Tag: Olympics

The Tokyo Games will go on despite COVID-19

LONDON – Having been postponed from 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympic Games are approaching their opening…

Heat risks add to challenges for Tokyo’s pandemic-hit Olympics

TOKYO: Searing heat, dripping humidity, and face masks: It’s going to be a sweaty Tokyo Olympics and while COVID-19 measures…

Training for Tokyo: Swimmer Brent Hayden

The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to take place next month, after being postponed for a year. The delay and the…

World watches as Japan tries to manage games amid COVID-19

As the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics near, athletes, coaches and staff are starting to arrive in Japan amid still strong…

Resignation, anger as Japan digests Tokyo Olympic fan ban

TOKYO: Olympic fans in Japan reacted with weary resignation to a ban on Tokyo Games spectators on Friday (Jul 9),…

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Olympics, cites lack of fans as well as injury

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics, saying playing without spectators “doesn’t feel right.” Kyrgios…

Tokyo Olympics to bar fans under new COVID-19 emergency

The Olympic Games will be held without spectators at venues in the capital and surrounding prefectures due to a rise…

COVID-19: Spectators banned from Olympics, Tokyo under state of emergency

A man and a woman stand with a backdrop of the Olympic rings floating in the water in the Odaiba…

Trouble stirs amid the quest for gold and glory

Was it an ominous premonition or just another blunder by a gaffe-prone politician? During an Upper House finance committee meeting…

Will rise in soft power offer silver lining for pandemic-hit Tokyo Olympics?

With less than three weeks to go, the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are expected to be held under a less…