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Major Japan newspaper Asahi calls for Olympic cancellation

AP | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 07:34 AM IST
Coming out against the Olympics could be significant since the newspaper, like many in Japan, is a sponsor of the postponed Olympics that are to open on July 23.
FILE PHOTO: John Coates, Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: John Coates, Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020.(REUTERS)

Coates gets backlash saying Olympics are on, no matter virus

AP |
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2021 03:20 PM IST
If John Coates was trying to stir controversy, he succeeded.
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a large poster featuring Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan June 4, 2020.(REUTERS)
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a large poster featuring Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan June 4, 2020.(REUTERS)

Streamlined Tokyo Games may set future standard, says Coates

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 01:15 PM IST
The 70-year-old Australian concedes there is uncertainty because of the continuing spread of the virus but thinks it is vitally important that the Games go ahead.
File photo of John Coates.(AP)
File photo of John Coates.(AP)

Coronavirus: IOC official says no deadline for decision on Tokyo Olympics

Sydney | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 06:26 PM IST
John Coates, who will have to go into government-mandated self-isolation when he returns to Australia this week from Olympic business in Europe, told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.”
A boy pauses for photos during a One Year to Go ceremony held at Tokyo International Forum.(AP)
A boy pauses for photos during a One Year to Go ceremony held at Tokyo International Forum.(AP)

The final countdown: Tokyo marks one year till 2020 Olympics

Tokyo | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 09:08 AM IST
Organisers have battled everything from fears over deadly heat to persistent questions about the cost of the Games and how Tokyo won its bid.
File photo of Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) attends a news conference after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne(REUTERS)
File photo of Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) attends a news conference after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne(REUTERS)

IOC reforms Olympic host city race

Lausanne | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2019 07:59 PM IST
IOC president Thomas Bach used that phrase in the run-up to the awarding of the 2024 Games, for which Paris won the right, with Los Angeles handed the 2028 Games at the same time.
File picture of John Coates(AP)
File picture of John Coates(AP)

Oceania nations, including Australia, to compete at 2022 Asian Games

Sydney | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 11:43 AM IST
The decision came at a meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia in Bangkok late Sunday, with Australia welcoming the move as “a very positive outcome”.
Local organisers did little to dampen fears earlier this year when they announced that marathon runners at the 2020 Olympics would face a brutal uphill finish in outlining the race route.(REUTERS)
Local organisers did little to dampen fears earlier this year when they announced that marathon runners at the 2020 Olympics would face a brutal uphill finish in outlining the race route.(REUTERS)

The heat is on: IOC braces for scorching Tokyo Olympics 2020

Agence France-Presse, Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 06:13 PM IST
Local organisers did little to dampen fears earlier this year when they announced that marathon runners at the 2020 Olympics would face a brutal uphill finish in outlining the race route.
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