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Off-script Olympics: Wins, losses, and a whole lot of improv

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — Every two years, when an Olympics convenes, its organizers harness billions of dollars to make sure the entire affair is tightly, carefully scripted, clearing the way for …

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Japanese PM Suga says world should see safe Olympics staged

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — The world needs to see that Japan can stage a safe Olympics, the country’s prime minister told sports officials Tuesday ahead of the Tokyo Games. Tens of …

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Japan to declare virus emergency lasting through Olympics

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — Japan is set to place Tokyo under a state of emergency that would last through the Olympics, fearing an ongoing COVID-19 surge will multiply during the Games. …

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Fans banned at Olympics; Tokyo under state of emergency

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — Fans were banned from the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympics which will open in two weeks, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said after meeting with IOC and Japanese organizers on …

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AP Exclusive: Full-blown boycott pushed for Beijing Olympics

Groups alleging human-rights abuses against minorities in China are calling for a full-blown boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, a move likely to ratchet up pressure on the …

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Anti-Olympic petition gains tens of thousands of signatures

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — An online petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be canceled has gained tens of thousands of signatures since being launched in Japan only days ago. The …

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More tests and still more questions about the Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics open in under three months and there are still more questions than answers despite the rollout Wednesday of new rule books to explain how …

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