By Associated Press | Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 02:38 PM IST
The added USD 2.8 billion is the cost of the one-year delay. Added expenses come from renegotiating contracts and measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The Olympics are to open on July 23, 2021. The Paralympics follow on August 24.
By Associated Press | LAUSANNE
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 11:23 PM IST
Those three sports will make their Olympic debuts at the Tokyo Games which were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic by one year to open on July 23, 2021.
By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 10:22 PM IST
“We have shared our views, from the athlete’s perspective, on what needs to be done to ensure our preparations are great heading into the Tokyo Olympics,” Narang, who won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Games, told PTI.
By Reuters | TOKYO
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 04:36 PM IST
The one-off friendly event was seen as a crucial trial run for having international athletes travel to and compete in Japan during the Olympics, which will bring more than 11,000 athletes to Tokyo next July. A few international matches have been held recently, but remain rare.