus crisis becomes too dire, dropping a bomb on a hot-button issue and sending social media into a frenzy.
Olympics: Diving, artistic swimming qualifiers to go ahead in Japan - Kyodo
April 9, 2021
Olympics: Diving, artistic swimming qualifiers to go ahead in Japan - Kyodo
TOKYO (Reuters) - Diving and artistic swimming qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will go ahead in Japan, Kyodo news reported on Friday, just days after both test events looked to have been cancelled by the sport’s world governing body (FINA).
Paris not Tokyo could be last Olympics, hints Biles
April 8, 2021
Paris not Tokyo could be last Olympics, hints Biles
(Reuters) - After thinking hard about hanging on another year to compete at the COVID-19 delayed Tokyo Olympics, four-time gold medallist gymnast Simone Biles said on Wednesday she just might stick around for another three years for the 2024 Paris Summer Games.
US says looking to coordinate participation in Beijing Olympics with allies
April 7, 2021
US says looking to coordinate participation in Beijing Olympics with allies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday said that it is looking to discuss with partners and allies how to proceed with participation in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in a coordinated way, amid growing calls for a boycott of the Games over China’s human rights record.