2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

FILE - In this June 3, 2020, photo, the Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section in Tokyo. The year of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has arrived. That would be 2021. Ever since the Olympics were postponed nine months ago, local organizers and the IOC have been biding their time. They’ve said we’ll have to wait until early in 2021 for details about how the Olympics can open on July 23 in the middle of a pandemic. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
December 29, 2020 - 7:48 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The year of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is arriving. That would be 2021. Ever since the Olympics were postponed nine months ago, local organizers and the IOC have been biding their time. They've said we'll have to wait until early in 2021 for details about how the Olympics can open on July...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, China's Sun Yang leaves the pool deck following the men's 4x200m freestyle relay heats at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The World Anti-Doping Agency says a Swiss court has overturned an eight-year doping ban against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and ordered the case back to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for a second time but with a different chairman of the judges. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
December 23, 2020 - 4:45 pm
The World Anti-Doping Agency says a Swiss court has overturned an eight-year doping ban against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and ordered the case back to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for a second time but with a different chairman of the judges. In February, CAS found the three-time Olympic...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, a deliveryman stands near a mural displaying Chinese yuan and other world currency symbols on the outside of a bank in Beijing. The official cost of the postponed Tokyo Olympics has increased by 22%, the local organizing committee said Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in unveiling its new budget.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
December 22, 2020 - 2:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — The official cost of the postponed Tokyo Olympics has increased by 22%, the local organizing committee said in unveiling its new budget on Tuesday. In an online news conference, organizers said the Olympics will cost $15.4 billion to stage. This is up from $12.6 billion in last year’s...
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President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov attends a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed Russia's flag and anthem are barred from next year's Olympics in Tokyo and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
December 17, 2020 - 10:04 am
Russian sports officials were in an upbeat mood Thursday after finding crucial loopholes in the decision to ban the country from using its name, flag and anthem at the next two Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling, which halved a proposed four-year ban to two, left Russia in full...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014 file photo the Russian national flag, right, flies after it is hoisted next to the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The ruling on whether Russia can keep its name and flag for the Olympics will be announced on Thursday Dec. 17, 2020. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Wednesday that three of its arbitrators held a four-day hearing last month in the dispute between the World Anti-Doping Agency and its Russian affiliate, known as RUSADA. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
December 17, 2020 - 8:56 am
GENEVA (AP) — Russia will not be able to use its name, flag and anthem at the next two Olympics or at any world championships for the next two years after a ruling Thursday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Lausanne-based court halved the four-year ban proposed last year by the World Anti-...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, three-time Olympic gold medalists Tadahiro Nomura, right, and Saori Yoshida light the torch during Olympic Flame Arrival Ceremony at Japan Air Self-Defense Force Matsushima Base in Higashimatsushima in Miyagi Prefecture, north of Tokyo. The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics is to start in just over three months, and it faces the same questions as the Olympics about being held safely during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
December 15, 2020 - 12:25 am
TOKYO (AP) — The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics is to start in just over three months, and it faces the same questions as the Olympics about being held safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers said Tuesday the relay is to begin on March 25 from the northeastern prefecture of...
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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. The growing availability of coronavirus vaccines is a “ray of hope” for hosting the Olympics next summer, Koike said Monday as Japan struggles with a new surge in infections. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 14, 2020 - 2:35 am
TOKYO (AP) — The growing availability of coronavirus vaccines is a “ray of hope” for hosting the Olympics next summer, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Monday as Japan struggles with a new surge in infections. As host city, Tokyo will do “whatever it takes” to successfully achieve the games, which were...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2013, file photo, a Boeing 787 plane of the All Nippon Airways, ANA, prepares to land after a test flight at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Domestic sponsors have already contributed a record of $3.3 billion to help pay for the Tokyo Olympics. That's at least twice as much as any previous Games. Now they're being asked to pay millions more to cover some of the soaring costs of the one-year postponement. Among the domestic sponsors is Japanese airline ANA, which posted losses of $1.8 billion through the first half of the fiscal year. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
December 11, 2020 - 9:07 am
TOKYO (AP) — Domestic sponsors already have contributed a record $3.3 billion to help pay for the Tokyo Olympics. That's at least twice as much as any previous games. But it's still not enough. Now they're being asked to pay millions more to cover some of the soaring costs of the one-year...
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In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 picture, Nasser al-Khater, deputy-secretary general of the World Cup organizing committee, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy in Doha, Qatar. Qatar is now planning for a "complete normal” World Cup in 2022 after rapid progress in producing vaccines for the coronavirus, the tournament CEO told The Associated Press on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 ahead of the European qualifying draw. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, file)
December 06, 2020 - 2:15 pm
Qatar is now planning for a "complete normal” World Cup in 2022 after the rapid progress in producing vaccines for the coronavirus, the tournament CEO told The Associated Press on Sunday ahead of the European qualifying draw. Early in the pandemic that forced the cancelation of the European...
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Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori delivers a speech after an opening plenary session of the three-party meeting on Tokyo 2020 Games additional costs due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Tokyo, Friday, Dec 4, 2020. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)
December 04, 2020 - 4:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — The cost of the postponement for the Tokyo Olympics could reach about $2.8 billion, according to figures released Friday by the Tokyo organizing committee, the Tokyo city government and Japan’s national government. The numbers are in line with estimates made in Japan since the Olympics...
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