(TOKYO) -- With only a few months left to go before the Tokyo Olympics are set to begin, one of Japan’s top officials suggested that the games could be canceled or carried out without fans. “If it seems impossible to go on with the games,... Read More.
BY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS (TOKYO) -- There will be no foreign fans at the Tokyo Olympics this summer after Japan decided to not allow overseas's spectators entry into the country, according to a press release from Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee.
By MORGAN WINSOR and ANTHONY TROTTER, ABC News (TOKYO) -- The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee announced Thursday that Seiko Hashimoto has been appointed president, a week after the previous leader was forced to resign over sexist comments he made suggesting women talk too... Read More.
BY: ANTHONY TROTTER AND MORGAN WINSOR, ABC NEWS (TOKYO) — Japan launched its mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Wednesday, months after other major economies did so and amid concerns over whether the drive would inoculate enough people in time for the already-delayed Tokyo... Read More.
By ROSA SANCHEZ, ANTHONY TROTTER and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (TOKYO) -- Yoshiro Mori, the embattled president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, resigned Friday following backlash over sexist comments he made suggesting women talk too much in meetings."As of today,... Read More.
By ANTHONY TROTTER and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (TOKYO) -- Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing comittee, apologized Thursday for comments he made suggesting women talk too much in meetings.Mori, an 83-year-old former prime minister of Japan, made the... Read More.
By ANTHONY TROTTER and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (TOKYO) -- Olympics organizers unveiled on Wednesday the first of a series of "playbooks," step-by-step guides for key stakeholders to a safe and successful Games in Tokyo this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic."We... Read More.
By ABC News (TOKYO) -- The Tokyo Olympics will take place this year "no matter how the COVID situation will be," organizers said Tuesday. "We will make sure the Games will be held no matter how the COVID situation will be," Yoshiro Mori, president... Read More.
By ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Being vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be a requirement to compete in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, organizers said Thursday.The 2020 Summer Olympics were supposed to kick off in the Japanese capital last year on July... Read More.
By ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Despite rising COVID-19 infections in Japan, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Thursday that there is "no reason whatsoever" to believe the Olympic Games in Tokyo will not open on July 23 as planned."This... Read More.