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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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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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100 Days Out, Olympians and Paralympians Coming to Terms with Restrictions

The Olympic Summer Games are 100 days out today, a milestone that at one point seemed like it might never get reached. But the Games are continuing, the torch relay is already underway (even if some stops have had to limit spectators after concerns over COVID-19 outbreaks) and athletes from around the world are preparing […]

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USOPC Downplays 2022 Boycott Talk, Reveals Travel Plans for Tokyo

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee downplayed talk of a potential boycott of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing and reiterated their plans to keep athletes safe as they prepare to travel to Tokyo for the 2020 Games. In a wide-ranging press conference to kick off a three-day media summit, leaders of the USOPC […]

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Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic Winter Games Emblem Revealed

“Futura” is the official emblem of the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina, Italy, having won a global public vote with more than 75 percent of the votes from a total of 871,000 cast worldwide. The “Futura” emblem traces a single white line of the number 26, reflecting sustainability and legacy. The winning […]

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Tokyo 2020 last year revealed the designs for tickets that would be used at the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. Each ticket features a sport and venue pictogram as well as the Tokyo 2020 emblem. The Games were delayed until 2021 and now, foreign fans will not be allowed to attend.

U.S. Buyers of Olympic Packages are Out 20 Percent

When Tokyo 2020 announced it was banning foreign spectators from the Olympic Summer Games, leaders mentioned that international ticket buyers would receive a refund. But in the United States, it appears that those refunds are still months away and that they will not be 100 percent. CoSport, the company authorized to sell ticket packages in […]

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Comcast Becomes Founding Partner for LA28

Comcast has extended its partnership with Team USA through 2028, unveiling a founding partnership with the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games that builds on Comcast NBCUniversal’s long-standing commitment to the Olympic Games. Under the new agreement, Comcast brands will continue as the official communications services provider to consumers and businesses for Team USA for Beijing 2022, […]

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Former Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), bump elbows after a ceremony to present the Olympic Order to Abe at Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (Kim Kyung-hoon/Pool Photo via AP)

Tokyo 2020 Organizers Say No Foreign Fans Allowed at Games

Whether you call it the worst-kept secret ahead of the rescheduled 2021 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games or the most drawn-out decision ahead of this summer’s event, it is official: There will be no foreign fans allowed. The decision was announced Saturday after an online meeting of the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese government, the Tokyo […]

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Team USA Ready for Olympic Summer Games

Ever since the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo were postponed from 2020 to 2021, there has been a continual drumbeat of questions whether the Games would even still happen this year. Through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, sentiment among the Japanese public has risen against the Games because of skyrocketing costs and now, whether fans will […]

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Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organizing Committee speaks during the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board meeting in Tokyo. (Yuichi Yamazaki/Pool Photo via AP)

Spectator Issue Still Unresolved at Olympic Summer Games

For every Olympian feat of power and grace, videos and photos not only capture the moment of the athlete. Oftentimes, they capture spectators reacting to those moments. Whether it’s the barrage of flashes at the start of a 100-meter run or the phones that are held up to capture a gymnast’s tumbling run, those memories […]

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