Olympics

Japan's decision on Olympic fans sparks concern, surprise in U.S.

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
Tokyo Games organizers are allowing up to 10,000 "local fans" to attend each event at the Summer Olympics , provided that does not exceed 50% of the venue's capacity, but spectators will not be "allowed to cheer and will have to wear masks," according to CBS’ Michelle Miller. Fans...

Minnesota, Indianapolis pushing to host '24 Olympic swim trials

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
Minnesota Sports and Events (MNSE) leaders flew to Omaha last week "at the behest of USA Swimming" during the Tokyo Games trials "to make their pitch about how they could put on a bigger, better event," according to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. In recent...

Noah Lyles raises gloved fist at U.S. track trials

Morning Buzz / Monday, June 21, 2021
U.S. sprinter Noah Lyles raised a gloved fist before the 100-meter final at the Olympic track & field trials in Eugene, Ore., marking the "first notable demonstration of the track trials." Lyles was "wearing a black glove -- minus the fingers -- on his left hand," and...

Tokyo Games to allow limited fans at venues

Morning Buzz / Monday, June 21, 2021
Tokyo Games organizers today "agreed to allow up to 10,000 spectators to enter each games venue," provided it does not exceed 50% of a venue's capacity. Officials are "expected, however, to leave open the option of holding the games without spectators in case the infection situation worsens before or after...

Tokyo Games set for on-time start as Japan ends state of emergency

Daily / Friday, June 18, 2021
Japan has "cleared the way" for holding the Tokyo Games on schedule by "setting an end to its state of emergency and lifting vaccinations to about a million shots a day," according to Alastair Gale of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. This makes it "highly likely that the Olympics will start...

Japan easing emergency measures in Tokyo

Closing Bell / Thursday, June 17, 2021
The Japanese government today said that it "would relax emergency measures in Tokyo and other areas as the country’s latest coronavirus outbreak recedes, and with the Olympic Games scheduled to begin in just over five weeks." On Sunday, the state of emergency "will be lifted in nine prefectures, but some...

Tokyo Olympic venues could host up to 10,000

Global / Thursday, June 17, 2021
The organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will "give up on selling any more tickets for this summer's games," an official with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. The Japanese government is moving closer to staging the Games with a "cap on the number of spectators," despite...

U.S. swimmer Madisyn Cox aims for rebound after various issues

Daily / Wednesday, June 16, 2021
U.S. swimmer Madisyn Cox later today at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials will aim to qualify for the Tokyo Games in the 200 IM. She is among the favorites in the event, and a winning time would complete a years-long redemption tour for the 26-year-old. In '18,...

Salesforce inks deal with LA28, Team USA, NBCU

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Customer relationship software company Salesforce has agreed to a seven-year partnership with Team USA, LA28 and NBCUniversal. Salesforce will be a founding partner of LA28 and will employ its Salesforce Customer 360 platform to help the organizing committee develop digital experiences for both fans and athletes ahead of the...

Brisbane eyeing major projects around Olympics

Global / Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Brisbane officially being awarded the '32 Olympic Games next month would mean "billions will start to flow in an accelerated timetable involving all levels of government." The money is "needed to improve infrastructure, upgrade venues and improve transport links in south-east Queensland before the Olympics." The Brisbane City Council...