#Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

July 23 Tokyo 2020 Olympics news and results

Tokyo 2020 announces 17 new Covid-19 cases linked to the Olympics. Organizers announced 17 new Covid-19 cases directly linked to the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday -- taking the total to 127. As of Saturday, 14 athletes and 34 "Games-concerned personnel" have tested positive in Tokyo's Olympic Village, a three-case increase...
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Tokyo 2020 Round-Up: US Fencer Kept Out of Olympic Village Due to Allegations

With the Olympic Games set to kick off at the end of July, preparations for the Games are beginning in all sports, not just in swimming. In this series, SwimSwam looks at some of the leading news from outside of swimming as athletes around the world continue to prepare and qualify for the rescheduled Olympic Games which are due to begin in Tokyo on July 23rd, and Paralympic Games, which are scheduled to begin August 24th.
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With the Tokyo Games underway, eyes turn to men’s gymnastics, swimming

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The Olympic opening ceremony was full of video game music

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics kicked off Friday, officially, with the Olympic opening ceremony. The ceremonies began with song, dance, and a tribute to Japanese carpentry, followed by the traditional Parade of Nations. This year’s parade of Olympians may have sounded familiar: It was all video game music, starting with Dragon Quest’s iconic theme.

Tokyo 2020 LIVE: Olympic Games Opening Ceremony As It Happens

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is to go ahead amid spiraling COVID-19 infections in Japan and a cascade of controversies involving the organizers. A subdued ceremony will take place at 8pm local time (7am ET) without its creative director, who was fired on Thursday over a joke about the Holocaust he made in 1998 that was captured on camera. The event will be held mostly without spectators to prevent the spread of infections, although some officials, guests, and media will be allowed to attend. It will be replayed in the U.S. at 7.30pm ET.
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Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony kicks off Summer Games like no other

TOKYO — An Olympics like no other kicked off Friday with an opening ceremony like no other that was capped by Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lighting the cauldron to officially launch the competition. The Tokyo Games finally got underway after a four-hour extravaganza that was both celebratory and subdued,...
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Tokyo Olympics begin officially with the Opening Ceremonies

TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics officially begin Friday with the Opening Ceremonies, a four-hour extravaganza of flag-waving, parades, music, lights and cultural celebration that culminates with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron. Follow along here for live updates from Tokyo. Key update. Naomi Osaka lights the Olympic cauldron. By Ava...

Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium

TOKYO (AP) — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games. As their opening played out, devoid...

Tokyo 2020 boss not ruling out last minute cancellation of Olympic Games

(CNN) — Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto isn't ruling out a last minute cancellation of the Olympic Games amid rising Covid-19 cases. Tokyo reported 1,387 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, the city's second-highest daily increase of new cases since January 21, according to Tokyo Metropolitan Government's website. And as athletes...

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 chief does not rule out cancelling Games

The head of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee has not ruled out cancelling the Olympic Games. Toshiro Muto said he would keep an eye on infection numbers and hold "discussions" if necessary. More than 70 people associated with the Games have tested positive ahead of Friday's opening ceremony. His comments...

Tokyo 2020: Daily Pac-12 guide to the Olympic Games (July 23)

» FULL LIST OF PAC-12 TOKYO OLYMPIANS (SORTABLE) At Friday’s opening ceremony in Tokyo, three Pac-12 Olympians carried the flags for their respective countries – Arizona swimmer Felicity Passon for the Seychelles and two former USC swimmers, Yakov Toumarkin for Israel and Robert Glinta for Romania. The Seychelles, Israel and...

The official Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 video game will be free to play this weekend

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 were postponed to 2021. In celebration, the official 2020 Olympics video game is having a free weekend. Want to take a break from watching the actual Olympic Games to play a virtual recreation of them? Well, thanks to the fine folks over at Sega, you can this weekend without spending a penny. On Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, and Steam, players can try out the official Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 video game for free.