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Articles tagged “2020 Tokyo Olympics”

Coronavirus, Olympics Delay Batter Japanese Hotel Business

Coronavirus, Olympics Delay Batter Japanese Hotel Business

Sakura Murakami and Mari Saito, Reuters

Coronavirus precautions keeping tourists at home and the now-delayed 2020 Olympics are a devastating combination for Japanese hoteliers that were banking on a strong tourist year to compensate for significant capital investments.

2 weeks ago

Tokyo Olympics to Be Postponed, a First in 124-Year History of the Modern Games

Tokyo Olympics to Be Postponed, a First in 124-Year History of the Modern Games

Karolos Grohmann, Reuters

It's understandable that Japan's prime minister was reluctant to do it, but the postponement of the 2020 Games felt inevitable. Now, it's official.

2 weeks ago

International Olympics Committee Evaluates Games Postponement as Opposition Mounts

International Olympics Committee Evaluates Games Postponement as Opposition Mounts

Associated Press

Amid growing concerns from athletes and sports officials, the IOC has given itself four weeks to evaluate scenario planning for the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Some of the scenarios include postponement for up to two years. This is the first time postponement has been publicly discussed as a possible scenario since the coronavirus outbreak has spread worldwide.

2 weeks ago

Japan’s Olympic Year Deflates Due to Virus Outbreak, Economic Woes

Japan’s Olympic Year Deflates Due to Virus Outbreak, Economic Woes

Mari Yamaguchi and Elaina Kurtenbach, Associated Press

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe insists that the Olympic Games will go on as planned in July. But Abe and his government officials are going to need to do some serious damage control as international criticism mounts over Tokyo's handling of the Diamond Princess quarantine.

2 months ago

Tokyo Officials Backtrack on Olympic Cancellation Fears

Tokyo Officials Backtrack on Olympic Cancellation Fears

Stephen Wade, Associated Press

The reality is it could be months until the coronavirus outbreak in Asia is fully contained. With the Tokyo Olympics set for July, officials are now faced with an incredibly difficult choice.

2 months ago

Bullet Train Prepping for Tokyo Olympics Breaks Speed Record

Bullet Train Prepping for Tokyo Olympics Breaks Speed Record

Gearoid Reidy, Bloomberg

The Olympics are a great time to showcase a country's strengths. The speed record set Friday by a new shinkansen shouldn't surprise anyone that Japan is tops in trains.

11 months ago