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Tokyo, as you've never seen it before

Apo - It's Tokyo, but unlike you've ever seen it before -- a miniaturised 1:1,000 scale version of one of the world's biggest capitals, displaying everything from sea levels to population densities.

Tokyo Olympics ceremonies chief quits over pig insult to female comedian

Apo - The creative director for Tokyo's Olympic ceremonies resigned on Thursday for suggesting a female comedian appear as a pig, just weeks after the Games' chief stepped down over insulting remarks about women.

Tokyo Olympics ceremonies chief quits over comedian insult

Apo - The creative director for Tokyo's Olympic ceremonies will resign after making derogatory comments about a female Japanese comedian, in the latest headache for organisers of the virus-delayed Games.

Ryan Lochte talks about future goals, eyes Tokyo Olympic Games Special

On March 5, American swimmer Ryan Lochte chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos after the TYR Pro Swim Series event in San Antonio, Texas.

Interview: Sam Kendricks has sights set on a new American record Special

Two-time pole vault world champion Sam Kendricks chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos on Tuesday, February 9. He is eyeing the Tokyo Olympic Games and a new American record.

Coleman Stewart talks about ISL win, eyes Tokyo Olympic Games Special

American swimmer and Olympic hopeful Coleman Stewart chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about the ISL Season 2 win as part of the Cali Condors, and his plans for the future, which include the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials.

Tokyo seeks 10,000 medical staff for Olympics despite virus surge

Apo - Japan's government said Tuesday it still planned to recruit 10,000 medical personnel for the virus-delayed Olympics, despite the heavy strain on the healthcare system caused by a third wave of infections.

Emre Sakçı discusses Team Iron, ISL Season 2, Tokyo Olympic Games Special

Acclaimed swimmer Emre Sakçı chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about competing for Team Iron in the second season of the International Swimming League (ISL).

Tokyo hospitals overwhelmed as virus cases hit new record

Apo - Tokyo's hospitals are struggling to provide routine care because of a sharp spike in coronavirus cases, officials warned Thursday as new infections in the Japanese capital hit another record high.

Chatting with Katinka Hosszu: 'The Iron Lady' in Swimming Special

Three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Katinka Hosszu, who is affectionately known as "The Iron Lady," chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about ISL Season 2 and her illustrious career in the sport.

Delayed Tokyo Olympics to cost additional $1.9bn: report

Apo - The coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics could cost $1.9 billion more than its original budget of $13 billion, a 15 percent increase, a report said Sunday.

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.
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