Tokyo Olympics followed up by 3 mega-events -- all in China

TOKYO (AP) — Uncertainty grips next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics: Will there be fans or empty stadiums in 14 months? And how will thousands of athletes, staff, and technical officials travel, be ho...

Countermeasures needed for Olympics, but what will they be?

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto spoke Thursday about the need to take “countermeasures” to combat the coronavirus at next year's postponed games. But...

Drawing that parodies Tokyo Olympic logo pulled from website

TOKYO (AP) — A drawing that uses the Tokyo Olympic logo and combines it with features of the the COVID-19 virus was being removed on Thursday from the website of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Ja...

Tokyo Olympics protest parody of logo that depicts COVID-19

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympics officials are incensed that their games emblem has been used in the cover design of a local magazine that combines the logo with the novel coronavirus. T...

Tokyo Olympic CEO: Games next year may not be 'conventional'

TOKYO (AP) — Almost two months after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, oranizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday he still could not give an estimate of how much the one-year delay will cost. ...

Tokyo Olympics closing 5 souvenir shops; downsizing another

TOKYO (AP) — Five official Olympic merchandise shops in Tokyo will close by early June with business hindered by the coronavirus pandemic and the games being postponed until next year, organizers said...

Long wait for Tokyo 2020 Olympic souvenir market to pick up

TOKYO (AP) — These are lonely times for thousands of souvenirs in dozens of Tokyo 2020 Olympic stores, which are drawing few customers with the postponed games more than a year away and facing an uncl...

Japan Medical Assn: Tokyo Olympics difficult without vaccine

TOKYO (AP) — The medical community in Japan is moving toward a consensus that holding next year's Tokyo Olympics may hinge on finding a coronavirus vaccine. Japan Medical Association...

Tokyo Olympics: Questions, few answers in face of pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics were postponed a month ago. But there are still more questions than answers about the new opening on July 23, 2021, and what form those games will take. ...

Tokyo Olympic CEO promises 'transparency' over cost of delay

TOKYO (AP) — The chief executive of the Tokyo Olympics promised “transparency” with the Japanese public on Thursday regarding the cost of postponing the games until next year. Neithe...

Tokyo Olympics, IOC conflict over who pays for postponement

TOKYO (AP) — An open conflict broke out Tuesday between Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC over who will pay for the unprecedented year-long postponement. Tokyo spokesman Masa Taka...

Japan scientist 'very pessimistic' Olympics go on next year

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese professor of infectious disease says he is “very pessimistic” the postponed Tokyo Olympics can open in 15 months. “To be honest with you, I don’t think the Ol...

2012 Olympics won't provide much economic stimulus for Japan

TOKYO (AP) — IOC member John Coates, who oversees planing for next year's Tokyo Olympics, has claimed the postponed games could help “kick start” Japan’s economy. Japan has been deva...

Tokyo Olympics could cut 'extras' in face of soaring costs

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC said Thursday they will cut some of the extras out of next year’s postponed games, an attempt to limit what is expected to be billions of dollars in a...

'64 Tokyo Olympics: A man from Hiroshima lights the cauldron

TOKYO (AP) — It was the year Cassius Clay won the heavyweight championship and became Muhammad Ali. When Roy Emerson of Australia and Maria Bueno of Brazil took the titles at Wimbledon, when Arnold Pa...