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Olympics: Tokyo organizers lauded for 'diligent' Olympic example

TOKYO (Reuters) – The “diligent” preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are setting a fine example for future bids, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach. FILE PHOTO: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach poses for a group photo session with Yoshiro Mori, President …

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Olympics-Bach heaps praise on 'well prepared' Tokyo for 2020 Games

TOKYO (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach says he cannot remember a host city being as well prepared as Tokyo, a little more than 600 days before the start of the 2020 Summer Games. FILE PHOTO: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo …

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Olympics: Roof raised at Tokyo 2020 gymnastics venue

TOKYO (Reuters) – The second section of the timber roof at the Olympics Gymnastics Center in Tokyo was raised on Wednesday, marking the halfway point of the construction of the temporary venue. File picture: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa stands on stage during the mascots’ debut in Tokyo, Japan, …

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Olympics: Tokyo subway system could crumble under Olympic weight

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo’s subway system, known for its punctuality, efficiency and at times overcrowded trains, will be tested when hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors descend on the Japanese capital for the 2020 Olympics, experts say. FILE PHOTO: Commuters look at their smartphones inside a train in Tokyo, Japan …

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India can win athletics medal in Tokyo: AFI chief

MUMBAI: Four years ago, if someone said that India could win a medal in athletics at the Olympic Games, it would have seemed a bit far-fetched. But after superb performances at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, Athletics Federation of India chief Adille Sumariwalla feels that the country has …

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