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Japanese trampolinist bounces back after pandemic scuppers dream

4:20am EDT

SAITAMA, Japan Japanese trampolinist Tetsuya Sotomura was pushing for his country's final qualification spot for the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year but his dream was shattered when the Games were postponed.

Olympic committees discuss eradicating abuse in Japanese sport after damning report

Aug 06 2020

TOKYO International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has held discussions with his counterpart at the Japanese Olympic Committee about eradicating abuse within Japanese sport following a damning report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) last month.

Olympic rings temporarily removed from Tokyo Bay

Aug 06 2020

TOKYO The Olympic rings monument installed in Tokyo Bay for the 2020 Summer Games was temporarily removed for maintenance on Thursday and will return in December when Japan heads into the final stretch of preparations for the rescheduled event. | Video

Paralympics: Specific COVID-19 measures may be needed for Tokyo - organisers

Aug 03 2020

TOKYO The Tokyo Paralympics may require specific COVID-19 measures to help keep athletes safe as they move between venues, organisers said on Monday.

Osaka will play in U.S. Open, says management team

Jul 30 2020

TOKYO Naomi Osaka will play in next month's U.S. Open in New York, the 2018 champion's management team has told Reuters.

Tokyo opens empty Games venues up for public use

Jul 27 2020

TOKYO Tokyo Olympics venues that would have been packed with the world's top athletes and supporters but for the coronavirus pandemic are now being opened up for use by sporting federations and the public.

Tokyo marks one year to go until Olympics... again

Jul 24 2020

TOKYO Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, who is battling back from leukaemia, provided a glimmer of hope for embattled Tokyo Olympics organisers during a sombre yet poignant ceremony to mark one year to go until the rearranged Games on Thursday. | Video

With a year to go, support slides for pandemic-hit Tokyo Olympics

Jul 24 2020

TOKYO Several dozen protesters in masks gathered in front of Japan's National Stadium on Friday, the day the Olympic Games should have begun, to protest against holding them next year given the danger of the novel coronavirus.

Tokyo 2020 preparing to deliver Games with COVID-19: CEO Muto

Jul 22 2020

TOKYO Tokyo Olympics organisers are preparing to host the Games next year even if the global coronavirus pandemic hasn't eased substantially, organising committee chief executive Toshiro Muto told Reuters on Tuesday. | Video

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