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Explainer: How will the virus emergency affects the Olympics?

A look at the state of emergency in Japan and how it will affect the Olympics.

12 Jul 2021 6:26 PM

Olympic flame arrives in Tokyo for no-spectator relay

Tokyo 2020 organisers and government officials on Thursday night announced their decision to bar fans from Olympic events

09 Jul 2021 9:14 AM

Japan to declare virus emergency lasting through Olympics

The Summer Olympics, already delayed a year by the pandemic, begin July 23 and close Aug 8

08 Jul 2021 9:24 AM

Japan searches for 24 unaccounted for in mudslide; 4 dead

Atami Mayor Sakae Saito said 24 people were still unreachable Tuesday morning

06 Jul 2021 11:38 AM

VIPs allowed at Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony, but no fans: report

Fans would be locked out as organisers rethink attendance limits as concerns grow over rising virus cases in Tokyo

06 Jul 2021 10:34 AM

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Tokyo Games still weigh limits on fans

Officials say that more than 80% of athletes and support staff will be vaccinated

05 Jul 2021 4:31 PM

Japan to ask athletes from India, others for more COVID-19 tests

Japan aims to put the new rule, which will be applied to athletes from India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan

27 Jun 2021 10:03 AM

Japan set to ease virus emergency ahead of Olympics

Japan has been struggling since late March to slow a wave of infections propelled by more contagious variants

17 Jun 2021 11:13 AM

10,000 Olympic volunteers quit ahead of Games: Organisers

Some of the volunteers are likely also to be among the approximately 80 percent of people in Japan who oppose hosting the Games this year

03 Jun 2021 1:37 PM

Yes. Tokyo Olympics are 'a go' despite opposition, pandemic

IOC Vice President John Coates has said the games will open on July 23 - state of emergency, or no state of emergency

02 Jun 2021 10:43 AM

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Tokyo Olympics looking more and more like fan-free event

Fans from abroad were ruled out months ago as being too risky during a pandemic

28 May 2021 4:27 PM

Chinese acquiring land around military bases in Japan: Report

The investments and purchase plans were driven by Chinese-led foreign corporations and could pose a risk to Japan's safety

21 May 2021 1:40 PM

Gold prices hit all-time high amid US-China spat

Gold rose 1.0% to a record high of $1,920.9 per ounce, surpassing a peak touched in September 2011

27 Jul 2020 9:39 AM

Oil falls as worsening pandemic threatens recovery

In the US, energy drillers cut the number of oil and natural gas rigs operating to a record for an 11th week in a row

20 Jul 2020 8:05 AM

Japan holds sumo despite rise in virus infections

The tournament runs through August 2 at Ryogoku Kokugikan, the primary sumo arena at the heart of the Japanese capital

19 Jul 2020 3:28 PM

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Oil prices slip after OPEC, allies agree to loosen supply curbs

OPEC+ agreed on Wednesday to scale back oil production cuts from August as the global economy slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic

16 Jul 2020 8:53 AM

Fujifilm partners with Dr Reddy's to sell Avigan for COVID-19 treatment

In June, Glenmark received regulatory approval for favipiravir, generic form of Avigan, as treatment for virus infections in India

01 Jul 2020 2:55 PM

Japan's exports fall most since 2009 as virus hits US shipments

Overall imports fell 26.2% in the year to May, versus the median estimate for a 20.4% decrease, posting the biggest drop since October 2009

17 Jun 2020 9:24 AM

Oil prices drop as coronavirus infections rise

Production from seven major U.S. shale formations is likely to drop to close to a two-year low of 7.63 million barrels per day by July

16 Jun 2020 9:02 AM

Oil drops after jump in US crude stockpiles, renews oversupply concerns

Distillate fuel stockpiles, rose by 4.3 million barrels, outpacing expectations for a 3 million barrel increase

10 Jun 2020 9:12 AM

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