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    Olympic Village Visit: Perils of Preventing a Covid Superspreader Event Olympic Village Visit: Perils of Preventing a Covid Superspreader Event 3:35
7:53 a.m. Nov. 24, 2021 - By Keith Zhai
Former Chinese official accused of sexual assault by tennis player Peng Shuai was pivotal figure in Beijing's landing upcoming Winter OlympicsZhang Gaoli, who kept a low profile but was considered a powerful and skilled technocrat, headed a steering group to ‘guide, support and supervise the 2022 bid,’ according to International Olympic Committee documents.
11:26 a.m. Nov. 21, 2021 -
IOC says Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has told officials she is safeChinese tennis player Peng Shuai has taken part in a 30-minute video call from Beijing with IOC officials and told them she was safe and well, the Olympic body said on Sunday.
6:37 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021 -
Tennis players take on China's Communist Party: Where is Peng Shuai?Some of the world's most famous tennis players, distraught by the disappearance of colleague Peng Shuai, are challenging China's Communist Party to get answers.
4:49 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021 -
Women's tennis chief questions legitimacy of Chinese state media statement attributed to Peng Shuai The head of the women's professional tennis tour questioned the legitimacy of what Chinese state media said was a retraction by a Grand Slam doubles champion.
8:59 a.m. Oct. 27, 2021 -
Beijing confirms strict isolation is in place for Winter Olympics participantsChinese organizers have confirmed participants in next year’s Winter Olympics will be strictly isolated from the general population and could face expulsion for violating COVID-19 restrictions.
10:03 a.m. Oct. 20, 2021 -
New $650 million plan would give Los Angeles Zoo a themepark-style transformationA $650 million plan would give the Los Angeles Zoo a theme park-style transformation over the next 20 years.
9:52 a.m. Oct. 18, 2021 -
Protests disrupt flame-lighting ceremony for Beijing Winter GamesThree activists protesting human rights abuses in China sneaked into the archaeological site where the flame lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics was being held Monday and ran toward the newly lit torch holding a Tibetan flag and a banner that read “No genocide games.”
9:47 a.m. Sept. 15, 2021 -
Biles tells Congress the FBI turned a 'blind eye' to gymnasts' reports of abuseOlympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress through tears Wednesday that the FBI and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women.
7:35 a.m. Aug. 24, 2021 -
The Paralympics open in an empty stadium — just like the OlympicsThe Paralympics began Tuesday in the same empty National Stadium — during the same pandemic — as the opening and closing ceremonies of the recently completed Tokyo Olympics.
6:39 a.m. Aug. 9, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
U.S. rolls out new sanctions against BelarusThe Biden administration on Monday announced more sanctions against Belarus on the one-year anniversary of the Eastern European nation's . The that President Joe Biden signed an executive order targeting Alexander Lukashenko and his regime "for their ongoing assault against the democratic aspirations and human rights of the Belarusian people, transnational repression and abuse, affronts to international norms, and corruption." The sanctions are aimed at entities that include potash producer Belaruskali OAO, the Belarusian National Olympic Committee and "prominent businesspeople who support the Lukashenka regime as well as fifteen companies with which they are affiliated," the statement also said.
11:41 a.m. Aug. 7, 2021 -
The Perseverance Games: Surreal Olympics approach their endThe cauldron will be snuffed Sunday on the exhausting, enlightening, sometimes enraging 2020 Tokyo Olympics — held, actually, in 2021. These are the Games that were to be tolerated, not celebrated.
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11:22 a.m. Aug. 3, 2021 - By Katherine Wiles
COVID-19 cases connected to the Olympics approach 300The International Olympic Committee reported Tuesday that at least 299 people connected to the Games in Japan have so far tested positive for COVID, including 28 athletes.
9:51 a.m. Aug. 2, 2021 -
Poland grants visa to Belarus Olympian who fears for her safetyPoland granted a visa Monday to a Belarusian Olympic sprinter who said she feared for her safety and that her team’s officials tried to force her to fly home, where the autocratic government was accused of diverting a flight to arrest a dissident journalist.
12:28 p.m. Aug. 1, 2021 -
Tokyo Olympics: Sprinter may seek asylum, says Belarus officials tried to force her to fly homeA Belarus track sprinter alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from Japan in a dispute that led to a standoff Sunday evening at Tokyo’s main airport.
8:13 a.m. July 29, 2021 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
U.S. pole vaulter Sam Kendricks is the latest Olympic athlete testing positive for COVID-19Here’s a list of all the athletes who have withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19
12:33 p.m. July 27, 2021 - By Weston Blasi
Cost of the Olympics: How the 2020 Tokyo Games are one of the most expensive everHow the Tokyo Olympics ranks among the most expensive Games of all time
7:10 a.m. July 27, 2021 -
Stunning setbacks in Tokyo for U.S. gymnastics standout Simone Biles and tennis star Naomi Osaka of JapanBiles remains scheduled to defend her Olympic title in the all-around final on Thursday.
