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A man wearing a protective mask walks past a large poster featuring Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa.(REUTERS)

Tokyo Olympics seek COVID-19 defenses, but what exactly?

By Press Trust of India | Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 11:38 PM IST
These include quarantines for athletes, and few fans at the venues among ideas being floated by the organising committee, the city of Tokyo, and the International Olympic Committee.
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A man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, stands in front of The Tokyo Olympic flag 1964 at The Japan Olympics museum in Tokyo, Japan, February 26, 2020.(REUTERS)
A man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, stands in front of The Tokyo Olympic flag 1964 at The Japan Olympics museum in Tokyo, Japan, February 26, 2020.(REUTERS)

Tokyo Olympic head says 80% of facilities lined up for 2021

By Associated Press | TOKYO
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 07:04 PM IST
Organizers are still working to secure the 5,000-apartment Athletes Village and the Tokyo Big Sight, a hulking convention center on Tokyo Bay that will be used as the main press center. They have said they are optimistic but work remains.
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FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, stands in front of The Tokyo Olympic flag 1964 at The Japan Olympics museum in Tokyo, Japan, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, stands in front of The Tokyo Olympic flag 1964 at The Japan Olympics museum in Tokyo, Japan, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha(REUTERS)

Tokyo Olympics talk of simplifying, but no specifics so far

By Associated Press | Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 08:14 PM IST
Estimates in Japan say the delay alone could cost $2 billion to $6 billion, most of which will be absorbed by Japanese taxpayers. But how to do it and where to cut or reduce is still unclear.
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A woman wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks past the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympics Museum in Tokyo.(REUTERS)
A woman wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks past the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympics Museum in Tokyo.(REUTERS)

Impossible to delay Olympics again, says Tokyo chief

By Press Trust of India | Tokyo
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 01:38 PM IST
Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said there is “absolutely no” chance of postponing the Games beyond their rescheduled July 23, 2021 opening, according to Kyodo News agency.
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