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For Japan's Abe, Olympic delay may be no sweat

Apo - In 2016, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe broke with his staid public image to pop up in Rio dressed as Super Mario for the official handover of the Olympic Games to Tokyo.

A concrete problem: Olympic delay spells limbo on Athletes' Village

Apo - Hundreds of luxury apartments overlooking Tokyo Bay that were due to be converted from the Athletes' Village have already been sold -- just one of the many headaches caused by the historic postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics postponed over coronavirus pandemic

Apo - Olympic chiefs on Tuesday postponed the 2020 Tokyo Games until next year, a historic move to push back the world's biggest sporting event due to the coronavirus pandemic that is upending global society.

From 'best prepared' to possibly postponed: Tokyo 2020's rocky road

Apo - Olympic officials regularly lauded Tokyo as the best prepared host city they had seen. But no one could have planned for the coronavirus pandemic that may now force a postponement of the 2020 Games.

Canada pulls out of Olympics, Japan says delay may be 'inevitable'

Apo - Canada pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus fears as Japan's prime minister Monday admitted a delay may be "inevitable" and the International Olympic Committee said a decision should come within weeks.

'Heartbreaking': Olympic torch events downscaled over virus

Apo - Tokyo 2020 organisers said Tuesday they had taken the "heartbreaking" decision to scale back parts of the Olympic torch relay due to the coronavirus, but stressed that spectators would still be allowed to watch from the roadside.

What would an Olympics cancellation cost Japan?

Apo - Japan and Olympic organisers are at pains to insist this summer's Games in Tokyo are on, despite the new coronavirus outbreak, but what would a cancellation cost the world's third-biggest economic powerhouse?

Japan says virus may force Olympic torch relay changes

Apo - Japan will adjust the Olympic torch relay set to begin this month "as necessary" to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, organisers said Wednesday, giving few specifics.

Interview: Michael Chadwick eyes 2020 U.S. Olympic swimming team Special

World champion swimmer Michael Chadwick chatted with Digital Journal about his quest to make the 2020 U.S. Olympic swimming team.

Brendan Hansen headed to International Swimming Hall of Fame

Acclaimed American swimmer Brendan Hansen will be inducted into the coveted International Swimming Hall of Fame for its Class of 2020.

Review: Simone Biles wins big at the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards Special

American gymnast Simone Biles has a major reason to celebrate. She was named "Sportswoman of the Year" at the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards.

Op-Ed: Christopher Reid is the 'One to Watch' at the 2020 Olympic Games

South African backstroke swimmer Christopher Reid is the "One to Watch" at the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.

Lee Greenwood talks about Hits Tour 2020 and digital age Special

Grammy award-winning country star Lee Greenwood ("God Bless the U.S.A.") chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming Hits Tour 2020 and his desire to duet with a pop star.

'Olympics will go ahead': Tokyo organisers slam virus rumours

Apo - Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers said Thursday the Games would "go ahead as planned", slamming misinformation over the new coronavirus for triggering panic.

Goo Goo Dolls announce massive summer 2020 headlining tour

Acclaimed rock group Goo Goo Dolls announced their massive 2020 summer headlining tour, where they will receive support from Lifehouse and Forest Blakk.

Tokyo Olympic boss 'extremely worried' about deadly virus

Apo - The chief executive officer of the Tokyo Olympics admitted Wednesday that organisers are "extremely worried" about the possible effect of the deadly new coronavirus on this summer's Games.

Tokyo to 'strengthen testing' for coronavirus before Olympics

Apo - Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike promised Sunday to implement "thorough measures" to protect people from the deadly coronavirus in the run-up to this summer's Olympic Games.

Coronavirus chaos in China's sporting calendar

Bejing - China has been forced to cancel or put off a host of sporting events due to the coronavirus epidemic, from suspending all football in the country to postponing the first badminton tournament of the 2020 world tour season.

Review: Michael Andrew triumphs at 2020 FINA Champions Series in Beijing Special

Beijing - World-class swimmer Michael Andrew triumphed in the FINA Champions Series in Beijing, China. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Review: Dame Olivia Newton-John supports relief efforts at G'Day USA 2020 Special

Los Angeles - On January 25, the 17th annual G'Day USA Los Angeles dinner took place, which brought together Australian and American entertainers and celebrities to support relief and recovery efforts for the Australian bushfires.

Op-Ed: Thin Lizzy snubbed in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2020

Irish rock group Thin Lizzy was seriously snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for induction into its Class of 2020.

Kevin Sorbo talks about upcoming films and documentaries in 2020 Special

Acclaimed actor Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" fame) chatted with Digital Journal about his latest movies and documentaries.

Nathan Adrian nominated for 2020 Laureus World Sports Award

On January 15, the 20th anniversary Laureus World Sports Awards were announced, and the ceremony will take place on February 17 in Berlin.

Climate at mercy of politics in 2020, experts warn

Paris - 2020 is the most crucial year yet for humanity's plan to dodge the bullet of catastrophic global warming, experts said Saturday, warning that the narrow path to safety was riddled with pitfalls, from the US election to Brexit.

US World Cup star Rapinoe slams IOC 'no protest' policy

Los Angeles - United States World Cup icon Megan Rapinoe Friday vowed that athletes "will not be silenced" after the International Olympic Committee warned against political protests at the Tokyo Games.

Op-Ed: Katinka Hosszu is the 'One to Watch' at the 2020 Olympic Games

World-class Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu is the "One to Watch" at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Hosszu is affectionately known as "The Iron Lady," and rightfully so.

Madonna rings in the New Year, ready for another decade of dreams

Pop queen Madonna rings in the New Year "2020," despite battling two injuries. She reveals that she is ready for "another decade of dreams."

Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveil final budget of $12.6 billion

Apo - The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are expected to cost some 1.35 trillion yen ($12.6 billion), organisers said Friday, unveiling a final budget showing increased revenue balancing out extra costs including countermeasures against heat.

Review: Kalamaki GR wins 'Best Greek Restaurant' in 2020 'Best of Boro' Special

Flushing - Congratulations are in order for Kalamakai GR in the heart of Queens, New York. It was named "Best Greek Restaurant in Queens."

Tokyo unveils heat-busting stadium, 7 months before Olympics

Apo - Tokyo formally unveiled its 60,000-seater main Olympic Stadium Sunday, more than seven months before the 2020 Opening Ceremony -- with a host of special features to beat the feared heat.
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