From left, silver medal Daniele Garozzo of Italy, gold medal Ka Long Cheung of Hong Kong and bronze medal Alexander Choupenitch of the Czech Republic celebrate on the podium of the men’s individual Foil final competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Hong Kong investigates China anthem booing during Olympics broadcast in mall

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police said on Friday they were launching an investigation into booing of China’s national anthem in a shopping mall broadcasting live the city’s first…

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People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk past extra papers reporting on Japanese gold medalists at Tokyo Olympics, in Tokyo Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo reports record virus cases days after Olympics begin

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s capital, Tokyo, reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, days after the Olympics began. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga urged people to avoid non-essential…

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Fireworks illuminates over National Stadium during the opening ceremony of 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Amid fireworks, Tokyo’s opening ceremony begins

With a blaze of indigo and white fireworks lighting the night sky, the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony has started. It began with a single female athlete at the center of…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organising Committee president Seiko Hashimoto arrives at a news conference after a meeting with a local municipalities working group hosted by the government in Tokyo on June 23, 2021. (Photo by ISSEI KATO / POOL / AFP)

No booze, no autographs: Tokyo 2020 unveils fan rules with a month to go

No alcohol, no hugs, no cheers and no autographs: Tokyo Olympic organisers unveiled tough new rules for spectators at the pandemic Games on Wednesday, as they marked one month until…

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A view of the Olympic stadium in Tokyo, Japan, during an athletics test event May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Up to 10,000 spectators allowed at each Olympic venue despite warnings

TOKYO (Reuters) – Olympics organisers on Monday capped the number of spectators at 10,000 for each venue at the Tokyo 2020 Games, days after experts warned that holding the event without fans would be the least risky…

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This general view shows people crossing the street in Tokyo’s Shibuya district on June 17, 2021. (Photo by Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

Support rising in Japan for Tokyo Olympics this summer: poll

Around a third of Japanese now back holding the Olympics, up from just 14 percent last month, a new poll showed Monday, though a majority still prefer cancellation or postponement…

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The emblems of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are displayed during an event to unveil the medals, podium and music to be used for the medal ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games at Ariake Arena in Tokyo on June 3, 2021. (Photo by ISSEI KATO / POOL / AFP)

Japan weighing 10,000-spectator cap ahead of Olympics

Japan could allow up to 10,000 fans at sports events ahead of the Olympics, media reported Wednesday, as organisers weigh how many domestic fans can attend the Games. The measure,…

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The Olympic rings are seen at the Odaiba waterfront in Tokyo on June 3, 2021. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Japan ‘cornered’ on Tokyo Olympics, says national committee member

Japan has been backed into a corner over the Tokyo Games, a member of the country’s Olympic committee said Friday, arguing the virus-postponed event has “lost meaning” — but adding…

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