Simone Biles looks ready for Tokyo. So it seems, are the leading contenders vying to join the reigning world and Olympic gymnastics champion in Japan next month.
Olympic athletes are being asked to sign a waiver releasing Tokyo games organizers from liability for COVID-19 issues.
A physician representing a Japanese medical body has warned that holding the Tokyo Olympics could lead to the spread of variants of the coronavirus.
The U.S. State Department and CDC issued travel warnings this week urging Americans to avoid visiting Japan amid a surge in serious COVID-19 cases. In response, Japan said the travel warnings won’t have an impact on Olympians.
Comments from an IOC vice president saying the Tokyo Olympics will go on even if the city is under a COVID-19 state of emergency have stirred a backlash in Japan.
A full-page newspaper ad in Japan has condemned the government for forcing people to endure the pandemic without vaccines.
Vaccine developers Pfizer and BioNTech are donating doses to inoculate athletes and officials preparing for the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan has issued a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three western prefectures to curb a surge in the coronavirus just three months ahead of the Olympics.
Japan says it will raise the coronavirus alert level in Tokyo to allow tougher measures to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Summer Olympics.
Spectators from abroad will be barred from the Tokyo Olympics when they open in four months, the IOC and local organizers said Saturday.
Organizers and the International Olympic Committee are finally going public with their planning, hoping to push back against reports the Olympics will be canceled with Tokyo and much of Japan still under a state of emergency with COVID-19 cases rising.
Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week.
Russia has been banned from using its name, flag and anthem at the next two Olympics or at any world championships for the next two years.
“I don’t think anyone would be able to say if it is going to be possible to get it under control by next July or not,” Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said.
COVID-19 prompted the postponement of Tokyo 2020, but this is not the first time the Olympics have not occurred during their scheduled year.
And the rapidly spreading virus that has infected more than 81,000 people globally and left more than 2,750 dead, mostly in China, continues to threaten the Tokyo Olympics which begin July 24.
A senior member of the International Olympic Committee is casting doubt on the possibility of postponing, moving or scattering this summer’s Tokyo Games because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, saying organizers will probably either hold the event or cancel it.
In 1980, Team USA’s victory over the Soviet Union’s national ice hockey team — then believed to be unbeatable — was and still is nothing short of miraculous.
Tokyo Olympic athletes beware — particularly larger ones.
Evidence shows that Russian authorities tampered with a Moscow laboratory database to hide hundreds of potential doping cases, investigators said.