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Africa

Tokyo tightening virus measures nearly 100 days before Olympics | Olympics News

Pandemic-delayed Summer Games are due to open on July 23 in Tokyo, but a surge in cases in parts of…

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Asia

North Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics over COVID fears | Coronavirus pandemic News

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

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Middle East

Hope for ‘momentum’ as Olympic torch relay kicks off in Japan | Coronavirus pandemic News

Tokyo, Japan – The Olympic torch relay has kicked off in Japan amid continued public opposition, a year after authorities…

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Europe

Overseas fans banned from Tokyo Olympics over COVID fears | Coronavirus pandemic News

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

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Latin America

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

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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Sports

Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach kills himself after abuse charges | Olympics News

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

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Africa

Japan kicks off COVID vaccine drive with healthcare workers | Coronavirus pandemic News

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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