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Tokyo Olympics Followed Up by 3 Mega-Events — All in China

TOKYO (AP) — Uncertainty grips next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics: Will there be fans or empty stadiums in 14 months? And how will thousands of athletes, staff, and technical officials travel, be housed, and stay safe amid COVID-19?

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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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Tokyo Olympics Officially Postponed Until 2021

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation that the games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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IOC to Consider Postponing Tokyo Olympics in Upcoming Talks

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC will take up to four weeks to consider postponing the Tokyo Olympics amid mounting criticism of its handling of the coronavirus crisis that now includes a call for delay from the leader of track and field, the biggest sport at the games.

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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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IOC Official Says No Deadline for Decision on Olympics

SYDNEY (AP) — The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics said there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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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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Coronavirus: Tokyo Officials to Discuss Postponing Olympic Games

Japanese Olympic organizing committee executive member Haruyuki Takahashi will propose talks this month to discuss the possibility of postponing this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo to prevent the spread of Chinese coronavirus, Kyodo News reported Wednesday.

A reporter wearing a face mask stands next to the banners of the Tokyo Olympic Games during a Tokyo 2020 press conference about the spread of the new coronavirus in Tokyo on March 11, 2020. - Preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this summer are going ahead "as scheduled," organisers …