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‘Missing’ Ugandan weightlifter returns home

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Weightlifter  Julius Ssekitoleko, who went missing for a few days in Tokyo and was finally traced, has today returned safely to Uganda. He vanished from the Olympic village facilities in Izumisano City last week, leaving a note saying he was seeking to stay in Japan. He …

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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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Japan declares 4th state of emergency for Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan | Xinhua | The Japanese government decided Thursday to put capital Tokyo under the fourth state of emergency over COVID-19, covering the duration of the Olympics, in an effort to curb a recent surge in infections. The emergency state will be effective from Monday to Aug. 22, which may …

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