Toshiro Muto

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Airport operations crew for the Tokyo 2020 wait for Olympic athletes and officials arriving on a flight from Doha at Narita international airport in Narita, Chiba prefecture. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images

The original plan was to test the endurance over 26.2 miles of hard slog through the streets of Tokyo and get some idea of what it’s like to run a mar(...)

Medical experts have said for weeks that having no spectators at the Olympics would be the least risky option. Photograph: Getty Images

Japan is considering banning all spectators from the Olympics as authorities were expected to declare a state of emergency for Tokyo to contain coron(...)

Tokyo 2020 organising committee president Seiko Hashimoto and IOC president Thomas Bach speak during a five-party meeting to decide whether and to what extent domestic spectators will be allowed at the Tokyo Games. Photograph: EPA

Organisers of the Tokyo Olympic Games have fixed spectator limits for the event at 50 per cent of a venue’s capacity, up to a maximum of 10,000. The(...)

Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo Olympic organising committee, during a media tour of the Olympic and Paralympic Village. Photograph: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Olympic organisers meet on Monday and are expected to decide whether and to what extent domestic spectators will be allowed at the Tokyo Games, with (...)

Tokyo 2020 chief executive  Toshiro Muto and president Seiko Hashimoto  chat before the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games’ executive board meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP via Getty Images

Japan’s 2020 Olympics committee may seek further vaccine donations to make the rescheduled Games as safe as possible, Tokyo 2020’s chief executive sai(...)

Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto has said she is “100 per cent” convinced that the Olympics will go ahead, despite ongoing coronavirus issues in Japan. Photograph: Nicolas Datiche/EPA

The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee, Seiko Hashimoto, has said the Games will go ahead as planned, soon after the Japan’s mo(...)

Just 3.7 per cent of Japan’s 126 million people have received at least one shot – the lowest rate among major economies. Photograph: EPA

Almost 80,000 Olympic officials, journalists and support staff will descend on Tokyo in July, according to media reports in Japan, as organisers press(...)

Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto  puts his face mask in a pocket upon his arrival at a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto said on Wednesday that the rearranged Olympics will “not be done with grand splendour”, but will be simplified(...)

The Diamond Princess cruise ship has  3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus. It is berthed at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty

Built on reclaimed land in a soulless landscape of tickertape roads and container warehouses, Daikoku Pier has been temporary home to the Diamond Prin(...)

Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games CEO Toshiro Muto (second from right) and International Paralympic Committee head of communications  Craig Spence (second from left) attend the IPC project review meeting for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo on Wednesday. Photograph: STR/Jiji Press/AFP via Getty Images

The chief executive of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games organising committee says he is “seriously worried” about the spread of the coronav(...)

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