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Sources: Tokyo Olympic organizers favor July 2021

March 29, 2020 - 18:45
The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee will likely support the idea of delaying the Games to July of next year. (NHK)
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78% OK with Tokyo Olympics delay

March 28, 2020 - 21:12
About 79 percent of the public approves of Tuesday’s decision to postpone the 2020 Olympics by about a year in light of the coronavirus pandemic, a survey found Saturday. (Japan Times)
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Japan, IOC agree to postpone Tokyo Olympics for one year

March 24, 2020 - 13:26
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach agreed Tuesday to postpone this summer's Tokyo Olympics for one year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese leader said. (NHK)
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Quarters with gambling machines in Japan

March 23, 2020 - 22:26
Japan is an interesting place if you are looking to place a wager. (
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Organizers face challenges if Tokyo Games delayed

March 23, 2020 - 18:34
The International Olympic Committee is initiating talks with organizers as well as the governments of Tokyo and Japan on how to handle the Tokyo Games, including a possible postponement. (NHK)
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Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020

March 23, 2020 - 05:44
The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. (Japan Today)
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IOC to examine postponement of Tokyo Games

March 22, 2020 - 23:37
The International Olympic Committee says it will begin discussions on how the Tokyo Games should be handled, including their possible postponement during the global coronavirus pandemic. (NHK)
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Sumo: Hakuho outlasts Kakuryu to claim record 44th Emperor's Cup

March 22, 2020 - 23:29
Hakuho seized a record-extending 44th top-level championship Sunday after outlasting fellow yokozuna Kakuryu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Today)
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Olympic flame arrives in Japan

March 20, 2020 - 18:14
The Olympic flame for the Tokyo 2020 Games has arrived in Japan from Greece. (NHK)
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Abe turns vague on timing as coronavirus leaves Tokyo Olympics in doubt

March 17, 2020 - 21:41
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has begun to shift his messaging on the Tokyo Olympics, in a sign he may have accepted that the deadly coronavirus will make it necessary to postpone the event planned to start in July. (Japan Times)
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Olympic training camps canceled across Japan

March 17, 2020 - 21:22
NHK has learned that foreign countries' national team training camps for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have been canceled or postponed in 16 cities across Japan due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. (NHK)
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Unbeaten Hakuho secures winning record as fellow wrestler pulls out with fever

March 15, 2020 - 19:13
Yokuzuna Hakuho stormed ahead to his eighth victory at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, while another wrestler at the tourney — being held behind closed doors because of the COVID-19 outbreak — pulled out after running a high fever. (Japan Times)
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Olympic torch relay in Greece to be suspended

March 13, 2020 - 21:41
Greece's Olympic committee says it will suspend the remainder of the Olympic torch relay through the country due to the coronavirus outbreak. (NHK)
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Olympic flame lighting ceremony held in Olympia

March 12, 2020 - 22:22
The Olympic flame has been lit in Olympia, southern Greece, marking the start of the Tokyo 2020 Games torch relay. (NHK)
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Hakuho victorious on Day 1 in front of empty arena

March 8, 2020 - 18:50
Hakuho made a winning start to the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, overpowering Endo at an empty Edion Arena Osaka. (Japan Times)
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Olympics: Tokyo 2020 organizers outline torch relay countermeasures

March 4, 2020 - 20:09
The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee informed the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday of its plans to cope with conditions related to the current coronavirus outbreak during the torch relay starting from March 26. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo 2020 could be held later in year, suggests Japan's Olympic minister

March 3, 2020 - 18:01
Japan’s Olympic minister said Tuesday the contract to hold the games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020. (Japan Times)
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Sumo tourney to be held without spectators

March 1, 2020 - 21:06
The coronavirus outbreak is now affecting one of Japan's favorite sports, sumo. Officials from the Japan Sumo Association say the spring tournament in Osaka will be held without any spectators. The event is scheduled to start on March 8. (NHK)
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JRA: Horse races to have no spectators

February 27, 2020 - 20:02
The Japan Racing Association said on Thursday that it will hold its horse races without spectators for the time being starting Saturday. (NHK)
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A brief history of Bingo

February 26, 2020 - 22:00
The game of Bingo is hugely popular all around the world, with thousands of people playing every single day of the year and that includes over 4 million people in the UK who love to play each year. (
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