Monday, July 26, 2021
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Thursday, July 22, 2021
The show director of the Olympics opening ceremony has been dismissed, one day before the event is due to be held.
Footage of Kentaro Kobayashi from the 1990s recently emerged in which he appears to be making jokes about the Holocaust.
Japan's Olympic chief Seiko Hashimoto said the video ridiculed "painful facts of history".
All in all things are not going well for Tokyo 2020.
Friday, July 16, 2021
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Olympic protests in Hiroshima & Tokyo. A Nigerian athlete hospitalised for Covid-19. An unprecedented ban on spectators. And now, winning athletes will have to put on their own medals. The bizarre & surreal #Tokyo2020 games are just one week away... @EarlyStart @PoloSandovalCNN pic.twitter.com/NFIf58N7Nc— Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) July 16, 2021
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the fourth state of emergency in the host city of Tokyo and surrounding prefectures to curb a rise in COVID-19 infections.
Under the new restrictions, which will start on July 12 and run until August 22, bars and restaurants will be asked to suspend alcohol sales and workers will be asked to stay at home if possible.
A decision will soon be made on whether spectators will be allowed at Olympic venues.