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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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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, June 9 OLYMPICS: Tokyo 2020 Spectator Decision Expected by End of June […]

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People in Tokyo stand by posters to promote the Olympic Summer Games scheduled to start in July. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Medical Journal Questions COVID-19 Countermeasures Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Pressure continues to mount on Tokyo 2020 and the International Olympic Committee, both of which are proceeding ahead with planning for the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer despite growing criticism on several fronts. On Wednesday, Japan’s Asahi Shimbum newspaper called for the event to be canceled, marking the largest media outlet in the county […]

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A general view of Ariake Urban Sports Park, a venue for skateboarding and BMX competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Despite Barrage of Criticism, IOC and Tokyo Olympic Organizers Resolute About Games

Not since the 2004 Olympic Summer Games were in Athens, Greece — with preparations still happening seemingly until the start of the Opening Ceremony — has the International Olympic Committee endured as rough a run-up to their event as for the upcoming Games in Tokyo. Japan is facing a surge in COVID-19 infections and a […]

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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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IOC Shoots Down Speculation of Postponed or Canceled Games

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday pushed back on speculation that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games would be postponed or canceled, saying playbooks with specific plans to combat COVID-19 will be delivered in early February to National Olympic Committees and the Games will proceed as planned. “There is no blueprint for this and […]

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Plans are continuing for the postponed Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP Images

Concern Over Tokyo’s Ability to Host Rescheduled Games Persists

With less than 200 days from the rescheduled Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga recently declared a second state of emergency after another wave of COVID-19 cases throughout the country and expects to lift the emergency order on February 7. The moves, however, reinforce the size of the task the International […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach at the recent Olympic Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photo: Christophe Moratal/IOC

IOC’s Thomas Bach Confident Of Fans In Tokyo

As many leagues in the United States struggle to keep together a schedule as cases surge, the biggest event in the world — the Olympic Summer Games — remains on schedule for its 2021 date and the International Olympic Committee’s president says he is “very, very confident we can have spectators in the Olympic stadium […]

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