TOKYO International Olympic Committee (IOC) leaders and the Japanese government appear set to press ahead with the Tokyo Games, delayed once due to COVID-19 outbreaks, despite worries the sporting extravaganza may trigger of a new wave of infections.
TOKYO, June 11 International Olympic Committee (IOC) leaders and the Japanese government appear set to press ahead with the Tokyo Games, delayed once due to COVID-19 outbreaks, despite worries the sporting extravaganza may trigger of a new wave of infections.
TOKYO Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga lamented on Wednesday drawing so much criticism for Japan's hosting of the Olympics with the COVID-19 crisis unabated, while a newspaper reported that local spectators may be allowed to attend.
TOKYO, June 9 Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday he regretted having to take all the flak for holding the Summer Olympics during a pandemic as his government was reported to favour allowing domestic spectators into stadiums to watch.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Australia's softball squad arrived in Japan for a pre-Olympic camp on Tuesday, the first national team to come to the country for training since the Games were postponed last year, even as a majority of Japanese oppose staging the Games due to COVID-19. | Video
OSAKA, Japan Hospitals in Japan's second largest city of Osaka are buckling under a huge wave of new coronavirus infections, running out of beds and ventilators as exhausted doctors warn of a "system collapse", and advise against holding the Olympics this summer. | Video
TOKYO Critics of Japan's plan to hold the Tokyo Olympics despite a fourth wave of coronavirus infections submitted a petition on Friday signed by 350,000 people over nine days calling for the Games to be cancelled. | Video
TOKYO, May 14 A petition calling for the
cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics which garnered 350,000
signatures in nine days was submitted to organisers on Friday,
reflecting growing public opposition to the event as a fourth
wave of COVID-19 infections sweeps Japan.
TOKYO Akiko Amano, the sole Japanese judo referee at this year's Tokyo Olympics, has a full-time job that involves more heat and energy than a gold medal match: She is the first female head of a famed fireworks company whose history goes back 362 years.
TOKYO (Reuters) -A senior Japanese ruling party official said on Thursday that cancelling this year's Olympics in Tokyo remains an option if the coronavirus crisis becomes too dire.