Tickets for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will be sold to spectators from mainland China only, while unvaccinated athletes must spend 21 days in quarantine ahead of the Games, says the International Olympic Committee.
The International Olympic Committee said it had removed the accreditations of Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is set to seek asylum in Poland as "her life would be in danger if she returned to Belarus" after she criticised how her team was being managed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Some athletes who formerly competed for their homeland Iran are asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to investigate their claims of abuse.
The statements by IOC's vice president come as questions continue to be raised about the viability of holding the Olympic Games this July, given the ongoing pandemic and an extension of a virus state of emergency in Tokyo and other parts of Japan.
The flame, carried in a burning canister, touched down amid growing doubts if the Tokyo Games can open as scheduled on July 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The IOC "is fully committed to a successful Olympic Games in Tokyo starting July 24", Thomas Bach told Japanese media in a conference call.
Athletes who break protest rules will face three rounds of disciplinary action.
The IAAF says Russia's athletics federation still needed to meet two criteria related to full access to doping data stored in Moscow and financial compensation, before the ban is lifted.
Voters in a referendum came out 56.4 percent to 43.6 percent against bringing the games back to the Canadian city, 30 years after it staged the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Together, the two cities have hosted the games thrice. The International Olympic Committee's decision turns the spotlight on security challenges for Paris while giving Los Angeles ample time to upgrade its public transportation system.
US Olympic Committee official Scott Blackmun backs prospect of the 2024 and 2028 Games being awarded simultaneously which would likely guarantee Los Angeles being made one of the hosts.
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