2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

FILE - In this June 3, 2020, photo, the Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section in Tokyo. Masa Takaya, the spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics, said Thursday, July 9, 2020, he’s confident the postponed games can be held in 2021 despite a recent poll in Japan in which 77% of respondents said they did not believe the games could be held next year. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
July 09, 2020 - 5:27 am
TOKYO (AP) — The spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics expects the postponed games to go ahead in 2021 despite a recent poll in Japan in which 77% of respondents said they did not believe the games could be held next year. The poll by the Japan News Network said only 17% thought it could be held next...
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Tokyo's newly reelected Gov. Yuriko Koike, right, meets Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori at Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters in Tokyo Monday, July 6, 2020. Koike assured Mori that she plans to continue working with him on achieving the games, and agreed to his proposal to set up a meeting among officials from the government, Tokyo and Olympic organizers to discuss COVID-19 countermeasures. (Kyodo News via AP)
July 06, 2020 - 12:53 pm
TOKYO (AP) — As the president of the Tokyo Olympics, Yoshiro Mori knows experts will have to come up with defenses against COVID-19 for the postponed games to open a year from now. These include quarantines for athletes, and few fans at the venues among ideas being floated by the organizing...
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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, left, talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the prime minister's office in Tokyo Monday, July 6, 2020. Gov. Koike, who won her second term to head the Japanese capital in Sunday's election, met with her political rival, Prime Minister Abe and agreed to cooperate in their effort to fight against the coronavirus and to safely achieve the Olympics next year. (Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)
July 06, 2020 - 3:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s governor and her political rival, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, agreed Monday to cooperate on handling the coronavirus outbreak to safely hold the Olympics next year. Gov. Yuriko Koike met with Abe a day after she won her second term representing the Japanese capital in...
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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks at a news conference after winning a second term to head the Japanese capital, in Tokyo Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Kyodo News via AP)
July 05, 2020 - 9:34 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has won a second term to head the Japanese capital, propelled to an election victory Sunday by public support for her handling of the coronavirus crisis despite a recent rise in infections that has raised concerns of a resurgence of the disease. In her victory...
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June 23, 2020 - 9:08 pm
VIERA, Fla. (AP) — A fast-pitch softball team was sharply criticized by U.S. star Cat Osterman and several of her teammates after it tweeted to President Donald Trump that its players were standing for the national anthem and respecting the flag. The Scrap Yard Dawgs played USSSA Pride on Monday...
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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at her office of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Tokyo Wednesday, June 17, 2020, ahead of a two-week campaigning for the election. A political go-getter, Koike even had the coronavirus crisis turn in her favor. And she repeatedly upstaged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by taking more proactive steps ahead of him, gaining public support. Timing is also on her side now, she is cruising to a certain victory in the July 5 election for her second term as head of the Japanese capital. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 18, 2020 - 9:05 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan may have contained its coronavirus outbreaks for now but the country needs better crisis management and a digital transformation to prepare for future shocks, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said. “We have to sort out the problems and start preparing now for a possible next wave,” Koike...
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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at her office of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Tokyo Wednesday, June 17, 2020, ahead of a two-week campaigning for the election. A political go-getter, Koike even had the coronavirus crisis turn in her favor. And she repeatedly upstaged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by taking more proactive steps ahead of him, gaining public support. Timing is also on her side now, she is cruising to a certain victory in the July 5 election for her second term as head of the Japanese capital. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 18, 2020 - 5:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — The contentious issue of the billions being spent on the postponed Tokyo Olympics has entered the debate in the race for governor of Japan's capital. Incumbent Yuriko Koike is a strong favorite to be reelected — and a strong supporter of the Olympics — in a field of more than a dozen...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, a man jogs past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Former Olympic minister Toshiaki Endo said at a meeting of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday, June 5, 2020, that a decision of whether to hold the Games should be made around March, which is a crucial time to finalize participating athletes, NHK said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 16, 2020 - 11:36 am
GENEVA (AP) — A review of Olympic sports bodies published Tuesday found none had equal representation of women on their ruling boards. Men were able to stay in high office because more than one-quarter of governing bodies had no term limits for presidents and other elected officials, according to...
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FILE.- In this May 12, 2020, file photo, a lone security guard stands at one of the venues for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The head of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, June 12, 2020, says that 80% of the facilities needed for next year's games have “basic approval”to be used. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
June 12, 2020 - 8:07 am
TOKYO (AP) — About 80% of the facilities needed for next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics have been lined up, the president of the organizing committee said Friday. Two of the largest venues have not yet been secured, however. “For a significant number of facilities, about 80% of them, we have...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968 file photo, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. The International Olympic Committee published guidelines Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 specifying which types of athlete protests will not be allowed at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Athletes are prohibited by the Olympic Charter's Rule 50 from taking a political stand in the field of play — like the raised fists by American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Mexico City Games. (AP Photo, file)
June 10, 2020 - 3:55 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Amid a global wave of demonstrations against racism, the IOC said Wednesday it would open talks that could let athletes make stronger protests at the Olympic Games. Only five months ago the Olympic body strengthened its ban on political statements by specifying that gestures such as...
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