Yuri Kageyama

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In effort to curb COVID, Tokyo Olympics collect lots of spit

They spit. They wait. They hope. About 30,000 people from scores of nations are spitting into tiny plastic vials at the Olympics in a daily routine that's grown crucial in going ahead with the pandemic-era Games, according to organizers.

2 athletes in Olympic Village test positive for COVID-19

Two South African soccer players have become the first athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19, with the Tokyo Games opening on Friday.

IOC receives backlash after saying Olympics will go ahead even if under state of emergency

If John Coates was trying to stir controversy, he succeeded. The International Olympic Committee vice president was asked a few days ago by a Japanese reporter at an online news conference if the Tokyo Olympics would go ahead, even if a state of emergency were in force in Japan.

IOC says Tokyo Olympics will go ahead even if under state of emergency

The IOC vice-president in charge of the postponed Tokyo Olympics said Friday the Games would open even if the city and other parts of Japan were under a state of emergency because of rising COVID-19 cases.

'Stop Tokyo Olympics' petition with 350K signatures sent to local organizers, IOC

An online petition with more than 350,000 signatures calling for the Tokyo Games to be cancelled was submitted Friday to local organizers, the International Olympic Committee and others.

Tokyo's Olympic Stadium holds track and field test event, minus fans

While hundreds of athletes participated in a test event at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium on Sunday, World Athletics president Sebastian Coe tried to reassure athletes and skeptical residents of Japan the postponed Olympics would be safe in just under 11 weeks.

Petition calling for cancellation of Tokyo Olympics gains thousands of signatures

An online petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled has gained tens of thousands of signatures since being launched in Japan only days ago.

Japanese nurses angered at call to work Tokyo Olympics amid COVID crisis

Some nurses in Japan are incensed at a request from Tokyo Olympic organizers to have 500 of them dispatched to help with the Games. They say they're already near the breaking point dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Diving, volleyball test events open in Tokyo, leg of Olympic torch relay cancelled

Diving and volleyball on Saturday became the first Olympic test events in Tokyo to include international athletes since such competitions resumed last month, as both began under close supervision. A leg of the torch relay also was cancelled with COVID-19 cases surging in Japan.

Japanese officials say Olympic cancellation, no fans still an option

Two officials in Japan's ruling LDP party on Thursday said changes could be coming to the Tokyo Olympics. One suggested they still could be cancelled, and the other said even if they proceed, it might be without any fans.