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Tokyo Residents Rally Against Olympics, ‘Peace Constitution’ Revision

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Tokyo residents held a rally outside parliament on Saturday to defend pacifist Article 9 of the constitution and reject a rise in the spending...
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Japan considers quasi state of emergency during Olympics

Japan is considering placing Tokyo under a quasi state of emergency during the Olympic Games, Japanese news agency Kyodo quoted a government representative as...
The landmark venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics - the National Speed Skating Oval, also known as the "Ice Ribbon", is capped, Dec. 31, 2019. Photo by He Yong/People’s Daily

Japan Set to Limit Number of Foreign Spectators, Staff at Olympics Amid COVID-19

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Japan will limit the number of foreign spectators and staff at the upcoming Olympic Games to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, Kyodo news...
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US Eases COVID-19 Travel Warning to Japan Ahead of Olympics

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The United States eased COVID-19-related travel restrictions to Japan ahead of the upcoming Olympics, the State Department said in a notice on Tuesday. “Reconsider travel...
FILED - A sticker alters the Tokyo Games from 2020 to 2021 in the gym of German wrestler Frank Staebler. On Monday local organizers said the opening of the torch relay ahead of the Games would take place without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa

Japan Mulls Vaccinating All Olympics Volunteers to Ensure Tokyo Games Safety

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Japan is considering vaccinating some 70,000 Tokyo Games volunteers in an effort to ensure the safety of the sporting event, media reported on Tuesday,...
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Hearts coach rues missed opportunities in Olympics draw

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Samuel Boadu, Head Coach of Accra Hearts of Oak, says they couldn't get all three points against Great Olympics due to...
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Nettey’s screamer not enough as Hearts, Olympics share spoils

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The Ga Mashie ended one all as Great Olympics and Hearts of Oak shared the spoils in a high-octane match-day 28 encounter played at...
FILED - A sticker alters the Tokyo Games from 2020 to 2021 in the gym of German wrestler Frank Staebler. On Monday local organizers said the opening of the torch relay ahead of the Games would take place without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa

Estimated 10,000 Olympics Volunteers Back Out of Tokyo Games

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Around 10,000 of the 80,000 volunteers initially selected to assist during the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo later this year have backed out, causing...
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G7 Leaders Intend to Back Japan’s Tokyo Olympics Efforts

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The Group of Seven (G7), consisting of the world's leading economies, is expected to pledge support to Japan's efforts in organizing and carrying out...
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Over 80 percent of Japanese Support Canceling or Postponing Tokyo Olympics

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Up to 83% of Japanese citizens support either canceling or postponing Tokyo Olympic Games that is scheduled to take place this year from July-August,...
FILED - A sticker alters the Tokyo Games from 2020 to 2021 in the gym of German wrestler Frank Staebler. On Monday local organizers said the opening of the torch relay ahead of the Games would take place without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa

GOC President hopes Olympics gets staged despite cancellation calls

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Mr. Ben Nunno Mensah, President of Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) is optimistic the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be staged despite calls for its...
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IOC to continue to “work with full engagement” towards safe Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will continue to "work with full engagement" towards a safe Olympics, an IOC spokesperson told Xinhua. Japanese...
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Tchaikovsky concert to replace Russian anthem at next two Olympics

Music by 19th-century Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky will replace the Russian national anthem at the next two Olympics. The Russian Olympic Committee said on Thursday...

Black Bombers Coach Express Concerns Over Boxers Preparedness

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The Ghana Black Bombers team is calling on Authorities to allow them to begin residential camping to help them prepare adequately for the upcoming...
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Great Olympics and Kotoko share spoils

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The top of the table clash between Accra Great Olympics and Asante Kotoko ended in goalless stalemate in a week 20 encounter played at...
The landmark venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics - the National Speed Skating Oval, also known as the "Ice Ribbon", is capped, Dec. 31, 2019. Photo by He Yong/People’s Daily

Tokyo marks 100 days to go until Olympics amid virus spike

(dpa) – Tokyo marked 100 days to go until the postponed Olympics on Wednesday amid lingering uncertainty over whether the Games can be staged...
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Ashie Quaye fires Olympics past Medeama to go top

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A first half strike by Samuel Abbey Ashie Quaye was enough to secure maximum points for Great Olympics as they beat Medeama in a...
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SWAG congratulates Black Bombers, Black Stars for the Olympics and AFCON qualification

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The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has congratulated the National Amateur Boxing team, the Black Bombers, and the Black Stars for qualifying to...
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Japan Prime Minister wants Olympics to be ‘victory against coronavirus’

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dpa/GNA - Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Sunday that staging the Tokyo Olympics in summer is to be "proof of victory...

WaterAid Ghana teams up Olympics for education on Covid-19

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Wonder Club Accra Great Olympics’ spectacular performance in the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League has attracted the attention of WaterAid Ghana to engage it in...
Gambia National Olympic Committee

GNOC elections postponed till after Olympics

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Thirteen Olympic sports, two non-Olympic sports and three individual votes have agreed to the resolution of The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) board to...
Yaw Preko

Inter Allies to offer Coach Preko first test, as Olympics seeks comeback

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City rivals Inter Allies will on Friday, offer newly appointed Coach of Great Olympics first test as the two sides battle for the three...
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Veteran IOC member Pound not sure if Olympics will go ahead

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dpa/GNA - Dick Pound, the longest-serving International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, is not sure if the Tokyo 2020 Games, postponed to 2021 due...
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Structure of Beijing 2022 Olympics MPC completed ahead of schedule

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As the International Broadcasting Center (IBC) and Main Press Center (MPC) for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, the China National Convention Center Phase II...
DOHA, March 7, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Chen Meng of China competes against her compatriot Wang Manyu during the women's singles semifinal match at 2020 ITTF Qatar Open in Doha, Qatar on March 7, 2020. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)

Chinese table tennis carries out Olympic practice test

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Experienced paddler Chen Meng paired with Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu to clinch the women's team finals at the China table tennis team...
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Former Kotoko ,Olympics and Cosmos goalkeeper Anue Kofie buried in USA

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The late Ghana goal keeper Emmanuel Anue Kofie has been laid to rest in the USA on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. He was buried at...
Toshiro Muto, Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee Chief Executive Officer, attends a news conference after a telephone meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach (not in picture), while the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. In Tokyo, Japan, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Tokyo 2020 CEO denies further postponement of Olympics

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Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said here on Thursday that they do not have a back-up plan for further postponement or cancellation if the...
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Kenya pushes on Olympics preparations despite threat to postpone Tokyo Games

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Kenya team is preparing for the Tokyo Olympic Games without concerns of possible disruption or postponement of the same owing to the threat of...
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Kenya seeks funds to meet huge rugby budget for 2020 season, Olympics

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Kenya rugby teams will have to spend over 400 million shillings (4 million U.S. dollars) to honor their calendar of events in 2020. ...
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Four Namibian athletes qualify for Olympics

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Just four Namibian athletes have thus far qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the Namibian Olympic Committee said on Wednesday. More...