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According to Japanese media reports, Kentaro Kobayashi made light of the mass murder of 6 million Jews by the Nazis in a script for his comedy act in 1998.According to Japanese media reports, Kentaro Kobayashi made light of the mass murder of 6 million Jews by the Nazis in a script for his comedy act in 1998.

Director of Olympics opening ceremony ousted over past comments on Holocaust | The Japan Times

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The U.S. women's gymnastics team is going for its third-consecutive team gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, and Sunisa Lee will be essential to a win.The U.S. women's gymnastics team is going for its third-consecutive team gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, and Sunisa Lee will be essential to a win.

Sunisa Lee: Get to know US gymnastics team's rising star at Olympics

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"We want to fight all forms of discrimination, and as a group of women, we wanted to kneel against it," said Steph Houghton, a co-captain of Britain's soccer team."We want to fight all forms of discrimination, and as a group of women, we wanted to kneel against it," said Steph Houghton, a co-captain of Britain's soccer team.

Olympic Athletes Take A Knee To Protest Racism : Live Updates: The Tokyo Olympics : NPR

You don't have to give up sex to help save the environment.You don't have to give up sex to help save the environment.

Were Anti-Sex Beds Installed at the 2020 Olympics? | Snopes.com

American women have turned the Olympics into a showcase event.American women have turned the Olympics into a showcase event.

U.S. women Olympians set to dominate in Tokyo - The Washington Post

Shahid Jameel writes: Covid-fatigued world may look forward to this distraction, but we can’t ignore the need to increase vaccination rates, threat of emerging variants of the virusShahid Jameel writes: Covid-fatigued world may look forward to this distraction, but we can’t ignore the need to increase vaccination rates, threat of emerging variants of the virus

Shahid Jameel writes: Should we cheer or fear the Tokyo Olympics?

IOC President Thomas Bach declared, “Let the Games begin," but how and when will the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games end amid the pressures of COVID-19?IOC President Thomas Bach declared, “Let the Games begin," but how and when will the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games end amid the pressures of COVID-19?

Yes, let the Olympic Games begin, but how and when will Tokyo 2020 end?

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Here are the latest COVID-19 updates from Kyodo News in Japan as the coronavirus pandemic continues around the world.Here are the latest COVID-19 updates from Kyodo News in Japan as the coronavirus pandemic continues around the world.

Coronavirus pandemic updates: July 21, 2021

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Everything you need to know about the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.Everything you need to know about the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony: Start time and how to watch - CNET

The 2021 Olympic opening ceremony will be a fun but poignant moment as the athletes of the world finally get to gather together in Tokyo and compete.The 2021 Olympic opening ceremony will be a fun but poignant moment as the athletes of the world finally get to gather together in Tokyo and compete.

When do the Olympics start? Opening ceremony date, time, schedule, how to watch in Canada 2021 Tokyo Games | Sporting News Canada

Canada and Australia may be sending some of their biggest Olympics teams to the Tokyo Games but only a small fraction will attend Friday's opening ceremony, officials said on Thursday.Canada and Australia may be sending some of their biggest Olympics teams to the Tokyo Games but only a small fraction will attend Friday's opening ceremony, officials said on Thursday.

Canada, Australia with 10 percent of team at opening ceremony | Reuters

Brisbane has become the first city to be chosen to host an Olympics under the IOC's newly established selection process.Brisbane has become the first city to be chosen to host an Olympics under the IOC's newly established selection process.

Brisbane Officially Selected As Host City For 2032 Summer Olympics

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Kentaro Kobayashi, the latest member of the opening event team to depart in disgrace, apologizes over 'extremely inappropriate' skitKentaro Kobayashi, the latest member of the opening event team to depart in disgrace, apologizes over 'extremely inappropriate' skit

Olympic opening ceremony director fired over Holocaust joke in 1998 comedy act | The Times of Israel

Update: A spokesperson for the Tokyo Games said that after an investigation they confirmed that this was not a leak from Tokyo 2020's system.Update: A spokesperson for the Tokyo Games said that after an investigation they confirmed that this was not a leak from Tokyo 2020's system.

Japanese government official says Olympic ticket data leaked | ZDNet

In addition to being under a “soft quarantine” in Tokyo, San Francisco Chronicle...In addition to being under a “soft quarantine” in Tokyo, San Francisco Chronicle...

Postcard from Tokyo: Ann Killion finds Olympic accommodations, COVID regulations a bit snug

Bars and restaurants around D.C. are offering two-for drink deals, pizza prix fixes, trivia, and doughnutsBars and restaurants are offering two-for drink deals, pizza prix fixes, trivia, and doughnuts

Where to Find D.C.-Area Food and Drink Specials During the Tokyo Olympics - Eater DC

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The Olympics have just started, but officials already appear to be embroiled in controversy.The Olympics have just started, but officials already appear to be embroiled in controversy.

Tokyo Olympics officials ban social media teams from posting photos of athletes kneeling: report | Fox News

When U.S. athletes win medals, NBC hopes to connect them immediately via satellite with family members and friends.When U.S. athletes win medals, NBC hopes to connect them immediately via satellite with family members and friends.

