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Japan PM Suga 'determined' to hold Olympics despite pandemic

New York - Japan is "determined" to host the postponed Olympic Games in 2021 despite the coronavirus pandemic, the country's newly elected prime minister told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday.

Gunnar Bentz talks about Cali Condors, ISL, digital age, and fans Special

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Gunnar Bentz chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about the second season of the International Swimming League (ISL), where he will be a part of the Cali Condors.

Tokyo Olympic athletes face tracking apps if virus persists, says task force

Apo - Olympic athletes could face strict controls on movement and repeated coronavirus tests under measures discussed Wednesday by a task force charged with finding ways to safely hold the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games.

Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll

Apo - Just one in four people in Japan want to see the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games held next year, with most backing either further delay or a cancellation, a new poll shows.Only 23.

Jordan Raney talks water polo, and postponement of Tokyo Olympics Special

American water polo player and defender Jordan Raney chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her journey in the sport, and the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Tokyo governor Koike cruises to second term

Apo - Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike declared victory in Sunday's vote to elect the leader of one of the world's most populous cities and immediately vowed to step up the fight against a recent coronavirus resurgence.

Olympics, virus dominate Tokyo governor vote

Apo - The postponed Olympics and a worrying second surge in coronavirus cases are the main issues as Tokyo voters elect a governor on Sunday to run one of the world's most populous cities.

Felipe Lima talks Energy Standard, ISL, and Tokyo Olympic Games Special

Brazilian swimmer Felipe Lima chatted with Digital Journal about the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021, and he spoke about joining the Energy Standard team.

Ben Proud talks Energy Standard, postponement of Tokyo Olympics Special

World champion British swimmer Ben Proud chatted with Digital Journal about being a part of the Energy Standard swimming team, and he shared his outlook on the sport following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Catching up with Cody Miller: Postponement of Olympic Games, ISL Special

Olympic gold and bronze medalist swimmer Cody Miller chatted with Digital Journal about the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games and he shared his thoughts on the International Swimming League (ISL).

Haylie McCleney talks softball, Tokyo Olympic Games, and success Special

Two-time champion softball player Haylie McCleney (Team USA) chatted with Digital Journal about her career in the sport and the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Tokyo organisers eye July 2021 for delayed Olympics: reports

Apo - Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.

Olympics delay a blow for virus-hit Tokyo hotels

Apo - The shock postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has dealt a savage blow to Japan's hotels and tourism industry, already reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Tokyo Olympic Games are officially postponed to 2021

It's official. The Tokyo Olympics Games are being postponed to 2021, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has been affecting the globe.

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.

2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will go ahead, says Japanese PM

On March 14, Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, stated that the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo will go ahead as planned amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

Alexander Massialas qualifies for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

Acclaimed fencer Alexander Massialas has a major reason to be proud. He officially punched his ticket for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

'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.

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.

An Olympics first — Tokyo athletes will sleep on cardboard beds

Tokyo - Tokyo Olympic athletes beware - You might not want to celebrate winning a gold medal by jumping on your bed. The bed frames in the Athletes Village at this year's Olympics will be made of cardboard. Sturdy cardboard.

Defiant governor says Olympic marathon should stay in Tokyo

Apo - Tokyo's governor insisted Wednesday she still wants to see the Olympic marathon held in the capital next year, despite plans to move the event to northern Japan over heat concerns.

Tokyo 2020 marathon move decision 'final', says IOC's Coates

Apo - The decision to move the Tokyo 2020 marathon and race-walking events to northern Japan is "final", the International Olympic Committee's John Coates said Friday despite opposition from local officials.

Tokyo 2020 construction worker dies, heatstroke suspected

Apo - A worker at a Tokyo 2020 Olympics construction site has collapsed and died, organisers said, reportedly of heatstroke as the Japanese capital swelters through a blistering heatwave.

Jordan Wilimovsky qualifies for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

25-year-old American swimmer Jordan Wilimovsky has a major reason to be proud. He just qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Tokyo unveils 'cherry blossom' Olympic torch

Apo - Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games as the city prepares for the famed flower season to begin in coming days.

Stand By Me Foundation prepares U.S. swimmers for Olympic gold

The Stand By Me Foundation was co-founded by top Olympic swim coach David Marsh, as well as Marc Huberty, and Ambroise "Rowdy" Gaines.

Meet Billy Mills: Olympian and Track and Field Hall of Famer Special

Coos Bay - Olympic gold medalist and runner Billy Mills chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming film screening on October 30 at the Egyptian Theatre in Coos Bay, Oregon.

IOC backs daylight savings to ease Tokyo 2020 heat fears

Apo - The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday backed calls by Japanese organisers to implement daylight savings time at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as concerns mount over athlete safety in soaring temperatures.
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