Tokyo 2020: Lucky few to spectate Olympic football
26 July 2021 | 7:08 am
Olympic fans queue in Sendai (north-east Japan) to hop on buses that will take them to Miyagi Stadium. Female football teams from the Netherlands and Brazil will be among the happy few to have spectators as the Miyagi prefecture decided not to ban them.
5 Mar 2020
The International Olympic Committee's executive board arrived for the second day of their meeting in Lausanne on Wednesday. The meeting has been dominated by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the potential threat posed to it by the coronavirus outbreak.
25 Mar 2020
The IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee agree that the Olympic Games will be rescheduled no later than the summer of 2021.
22 Apr 2020
Divine Oduduru is a Nigerian track and field sprinter specializing in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. He spoke with GuardianTV's Solomon Fowowe about the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games, Coronavirus, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, and his future goals.
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The pandemic-postponed Olympics will go ahead this summer "however the coronavirus evolves", Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori says at a press conference in the capital, brushing aside doubts about the event.
9 Feb 2021
Around 390 Tokyo 2020 Olympics volunteers have resigned following sexist remarks by Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori, Japan's Olympic minister said on Tuesday (February 9).
12 Feb 2021
Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori has resigned after making sexist comments that caused an international outcry with less than six months until the virus-postponed Games.
19 Feb 2021
Tokyo 2020's new president Seiko Hashimoto vows to "regain trust" in the Olympic organising committee after an embarrassing sexism row, with just over five months until the virus-postponed Games. Hashimoto, a seven-time Olympian, had been one of just two women in Japan's cabinet, serving as Olympic minister before stepping down to take the key post.
24 Mar 2021
File footage of Japan's World Cup winner Homare Sawa who has pulled out of the Tokyo 2020 torch relay just one day before it begins.
25 Mar 2021
The countdown to the Summer Olympics has begun. In a global pandemic, there is little enthusiasm for an event intended to celebrate the international spirit and world-class athleticism.
18 Apr 2021
Russia has unveiled its Olympic uniforms for the Tokyo 2020 Games - where up to 10 Russian track and field athletes will be able to compete, under a neutral flag. Russian athletics has been in crisis since 2015 when its federation was suspended for repeated state-sponsored doping scandals.
24 Jun 2021
No alcohol, no hugs, no cheers and no autographs: Tokyo Olympic organisers unveiled tough new rules for spectators at the pandemic Games on Wednesday, as they marked one month until the opening ceremony. Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto says: "We are putting in a lot of effort to come up with a new way of celebrating." from press conference
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