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Domestic ticketholders can apply for refunds in November: Tokyo Olympics organisers

30 Oct 2020

TOKYO Japan-based ticketholders for the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be able to apply for refunds from Nov. 10, Games organisers said on Friday.

Japanese gymnast Uchimura tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of key meet

29 Oct 2020

TOKYO Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura has tested positive for COVID-19 ten days before he was due to take part in an international meet seen as a major test of Tokyo's capacity to hold events ahead of next year's Olympics, organisers announced on Thursday.

'Normal again' - U.S. gymnasts blaze a trail to Tokyo meet

27 Oct 2020

TOKYO Gymnasts are used to having pressure on their shoulders but the athletes heading to Tokyo for next month's special meet might feel they are carrying an Olympian burden. | Video

FIG president hopes Tokyo meet opens door for postponed Games

26 Oct 2020

TOKYO Morinari Watanabe is no stranger to pressure but the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) president says he has never felt such responsibility ahead of a four-nation meet in November that could "open the door" to the Tokyo Olympics.

Olympics: Tokyo finally opens Aquatics Centre with hopeful ceremony

24 Oct 2020

TOKYO Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike finally inaugurated on Saturday the Aquatics Centre for next year’s rescheduled Olympics, seven months after it was supposed to open.

Tokyo urges Olympics supporters to 'pack less, wait less' following security tests

21 Oct 2020

TOKYO Tokyo Olympics organisers wrapped up three days of tests on Wednesday, trialling a number of security and COVID-19 countermeasures and asking supporters and officials to pack less to wait less when entering venues during the Games. | Video

Japan will take steps to guard against Olympics cyberattacks

20 Oct 2020

TOKYO Japan said on Tuesday it would take countermeasures to ensure next year's Tokyo Olympics are not derailed by cyberattacks after Britain and the United States accused Russia of orchestrating efforts to disrupt the Games.

Japan emphasises Olympics cybersecurity, condemns 'malicious' hacks

20 Oct 2020

TOKYO, Oct 20 Japan said on Tuesday it would emphasize cybersecurity around the Tokyo Olympics and condemned "malicious cyberattacks" after Britain and the United States called out Russian military intelligence for trying to disrupt next year's Games.

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