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Games of the 32nd Olympiad, to be held in Tokyo, Japan

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2020 Summer Olympics: Games of the 32nd Olympiad, to be held in Tokyo, Japan
The 2020 Summer Olympics , officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and commonly known as Tokyo 2020, is an international multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Originally due to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the event was postponed in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite being rescheduled for 2021, the Games have retained the Tokyo 2020 name for marketing and branding purposes. This marks the first time that the Olympic Games have been postponed to a later date rather than cancelled altogether.


UK exposes Russian cyber attacks against Tokyo Olympics [Video]

UK exposes Russian cyber attacks against Tokyo Olympics

The Russian military intelligence service (GRU) carried out cyber attacks onofficials and organisations linked to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in an effort todisrupt the event, the UK Government has said.

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Japan tests sports games capacity ahead of Olympics [Video]

Japan tests sports games capacity ahead of Olympics

Yokohama Stadium will hold three baseball games at around 80% capacity later this month as Japan looks to test its COVID-19 countermeasures at big events ahead of the rearranged Tokyo Olympics next..

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Tokyo Olympics organisers to save over $280 million with ‘simplification’ measures [Video]

Tokyo Olympics organisers to save over $280 million with ‘simplification’ measures


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Olympic COVID measures still under discussion - Tokyo 2020 CEO [Video]

Olympic COVID measures still under discussion - Tokyo 2020 CEO

No decisions have yet been made on what COVID-19 measures will be implemented by the Tokyo 2020 organising committee ahead of next year's Olympic Games.

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