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80% Say Tokyo Olympics Should Be Called Off or Postponed

TOKYO (AP) — More than 80% of people in Japan who were surveyed in two polls in the last few days say the Tokyo Olympics should be canceled or postponed, or say they believe the Olympics will not take place.

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Japan: Prime Minister Considers Inviting Kim Jong-un to Olympics

Japanese Prime Minster Suga Yoshihide said on Thursday that the Summer Olympics in 2021 may be a “good opportunity” to discuss important matters, including a peace deal, with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. He did not confirm Kim would receive an invite, nor did he rule it out.

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 16: Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference following his confirmation as prime minister of Japan on September 16, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. Mr Suga took over leadership of the ruling Liberal Democrat Party after the resignation of longstanding former prime minister, Shinzo Abe, late last …

Tokyo Governor: Olympics Must Go Ahead Next Year

Tokyo’s governor said on Monday that the Summer Olympics – postponed due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic – must go forward next year to symbolize world unity in overcoming the health crisis, Japan Today reported on Tuesday.

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Congressional Democrats Blast DOE Transgender Ruling

Democrats are not happy about a Department of Education decision to withhold federal funding from Connecticut schools for violating Title IX’s discrimination statute by allowing biological men who claim to be transgender women, to compete agains biological women in high school and college sports.

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Tokyo’s Infection Spike After Olympic Delay Sparks Questions

TOKYO (AP) — Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan looked like it had coronavirus infections contained, even as they spread in neighboring countries. Now that the games have been pushed to next year, Tokyo’s cases are spiking, and the city’s governor is requesting that people stay home, even hinting at a possible lockdown.

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Canada Says No Athletes at Tokyo Games if Not Postponed

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian Olympic Committee says it won’t send athletes to the Tokyo Games unless they’re postponed for a year, becoming the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Marble Madness! Obscure Sports Rule in Coronavirus Pandemic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Welcome to the Marble Universe, where the rushing of glass balls down race tracks, around sandy beach corners or getting thumped by fidget spinners has suddenly become as captivating as any dunk contest.

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Olympic Torch Relay in Greece Suspended Because of Coronavirus

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek Olympic committee suspended the rest of its torch relay on Friday because of the “unexpectedly large crowd” that gathered to watch despite repeated requests for the public to stay away to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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