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Robots of Olympics mascots Miraitowa and Paralympics Someity revealed at Toyota Motor Corp. HQ in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)

Toyota unveils cute Olympic and Paralympic mascot robots for next year's Tokyo Olympics

Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp., a major Olympic sponsor, is readying various robots for next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Published on 22nd July 2019
Placido Domingo

Placido Domingo won't be performing at Tokyo Olympics cultural events

He wished for the event to be successful while expressing his hope for a new opportunity in the future, according to the Tokyo organizers.

Published on 8th November 2019
Olympic rings near the New National Stadium, Tokyo (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)

Tokyo Olympics: Organisers, IOC going ahead with plans despite coronavirus outbreak

A spokesman for the Japanese government on Wednesday said the International Olympic Committee and local organisers are going ahead as planned with the Tokyo Olympics.

Published on 26th February 2020
Tadahiro Nomura and Saori Yoshida light the torch during Olympic Flame Arrival Ceremony (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

As coronavirus pandemic gets bigger, so do the questions: Will Tokyo Olympics 2020 open?

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese organisers and IOC President Thomas Bach say that the games will open on July 24 at the $1.43 billion national stadium in central Tokyo.

Published on 21st March 2020
At the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Sports world updates: Pushback against Tokyo Olympics, Paulo Dybala of Juventus tests positive and more

Here's a look at the major updates and developments from the world of sports in the wake of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.

Published on 22nd March 2020
The New National Stadium in Tokyo (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)

Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen - but in 2021, not 2020

The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned.

Published on 23rd March 2020
HQ of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Canton of Vaud (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

Tokyo Olympics postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 over coronavirus pandemic

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday.

Published on 24th March 2020
A flame display ceremony in Iwaki, northern Japan (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The big question on delayed Tokyo Olympics: Now who pays the bills for another year?

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021, now comes the multi-billion-dollar question: Who pays the bills for the delay, and how large will they be?

Published on 25th March 2020
Big questions still loom over the Tokyo Olympics postponement (Photo: AFP)

A history of war: When has the last time that the Olympics were cancelled?

The Olympic Games has suffered political boycotts (Moscow 1980) and terrorism (Munich 1972), but it has only ever been cancelled due to outbreaks of war.

Published on 25th March 2020
Olympic rings in Tokyo (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)

One year after: Tokyo Olympics will officially open next year in July

The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in July, the same slot scheduled for this year's games.

Published on 30th March 2020

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