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Tokyo douses Olympic flame closing pandemic Games

Reading Time: 3 minutes TOKYO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Tokyo doused its Olympic flame on Sunday in a ceremony that echoed the restraint of a Games held without spectators and transformed by the global pandemic, dazzling sport and deeply person turmoil. After postponing the Tokyo 2020 Games for a year, organisers said the event would serve as a symbol Read More…

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Residents uncertain about Games as costs, COVID-19 cases rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Japanese residents are torn between trepidation and tentative support for next year’s Olympic Games that are now set to be far more expensive than expected amid a spike in coronavirus cases. In an announcement on Friday, organisers said the postponed Games would cost an additional 294 billion yen ($2.8 billion) with the bill to be Read More…