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Olympic Games: Major international sport event
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, alternating between the Summer and Winter Games every two years in the four-year period.

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Iwan Thomas on how athletes will react to Olympic postponement [Video]

Iwan Thomas on how athletes will react to Olympic postponement

Former Olympic athlete Iwan Thomas is backing Dina Asher-Smith to still be at the top of the podium when the Tokyo Games are eventually held. Sprinter Asher-Smith won gold at last year’s World..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:21Published
National committees have final say on qualified athletes for Tokyo Games [Video]

National committees have final say on qualified athletes for Tokyo Games

The IOC says athletes already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will need to be picked again by their respective National Olympic Committees to compete at the postponed Games in 2021.

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Olympic flame passed into Fukushima’s safekeeping at low-key ceremony [Video]

Olympic flame passed into Fukushima’s safekeeping at low-key ceremony

Tokyo 2020 organisers give the Olympic Flame to the Fukushima prefecture on Wednesday.

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Max Whitlock's lockdown workout for gymnasts [Video]

Max Whitlock's lockdown workout for gymnasts

Olympic gold medallist Matt Whitlock performs a home workout routine for gymnasts who are currently unable to access their gyms during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published
Only 479 days to go: Tokyo resets the Olympic clock [Video]

Only 479 days to go: Tokyo resets the Olympic clock

Hours after Olympic organizers confirmed that the rescheduled Games would start on July 23 next year, Tokyo's main countdown clock, as of Tuesday, was reset to show that 479 days remain until the..

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Japanese Olympics Minister welcomes new dates for the Tokyo Games next year [Video]

Japanese Olympics Minister welcomes new dates for the Tokyo Games next year

Japan's Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto says she is "thankful" that they were able to quickly set a new date for the Tokyo Games.

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Tokyo Olympics to begin on July 23 2021, says Mori [Video]

Tokyo Olympics to begin on July 23 2021, says Mori

The Tokyo Olympics are going to start on Friday, July 23, 2021, says Yoshiro Mori, the President of Tokyo 2020.

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Postponing Games 'best decision for everyone', says surfing star Carissa Moore [Video]

Postponing Games 'best decision for everyone', says surfing star Carissa Moore

Carissa Moore gives her thoughts on the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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'We'll be stronger than ever in 2021' - Naomi Osaka [Video]

'We'll be stronger than ever in 2021' - Naomi Osaka

Japan's tennis star and poster girl for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Naomi Osaka shows her support for the postponement of the Games.

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Fukushima residents sad but understanding of torch relay cancellation [Video]

Fukushima residents sad but understanding of torch relay cancellation

Fukushima residents express their understanding about the cancellation of the Olympic torch relay.

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“We have to remake the Games” – Tokyo 2020 taskforce hold first meeting [Video]

“We have to remake the Games” – Tokyo 2020 taskforce hold first meeting

The taskforce set up by Tokyo 2020 organisers to plan for the delayed Olympics to be held next year met for the first time in the Japanese capital on Thursday.

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Tokyo is now Japan's infection epicentre [Video]

Tokyo is now Japan's infection epicentre

Japan has maintained an infection rate lower than many other countries but had to postpone the Olympic Games.

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Young Olympic hopeful Sky Brown sends video message to fans from quarentine [Video]

Young Olympic hopeful Sky Brown sends video message to fans from quarentine

Eleven-year-old skateboarding prodigy says her Olympic dream is alive but has just become "a longer journey"

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AIBA hopes suspension lifted before Olympics in 2021 - official [Video]

AIBA hopes suspension lifted before Olympics in 2021 - official

Russian Boxing Federation President Umar Kremlev says that the amateur sport's governing body, the AIBA, which was suspended from arranging qualification for the Olympics, will be in a position to have..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:55Published
Spring Olympics in 2021 a real possibility [Video]

Spring Olympics in 2021 a real possibility

International Olympic Commitee President Thomas Bach has said the decision to postpone the Olympics was "very hard to take" and hasn't ruled out the new dates for the Tokyo games being in the spring of..

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Athletes relieved that Tokyo 2020 Games is postponed [Video]

Athletes relieved that Tokyo 2020 Games is postponed

Athletes, national associations and sporting federations from around the world reacted with relief, sadness and mainly goodwill to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday (March 24)..

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Olympic flame on display in Japan despite postponement of Tokyo 2020 [Video]

Olympic flame on display in Japan despite postponement of Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 was put back amid the coronavirus outbreak. But that hasn't stopped the Olympic flame going on a tour of Japan. View on euronews

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'It was very hard to take', says Bach over Tokyo Games postponement [Video]

'It was very hard to take', says Bach over Tokyo Games postponement

IOC President Thomas Bach admits that "it was hard to take" having to postpone the Tokyo Olympics, and says they need more time to consider when it will eventually take place.

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Trump tells Abe postponing Olympics 'very wise and great decision', says Japan government minister [Video]

Trump tells Abe postponing Olympics 'very wise and great decision', says Japan government minister

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says that U.S. President Donald Trump told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that postponing the Olympics was a "very wise and great decision".

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Now is time to be positive and prepare, says JOC head [Video]

Now is time to be positive and prepare, says JOC head

Japan's Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita says that the decision to postpone the Games was made earlier than he thought, but adds that a positive attitude and uniting together will help..

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Australian Olympic Committee welcomes Toyko postponement [Video]

Australian Olympic Committee welcomes Toyko postponement

Australian Olympic Committee CEO Matt Carroll welcomes the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympics and says that any Australian athletes that had qualified for the Games will be guaranteed a place when..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:54Published
USA Kayakers continue their training despite Olympic announcement [Video]

USA Kayakers continue their training despite Olympic announcement

USA Kayakers react to the news of the Tokyo 2020 Games postponement, while they continue training.

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World champion Lyles guards his health in 'scary' times [Video]

World champion Lyles guards his health in 'scary' times

Sprint star supports Olympic delay and thinks new date will create a fair playing field for all athletes

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