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Japan Boosts Coronavirus Containment Efforts to Keep Olympic Games

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9:21 p.m. Feb. 11, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Mori resigns as Tokyo Olympic boss following uproar over sexist commentsMori’s departure comes after more than a week of non-stop criticism about his remarks earlier this month.
7:04 p.m. Feb. 10, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Mori expected to resign from Tokyo Olympics top post after sexist commentsJapan's Kyodo news agency and others reported on Thursday — citing unnamed sources — that Yoshiro Mori will step down on Friday as the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee.
5:51 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - By Weston Blasi
Olympic Committee says Tokyo Games are still on — possibly without spectatorsOlympic chief Thomas Bach said recently that fans may not be able to attend the Tokyo games --- this is the first time he said fans may be barred from the event
6:36 p.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - By Mike Murphy
Japanese official denies report that government believes Tokyo Olympics will be canceledA top Japanese official denied a report Friday that government officials privately believe the upcoming Tokyo Olympics will have to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reported.
12:27 p.m. Jan. 11, 2021 - By Weston Blasi
Over 80% of people say Tokyo Olympics should be called off or won't happenWill the Tokyo Olympics go on? Japan declares a state of emergency.
6:27 a.m. Nov. 30, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Delaying the Tokyo Olympics will reportedly cost an additional $3 billionThat's on top of the official cost of putting on the Tokyo Olympics: $12.6 billion.
10:46 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
6 Russian military hackers charged with attacking U.S. businesses, targeting foreign electionsSix current and former Russian military officers sought to disrupt through computer hacking the French election, the Winter Olympics and U.S. hospitals and businesses, according to a Justice Department indictment unsealed Monday. It details destructive attacks on a broad range of targets and implicates the same Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.
8:13 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - By Weston Blasi
‘Everybody is struggling’ — how Olympic athletes are coping with Tokyo 2020 being postponed a yearIt’s been six months since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics until 2021, leaving thousands of athletes wondering what will happen next.
7:41 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Olympic sponsors in need of persuading that Tokyo Games will actually happen A study last week from the University of Oxford showed Tokyo to be the most expensive Summer Olympics dating from 1960. And the meter is still running.A study last week from the University of Oxford showed Tokyo to be the most expensive Summer Olympics dating from 1960. And the meter is still running.
5:31 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Associated Press
Olympic committee struggles to convince sponsors the games will actually happenThe only thing more difficult than staging next year's Tokyo Olympics in a pandemic might be convincing sponsors to keep their billions of dollars on board in the midst of economic turbulence and skepticism.
5:21 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - Associated Press
Iran executes Olympic wrestler whose case drew international attention, plea from Trump A social media campaign for Navid Afkari portrayed him and his brothers as victims targeted over participating in protests against Iran’s Shiite theocracy Iranian state TV on Saturday reported that the country’s authorities executed a wrestler for allegedly murdering a man, after President Donald Trump asked for the 27-year-old condemned man’s life to be spared.
2:50 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - Associated Press
Olympic Committee urged by human-rights groups to pull Winter Games from China The IOC argued the 2008 Olympics would transform China and improve its human-rights recordThe IOC argued the 2008 Olympics would transform China and improve its human-rights record. Instead, they are often compared to the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany — an authoritarian state using the games as a stage.
3:47 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
We aren't just electing a president; we're electing the next Supreme CourtPresident Donald Trump and Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell would love to confirm at least one more Supreme Court justice before they go.
6:20 a.m. May 15, 2020 - Associated Press
Tokyo Olympics CEO says games next year will not be ‘conventional’ Estimates of how much the one-year delay will cost range between $2 billion and $6 billionAlmost two months after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday he still could not give an estimate of how much the one-year delay will cost.
12:23 p.m. April 29, 2020 - Associated Press
Olympic committee says coronavirus vaccine not needed for Tokyo Olympics to proceed Some scientists and doctors have recently said that a vaccine for COVID-19 is needed to hold the gamesThe head of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics said Wednesday he disagrees with suggestions by some scientists and doctors that a vaccine for COVID-19 is needed to hold the games.