7:15 a.m. July 26, 2021 - By Weston Blasi
With a cost of over $20 billion and decreased revenue due to no fans, how many billions will Tokyo lose on the Olympics?Estimated costs for the Olympics exceed $20 billion, far above the Olympic Organising Committee's $6.7 billion revenue projection
4:42 a.m. July 24, 2021 - By Mike Murphy
How to watch the Tokyo Olympics for (mostly) freeThe good news is that you can watch thousands of hours of the Olympics for free over the next few weeks. The bad news? No one platform offers absolutely everything.
4:13 a.m. July 24, 2021 -
This year's four new Olympic sports, broken downThe Tokyo Olympics are introducing four new sports — skateboarding, surfing, karate and sport climbing. Each traveled its own unique path to the Games.
9:19 a.m. July 23, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
With COVID cases rising in all 50 states, CDC head urges unvaccinated to get their shots; U.S. 'not out of the woods yet'The U.S. is not out of the woods yet as COVID-19 cases are rising in all 50 states, driven by the highly transmissible delta variant, the head of the CDC warned Thursday, once again urging unvaccinated people -- who now account for the vast majority of cases, hospitalizations and deaths -- to get their shots.
6:34 a.m. July 23, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
The IRS can charge a 'victory tax' on gold medals --- but only certain athletes have to pay itThe U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee awards $37,500 to athletes who win gold medals.
4:59 a.m. July 23, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
The cost of the Olympics' 'runaway arms race' and new hope for student loan borrowers in bankruptcyBetween 1968 and 2012, the median Olympic games was 150% over budget, according to research by a Holy Cross economics professor.
9:34 p.m. July 21, 2021 -
Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony director fired over 1998 Holocaust joke Last-minute scandals have come as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's government faces criticism for prioritizing the Olympics despite public health concerns amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections.
6:29 a.m. July 21, 2021 -
Why Brisbane was the inevitable winner to host the 2032 OlympicsThe Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted in 1956.
4:54 a.m. July 21, 2021 -
The World Is Squandering Vaccines as New Wave Starts, WHO Chief Says Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom said the pandemic could have been under control by now if vaccines had been allocated more fairly.
2:36 p.m. July 19, 2021 -
Covid Cases Increase at Tokyo Olympics. Toyota Pulls Ads in Japan. Toyota, one of the big sponsors of the Tokyo Olympics, said it would not air its Olympic ads in Japan.
5:25 a.m. July 19, 2021 -
U.S. women's gymnastics team alternate tests positive for COVID ahead of Tokyo GamesDelayed 2020 Summer Olympics are set to open Friday.
2:44 a.m. July 19, 2021 -
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3:43 p.m. July 18, 2021 -
'Zero' risk? Coronavirus cases test Olympic organizers' assurancesTwo South African soccer players became the first athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19, and other cases connected to the Tokyo Games were also confirmed Sunday, highlighting the herculean task organizers face to keep the virus contained while the world's biggest sports event plays out.
9:11 a.m. July 15, 2021 -
Corporate sponsors will miss a big networking opportunity with no fans allowed at the Tokyo OlympicsScreaming fans won't be the only thing missing from this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo. Behind the scenes, there won't much schmoozing for corporate sponsors either, thanks to the pandemic.
7:19 a.m. July 10, 2021 - By Weston Blasi
No fans at the Tokyo Olympics will lead to at least $800 million in ticket-sale losses, analyst saysThe Tokyo Olympics will be held without fans as Japan has declared a state of emergency due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
9:44 a.m. July 8, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Delta variant of COVID-19 could reverse trend of declining cases and deaths in the U.S., report warnsThe official global death toll from COVID-19 climbed above 4 million on Thursday, with the U.S. continuing to lead the world by cases and fatalities, but the numbers would have been far worse if the vaccines that have won emergency use authorization were not available, according to a new report.
6:56 a.m. July 8, 2021 -
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6:55 a.m. July 8, 2021 -
Tokyo Olympics to be held without fans as Japan enters a state of emergencyAll fans will be banned from the Tokyo Olympics due to an uptick in COVID-19 infections
2:26 a.m. July 8, 2021 -
Japan to declare coronavirus emergency in Tokyo lasting through OlympicsJapan is set to place Tokyo under a state of emergency that would last through the Olympics, fearing an ongoing COVID-19 surge will multiply during the Games.
5:46 p.m. July 7, 2021 -
Japan to declare coronavirus emergency lasting through OlympicsJapan is set to place Tokyo under a state of emergency that would last through the Olympics, fearing an ongoing COVID-19 surge will multiply during the Games.
1:11 p.m. June 22, 2021 -
Tokyo Olympics set to allow — but sharply restrict — in-person attendanceAttendance-free Games remain a possibility if coronavirus cases in Japan resume an upward trend.
10:10 a.m. June 21, 2021 -
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