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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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With the Olympics being postponed and Euro 2021 likely to be affected, how will that impact Phil Neville's position as England Women's manager?
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With the Olympics being postponed and Euro 2021 likely to be affected, how will that impact Phil Neville's position as England Women's manager?
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Officials in charge of staging Tokyo's Olympic Games crowded around a low table inside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's residence late Tuesday, wincing as they spoke..
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Former Olympic 100m champion Justin Gatlin says he can win gold at the Tokyo Olympics despite him likely being 39 when the postponed Games take place.
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Japanese and foreign tourists flock in their hundreds of thousands every spring to this old district of Tokyo to see the cherry trees in full bloom and the..
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Tokyo Gas Co Ltd will decide whether to continue the Tokyo 2020 Olympics sponsorship for another year depending on conditions, including cost, its president said..
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South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it remains fully committed to supporting the Olympic movement globally.
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Japan awoke on Wednesday to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away after the..
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U.S. President Donald Trump fully supports a delay in the Tokyo Olympics agreed between Japan and the international Olympic panel, a Japanese government..
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The Osaka Corona Hotel in western Japan has been eerily quiet and empty the past few weeks.
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Olympians including Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Adam Peaty react to the Tokyo Games being postponed until 2021.
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Olympians including Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Adam Peaty react to the Tokyo Games being postponed until 2021.
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Postponing the Olympics is a heavy blow that is almost certain to push Japan's persistently weak economy, the world's third-largest, into recession.
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Postponing the Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic has turned a hoped-for year of triumphant celebration for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe into a..
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Japan and the Olympics movement decided on Tuesday to delay this year's Tokyo Games into 2021 as the coronavirus crisis obliterated the world's last major..
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The name of the delayed Olympics will still be Tokyo 2020, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Tuesday, adding that the Games would be held by Summer 2021.
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The United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as Britain went into lockdown and..
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The International Olympic Committee's Executive Board will discuss the widely expected postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in a hastily arranged conference..
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The International Olympic Committee's Executive Board will discuss the widely expected postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in a hastily arranged conference..
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Japan and the Olympics movement were deciding on Tuesday whether to postpone this year's Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus as a global outcry made an..
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The governor of Tokyo will join Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a call with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Tuesday, a Tokyo..
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More than 1,000 people gathered on Tuesday to see the Olympic flame in Japan's northern city of Fukushima, defying calls from Games organizers looking to rein in..
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A final decision whether to postpone the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic will be taken in the coming days, sources within the Olympic movement..
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The Olympic flame, which flew to Japan last week from Greece, will be carried not by relay runners, but in a lantern in a scaled-down flame display event..
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A final decision whether to postpone this year's Tokyo Olympic Games will be taken in coming days, two sources within the Olympic movement told Reuters on..
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A final decision whether to postpone this year's Tokyo Olympic Games will be taken in the coming days, two sources within the Olympic movement told Reuters on..
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Time will tell if Canada's decision to withdraw from the 2020 Olympics was the right one, three-time Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse said on Monday as the..
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It now seems almost certain that Tokyo 2020 will be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world, BBC Sport takes a closer look.
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The pandemic of disease caused by the coronavirus is accelerating, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, with more than 300,000 cases now recorded..
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Japan's Olympic organizing committee plans to dramatically scale back the torch relay until a formal decision on the Games is made, public broadcaster NHK said..
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The head of the Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) said on Monday he had to consider postponing the Games among his options amid increasing calls from committees..
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Reaction to Canada's boycott of the 2020 Tokyo Games due to concerns about the coronavirus. The Australian Olympic Committee has also said its athletes should..
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Too long of a delay to the Olympic Games would be a burden to athletes preparing for the Tokyo 2020 games, the president of the Japan Olympic Committee said on..
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World Athletics president Lord Coe writes to the International Olympic Committee's chief to ask for Tokyo 2020 to be postponed.
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Japan plans to tell the International Olympic Committee that the nation is ready to accept a delay to the Tokyo Olympics if decided, Kyodo news agency reported..
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The Olympic Federation of Ireland believes that the 2020 Games in Tokyo are likely to be postponed, CEO Peter Sherrard said on Monday.
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Canada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year..
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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Monday that she agreed with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's latest comments that postponement of Olympics won't be ruled out as..
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The Japanese PM also admitted for the first time that the games may have to be postponed.
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Canada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year..
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The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Paralympic Committee (CPC) said on Sunday that Team Canada will not participate in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in..
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Tokyo 2020 organizers have started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer, two sources familiar with the talks said, in contrast to..
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An athlete led movement fronted by British Olympic champion Callum Skinner calls for this summer's Olympics and Paralympics to be postponed.
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