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What would an Olympics cancellation cost Japan?

Mar 12, 2020 - 5:45 PM

At the end of 2019, organizers estimate the total cost of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at around $12.6 billion

SPECTACLE. The Olympic rings are displayed off the shore of the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Tokyo Olympics organizing exec suggests 1-2 year delay over virus

Mar 11, 2020 - 4:51 PM

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, a Tokyo Games official says postponing the Olympics by one or two years may be more feasible

A picture taken in Lausanne, on October 3, 2019 shows the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP)

Could the Tokyo 2020 Olympics be canceled?

Mar 11, 2020 - 12:15 PM

In theory, the International Olympic Committee has the power to cancel or relocate the Games away from Tokyo as coronavirus cases rise

epa08251597 Visitors wearing face masks walk past the Olympic Rings monument in front of the Japan Olympic Committee headquarters near the new National Stadium, venue of the Opening and Closing Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Japan, 27 February 2020. Preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, scheduled to start on 24 July 2020, continue as planned despite the spreading Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, organizers confirmed. EPA-EFE/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Japan says virus may force Olympic torch relay changes

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:08 AM

As the Olympic flame arrives in Japan this month, organizers plan to adjust the nationwide torch relay to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus

FLAME. Actress Satomi Ishihara (right), one of the official ambassadors of the Tokyo 2020 torch relay, join the torchbearers during a rehearsal. Photo by STR/Jiji Press/AFP