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FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - It was meant to be the start of a triumphant march to the Tokyo 2020 Games: the torch relay would begin on Thursday in Fukushima, battered by the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster, as a poignant symbol of the "Recovery Olympics."
(Reuters) - Brighton & Hove Albion are donating a minimum of 1,000 tickets for workers from Britain's National Health Service (NHS) to thank them for their role fighting the coronavirus.
ATHENS (Reuters) - The head of the global Olympic movement said on Wednesday the rescheduled Tokyo Games faced "thousands" of logistical and financial problems but could go ahead before summer 2021.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan awoke on Wednesday to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away after the coronavirus crisis forced organisers into an unprecedented postponement.
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump fully supports a delay in the Tokyo Olympics agreed between Japan and the international Olympic panel, a Japanese government spokesman said on Wednesday, citing comments made to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a telephone call.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explained the Tokyo 2020 Olympics delay to U.S. President Donald Trump and proposed to maintain close cooperation in a phone call between the leaders, top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Surfing has waited more than a century to make its Olympics debut and the postponement of this year's Tokyo Games means it will be another 16 months or so before Fernando Aguerre's vision finally becomes a reality.
LONDON (Reuters) - Delaying the Olympics is likely to cost insurers much less than cancelling the Tokyo Games altogether, with a chance that some of those involved may not have policies specifically covering a postponement, industry sources say.
TORONTO (Reuters) - The one-year postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could open the door for convicted drug cheats to compete for medals, an issue that will need to addressed, United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) chief Travis Tygart said on Tuesday.