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Former IOC president Jacques Rogge passes away at 79

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge has passed away at the age of 79, the IOC announced on Sunday. “It is with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee announces the passing of former IOC President Count Jacques Rogge. He was 79 years old,” …

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Tokyo Olympic Games start

Global artists bring world together in “Imagine” moment during Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony Tokyo, Japan | THE INDEPENDENT | Global artists Angélique Kidjo, Alejandro Sanz, John Legend, Keith Urban and the Suginami Children’s Choir brought all five continents together in today’s Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Hundreds …

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SAFETY FIRST: Tokyo 2020 will have no spectators

Tokyo, Japan | THE INDEPENDENT & XINHUA | The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and the Government of Japan (GoJ) have met today, and agreed to COVID-19 restrictions that will see no spectators at the main venues. …

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Tokyo governor says cancelling Olympics ‘unthinkable’

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Cancelling the 2020 Olympics is “unthinkable” although the classification of the coronavirus as a pandemic will likely have some impact on the Games, the Tokyo city governor said on Thursday. “It can’t be said that the announcement of a pandemic would have no impact… But I …

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