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It's March, the month when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed

TOKYO (AP) — It's now March, the month when the Tokyo Olympics came apart just a year ago. Will it happen again? Frankly, it seems unlikely. The start of the torch relay on March 25 ...

Rights groups target sponsors like Airbnb for Beijing Games

In one corner are the 15 leading Olympic sponsors, many household names like Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Visa, Toyota, Samsung, and General Electric. Together they pay at least $1 billion to the International ...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay plans to kick off in one month

TOKYO (AP) — The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics is to start in a month, which should be a sign that the troubled Olympics are on track to begin on July 23. It was at th...

Report: Hashimoto will be offered job to head Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee is about to get a new president — and it looks like it will be a woman. According to a report in Japan, the job will be offered to...

Tokyo Olympics to pick Mori replacement; is a woman likely?

TOKYO (AP) — Yoshiro Mori's replacement as the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee is expected to be named very quickly. The 83-year-old former prime minister was forced to step down l...

Tokyo Olympics: Mori to leave but gender issue remains

TOKYO (AP) — Yoshiro Mori was expected to resign Friday as the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee following sexist comments implying women talk too much. Mori's depa...

Reports: Mori to resign Tokyo Olympics over sexist remarks

TOKYO (AP) — The long saga of Yoshiro Mori appears to be near the end. Japan's Kyodo news agency and others reported on Thursday — citing unnamed sources — that Yoshiro Mori will ste...

Tokyo Olympics have yet another problem: It's President Mori

TOKYO (AP) — The postponed Tokyo Olympics have yet another problem besides the pandemic. This time it’s Yoshiro Mori, the president of the local organizing committee. Mori made dero...

Opposition remains strong to Tokyo Games after Mori remarks

TOKYO (AP) — Public opposition remains strong in Japan to holding the postponed Tokyo Olympics following derogatory remarks about women made last week by the head of the local organizing committee. ...

Norway predicted to top medals table at Winter Olympics

Norway is predicted to top the medals table at the Winter Olympics in Beijing, according to one forecast released a year before the games are to open. The Beijing Olympics are set to...

Human rights, COVID at issue 1 year before Beijing Olympics

Building elaborate venues for Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics is the easy part for China, just as it was for the city's Summer Olympics in 2008. The competition venues are ready, and non-competition si...

Head of Tokyo Olympics faces storm over comments about women

TOKYO (AP) — Derogatory comments about women made earlier in the week by Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee and a former prime minister, could force him to resign. ...

Tokyo Games offer Playbooks to assure athletes, sway public

TOKYO (AP) — It will be an Olympics like no other, the world’s largest mega-sports event being staged in the middle of a pandemic. Tokyo organizers and the IOC on Wednesday began exp...

Rights groups call for boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Games

TOKYO (AP) — A coalition of 180 rights group on Wednesday called for a boycott of next year’s Beijing Winter Olympics tied to reported human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in China. ...

Fans or no fans? Tokyo Olympic organizers still mum

TOKYO (AP) — One of the biggest unanswered questions about the Tokyo Olympics deals with fans. Will there be any from abroad? And will fans of any sort be allowed in outdoor stadiums...