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Tokyo Olympics just beginning the race to reset themselves

TOKYO (AP) — Just two months after the unprecedented Olympic postponement, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto was asked Thursday about progress toward rescheduling next year’s…

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WADA looks to artificial intelligence to catch dopers

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — With sports around the world shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, the World Anti-Doping Agency is looking to artificial intelligence as…

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Tokyo Olympics followed up by 3 mega-events — all in China

TOKYO (AP) — Uncertainty grips next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics: Will there be fans or empty stadiums in 14 months? And how will thousands of…

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USOPC eliminates 51 in response to COVID-related shortfall

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is eliminating 51 positions and furloughing 33 more as part of a dramatic cut in staffing…

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Countermeasures needed for Olympics, but what will they be?

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto spoke Thursday about the need to take “countermeasures” to combat the coronavirus at next year’s…

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Drawing that parodies Tokyo Olympic logo pulled from website

TOKYO (AP) — A drawing that uses the Tokyo Olympic logo and combines it with features of the the COVID-19 virus was being removed on…

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Tokyo Olympics protest parody of logo that depicts COVID-19

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympics officials are incensed that their games emblem has been used in the cover design of a local magazine that combines…

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WHO head urges global unity to help make Tokyo Olympics safe

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday it will not be easy to make next year’s Tokyo Olympics a safe…

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Tokyo Olympic CEO: Games next year may not be ‘conventional’

TOKYO (AP) — Almost two months after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday he still could not give an…

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IOC sets aside $800M for loans, payments linked to pandemic

GENEVA (AP) — The IOC set aside $800 million on Thursday for loans and payments arising from the pandemic that forced the 2020 Tokyo Olympics…

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