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Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori delivers a speech after an opening plenary session of the three-party meeting on Tokyo 2020 Games additional costs due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Tokyo, Friday, Dec 4, 2020. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)

Tokyo Olympics delay costs may reach $2.8 billion

Dec. 4, 2020 7:48 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The cost of the postponement for the Tokyo Olympics could reach about $2.8 billion, according to figures released Friday by the Tokyo organizing committee, the Tokyo city government and Japan’s national government. The numbers are in line with estimates made in Japan since the Olympics...

A man and a woman look at the Olympic rings float in the water in the Odaiba section Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Tokyo. The Olympic Symbol was reinstalled after it was taken down for maintenance ahead of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Olympic fans from abroad may have health tracked by app

Dec. 2, 2020 9:10 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A mobile app could be among the measures used to track the health of fans from abroad if they are permitted to attend next year's Tokyo Olympics. An interim report on contingencies for holding the Tokyo Games was released on Wednesday. It was compiled by the Japanese government, the Tokyo city...

A man and a woman wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk in front of logos of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo Games won't confirm added costs reported at $3 billion

Nov. 30, 2020 2:29 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the delayed Tokyo Olympics have declined to confirm widely circulated reports in Japan that the costs of the one-year postponement will be about $3 billion. The estimates have been published in the last several days by some of Japan’s top-circulation newspapers, the...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, a man is seen through the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic organizers on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Reports: Cost of Tokyo Olympic delay put at about $2 billion

Nov. 29, 2020 6:40 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The cost of the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Olympics is estimated to be just under $2 billion, or about 200 billion yen. Japan’s Kyodo news agency and the Yomiuri newspaper both reported the figure on Sunday citing unnamed sources close to games organizers. The reported cost of...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, a man is seen through the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic organizers on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to host 18 test events

Nov. 27, 2020 5:42 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The postponed Tokyo Olympics are getting a kickstart. Local organizers on Friday announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May. The Tokyo Olympics are set to open on July 23, 2021, after being postponed eight months ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike takes off her mask as she speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Koike remains firm about being able to safely hold the Olympics next year despite growing concerns about Japan's recent resurgence of COVID-19 infections. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo governor: Japan can host Olympics despite virus spike

Nov. 24, 2020 4:11 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike remains firm about being able to safely hold the Olympics next year despite growing concerns about Japan's recent resurgence of COVID-19 infections. Japan has experienced an uptick of the infections this month with a nationwide daily total exceeding 2,000 as the...

Commuters wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk on a street in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Japan has set a record for its daily new cases exceeding 2,100 cases of the coronavirus, the health ministry said Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 as Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called for maximum caution but without asking for restrictions on traveling or business activities. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Japan records high of daily virus cases, amid worrying spike

Nov. 19, 2020 9:00 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported a record number of daily coronavirus infections Thursday, amid a worrying spike in a country that has been spared the worst of the pandemic and hopes to host the Olympics next year. Compared to many other countries, Japan has done well combatting the virus, reporting just under...

Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, right, greets John Coates, chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, during a press conference in Tokyo,  Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)

Tokyo Olympics: Many rules, no partying, no hanging around

Nov. 18, 2020 9:58 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics won't have the luxury of hanging around once they've wrapped up their event. No late-night parties in the Athletes Village. No nights — or early mornings — on the town. Instead of getting to know their global neighbors, Olympic athletes will be...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk underpass in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo sees record number of new cases amid nationwide spike

Nov. 18, 2020 4:55 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Authorities in Japan's capital reported nearly 500 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, the largest daily increase in Tokyo since the pandemic began, amid a nationwide spike in infections and as the country discusses with Olympic officials how to safely host next summer’s games....

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga bump elbows to greet prior to the official welcome ceremony at Suga's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Morrison is in Japan to hold talks with Suga to bolster defense ties between the two U.S. allies to counter China’s growing assertiveness in the Asia-Pacific region. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)

Australia, Japan to bolster defense ties amid China's rise

Nov. 17, 2020 10:06 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Australia and Japan held in-person talks on Tuesday and reached a basic agreement on a bilateral defense pact that would allow their troops to work more closely, as the two U.S. allies seek to bolster their ties to counter China's growing assertiveness in the Asia-Pacific...