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IOC's Bach 'very confident' Tokyo Olympics will have fans

IOC's Bach 'very confident' Tokyo Olympics will have fans

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said Monday he is now ‘very, very confident’ that spectators will be able to attend next year's Tokyo Olympics, as he kicked off a visit aimed at boosting momentum for the pandemic-postponed Games.

Olympics could have 'limited spectators' says Tokyo 2020 chief

Olympics could have 'limited spectators' says Tokyo 2020 chief

Next year's coronavirus-postponed Olympics could be held in front of a ‘limited number of spectators’ to prevent the spread of infection, Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto has said.

Cabinet supports QOC bid to host Olympics

Cabinet supports QOC bid to host Olympics

The Cabinet has expressed its support for the official request that the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) has submitted to the International Olympic Committee to join the "continuous dialogue" to host a future edition

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over: Games chief

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over: Games chief

The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn't brought under control by next year, the organising committee's president warned, ruling out further delays.

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-August 8, 2021

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-August 8, 2021

The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been rescheduled for July 23-August 8, 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese organisers said on Monday.

Tokyo organisers eye July 2021 for delayed Olympics

Tokyo organisers eye July 2021 for delayed Olympics

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-Postponement is about saving lives, says IOC chief Bach

Olympics-Postponement is about saving lives, says IOC chief Bach

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said on Tuesday that he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not discuss the cost of postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021

To athletes' relief, Tokyo 2020 postponement decision due any day: sources

To athletes' relief, Tokyo 2020 postponement decision due any day: sources

A decision on whether to postpone this year's Tokyo Olympics for the first time in the Games' modern history will come in days, sources said on Tuesday, as global clamour made a delay look inevitable because of the coronavirus crisis.

As coronavirus looms over Olympics, Japan PM urges 2-week curbs on sports events

As coronavirus looms over Olympics, Japan PM urges 2-week curbs on sports events

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called for sports and cultural events to be scrapped or curtailed for two weeks as the country battles to stem coronavirus contagion amid mounting concerns ...

Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo prepares foreigners for potential disasters

Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo prepares foreigners for potential disasters

Tokyo 2020 organisers are putting the final touches to preparations less than six months out from the start of the Olympics but the area they are most concerned about remains readiness ...

Queensland to bid to bring Games back to Australia in 2032

Queensland to bid to bring Games back to Australia in 2032

Queensland will launch a bid to bring the Summer Olympics to Australia for the third time in 2032 if it can get financial support from central and local government, state premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said ...

Airbnb teams up with the IOC to provide Games accommodation

Airbnb teams up with the IOC to provide Games accommodation

Short-term home rental company Airbnb Inc has joined the ranks of leading sponsors of the Olympic Games with a nine year deal to help provide accommodation for the world's biggest sporting event ...