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Olympics Beijing Games had 72 COVID cases, none athletes, among early arrivals

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu. Beijing Olympics organisers said on Sunday they had confirmed 72 cases of COVID-19 among 2,586 Games-related personnel entering China from Jan. 4 to Jan. 22, with no cases among 171 athletes and team officials arriving in that period. Final preparations are taking place for the Winter Games amid a global surge Read More…

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International spectators to be barred from Olympics in Japan

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha, REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis. International spectators will not be allowed to enter Japan for this summer’s Olympic Games amid public concerns over coronavirus, organisers said on Saturday, crushing many fans’ hopes and setting the stage for a drastically scaled-back event. Some 600,000 Olympic tickets purchased by overseas residents will be refunded, as will Read More…

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Prioritise Olympics athletes for vaccine so Tokyo Games can go ahead – IOC member

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Christinne Muschi. Athletes should be prioritised for the novel coronavirus vaccine so the beleaguered Tokyo Games can go ahead later this year, according to senior Olympics official Dick Pound. Canadian Pound, the longest-serving member of the International Olympics Committee (IOC), told Sky News in the UK that the Games could still go ahead Read More…