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Olympic torch relay goes on; Tokyo seeks crowd ‘restraint’

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are pushing forward with the Japanese leg of the torch relay regardless of the specter of the spreading coronavirus. The Olympic flame, which is because of arrive on Friday from Greece, is scheduled to navigate the nation for 4 months from March 26 till the deliberate opening of the Olympics on July 24 on the nationwide stadium in Tokyo. Organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto stated Tuesday that crowds can be allowed to assemble on the roadside to look at the relay. The primary leg…

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Abe might be large loser if Tokyo Olympics canceled, postponed

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is perhaps the most important loser if the Tokyo Olympics don’t go off as deliberate in simply over 4 months. Abe has connected himself to the success of the Olympics since pushing arduous for Tokyo’s choice at an IOC assembly in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tokyo was picked over Istanbul by billing itself as a “protected pair of fingers.” It was additionally Abe who charmed the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, parading earlier than a 70,000 sellout…

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AP PHOTOS: Unsettled Tokyo in black and white

The notoriously crowded Tokyo morning rush-hour trains are sparsely populated. School rooms are eerily empty. Retailer cabinets are naked. Folks with gasoline masks pop up all through a metropolis overwhelmed by concern of the unfold of the brand new coronavirus, which is altering every day life and casting doubt over the Summer season Olympic Video games. Struck by the distinction of the white protecting masks towards the stark cityscape, AP photographer Jae. C. Hong captured the unsettling new norm in black and white. An English church in Roppongi not asks…

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Amid virus precautions, Tokyo Olympic flame is lit in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The flame for the Tokyo Olympics was lit Thursday on the birthplace of the traditional video games in a pared-down ceremony due to the coronavirus. Standing in entrance of the ruined Temple of Hera in Historic Olympia, a Greek actress taking part in the a part of a pagan priestess used a concave mirror to focus the solar’s rays on a silver torch, inflicting hearth to spurt forth. After a seven-day relay by Greece, the flame can be delivered to Tokyo organizing officers subsequent week at…

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Tokyo Olympic head shoots down feedback about delaying video games

TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee stated Wednesday he has acquired an apology from a board member who stated the 2020 Video games ought to be delayed a 12 months to 2 due to the coronavirus. Yoshiro Mori known as a information convention at committee headquarters to shoot down the feedback. “There is no such thing as a plan now to vary our plans,” Mori stated, talking in Japanese. He was referring to feedback type Haruyuki Takahashi reported within the Wall Road Journal. “I’ve spoken…

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