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Tokyo Olympics Get A New Date After Coronavirus Forced Delay

TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in July, the same slot scheduled for this year’s games. Tokyo organizers say the opening ceremony will take place July 23, 2021. That is almost exactly one year after the games were due to start this year. The IOC and Japanese organizers last week postponed the Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic. The rescheduled Olympics will start July 23, with the closing ceremony on Aug. 8. The Paralympics were rescheduled to Aug. 24-Sept. 5. [Author: D...
Tags: News, Olympics, Tokyo, Ioc, David Taintor, Coronavirus, COVID-19, 2020 COVID Outbreak AP


Opinion: Olympic leaders misguided in setting new date for Tokyo Games

The International Olympic Committee has displayed how utterly tone deaf it can be as it announces the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will begin July 23, 2012.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Tokyo, Usa Today, International Olympic Committee


Opinion: If Olympics are to be held in 2021, organizers need every day to pull them off

Tokyo Games pushed back a year, with Olympics now scheduled for July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021, and Paralympics to be held Aug. 24 to Sept. 5, 2021         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Organizers finalize new dates for Tokyo Olympics, beginning in July 2021

Less than one week after announcing the Tokyo Olympics would be postponed, the dates for the rescheduled Games have now been finalized.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 2021

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Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics: New dates confirmed for 2021

The Tokyo Olympic Games will start on 23 July, 2021 and finish 8 August, with the Paralympics following from 25 August to 5 September.
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Summer Olympics in Tokyo to Start on July 23, 2021

The new date for the Games, postponed for a year in response to the coronavirus pandemic, gives athletes time to recalibrate their training schedules.
Tags: Japan, News, Nbcuniversal, Tokyo, International Olympic Committee, Thomas, Bach, Tokyo (Japan, Olympic Games (2020, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


New dates for Olympic Games confirmed for 2021

The postponed Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8 in 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed.
Tags: Cnn, Tokyo, International Olympic Committee IOC


Olympic Games Set New Dates in July 2021

Organizers of the Olympic Games said Monday that the new summer games will take place in July and August 2021, exactly a year after the cancelation of Tokyo 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Summer Games will be held July 23, 2021 to Aug. 8, 2021. The Paralympic Games will run Aug. 24, 2021 […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Tokyo, Olympic Games, Coronavirus


2020 Tokyo Olympics Now Have A New Date ― In 2021

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee agreed to postpone the games because of the coronavirus.
Tags: News, Shinzo Abe, Tokyo, International Olympic Committee


Coronavirus: Benjamin Pritchard 'grieving' over Paralympic delay

Covid-19 has delayed the Paralympics - and may have an impact on Ben Pritchard's wedding - but the para-rower will refocus on Tokyo 2021.
Tags: News, Tokyo, Ben Pritchard, Benjamin Pritchard


Ken Shimura Japanese Comedian Dies of Coronavirus Age 70

Ken Shimura, a comedian who was a fixture on Japanese television for decades, died on Sunday evening from the coronavirus, the Japanese media reported Monday. He was 70, and immediately before his illness had been set for his first starring role in a feature film. Shimura entered a Tokyo hospital on March 20 with fever […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Global, Obituaries, Tokyo, Yoji Yamada, Shimura, Ken Shimura, Coronavirus


Tokyo governor calls for fewer outings, says state of coronavirus emergency up to PM

Tokyo's governor on Monday called on residents to avoid outings in the evenings and at weekends as the coronavirus crisis deepened, but said it was up to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a state of emergency to tackle it. As much of the rest of the world has gone into strict lockdowns to fight the coronavirus, Japan has so far managed to avoid the kind of outbreaks that have ravaged parts of Europe and the United States and restrictions are only requests. A top doctor called on Abe to act ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, News, United States, Shinzo Abe, Tokyo, Abe


Plane catches fire at Manila airport, killing all 8 aboard

A plane carrying eight people, including an American and a Canadian, burst into flames Sunday while attempting to take off from Manila’s airport on a flight bound for Japan, killing all those on board, officials said. The Westwind 24 plane, which was carrying six Filipino crew members and the American and Canadian passengers, was bound for Tokyo on a medical mission when it caught fire near the end of the main runway, Manila airport general manager Ed Monreal said. The Civil Aviation Authority...
Tags: Japan, News, Philippines, Tokyo, Manila, Civil Aviation Authority, Westwind, Ed Monreal


8 killed as plane reportedly carrying medical supplies crashes in the Philippines

A Tokyo-bound plane crashed while taking off from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines capital city of Manila on Sunday, killing all eight on board, airport personnel told CNN.
Tags: Cnn, Philippines, Tokyo, Manila, Ninoy Aquino International Airport


Tokyo Olympics: Signs suggest summer dates in 2021 for games

Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori suggested there would be no major change from 2020. “The games are meant to be in summer, so we should be thinking of a time between June and September,” Japanese news agency Kyodo reported Mori saying on Saturday.
Tags: News, Sports, Tokyo, Kyodo, Mori, Yoshiro Mori


Could Tokyo Olympics' postponement benefit U.S. women's basketball team?