TV viewers will experience an Olympics like no other - StarTribune.com

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Since the last Summer Olympics in 2016, a global Black Lives Matter protest movement has resurfaced. The “Me Too” movement sprung up in support of women’s rights.Since the last Summer Olympics in 2016, a global Black Lives Matter protest movement has resurfaced. The “Me Too” movement sprung up in support of women’s rights.

Athletes Expected to Speak Their Minds at Tokyo Games | Voice of America - English

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — How about this for an Olympic-scale list of world cities: Athens, Beijing, London, Rio, Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles and, wait for it, Brisbane. Since the Summer Games were last hosted in Australia, at Sydney in 2000, and when they’ll return Down Under in 2032, the Olympics have been held in some of the world’s most famous cities. BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — How about this for an Olympic-scale list of world cities: Athens, Beijing, London, Rio, Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles and, wait for it, Brisbane. Since the Summer Games were last hosted in Australia, at Sydney in 2000, and when they’ll return Down Under in 2032, the Olympics have been held in some of the world’s most famous cities.

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On the initial day of action, the women’s soccer players were the first athletes to use the Olympic platform for a display of activism.“We felt strongly as a group that we wanted to show support for those affected by discrimination and equality.”

Soccer players kneel to start new era of Olympic activism

African runners are well known for their Olympic dominance but this year, there are also surfers and skateboarders.African runners are well known for their Olympic dominance but this year, there are also surfers and skateboarders.

Tokyo 2020: African athletes to watch

Spectators are banned from attending events at the upcoming Olympics, but a bear in Fukushima didn’t get the memo.Spectators are banned from attending events at the upcoming Olympics, but a bear in Fukushima didn’t get the memo.

Bear Spotted Inside Olympic Softball Stadium Hours Before First Pitch | HuffPost

Tokyo is to be the most gender-balanced Olympics yet, but the participation of women in sports is not evenly distributed throughout the globe. In which countries are women more likely to succeed in elite-level sports?Tokyo is to be the most gender-balanced Olympics yet, but the participation of women in sports is not evenly distributed throughout the globe. In which countries are women more likely to succeed in elite-level sports?

Tokyo 2020: IOC claims Games to be gender-balanced, but equality is not so simple | Sports| German football and major international sports news | DW | 21.07.2021

According to AFP, local police are now looking for the bear, which was seen on the softball field, but haven't been able to locate it.According to AFP, local police are now looking for the bear, which was seen on the softball field, but haven't been able to locate it.

Tokyo Olympics Now Have a Bear on the Loose

Despite no fans being allowed at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, one furry spectator found a way to sneak in.Despite no fans being allowed at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, one furry spectator found a way to sneak in.

Bear spotted on the loose at Olympic softball stadium | OutThere Colorado

A comprehensive look at NBC's coverage plans for the Tokyo Olympics, how to watch your favorite sports and more.A comprehensive look at NBC's coverage plans for the Tokyo Olympics, how to watch your favorite sports and more.

2021 Olympics viewer’s guide: How to watch, NBC’s coverage strategy, new sports and more – The Athletic

A comprehensive look at NBC's coverage plans for the Tokyo Olympics, how to watch your favorite sports and more.A comprehensive look at NBC's coverage plans for the Tokyo Olympics, how to watch your favorite sports and more.

2021 Olympics viewer’s guide: How to watch, NBC’s coverage strategy, new sports and more – The Athletic

Kentaro Kobayashi was dismissed for comments he made during a comedic act over two decades ago.Kentaro Kobayashi was dismissed for comments he made during a comedic act over two decades ago.

Tokyo Olympics: Opening Ceremony director ousted for Holocaust comments

Past jokes about the Holocaust caught up with the man who was scheduled to direct the Opening Ceremony at the Tokyo Olympics.Past jokes about the Holocaust caught up with the man who was scheduled to direct the Opening Ceremony at the Tokyo Olympics.

Olympics Opening Ceremony director ousted for Holocaust jokes - New York Daily News

The Tokyo Games should be a warning to potential Olympic hosts everywhere.The Tokyo Games should be a warning to potential Olympic hosts everywhere.

The Human Costs of the Pandemic Olympics | The Nation

This chart shows the seven-day average of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan.This chart shows the seven-day average of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan.

• Chart: Japan Fears 5th Wave of COVID-19 Ahead of the Olympics | Statista

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A typhoon may develop and move toward Tokyo early next week, potentially affecting the Olympic Games.A typhoon may develop and move toward Tokyo early next week, potentially affecting the Olympic Games.

Tokyo may get hit by a typhoon during the Olympic games | KXAN Austin

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Catch all your favorite events from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 at these Chicago bars, pubs and restaurants.USA! USA!

10 Chicago bars where you can watch the Tokyo Olympics

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The Olympic Games will be held in Australia for a third time after Brisbane was officially awarded hosting duties for 2032 by the IOC.The Olympic Games will be held in Australia for a third time after Brisbane was officially awarded hosting duties for 2032 by the IOC.

Brisbane's Time To Shine As Olympics Arrive Down Under For Third Time