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A man walks by a poster promoting the Olympic Games in Tokyo on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Tokyo Organizers Confirm Fans Will Be Allowed at Olympics

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. Attendance Limits at NBA Arenas | Attendance Limits at MLB […]

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The New National Stadium, a venue for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is seen Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

IOC Says No Athlete Protests Allowed on Podium Or Field of Play in Tokyo

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee said in March that athletes will be allowed to perform acts of demonstration against racial and social injustice at the U.S. team trials, including acts such as kneeling on the podium or raising a fist as Tommie Smith and John Carlos famously did at the 1968 Olympic Summer […]

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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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