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Despite challenges, the Paralympics remain as vital as ever

The Tokyo Paralympics, the 16th such event taking place, started on August 24 and will end on September 5, hot…

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North Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics over COVID risk

North Korea has announced it will not attend the Tokyo Olympic Games because of coronavirus concerns, dashing South Korean hopes…

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Overseas fans banned from Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were postponed last year to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Overseas fans will be…

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Tokyo 2020 official quits in ‘Olympig’ jibe at female comedian

The creative director for Tokyo’s Olympic ceremonies resigned on Thursday for suggesting a female comedian appear as a pig, just…

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Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach kills himself after abuse charges

A former United States Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar killed himself on Thursday, hours…

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Japan kicks off COVID vaccine drive with healthcare workers

Japan has launched its COVID-19 inoculation drive, giving the Pfizer vaccine to healthcare workers from selected hospitals across the country…

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Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori resigns over sexist comments

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics head quits after his remarks disparaging women’s participation in organising the Games caused a global outcry.…

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Tokyo 2020’s Mori to resign over sexist comments: reports

Former Japanese prime minister ignited anger after he complained that female members of Japan’s Olympic Committee talked too much. Yoshiro…

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Tokyo Olympics chief Mori staying amid anger over sexist remark

The president of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee has apologised for his “inappropriate” sexist remarks about Japanese female officials for…

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‘Can be chaos’: Fate of Tokyo Olympics remains uncertain

The organising committee of the postponed 2020 Olympic Games has ruled out holding the event this year without spectators despite…

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