2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

International Olympic Committee, IOC, president Thomas Bach speaks during the opening conference of SportCity, congress du sport suisse, at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
March 21, 2020 - 6:54 am
OSLO (AP) — The Norwegian Olympic Committee wants the Tokyo Games only to take place once the coronavirus outbreak “is under firm control” worldwide. The NIF laid out its position in a letter sent to IOC President Thomas Bach on Friday, entitled “Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and COVID-19” and signed by...
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A worker on duty at a road construction site walks past a banner promoting the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Friday, March 20, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 20, 2020 - 9:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — The head of USA Swimming urged the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee to push for a 12-month postponement of the Tokyo Games, signaling the first fissure between powerful American factions attempting to maneuver the U.S. team through the coronavirus crisis. CEO Tim Hinchey sent a...
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A general view of Wembley Stadium in London, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. UEFA has formally proposed postponing the 2020 European Championship for one year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Norwegian soccer association says the new tournament dates will be June 11 to July 11. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
March 20, 2020 - 5:25 pm
The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The New York Giants are funding a new program at the Meadowlands YMCA to provide childcare at no cost to emergency response personnel for the next 10 weeks. The Meadowlands YMCA has continued to operate its daycare...
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A plane carrying the Olympic flame arrives before Olympic Flame Arrival Ceremony at Japan Air Self-Defense Force Matsushima Base in Higashimatsushima in Miyagi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, Friday, March 20, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece is set to arrive in Japan even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 20, 2020 - 1:50 am
MATSUSHIMA AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — The Olympic flame on Friday completed its difficult journey from Greece to Japan. That signified a small, symbolic victory for the IOC and local organizers, who maintain the Tokyo Olympics will open on July 24 amid a chorus of doubters who believe they should be...
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Greek actress Xanthi Georgiou dressed as an ancient Greek high priestess stands near the altar during the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, in Athens, Thursday March 19, 2020. (Aris Messinis/Pool via AP)
March 19, 2020 - 6:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Japan from Greece even as the opening of the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices calling for the event to be postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The flame will touch down Friday aboard a white aircraft...
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Boca Juniors' Carlos Tevez kisses Gimnasia y Esgrima 's coach Diego Maradona prior to an Argentina's soccer league match at La Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
March 18, 2020 - 12:08 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): ___ 11:55 p.m. An unidentified NHL player has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2020, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows to toward a Japanese flag before delivering his speech at the Prime Minister's office in Tokyo. Prime Minister Abe might be the biggest loser if the Tokyo Olympics don't go off as planned in just over four months. Abe has attached himself to the success of the Olympics since pushing hard for Tokyo's selection at an IOC meeting in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tokyo was picked over Istanbul by billing itself as a “safe pair of hands." (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
March 17, 2020 - 7:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might be the biggest loser if the Tokyo Olympics don't go off as planned in just over four months. Abe has attached himself to the success of the Olympics since pushing hard for Tokyo's selection at an IOC meeting in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina...
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FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stands in Cooperstown, N.Y. On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the hall said it will close to the public beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
March 16, 2020 - 5:25 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 12:15 a.m. The Kontinental Hockey League says it’s suspending the playoffs for a week, but only to continue in a new format. The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest ice hockey league outside of...
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US actor Gerard Butler lights an altar as a torchbearer during the Olympic torch relay of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in the southern Greek town of Sparta, Friday, March 13, 2020. Greece's Olympic committee says it is suspending the rest of its torch relay for the Olympic flame due to the "unexpectedly large crowd" that gathered to watch despite repeated requests for the public to stay away to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo)
March 16, 2020 - 7:36 am
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. John Coates, who will have to...
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A woman walks past a large display promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Friday, March 13, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for a year because of the spreading coronavirus was immediately shot down by Japan's Olympic minister. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 13, 2020 - 3:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — Amid the spreading coronavirus and uncertainty over the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, many Japanese may be more concerned about the virus, what happens to their schools, and the state of the economy. Canceling the Olympics might be a secondary worry. The fate of the Olympics is a daily...
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