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Bulls Guard Zach LaVine Says He's in for Tokyo Olympics

USA Basketball is closer to finalizing its roster for the Tokyo Olympics.


NBCUniversal Surpasses Rio’s $1.2 Billion Advertising Haul for Tokyo Olympics

NBCUniversal has been quiet about its Tokyo Olympics ad sales efforts since the Games were postponed in March 2020 due to Covid-19. But exactly a month before the Opening Ceremony, the company is finally sharing some more details about its Summer Games advertising revenue. While the company isn't yet releasing a specific revenue number, execs...
Tags: Advertising, Nbcuniversal, Tokyo, TV Upfronts, Sports Marketing, Programming & Performance, NBCUniversal Surpasses Rio


Haralabidis Makes US Women's Water Polo Team for Tokyo

Stephania Haralabidis is among five newcomers on the U.S. women's water polo team for the Tokyo Olympics.
Tags: Tokyo, Haralabidis Makes US, Stephania Haralabidis


Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg Are Going to Be Recapping the Olympics

Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg are teaming up with Peacock to tackle a new endeavor: recapping the Olympics. Pairing Hart and Snoop as the comedy guides through the Tokyo Olympics 2021, the commentary series “Olympic Highlights With Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg” will be exclusively available on NBC’s streaming service. The pair will set out […]
Tags: News, Nbc, Tokyo, Kevin Hart, Snoop Dogg, Hart, Snoop, Peacock, Olympic Highlights


Every ‘Fast and Furious’ Character Ranked by How Much They Can Kick Your Ass

F9 is finally blasting into theaters this week after more than a year-long delay due to COVID-19. The most recent Fast Saga movie came out way back in 2017, and with such a long gap between entries, we’ve had plenty of time to think about this whole franchise from unconventional angles. So grab a tank of NOS and any brew you want (as long as it’s a Corona), and check out this incontrovertible ranking of the major Fast and Furious characters based on how much they could kick your ass. 20. J...
Tags: Movies, Features, Tokyo, Hobbs, Brian, Universal, Mia, Gina Carano, Christ, Johnny Tran, Ronda Rousey, Leon, Monica, Ramsey, Sean, Vince


Tokyo 2020: Aled Sion Davies 'hungry' for Olympic shot put success

Aled Sion Davies says he is "hungrier than ever and is ready to do some damage" after being named in the ParalympicsGB squad for Tokyo 2020.
Tags: News, Tokyo, Aled Sion Davies


‘The Suicide Squad’ Will Screen Early at the Fantasia Film Festival

The Suicide Squad is one of the most highly anticipated superhero movies of the year, and attendees of Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival will be among the lucky few to get to see it early. James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will be shown in a special event screening at the Fantasia Film Festival, two days before the film opens in theaters on August 6. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Fantasia Film Festival announced that a special event screening of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Usa, UK, Hollywood, Movies, US, Canada, Sequels, Belgium, Tokyo, Suicide Squad, Montreal, James Gunn, Quebec


Two years after fight with Nike, Allyson Felix launches her own shoe company

Days after qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, Allyson Felix announced that she is starting a shoe company called Saysh. She left Nike in 2019.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Nike, Tokyo, Usa Today, Allyson Felix, Nike Allyson Felix


NBC Aims to Boost Olympics Despite Uncertain Pandemic Climate

NBCUniversal gave its strongest indication yet that it would move forward with plans to broadcast 7,000 hours of Tokyo Olympics events even as worries continue over the potential health of attendees and athletes as Japan continues to grapple with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Jeff Shell, NBCU’s CEO, along with other executives present Wednesday […]
Tags: Japan, News, Nbcuniversal, Tokyo, Mike Tirico, Molly Solomon, Tokyo Olympics, Jeff Shell NBCU


Carli Lloyd makes 4th Olympic team as USWNT roster is revealed

Carli Lloyd is headed to her fourth Olympics after all. The 38-year-old Lloyd had vowed after the 2019 World Cup that she would push to make the team for Tokyo before stepping away from the sport. But then the games were pushed back a year because of the coronavirus, and Lloyd needed surgery on her knee. So making the 18-player roster was by no means a slam dunk for Lloyd, who scored three goals in the opening 16 minutes of the 2015 World Cup final in Canada. Vlatko Andonovski announced his Olym...
Tags: Japan, Texas, London, Sweden, Sports, Sport, Beijing, Canada, Soccer, United States, Wembley Stadium, Olympics, Brazil, Tokyo, Samantha, Megan Rapinoe


Liverpool players unlikely to participate at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Liverpool do not expect any of their players, including Egypt's Mohamed Salah, to play in the Tokyo Olympics.
Tags: Football, Egypt, Liverpool, Tokyo, Mohamed Salah


Olympics: 'Incredibly unusual' coin marks Tokyo Games

The Royal Mint has re-released a Team GB 50p piece to mark the delayed 2020 Tokyo Games.
Tags: News, Tokyo


Carli Lloyd makes history as USWNT soccer roster for Tokyo Olympics is announced

Carli Lloyd is going to celebrate her 39th birthday with a trip to the Tokyo Olympics. She was among the 18 players named to the USWNT roster.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Tokyo, Usa Today, Carli Lloyd


TikTok’s Chinese nemesis Kuaishou hits 1 billion monthly users worldwide

It’s a big day for Kuaishou, TikTok’s largest rival in China. The Chinese short video company, known overseas for one of its video apps Kwai, announced it has sailed past the one billion monthly active user (MAU) mark. How big is that? Facebook’s MAUs stood at 2.85 billion as of March. TikTok was forecasted to surpass 1.2 billion MAUs this year, and its Chinese version Douyin said in September it had already amassed 600 million daily users. So there’s still room for Kuaishou to catch up. China r...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, China, Southeast Asia, India, Tech, Tokyo, South America, Joy, Kwai, Kuaishou, Bytedance, Douyin, Tiktok, Su Hua, Hong Kong Kuaishou


