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TOKYO (Reuters) - A tweet by a top Japanese government advisor downplaying the pandemic and laughing off calls for the Olympics to be cancelled is drawing public ire a few days after Japan extended a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the end of May.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A visit by International Olympic Committee head Thomas Bach to Japan that had been set for May 17-18 has been postponed due to the extension of the state of emergency, Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers said on Monday.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - While debate has raged over whether the Tokyo Olympics should go ahead this year, the Australian city of Brisbane has been moving closer to securing the hosting rights for the 2032 Summer Games - a deal that could be sealed as early as July.
Asian shares mostly rose Monday, cheered by a rally on Wall Street as a grim jobs report signaled to investors that interest rates will likely stay low.
TOKYO, May 10 (Japan Times/ANN) Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday that he has never “put the Olympics first,” as a report said that a visit to Japan by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, originally expected to take place in May, was being arranged for June.
(Reuters) - All Blacks winger Caleb Clarke, who lit up international rugby with an eye-catching debut season last year, has put his hand up for selection in New Zealand's Olympic rugby sevens team for the Tokyo Games.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday that he has never "put the Olympics first", as an opinion poll showed nearly 60% of people in Japan want the Games cancelled with fewer than eleven weeks left before they are due to open.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday that he has never "put the Olympics first", as an opinion poll showed nearly 60% of people in Japan want the Games cancelled less than eleven weeks before they are due to open.
(Reuters) - Japan's Naomi Osaka said on Sunday that while she has spent her entire life waiting to compete at the Olympics, the risks of holding the Tokyo Games amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic should continue to be carefully discussed.
KUALA LUMPUR: National athletes will be celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Bukit Jalil as they are not allowed to go out from the training premises.