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Japan in talks with IOC to postpone Tokyo Olympics by one year – Report

24 March 2020, 1:42 AM

Japan’s government is negotiating with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games by a maximum one year, the Sankei newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Japan’s coronavirus infections cross 1 000 – NHK

21 March 2020, 6:24 AM

Japan has recorded 1,016 cases of domestically transmitted cases of coronavirus as of Saturday,according to public broadcaster NHK, hitting a new milestone as the nation grapples with pressure to avoid a health crisis ahead of Tokyo Olympics.

Coronavirus concerns overshadow Olympic flame arrival in Japan

20 March 2020, 8:24 AM

An Olympic cauldron was ignited in Japan on Friday with a flame carried from Greece, with officials again pledging the Tokyo 2020 Games will proceed despite mounting pressure to halt the world’s biggest sporting event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan is still preparing for the Olympic Games

15 March 2020, 7:09 AM

Japan is still preparing to host the Olympics, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday, despite rising global concern about the viability of the summer Games due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Japan committed to hosting Olympics on schedule but Xi visit delayed

5 March 2020, 12:50 PM

Japan’s Olympics minister signalled on Thursday the Summer Games would go ahead as planned from July even as the coronavirus outbreak spread to new parts of the country.

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