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Fans applaud as New York Mets starter Jerad Eickhoff (43) leaves the mound after pitching the first inning of the second game of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves on June 21, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Every Major League Baseball Stadium
Will Be At Full Capacity By July 5

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. Previous Coverage on COVID’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry Subscribe […]

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Daily Tests, GPS Tracking and Potential Disqualification: IOC Outlines Final Measures for Tokyo Athletes

Athletes who do not comply with measures in a 70-page playbook for competing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games may face temporary or permanent exclusion from the Games, disqualification or even financial sanctions, according to the final version of the document released Tuesday. The third and final version of the rules and regulations for athletes […]

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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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IOC Will Not Require Vaccines at Olympics, But Outlines First Requirements for Stakeholders

The International Olympic Committee will not require vaccines for athletes, media and other accredited officials traveling to the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games but has begun to outline how those groups will be tested and monitored for COVID-19 during the events in Tokyo. The IOC and Tokyo 2020 have released the first of four “playbooks” […]

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