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Summer Olympic Games: International multi-sport event
The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, is a major international multi-sport event normally held once every four years. The most recent Olympics were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) organises the Games and oversees the host city's preparations. In each Olympic event, gold medals are awarded for first place, silver medals are awarded for second place, and bronze medals are awarded for third place; this tradition began in 1904. The Winter Olympic Games were created out of the success of the Summer Olympics.

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Iwan Thomas on how athletes will react to Olympic postponement [Video]

Iwan Thomas on how athletes will react to Olympic postponement

Former Olympic athlete Iwan Thomas is backing Dina Asher-Smith to still be at the top of the podium when the Tokyo Games are eventually held. Sprinter Asher-Smith won gold at last year’s World..

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Fukushima residents sad but understanding of torch relay cancellation [Video]

Fukushima residents sad but understanding of torch relay cancellation

Fukushima residents express their understanding about the cancellation of the Olympic torch relay.

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2020 Olympics will be delayed up to a year: Japan PM Abe [Video]

2020 Olympics will be delayed up to a year: Japan PM Abe

The IOC agree to a one-year postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because of the threat of coronavirus, says Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Olympics ticketholders anxiously await Games' fate [Video]

Olympics ticketholders anxiously await Games' fate

Ticketholders for the Tokyo Olympics are anxiously awaiting the Games' fate as multiple countries and organizations have called for a postponement. Gloria Tso reports.

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Ticket holders in Tokyo anxiously await word on Olympics [Video]

Ticket holders in Tokyo anxiously await word on Olympics

Olympic 2020 ticket holders await news on the fate of the Games.

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Tokyo 2020 Games delay looms after U.S. joins calls for postponement [Video]

Tokyo 2020 Games delay looms after U.S. joins calls for postponement

The United States' Olympic and Paralympic Committee calls for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed.

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IOC must be given time to decide Tokyo Games' future, says Lange [Video]

IOC must be given time to decide Tokyo Games' future, says Lange

2016 Olympic sailing champion Santiago Lange says that it is right the IOC are debating ideas before deciding the fate of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Postponement of Olympics should be considered says Japan Olympic Committee president [Video]

Postponement of Olympics should be considered says Japan Olympic Committee president

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee says "we cannot help but to consider postponement" of the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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Shinzo Abe: Delay an option if Olympics can't be held fully [Video]

Shinzo Abe: Delay an option if Olympics can't be held fully

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that a postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games is "unavoidable" following the outbreak of a new coronavirus. Whether Japan can hold the Tokyo Games as planned..

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Team Canada says they will not participate in 2020 Olympic Games [Video]

Team Canada says they will not participate in 2020 Olympic Games

Team Canada announces they will not take part in 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo due to coronavirus

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IOC faces boycotts if Tokyo 2020 is not postponed - Global Athlete [Video]

IOC faces boycotts if Tokyo 2020 is not postponed - Global Athlete

The International Olympic Committee needs to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics now according to the competitor-led movement Global Athlete.

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With Olympics still a go, reigning pole vault champ Stefanidi gets creative with her training [Video]

With Olympics still a go, reigning pole vault champ Stefanidi gets creative with her training

Greek gold medalist pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi upends her training regimen due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Decision agreed with IOC, sports bodies to hold Olympics as planned - Tokyo 2020 [Video]

Decision agreed with IOC, sports bodies to hold Olympics as planned - Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 and the International Olympic Committee have "confirmed" with sports federations that the Olympics will go ahead as planned.

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Japan says working with IOC to hold the Tokyo Games [Video]

Japan says working with IOC to hold the Tokyo Games

Japan is not making any preparations to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics, according to the government's top spokesman.

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IOC President insists athletes should prepare for Tokyo Olympics [Video]

IOC President insists athletes should prepare for Tokyo Olympics

Olympics chief Thomas Bach said on Friday athletes were being encouraged to continue their preparations for Tokyo 2020, despite the new coronavirus pandemic. Bach, the president of the International..

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'I am totally not considering' cancelling Olympics - Tokyo 2020 boss Mori [Video]

'I am totally not considering' cancelling Olympics - Tokyo 2020 boss Mori

Tokyo 2020 boss Mori says he's not considering cancelling the Olympic Games

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Japan says Olympic preparations underway as planned [Video]

Japan says Olympic preparations underway as planned

No change to Japan's Olympic preparations

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Amid coronavirus fear, African boxers vie for 2020 Olympic berths [Video]

Amid coronavirus fear, African boxers vie for 2020 Olympic berths

In Senegal, Africa's best boxers are still trying to qualify for Tokyo 2020 despite doubts of cancellations because of the coronavirus.

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Tokyo has no 'Plan B' for Games despite coronavirus [Video]

Tokyo has no 'Plan B' for Games despite coronavirus

Organizers of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo have reiterated they are pushing ahead as planned despite fears over the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking on Friday, officials said there are..

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Chinese swimmer Sun Yang given eight year doping ban [Video]

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang given eight year doping ban

Chinese multiple world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has been banned from the sport for eight years for missing an out-of-competition test, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Friday...

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The Summer Olympics may have a slight snow problem [Video]

The Summer Olympics may have a slight snow problem

Japan's Olympic Games organizers have been planning to ship in mountain snow to help cool fans this summer. Climate change may see that idea melt away. Matthew Larotonda reports.

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'We're trying to make sure we make the right decisions' - Australian Olympic boss on coronavirus [Video]

'We're trying to make sure we make the right decisions' - Australian Olympic boss on coronavirus

Mission chief Chesterman insists that his athletes are totally focussed on Tokyo 2020 and expect to be in Japan in July

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Kate shows her punching power at London's Olympic Park [Video]

Kate shows her punching power at London's Olympic Park

The Duchess of Cambridge revealed her sprinting ability and punching power when she put on a sporting display with some of Britain’s best future athletic hopes. Kate burst out of the blocks as she..

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Olympics Games torch relay organisers take measures against coronavirus [Video]

Olympics Games torch relay organisers take measures against coronavirus

Greek organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic flame lighting ceremony say they've taken extra measures to avoid the coronavirus spreading.

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