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Foreign reporters to be tracked by GPS at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Overseas journalists covering the Tokyo Olympics will have their movements tracked by GPS, the Games president said Tuesday, and could have their passes revoked if they break the rules. Organizers of the pandemic-postponed 2020 Games, which open in just over six weeks, are trying to reassure a skeptical public that the […] The post Foreign reporters to be tracked by GPS at Tokyo Olympics appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Hidilyn Diaz inatake rin ng matinding takot, anxiety dahil sa pandemya: Pero mandirigma tayo!

TODO na ang paghahandang ginagawa ngayon ng beteranang weightlifter na si Hidilyn Diaz para sa Summer Olympics na gaganapin sa Tokyo, Japan.  Super excited at mataas pa rin ang fighting spirit ni Hidilyn habang nagkukuwento tungkol sa kanyang preparasyon para sa nalalapit na kompetisyon. “Kagagaling lang namin sa Asian Championship pero tuloy ang laban dahil mandirigma […] The post Hidilyn Diaz inatake rin ng matinding takot, anxiety dahil sa pandemya: Pero mandirigma tayo! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

New poll finds half of Japanese back Olympics this summer

TOKYO (AFP) – Half of Japan’s public favours holding the Tokyo Olympics this summer, a new survey showed Monday, suggesting support for the contentious Games is rising seven weeks before the opening ceremony. The latest poll by the Yomiuri Shimbun daily showed 50 percent of respondents want the Games to be held this summer, with […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Japan backed into corner on Olympics, says committee exec

Tokyo—Japan has been backed into a corner over the Tokyo Games, a member of the country’s Olympic committee said Friday, arguing the virus-postponed event has “lost meaning” but it is too late to cancel......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Japan ‘cornered’ on Tokyo Olympics, says national committee member

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Japan has been backed into a corner over the Tokyo Games, a member of the country’s Olympic committee said Friday, arguing the virus-postponed event has “lost meaning” — but adding that it’s too late to cancel. Public opposition to holding the Olympics this summer remains high, but organizers insist they will […] The post Japan ‘cornered’ on Tokyo Olympics, says national committee member appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Tokyo Olympics fans to need vaccination or virus test: report

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Tokyo Olympics fans may have to be vaccinated or test negative for the coronavirus before being allowed into venues, a Japanese newspaper report said Monday. Cheering, eating, high-fives and drinking alcohol would also be banned under controls now being considered, the Yomiuri Shimbun daily said, citing unnamed government officials.   Organizers […] The post Tokyo Olympics fans to need vaccination or virus test: report appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 31st, 2021

Olympics a go, Japan says after US virus travel warning

Tokyo—A new US travel warning for Japan over virus risks will not affect this summer’s pandemic-postponed Olympic Games, the Japanese government and Tokyo 2020 organizers said Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Japan newspaper sponsoring Tokyo Olympics urges cancellation

Japan's Asahi Shimbun newspaper, an official Tokyo Olympics sponsor, called for the Games to be cancelled on Wednesday, describing the event as "a threat to health"......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 26th, 2021

‘No change’ on Olympics, Japan says after US virus travel warning

A new US travel warning for Japan over virus risks will not affect this summer’s pandemic-postponed Olympic Games, the Japanese government and Tokyo 2020 organisers said Tuesday. The US State Department advisory released Monday urges citizens to avoid travel to Japan, where the borders are already closed to almost all foreigners. It cites government health […] The post ‘No change’ on Olympics, Japan says after US virus travel warning appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Japan opens mass vaccination centers ahead of Olympic Games

TOKYO—Japan opened its first mass vaccination centers on Monday in a bid to speed up a cautious Covid-19 inoculation programme with just two months until the virus-postponed Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

The first Tokyo Olympics

In July, Tokyo is scheduled to host its second Olympics under circumstances extremely different from when Japan’s premier city staged the Summer Games nearly 60 years ago......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

Japan’s Nishikori agrees with Osaka that Olympic ‘discussions’ needed

Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori on Monday said he agreed with compatriot Naomi Osaka that organisers have to “discuss” whether they can hold the delayed Tokyo Olympics safely due to the coronavirus pandemic. A virus state of emergency in Japan’s capital city and other parts of the country was extended on Friday, less than three […] The post Japan’s Nishikori agrees with Osaka that Olympic ‘discussions’ needed appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Japan’s Osaka ‘not sure’ Olympics should happen as doubts grow

Japanese superstar Naomi Osaka admitted she was “not really sure” the coronavirus-hit Tokyo Olympics should go ahead as doubts grew about the Games just weeks before the opening ceremony. The four-time tennis Grand Slam winner joined fellow Japanese player Kei Nishikori in raising concerns, with Tokyo and other parts of Japan under a coronavirus state […] The post Japan’s Osaka ‘not sure’ Olympics should happen as doubts grow appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Athletics chief Coe says Tokyo Games can be beacon of hope

World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe said Sunday he believes the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics can be "a beacon of hope and optimism", despite infections surging in Japan and other countries......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

Nievarez is rowing’s last hope

Cris Nievarez topped the men’s singles sculls repechage of the 2021 Asia Oceania Continental Qualification Regatta in Tokyo, Japan yesterday, and remained Philippine rowing’s one last hope for the Tokyo Olympics in July......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Olympics in peril? Japan faces new virus emergencies

Tokyo---Japan’s government is to declare virus states of emergencies in Tokyo and three other regions on Friday, exactly three months before the Olympic opening ceremony, as new infections surge......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2021

Olympics difficult after virus spikes, Japan medical group warns

Holding the postponed Tokyo Olympics this summer will be "really difficult" given a spike in coronavirus infections across Japan, the head of the Tokyo Medical Association has warned......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Olympic test event cancelled; North Korea skipping games

Tokyo---A Tokyo Olympics water polo test event has been cancelled because sport officials cannot enter Japan due to coronavirus restrictions, reports said Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Ray of light: Olympic torch relay starts after year& rsquo;s delay

Iwaki, Japan---The Tokyo Olympics torch relay got underway on Thursday after a year’s coronavirus delay, with officials hoping it will be a “ray of light” after the problems caused by the pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 26th, 2021

Flame: Symbol of hope olympic torch relay begins

The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics began its 121-day journey across Japan yesterday and is headed toward the opening ceremony in Tokyo on July 23......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 26th, 2021