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Let the fashion policing begin on opening day of Tokyo Games

NEW YORK (AP) — Let the fashion policing begin. The Olympics in Tokyo open Friday, when the world's athletes will march behind their flag-bearers. And when they do, the peanut gallery on what they're wearing will be open, too. Olympic gear makes for lively social media fodder, starting with the hours-long Parade of Nations. The year-long wait due to the pandemic has given enthusiasts extra time to ponder what they […]

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Wizards’ Bradley Beal out of Olympics for health and safety reasons

Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal will miss the Olympics after being placed into health and safety protocols and the U.S. men's basketball team said it will replace him on its roster at a later date. Hours later, the team's exhibition game against Australia scheduled for Friday night in Las Vegas was canceled because of health and safety protocols. USA Basketball cited "an abundance of caution" in making the decision. The […]

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Olympic sport of schmoozing eludes corporate sponsors

NEW YORK (AP) — For corporate sponsors, there won't be much schmoozing at this year's Olympics in Tokyo, thanks to the pandemic. The corporate sponsorship program has been a key part of the Olympic experience since it began in 1985. More than a dozen or so names like Coca-Cola and Proctor & Gamble pay millions of dollars in each four-year cycle on sponsorship and marketing programs that includes wining and […]

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New Tokyo Olympic president tries to assure Japan on safety

TOKYO (AP) — The new president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has begun holding weekly news conferences hoping to win over a doubting Japanese public. Seiko Hashimoto is trying to assure everyone that the postponed Olympics will be safe and secure. Polls show about 80% of Japanese think the games should be postponed again or canceled amid the pandemic. She also wants to ease fears around the torch relay. […]

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