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The Main Press Center in Tokyo for journalists covering the Olympic Games has signage reminding visitors the rules of engagement to battle COVID-19. Photo: Jason Gewirtz

Tokyo COVID Rates Reach Record High, but IOC Says Its Program is Working

For the second straight day, Tokyo recorded its largest number of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, with the city government reporting 3,177 positive cases. It’s the first time the city has recorded more than 3,000 cases in one day and mirrors a trend across several Asian nations in recent weeks that had otherwise had […]

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Not all athletes at the Opening Ceremony adhered to the IOC's rule of mandatory mask wearing. Photo: Jason Gewirtz

IOC to Continue Mask Enforcement at Games

The International Olympic Committee said it will continue to share its message of the importance of mask wearing at the Olympic Games after several athletes at the Opening Ceremony marched without masks, including some flag bearers. Mask wearing is mandatory for nearly all participants at the Games, including athletes when they are not competing. By […]

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The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has become a leader in sustainability efforts.

The Green Game

We’ve come a long way since the first recycling bin was rolled out at a sporting event. As the topic of climate change heats up (literally), the creation of more sustainable events has taken on increasing importance. On a global level this can be seen with the December 2018 launch of the United Nations Sports […]

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