Olympics: No Chinese vaccines to be taken by Team Japan, minister says

Olympics: No Chinese vaccines to be taken by Team Japan, minister says
FILE PHOTO: Japan's Olympic and Paralympic Games Minister Tamayo Marukawa attends a news conference, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan February 18, 2021. REUTERS/Issei KatoTOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese athletes at the Summer Olympics will not be eligible for coronavirus vaccinations offered by China since Japan has not approved the vaccines, Olympics Minister… Read More

Olympics: Tokyo, Bach re-election tops IOC session agenda

Olympics: Tokyo, Bach re-election tops IOC session agenda
FILE PHOTO: IOC President, Thomas Bach, hosts the first Executive Board meeting for 2021 at the Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland January 27, 2021. Greg Martin/IOC/Handout via REUTERS BERLIN (Reuters) - This summer’s Tokyo Olympics will be in the spotlight at a three-day virtual meeting of the International Olympic Committee starting on Wednesday, as organisers… Read More

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 chief vows to revive public passion for Games

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 chief vows to revive public passion for Games
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto promised on Friday to revive the Japanese people’s passion for the Summer Olympics and “turn their concerns into excitement.”FILE PHOTO: Seiko Hashimoto, President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, speaks during a media briefing after a council meeting in Tokyo, Japan March 3, 2021. Kimimasa Mayama/Pool via… Read More