International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is expected to arrive in Japan 11 days before this year’s delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games open, while organisers are reportedly set to further cut the number of overseas officials, staff and journalists in attendance.

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In a compelling scene from the 2014 film Fury, First Sergeant Don "Wardaddy" Collier (acted by Brad Pitt) enters a room in a German village with the newly deployed soldier Norman Ellison (acted by Logan Lerman), who seems intent on decency and properness in the midst of the brutal conflict, and surveys the bodies of German aristocrats who had together committed suicide.

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(ATR) Host City Americas announced this week that IOC vice president Anita DeFrantz will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural event next month.

Read more: IOC VP to be Keynote Speaker at Host City Americas - Conferences & Conventions

With 86 days left until the opening of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and 118 days left until the opening of the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020), the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed on the following measures to ensure the safe organisation of the Games. The five parties will continue to deploy all possible COVID-19 countermeasures and place the highest priority on safety for the sake of all participants, including the athletes, and the Japanese public who will be playing host to the Games.

Read more: JOINT STATEMENT BY THE IOC, IPC, TOKYO 2020, TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT OF...

Lewis can’t support ban on protests

After the International Olympic Committee (IOC) re-affirmed its rule to ban demonstrations last week, Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis said it is not a rule that he can in good conscience support.

The (IOC) approved a recommendation from its own Athletes’ Commission to...

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