1:20 a.m. April 20, 2020 - By Emily Bary
Comcast’s internet service should withstand coronavirus, but everything else is worrisome Comcast in the age of COVID-19: Movie, television and theme park businesses face trouble even as broadband customers rely on that service moreComcast Corp.’s story during the COVID-19 crisis is a tale of two businesses — A broadband internet service provider business that is essential to users, and then everything else.
7:03 a.m. April 16, 2020 - Associated Press
Tokyo Olympics may cut ‘extras’ to curb soaring costs IOC member John Coates says cuts will be expected in hospitality and expensive ‘live sights’ for public viewingTokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC said Thursday they will cut some of the extras out of next year’s postponed games, an attempt to limit what is expected to be billions of dollars in added expenses.
6:22 a.m. March 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Tokyo Olympics to begin in July 2021, will still be called ‘Tokyo 2020’ The opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost one year after the games were due to start this yearThe opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost one year after the games were due to start this year.
11:51 a.m. March 24, 2020 - Barrons.com
Comcast Stock Shrugs Off the Olympics Delay Comcast shares rallied along with the broader market—and investors may have long ago discounted the cancellation of the summer Olympic Games.
4:47 a.m. March 23, 2020 - Associated Press
The 2020 Olympics look likely to become the 2021 Olympics due to the coronavirus Major Olympic nations like Canada and Australia have added pressure by saying they will not send teams if the games are staged this yearMajor Olympic nations like Canada and Australia have added pressure by saying they will not send teams if the games are staged this year.
9:13 p.m. March 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall, led by plunge from Australian stocks Sydney’s ASX/S&P 200 drops about 8%; only Nikkei manages to tread waterAustralia’s share benchmark initially plunged 8.5% on Monday as work on more stimulus for the U.S. economy hit snags in the U.S. Senate.
6:50 p.m. March 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Growing momentum to postpone Tokyo Olympics until 2021 Abe says postponement may be unavoidableThe Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned.
5:56 p.m. March 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Canada won’t send athletes to Tokyo unless Oympics postponed until 2021 Australia eyes 2021 as well; IOC says it will decide on Games’ future within coming weeksThe Canadian Olympic Committee says it won’t send athletes to the Tokyo Games unless they’re postponed for a year, becoming the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
11:04 a.m. March 17, 2020 - Barrons.com
Discovery Stock Might Be Oversold. Why Postponing the Olympics Isn’t as Scary as It Seems. The stock has fallen harder than the broader market as investors have worried that the Olympics could be postponed.
12:14 p.m. March 11, 2020 - By Weston Blasi
Coronavirus outbreak forces NCAA to ban fans from March Madness tournaments The coronavirus is forcing the NCAA, NBA, MLB, NFL, and other sports leagues to take actionThe coronavirus is forcing the NCAA, NBA, MLB, NFL, and other sports leagues to take major action
11:49 a.m. March 6, 2020 - Associated Press
Tokyo Olympic organizers hold test event without fans, top athletes Twelve deaths in Japan have been attributed to the new coronavirusDespite the spreading virus, Tokyo Olympic organizers have finally held a test event.
1:53 p.m. March 3, 2020 - Associated Press
As coronavirus crisis ebbs in China, fear spreads around the globe Death toll surges in Italy; 23 members of Iran’s Parliament infectedThe coronavirus crisis shifted increasingly westward toward the Mideast, Europe and the United States on Tuesday, with governments taking emergency steps to ease shortages of face masks and other supplies for front-line doctors and nurses.
9:57 p.m. March 2, 2020 - Associated Press
‘We are in uncharted territory,’ says WHO leader as non-China virus cases climbMushrooming outbreaks in the Mideast, Europe and South Korea contrasted with optimism in China, where thousands of recovered patients were going home. A growing outbreak in the United States led schools and subways to sanitize, a search for a vaccine to be pushed, and fears of vulnerability for nursing home residents spread.
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