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Ban slapped on Russia for 2 Olympics, world championships

Russia was banned Thursday from using its name, flag and anthem at the next two Olympics or at any world championships for the next two years.

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Tokyo Olympics now set for July 23-Aug. 8, 2021

Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start.

Summer Olympics postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

The International Olympic Committee said the Tokyo Games “must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020, but not later than summer 2021.”

Canada won’t send athletes to Tokyo Games if not postponed

The Canadian Olympic Committee says it won’t send athletes to the Tokyo Games unless they’re postponed for a year, becoming the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus threat could cancel Tokyo Games, IOC member says

Dick Pound, a former Canadian swimming champion who has been on the IOC since 1978, estimated there is at most a three-month window to decide its fate.

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