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TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Tuesday that the best case scenario for the 2020 Olympics postponed until next year is to have venues full of spectators, as organisers wrestle with how to plan for the Games amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
(Reuters) - Up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed to attend outdoor elite sports events in the lowest-risk tier one areas of England when a month-long national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 is lifted on Dec. 2, the British government said on Monday.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Top-ranked England and France have been drawn in the same pool for next year's women's Rugby World Cup, while hosts New Zealand were drawn with trans-Tasman neighbours Australia at a ceremony in Auckland on Friday.
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government announced a 300 million pounds ($397.11 million) 'winter survival package' on Thursday to help sport through the COVID-19 pandemic, with rugby set for the biggest share but nothing for top level soccer and cricket.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo on Tuesday to discuss next year's postponed Olympics in the Japanese capital and Brisbane's bid to host the 2032 Games.
TOKYO (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Monday there had been no infringement of IOC rules regarding a payment by the Tokyo Olympic bid committee to a current board member of the Tokyo organising committee.
TOKYO (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Monday it was impossible now to have a sound figure about additional costs related to the postponement of the Tokyo Games.
TOKYO (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Monday he could look forward to the Tokyo Games next year with "greater confidence" following commitments from Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga towards staging the event.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Olympics Committee will undertake "great efforts" to ensure that those visiting Japan to watch the Summer Games next year can be vaccinated, IOC President Thomas Bach told reporters on Monday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he looked forward to working closely with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the Tokyo Olympics next year, following a meeting with Thomas Bach, the president of the IOC.