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Japan expands its COVID-19 state of emergency to 9 areas two months before the Tokyo Olympics

10 hours ago   |   Chicago Tribune   |   2 articles

Japan on Friday further expanded a coronavirus state of emergency from six areas, including Tokyo, to nine, as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga repeated his determination to hold...
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Japan expands Covid-19 emergency area as 350,000 people sign petition demanding Olympics are scrapped

Japan expands Covid-19 emergency area as 350,000 people sign petition demanding Olympics are scrapped

12 hours ago   |   RT   |   2 articles

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced a state of emergency will be extended to areas with infection spikes, as 350,000 people signed a petition for the Olympic Games...
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2 Japanese Districts Warn They Can't Treat Olympic Athletes Who Get Sick

13 hours ago   |   Newsweek

An online petition calling to "Stop Tokyo Olympics" reaches more than 350,000 signatures Friday, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Japan.
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Japan Expands Virus State of Emergency Ahead of Olympics

14 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga added three more prefectures to a coronavirus state of emergency, as his government confronts a worsening surge of infections just over...
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An Olympic hopeful hadn't run a race since the Boulder shooting. Her return was a personal best

15 hours ago   |   The Washington Post

Maggie Montoya, who hopes to qualify for the trials in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, has returned to competition for the first time since March, when she was working at a King...
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A Japanese city is rooting for South Sudan at the Olympics

A Japanese city is rooting for South Sudan at the Olympics

22 hours ago   |   WLWT

While many Japanese towns and cities that signed up to host Olympic teams have been forced to rethink their plans due to the ongoing pandemic, Maebashi is an exception.
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US skiers train at Tahoe resort ahead of 2022 Olympics

US skiers train at Tahoe resort ahead of 2022 Olympics

1 day ago   |   KSBW

Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Olympics, has become a pitstop for athletes whose Olympic dreams involve chasing snow.
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Spring Special Olympic games underway across Iowa

Spring Special Olympic games underway across Iowa

1 day ago   |   KCCI

The excitement and enthusiasm of the spring Special Olympics are back.
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USOPC to Congress: Beijing Olympic boycott not the solution

1 day ago   |   Saint Louis Today

DENVER - A boycott of next year's Beijing Olympics will not solve any geopolitical issues with China and will only serve to place athletes training for the games under a “cloud...
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Only 1% of Japan is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Is it ready for the Olympics?

1 day ago   |   Science Mag

Regulatory hurdles and glacial immunization campaign leave the country unprotected
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