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PHOTOS: Anti-Olympic sentiment grows in Tokyo

With days to go for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, anti-Games protests by locals continued unabated. Japan has recorded more than 838,000 cases of COVID-19 and around 15,000 deaths. Host city Tokyo confirmed 727 cases on Monday, and the seven-day moving average was just over 1,100. About one-third of Japan’s population has had […]

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Athlete COVID-19 infections rise in Tokyo

Tokyo Olympics organisers on Sunday reported three new cases of COVID-19 infection among athletes, up from one new case a day earlier, as the population of the athlete’s village swells ahead of the start of the pandemic-hit Games next week. Organisers reported 10 new cases connected to the Olympics including media, contractors and other personnel, […]

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PICS: Anti-Olympic protests take centre stage in Tokyo

Protestors gathered in numbers at the International Broadcasting Centre in Tokyo where the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board Committee was being held. Protesters gathered to demonstrate against IOC President Thomas Bach’s visit to Hiroshima amid concern over the safety of holding the Games during the global coronavirus pandemic.  Last week, protests were held outside the […]