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Only one quarter of Japanese want Tokyo Olympics next year

TOKYO: A new poll shows that 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 cancellation. Only 23.9 percent of respondents in the three-day nationwide

Japan considers simplified Tokyo Olympics to avoid cancellation

KYOTO: Japan is considering various options and mandatory coronavirus testing for fans for a simplified Olympic Games next year to avoid the outright cancellation of the event. The head of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) inspectorate for Tokyo, John Coates

Tokyo Olympics would be cancelled if not held in 2021: IOC chief

LONDON: International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach has said the Tokyo Games would have to be scrapped if the event cannot be held next year due to the coronavirus crisis. In March, the IOC and Japanese government took the

Olympics will be cancelled if COVID-19 not over: Yoshiro Mori

OSAKA: Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori has expressed a concern that the delayed Olympics will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic is not contained by next year. The pandemic has already forced a year-long delay of the Games,

Russia to miss Olympics 2020 after doping ban

LAUSANNE: Russia will miss next year’s Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games after the World Anti-Doping Agency banned the country from global sporting events for four years over manipulated doping data. WADA’s executive committee decided that Russia be

Olympics 2020: Pakistan achieves 10th position in Asia

KARACHI: Pakistan has won three quotas in Olympics Tokyo 2020 by achieving the 10th position out of 16 countries in shooting in Asia. The list of the Asian Shooting Confederation (ASC) stated that Pakistan has bagged the 10th position out