Ikuko, the "big sister" of Tokyo's Akasaka geisha district, came to the capital to seek her fortune in 1964, the year Tokyo first hosted the Olympics. But the novel coronavirus pandemic has made her fear for her centuries-old profession as never before.
Olympic cycling champion Katie Archibald has admitted she struggled to cope with the reality of lockdown life but intends to emerge from the crisis with a fresh perspective.The 26-year-old, who won gold as part of the women’s team pursuit squad at Rio 2016, said fears of disruption to her training regime have been overshadowed by emerging issues much closer to home.
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Youth Affairs and Sports minister, Kiren Rijiju on hiring of Indian and foreign coaches said that coaches will be hired on a contractual basis of 4 yrs keeping in mind with the Olympic Games. He said, "Indian and foreign coaches will be hired on a contractual basis of 4 yrs keeping in mind with the Olympic Games. We have also removed a salary cap of Rs 2 lakh for Indian coaches. These decisions will bring stability in local coaching and training."
Health experts put Tokyo on the highest alert for coronavirus infections on Wednesday and have been alarmed by a recent spike in cases within the capital. Organizsers of the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics are also considering a pared-down games in 2021 over safety concerns. Adam Reed reports.
Tokyo Disney Resort welcomed visitors on Wednesday for the first time in four months after being closed due to the coronavirus, with fans practicing social distancing as they returned to see Mickey Mouse and other beloved characters.