Gemau Paralympaidd Tokyo: Tri o Gymru yn nhîm Prydain

Aled Sion Davies, Hollie Arnold a Sabrina Fortune wedi'u cynnwys yn y don gyntaf o 12 i Tokyo.
Tags: News, Tokyo, Aled Sion Davies Hollie Arnold, Sabrina Fortune


Japan's Top Court Rules Couples Must Use the Same Surname - Media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's top court on Wednesday threw out a challenge by three couples who wanted to keep their own surnames after marriage,...
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Tokyo Paralympics: Six reigning champions named in initial British athletics team

Six defending champions are included in the first wave of names on the British athletics team for the Tokyo Paralympics.
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Olympics-Lim Becomes Singapore's First Female Diver to Qualify for Games

(Reuters) - Freida Lim has become Singapore's first female diver to qualify for the Olympics after securing her place at the Tokyo Games.The 23-...
Tags: Singapore, Tokyo, Reuters Freida Lim


Giant panda gives birth to twins at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo

The cubs, which have not yet been named, are the first ever twins to be born at the zoo in Tokyo.
Tags: News, Tokyo


Mazda to Temporarily Halt Production at Japanese Plant in July Due to Chip Shortage

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mazda Motor Corp said on Wednesday that it will suspend production at a factory in Japan for a total of ten days in July due to a...
Tags: Japan, Tokyo, Mazda, Reuters Mazda Motor Corp, Japanese Plant


Shin Megami Tensei V Gameplay Trailer Scours a Demon-Infested Tokyo

Atlus has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei V RPG taking the player to a post-apocalyptic Tokyo torn apart by a war between deities and demons. The premise and further details for the title from the official press release along with the trailer going over the basics of gameplay as […]
Tags: Games, Trailer, Tokyo, Anime, Atlus, RPG, Image Gallery, Shin Megami Tensei, Nintendo Switch, Shin Megami Tensei V RPG


Coronavirus live news: Thailand suffers record daily deaths; Tokyo bans alcohol at Olympics

Thailand confirms 51 fatalities as authorities battle third and deadliest outbreak; Tokyo organising committee decides against allowing alcohol sales after public outcry; New Zealand brings back restrictions in WellingtonColombia battles third Covid wave amid unrestWorld gained 5.2m millionaires last year in Covid crisisScotland to remove all major Covid restrictions on 9 AugustNew Zealand reintroduces restrictions in WellingtonSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.33am BST The organisers of th...
Tags: World news, Thailand, New Zealand, Tokyo, Olympic Games, Seiko Hashimoto, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Coronavirus, COVID, AugustNew Zealand, WellingtonSee


Tokyo Olympics organisers ban alcohol sales after public outcry

Games officials faced accusations the event was getting preferential treatment while other Tokyo businesses still faced alcohol restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe organisers of the Tokyo Olympics have been forced to abandon plans to allow the sale of alcohol at venues after public outcry.The president of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, Seiko Hashimoto, said on Wednesday that the decision had been made to ensure the Games were “safe and secure” during the coronavirus pandemic. C...
Tags: Japan, World news, Tokyo, Olympic Games, Seiko Hashimoto, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Coronavirus


Tokyo Shapes up to Be No-Fun Olympics With Many Rules, Tests

The Tokyo Olympics are not looking like much fun: Not for athletes.
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China's Sun Yang has doping ban reduced but will still miss Tokyo Olympics

World and Olympic champion Sun Yang's hopes of competing at the Tokyo Games ended on Tuesday when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced the Chinese swimmer's ban for doping violations to four years from eight.
Tags: China, Cnn, Tokyo, Court of Arbitration for Sport CAS, Sun Yang


Asia stocks rise after Fed chair says US inflation temporary

By JOE McDONALD BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve chairman said higher U.S. inflation probably is temporary, helping to calm fears central bankers might feel pressure to roll back economic stimulus. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Sydney declined. Overnight, Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index rose 0.5% to near last week’s all-time high after Fed chairman Jerome Powell said inflation is most...
Tags: Personal Finance, Asia, Hong Kong, Business, London, News, Congress, US, Sport, Economy, Beijing, Soccer, Sydney, New Zealand, Tokyo, Federal Reserve


Share Buybacks Remain an Option for SoftBank, Says CEO Son

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp CEO Masayoshi Son said on Wednesday share buybacks remain an option, amid a slide in the conglomerate's...
Tags: Softbank, Tokyo, Masayoshi Son, Reuters SoftBank Group Corp


Olympics-Tokyo 2020 Bans Alcoholic Beverages at Venues

TOKYO (Reuters) - Alcoholic beverages will be banned at the Olympics, Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto said on Wednesday, adding that the...
Tags: Tokyo, Seiko Hashimoto, Reuters Alcoholic


Tokyo Governor Takes Time off Due to Fatigue Before Olympics

Tokyo’s metropolitan government says Gov. Yuriko Koike will take time off to recover from severe fatigue, one month before the Olympics begin.
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Japan's Olympics superfans who want Tokyo 2020 to go ahead despite Covid-19

Kyoko Ishikawa is not your average Olympics fan. Calling herself an "international vice cheerleader," she's a superfan who has attended every Summer Games since Barcelona 1992.
Tags: Japan, Barcelona, Cnn, Tokyo, Kyoko Ishikawa