Tokyo Olympics: Media coverage of games will be closely monitored

Media covering the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be closely monitored to ensure they do not leave pre-registered areas such as hotels and sports venues, Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday. Dimitri Isler of Switzerland trains for the men's aerials during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. REUTERS/Mike Blake She spoke of … Continue reading Tokyo Olympics: Media coverage of games will be closely monitored

USA baseball team ready for Tokyo Olympics

Team USA clinched a berth in the Tokyo Olympics with a 4-2 win Saturday night against Venezuela in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The team, a mix of major league free agents and notable prospects managed by Mike Scioscia, finished 4-0 to win the Americas qualifying tournament. The U.S. will compete against host Japan, Israel, Mexico … Continue reading USA baseball team ready for Tokyo Olympics

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Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis. On Tuesday, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed the postponement of this summer’s games following a meeting with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Thomas Bach. Last Sunday, the IOC acknowledged for the first time the possibility of suspending the games and was given … Continue reading Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021

Famous Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee diagnosed with Leukaemia

Japan's swim queen Rikako Ikee, a poster girl for next year's Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukaemia, the 18-year-old tweeted on Tuesday. In a shock announcement, Ikee said: "After feeling unwell I returned in haste from Australia and following tests I was diagnosed with leukaemia. I still can't believe it myself and I'm in a state of … Continue reading Famous Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee diagnosed with Leukaemia