Japan is resisting calls to cancel the Olympics, having already gone over budget by billions.
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.
About 3,000 spectators were expected to attend the relay’s starting ceremony in Fukushima on March 25 but organisers have scaled back the event over Covid-19 concerns.
With a deadline of June 29 set by the IOC to wrap up qualification, 25 percent of athlete quota places are yet to be filled, with another 14 percent to be decided based on rankings.
John Geddert, with ties to disgraced sport doctor Larry Nassar, was charged with two dozen crimes, including forms of human trafficking, a step that prosecutors acknowledged was an uncommon use of Michigan law.
Hashimoto, a seven-time Olympian and one of two women in the cabinet, will head the Tokyo 2020 organising committee after the last chief had to step down over an uproar on his claims that women “talk too much”.
Under the state of emergency, the government has issued non-binding requests for people to avoid crowds and eating out in groups, and for restaurants and bars to close by 8 pm.
Yoshihide Suga faces heightened scrutiny after a cabinet minister said the Tokyo Olympics Games must not go ahead as planned and a media poll showed 80 percent of Japanese believe it’s too dangerous to host the event.
De Villiers completed the 456 kilometre special in his Toyota in 5 hours, 09 minutes, and 25 seconds, finishing 0.58 seconds ahead of compatriot Brian Baragwanath.
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Several tourism spots around the world have been rendered 'ghost towns' as the Covid-19 pandemic continued to curtail travel and ravaged the tourism sector.
The letter sent by right groups to the International Olympic Committee says the IOC has “turned a blind eye to the widespread and systematic human rights violations being committed by the Chinese authorities.
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