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Tokyo Olympics

18 May 2020
Senior IOC official John Coates says that next year's delayed Tokyo Olympics could be "amongst the greatest Games ever".
29 Apr 2020
The head of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said the Games would be 'scrapped' rather than delayed a further year to 2022. With stadiums built and tickets sold, who will pay the price if that happens?
24 Jul 2019
Tokyo Olympics unveil medal design at ceremony marking a year until the 2020 Games open with officials promising a high-tech but eco-friendly event.
11 Apr 2019
After two much publicized comments, the man in charge of Tokyo's Olympics and Paralympic Games has resigned. His remarks referred to earthquake recovery efforts and a swimmer with leukemia.
24 Feb 2019
Breakdancing is one of four new sports proposed by organizers of the Paris 2024 Olympics. The other three sports, surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing, will debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The International Olympic Committee has until Dec. 2020 for final approval.

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