Tokyo Olympic organizers postpone water polo test event

Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday postponed a water polo test event set for this weekend and said it might be rescheduled for May or June. Reports in Japan say technical…

North Korea says it won’t participate in Tokyo Olympics

North Korea became the first country to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics because of coronavirus fears, a decision that underscores the challenges facing Japan as it struggles to stage…

Overseas Tokyo ticket holders may get only partial refunds

Many fans living outside Japan who bought tickets for the Tokyo Olympics from brokers — known as Authorized Ticket Resellers — will not get full refunds. And they may have…

International spectators to be barred from Tokyo Olympics

Spectators from abroad will be barred from the Tokyo Olympics when they open in four months, the IOC and local organizers said Saturday. The decision was announced after an online…

Tokyo Olympics: Yet another scandal over sexist comments

In yet another setback for the postponed Tokyo Olympics — and another involving comments about women — games’ creative director Hiroshi Sasaki resigned on Thursday after making demeaning comments about…

Tokyo Olympics exec to resign over suggesting plus-size comedian appear as ‘Olympig’

The creative director for the Tokyo Olympics’ opening and closing ceremonies said on Thursday he will resign after it was revealed that he suggested a well-known plus-size female comedian should…

Tokyo Olympic torch relay: Masks, quiet cheering and caution

Organizers plan to exercise extreme caution when the Olympic torch relay starts next week, knowing any stumble could imperil the opening of the Tokyo Games in just over four months.…

IOC and China make vaccine deal for Tokyo, Beijing Olympians

China strengthened its relationship with the International Olympic Committee on Thursday by offering to pay for vaccines for athletes as criticism of the 2022 Winter Games host country continues. The…

USA Basketball picks 57 players for men’s Tokyo Games pool

USA Basketball is a step closer to choosing the team that will play in this summer’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, releasing the names Thursday of 57 players who are part of…

Torch relay among final hurdles for postponed Tokyo Olympics

The Olympic torch relay is yet another hurdle for the postponed Tokyo Games. It kicks off in two weeks from northeastern Japan. Any stumble could sew more doubts about the…