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Tokyo counts cost of Sh 1.6 trillion pandemic Olympics ‘gamble’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tokyo, Monday Tokyo awoke to a huge bill and soaring coronavirus cases on Monday after pulling off a mid-pandemic Olympics […]

Excitement for long awaited Summer Games

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tokyo, Wednesday The Tokyo Olympics sports programme finally opened after a year’s pandemic delay with softball in disaster-hit Fukushima on […]

The new kids on their blocks at the Tokyo Games

Reading Time: 3 minutes While the Olympics emphasise their history, they also try to refresh the programme to broaden the appeal, include sports that […]

Organisers scraps Olympic torch relay legs in capital

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tokyo, Wednesday The Olympic torch relay has been scrapped on Tokyo’s public roads, officials announced Wednesday, as virus concerns continue […]

Cheers as sports set for return

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Uhuru Kenyatta’s “gift” to the country on Labour Day, when he directed resumption of sporting activities following consultations with […]

Countdown begins

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tokyo, Wednesday The Olympic flame is on its way across Japan and athletes around the world are ramping up training, […]

Half of Tokyo opposed to staging of Olympics in 2021: poll

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tokyo, Monday Just over half of Tokyo’s residents don’t think the postponed 2020 Olympics should be held next year, backing […]

From best prepared event to possibly postponed one?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tokyo, Monday Olympic officials regularly lauded Tokyo as the best prepared host city they had seen.  But no one could […]

Olympics on for now as Games boss gets corona

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tokyo, Tuesday The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it was not the time for “drastic decisions” over the staging of […]

Massive losses anticipated if Summer Games are called off

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tokyo, Wednesday Japan and Olympic organisers are at pains to insist this summer’s Games in Tokyo are on, despite the […]