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Koji Murofushi, Sports Director for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, speaks during the opening remarks session of the Tokyo2020 Olympics Executive Board Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. (Carl Court/Pool Photo via AP)(AP)

Official costs of Tokyo Olympics up by 22 per cent to 15.4 billion

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.
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This handout picture taken and released on December 7, 2020 by the International Olympic Committee shows IOC president Thomas Bach speaking during an IOC Executive Board Meetings at Olympic House in Lausanne. - Breakdancing was one of four new sports along with skateboarding, surfing and sport climbing to get the Olympic green light on Decmber 7, 2020 for inclusion at the 2024 Paris Games. (Photo by Greg MARTIN / OIS/IOC / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / IOC / GREG MARTIN " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS(AFP)
This handout picture taken and released on December 7, 2020 by the International Olympic Committee shows IOC president Thomas Bach speaking during an IOC Executive Board Meetings at Olympic House in Lausanne. - Breakdancing was one of four new sports along with skateboarding, surfing and sport climbing to get the Olympic green light on Decmber 7, 2020 for inclusion at the 2024 Paris Games. (Photo by Greg MARTIN / OIS/IOC / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / IOC / GREG MARTIN " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS(AFP)

Breakdancing gets Olympic status to debut at Paris in 2024

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.
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File image of Sushil Kumar.(File)
File image of Sushil Kumar.(File)

Olympic preparations: Narang, Sushil meet parliamentary standing committee

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.
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Audience members cheer for Wataru Tanigawa of Japan as he competes in the rings during an international gymnastics meet in Tokyo on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. Gymnasts from four countries of China, Russia, U.S. and Japan performed in the meet at Yoyogi National Stadium First Gymnasium, a venue planned to be used in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the summer 2021. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)(AP)
Audience members cheer for Wataru Tanigawa of Japan as he competes in the rings during an international gymnastics meet in Tokyo on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. Gymnasts from four countries of China, Russia, U.S. and Japan performed in the meet at Yoyogi National Stadium First Gymnasium, a venue planned to be used in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the summer 2021. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)(AP)

Gymnasts in Tokyo show how Olympics can pass coronavirus challenges

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.
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