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India

Antoni Slodkowski

As coronavirus infections mount, Japan at last expands testing

18 Apr 2020

TOKYO Japan, alarmed by rising coronavirus deaths and the spectre of the collapse of the medical system, is scrambling to expand testing with drive-through facilities and general practitioners helping to collect samples.

再送-EXCLUSIVE-東京五輪招致で組織委理事に約9億円 汚職疑惑の人物にロビー活動も  

01 Apr 2020

[東京/パリ 31日 ロイター] - 新型コロナウイルスの世界的な感染拡大により、来年7月23日への開催延期という異例の決定が下った東京五輪。招致が決まってからおよそ7年を経た現在も、東京選定のプロセスをめぐってはフランス検察当局による汚職疑惑の捜査が続いている。投票確保の舞台裏でどのような動きがあったのか。ロイターでは招致活動に使われた銀行口座の記録や関係者への取材を通じ、その実情を探った。 <IOC委員へのロビー活動>

EXCLUSIVE-Japan businessman paid $8.2 mln by Tokyo Olympics bid lobbied figure at center of French corruption probe

31 Mar 2020

By Antoni Slodkowski, Nathan Layne, Mari Saito and Ami Miyazaki

Japan, IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics

30 Mar 2020

TOKYO The postponed Olympic Games will now begin on July 23 next year and run until Aug. 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee said on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to plan and prepare for them properly this year. | Video

Tokyo 2020 drops children from Olympic torch events as virus precaution

06 Mar 2020

TOKYO Some 340 Japanese children will be unable to participate in the Olympic torch ceremonies for the handover in Greece and arrival in Japan due to precautions being taken against the spread of the coronavirus, Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori said on Friday.

Tokyo 2020 drops children from Olympic torch events as virus precaution

06 Mar 2020

TOKYO Some 340 Japanese children will be unable to participate in the Olympic torch ceremonies for the handover in Greece and arrival in Japan due to precautions being taken against the spread of the coronavirus, Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori said on Friday.

Tokyo Games boss says no thought of cancelling event due to coronavirus

04 Mar 2020

TOKYO The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee rebuffed speculation on Wednesday that the Games might be cancelled due to deepening concern about the coronavirus outbreak, declaring that was not an option. | Video

Japan's crowdless sport: A prelude to a coronavirus-hit Games?

01 Mar 2020

TOKYO A line of masked spectators raises muffled cheers for elite marathon runners, and a baseball bat's thud on a ball echoes around a vast, empty stadium: Sport in Tokyo this weekend set the tone for how a coronavirus-hit Olympic Games could play out.

Olympics-Japan's crowdless sports: A prelude to a coronavirus-hit Games?

01 Mar 2020

TOKYO, March 1 A line of masked spectators raises muffled cheers for elite marathon runners, and a baseball bat's thud on a ball echoes around a vast, empty stadium: Sports in Tokyo this weekend set the tone for how a coronavirus-hit Olympic Games could play out.

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