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Column: Olympic boycott chatter shouldn't go any further

Apr. 13, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

It may have been a slip of the tongue, or perhaps a bit of miscommunication in a new administration. That’s little consolation to hundreds of potential Olympians around the country. Just to hear chatter in the nation’s capital about a possible boycott of the Winter...

EXPLAINER: Why is North Korea skipping the Tokyo Olympics?

Apr. 07, 2021 04:57 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea, citing the coronavirus, has become the world's first country to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics. It's true that the North is extremely sensitive about COVID-19, knowing that a widespread outbreak in a country with an already...

Tokyo Olympic organizers postpone water polo test event

Apr. 06, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — 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 officials were unable to go to Japan because of strict procedures to enter the...

North Korea says it won't participate in Tokyo Olympics

Apr. 06, 2021 02:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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 a global sporting event amid a raging pandemic. A website run...

Japanese PM Suga expects to invite Biden to Tokyo Olympics

Mar. 26, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday he expects to invite President Joe Biden to the Tokyo Olympics when he visits the United States next month. Suga, who is expected to visit the White House on April 9, has also said he is willing to meet...