Tokyo Olympics' postponement is disappointing, but it could give the veteran USA women's basketball team looking to make history time to recharge.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Tokyo, Usa Today


Tokyo coronavirus cases jump in record daily rise: NHK

Tokyo has confirmed 68 new coronavirus cases, a record daily increase, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday, as the Japanese capital scrambles to prevent a wider outbreak, while a cluster of infections increased near the city. Japan has so far been spared a major spreading of the coronavirus that has hit Europe and North America, but authorities fear a rise in cases with no known source of infection could signal a bigger new wave. Authorities confirmed 28 new coronavirus cases from a clus...
Tags: Europe, Japan, News, Tokyo, North America, NHK, Chiba


Tokyo Olympics: Signs suggest summer dates for 2021 Olympics

Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori suggested there would be no major change from 2020. “The games are meant to be in summer, so we should be thinking of a time between June and September,” Japanese news agency Kyodo reported Mori saying on Saturday.
Tags: News, Sports, Tokyo, Kyodo, Mori, Yoshiro Mori


Tokyo Olympics Organizers Considering July 2021 for Opening Ceremony

The 2020 Summer Games, postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, would start July 23, 2021, under a plan organizers are considering.
Tags: News, Tokyo, International Olympic Committee, Tokyo (Japan, Olympic Games (2020, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Tokyo Olympics committee president says spring 2021 is unlikely timeframe for rescheduled Games

Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics committee president hopes to have conclusions about new dates soon, but having Games in spring 2021 is unlikely.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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NHL looks to possible Stanley Cup playoff run into August

National Hockey League officials still want to finish the regular season and stage a full playoffs despite a coronavirus pandemic shutdown, even if a Stanley Cup winner comes in August. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league has asked arenas about availability to the end of August, aided by the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics freeing up television opportunities. "I think as time has gone on, we've recognized we might have a bigger window than we had originally thought with r...
Tags: News, Sports, Tokyo, NHL, National Hockey League, Daly, Bill Daly


Covid-19 is making some athletes with OCD scrub their hands down to the underlying muscle and tissue

Postponing Tokyo 2020 will have provided a sense of relief to many Olympians but the delay in the decision will have unnecessarily perpetuated the anxiety levels of athletes, many of whom suffer from clinical Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), according to a leading sports psychiatrist.
Tags: Cnn, Tokyo


Tokyo coronavirus cases rise by daily record, residents urged to stay home

Tokyo has confirmed more than 50 new coronavirus infections, a record daily increase, public broadcaster NHK reported on Saturday as the governor of Japan's capital urged citizens to stay indoors. Governor Yuriko Koike's plea followed a surge in coronavirus infections this week that she said put Tokyo on the brink of an emergency. Infections in Japan have climbed to more than 1,400, with 47 deaths, excluding those from a cruise ship quarantined last month.
Tags: Japan, News, Tokyo, NHK, Yuriko Koike


Japan's Abe vows unprecedented stimulus as Tokyo virus cases rise

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised an unprecedented package of steps to cushion the world's third-biggest economy from the coronavirus pandemic, saying the country was close to a national emergency as infections surged. Abe said the "huge, powerful" measures will include fiscal stimulus, monetary steps and tax breaks for companies, though the details have not been finalized. Infections in Japan have climbed to more than 1,500, with 52 deaths, excluding those from a cruise s...
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Japan's Abe vows unprecedented stimulus, Tokyo virus cases rise by daily record

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised a massive unprecedented package of steps to cushion the economy from the coronavirus pandemic, saying the country was close to a national emergency as infections surged in Tokyo. Abe told a country that is seeing a rising number of deaths and cases from the outbreak that the "huge, powerful" measures would be greater than the response to the global financial crisis of 2008. "Japan is holding up barely, but it would not be strange if there ...
Tags: Japan, News, Shinzo Abe, Tokyo, Abe


Europe Wasn’t Ready for Coronavirus. It May Never Fully Recover.

On November 28th, 2019, the European Union officially and solemnly declared the "climate emergency," in a ceremony presided over by the would-be 17-year-old prophet Greta Thunberg. Today, almost four months later, in the midst of a real emergency, the only thing that remains official and solemn in that declaration is its ridiculousness. That, and the no-holds-barred death match between the Union's partners to seize containers of respirators and face masks destined for other countries in orde...
Tags: Europe, UK, News, France, Scotland, China, Germany, Africa, Spain, European Union, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, Tokyo, Holland, Union


Tokyo closes cherry blossom parks to slow spread of virus

Japan's cherry blossoms are in full bloom, but flower viewing has come to an abrupt halt in Tokyo because of the coronavirus. Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has repeatedly asked the city's 13 million residents to stay home this weekend, saying the capital is on the brink of an explosion in virus infections. On Friday evening, access was blocked to Ueno Park, a favorite spot for “hanami," or cherry blossom viewing.
Tags: Japan, News, Tokyo, Ueno Park, Yuriko Koike


Japan's tourism industry braces for an economic 'bloodbath'

The delay in the Tokyo Summer Olympics has presented a logistics nightmare for organizers, athletes and fans. CNN's Will Ripley reports on how the delay could torch Japan's tourism industry.
Tags: Japan, News, Cnn, Stories, Tokyo, Will Ripley


Japan's tourism industry braces for economic 'bloodbath'

The delay in the Tokyo Summer Olympics has presented a logistics nightmare for organizers, athletes and fans. CNN's Will Ripley reports on how the delay could torch Japan's tourism industry.
Tags: Japan, News, Cnn, Stories, Tokyo, Will Ripley



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