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Nicolas Garcia Boissier of Spain competes in the semifinals of the men's 3-meter springboard during the FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo on May 6. The Diving World Cup is serving as the final Olympic qualifier in diving and as a test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Pfizer Donates Vaccines to IOC for
Olympic and Paralympic Delegations

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. What NBA Teams Have Fans This Season? | Attendance Limits at MLB Stadiums Previous Coverage on COVID’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry Subscribe to the […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry.   Wednesday, April 28 Olympics: IOC and Tokyo 2020 Outline New Limits on […]

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Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto explains the latest details in the playbook the athletes will be asked to adhere to during the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. Photo: Tokyo 2020

IOC and Tokyo 2020 Outline New Limits on Olympic and Paralympic Participants

New rules for athletes competing at the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games will require daily testing for those expecting to compete and limit their movement largely to the competition venues and their housing. In an updated “playbook” released by Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, organizers set to reassure an […]

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Airbnb to Offer Housing Credits to Olympians, Paralympians

Airbnb, in partnership with the International Olympic Committee, has launched an initiative to provide elite athletes, Olympians and Paralympians with up to $2,000 in Airbnb housing credits to support travel-related costs linked to those athletes’ sporting careers. The credit, made possible through Airbnb’s worldwide partnership with the IOC, will be available for up to 500 […]

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Breaking Among Sports Added to 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris

The sport of breaking is the eye-popping addition to the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris along with skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing as the International Olympic Committee is working to make the Games more of an urban-based endeavor for athletes. Breaking and sport climbing first appeared as medal events at the 2018 Youth Olympic […]

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Cost Overruns for Tokyo Olympics Reportedly Run $3 Billion

The cost of delaying the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo to 2021 will end up at approximately $3 billion, according to reports from that have not been confirmed by the Games’ organizers. National broadcaster NHK and news agency Kyodo reported the same figures and attributed it to unidentified sources close to the Games, […]

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Tokyo Aquatics Center Opens Nine Months Ahead of Rescheduled Olympics

The site for swimming and diving competition in the rescheduled 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games has opened nine months ahead of next summer’s competition in Tokyo with the venue to be made available for private as well as public use. The Tokyo Aquatics Center was inaugurated on Saturday after being constructed at a cost […]

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AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR -- "Los Angeles Qualifier" -- Pictured: Natalie Duran -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

Ninja Makes its Move to the Mainstream

If you’ve ever watched an episode of “American Ninja Warrior,” you know the excitement that comes with watching athletes conquer seemingly impossible feats while scaling some of the most challenging and creative obstacles imaginable. Beyond the television spectacle, the sport known more commonly as ninja in recent years has developed an event infrastructure across the […]

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A man is seen through the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo on March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Tokyo 2020, IOC Agree on Simplified Games Measures

The rescheduled 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo will be simplified in four categories as part of the local organizers’ continuing work with the International Olympic Committe’s Coordination Committee, while not cutting the number of participating athletes for either the Olympics or Paralympics. Among the Games’ streamlining will be a reduction of stakeholder personnel attending […]

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No Chance of Another Postponement, Says IOC Vice President

International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates said that the rescheduled Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo will go ahead in 2021 regardless of the coronavirus pandemic, calling them the “Games that conquered COVID.” “It will take place with or without COVID. The Games will start on July 23 next year,” said Coates, who heads the […]

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