“Mixed Zone” podcast: Spectators are back for the Beijing Winter Games, while there is confirmation the fix was in for boxing at Rio 2016

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Beijing 2022 plans for fans in the stands as part of its principles to pull off a safe and secure Games

IOC and IPC say they “fully respect” the principles to combat COVID-19. Details will be released in late October with the first version of the Playbook.

Second Ticket Lottery and Refunding Ahead for Tokyo 2020

(ATR) Tickets will need to be reduced for sessions of seven sports and the opening and closing ceremonies.

Second Ticket Lottery and Refunding Ahead for Tokyo 2020

(ATR) Tickets will need to be reduced for sessions of seven sports and the opening and closing ceremonies.

ICYMI: IPC President Interview; Cortina Venue on Track

#ICYMI -- In Case You Missed It ... Sometimes the best stories don't get the attention we think they deserve.

IPC President: "Most Important Paralympics in History"

(ATR) Andrew Parsons also calls the Tokyo Olympics “the biggest test event” for the Paralympics, less than 100 days away.

ICYMI: Expert Says Tokyo Games Still in Danger

#ICYMI -- In Case You Missed It ... Sometimes the best stories don't get the attention we think they deserve.

Hashimoto: Athletes Should Not Be Targets for Criticism

(ATR) Tokyo 2020 president concerned that athletes are caught in the middle of the public discontent over the Olympics.

Four Test Events in Japan Conducted Safely and Securely With Participation of Overseas Athletes

ATR Radio: Expert Says Tokyo Olympics Still in Danger

(ATR) A leading epidemiologist says it may be impossible to proceed with the Games.

Tokyo 2020: Bach Trip Postponed Amid Growing Opposition

(ATR) IOC president Thomas Bach's planned trip to Japan will have to wait as calls for cancelling the Games grow louder.

The Opinionist: A Tale of Three Olympic Cities

Michael Pirrie says London and Melbourne have shown Tokyo what it will take for crowds to return to sporting events.

Updated Tokyo Playbooks Released

(ATR) More details revealed about countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful Games.

Joint statement by the IOC, IPC, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan

Tokyo 2020 Appoints Expert Group for COVID-19 Countermeasures

(ATR) The organizing committee unveiled a number of new initiatives following its latest Executive Board meeting.

Rugby sevens Olympic test event held at Tokyo Stadium

IOC President Plans Tokyo Trip

(ATR) IOC won’t confirm dates for possible visit in May, expect more details as IOC EB meets Wednesday.

Tokyo 2020 President Reaffirms Commitment for a Safe Games

(ATR) Hashimoto Seiko quizzed about the possibility of a cancellation during her weekly press conference on Friday.

IOC: 'We'll Be Prepared' for Tokyo 2020

(ATR) An IOC press conference to mark 100 days until the Tokyo Olympics highlights the work still remaining.

New COVID Measure For Tokyo 2020

(ATR) Efforts to keep the virus at bay remain the primary focus ahead of the 100 days to go milestone on April 14.

North Korea Opts Out of Tokyo 2020

Also: Water polo test event delayed, more postponements could follow; Volunteers begin training in earnest

Tokyo Test Events Back on Tap

Simplified test events are to resume next week integrating COVID-19 countermeasures as outlined in Tokyo 2020 playbooks.

Safety Measures Added for Torch Relay

Also: Decision on whether overseas spectators will be able to attend Tokyo 2020 could come on March 22.

Potential Opt Out of Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay

Also: Tokyo 2020 executive board to meet Thursday amid reports a replacement for president Yoshiro Mori has been found.

#ICYMI: Greek Sport Faces More Scrutiny; IOC Resolute for Tokyo Olympics

#ICYMI -- In Case You Missed It ... Sometimes the best stories don't get the attention we think they deserve.

Tokyo 2020 Leaders, IOC President Discuss Vaccinations

(ATR) Yoshiro Mori and Toshiro Muto update Thomas Bach on progress of vaccinations in Japan during meeting on Thursday.

IOC Resolute for Tokyo Olympics

(ATR) Thomas Bach says Tokyo will happen. But no IOC Session in Greece this March.

ATR Extra: WKF Hails Success of COVID-19 Test Event in Lisbon

The protocol to adapt Karate events to the new situation of the coronavirus pandemic was effectively analyzed at the event.

Tokyo 2020 Budget Grows by 22 Percent

(ATR) Tokyo 2020 plans to spend $900 million on COVID-19 countermeasures as part of the new budget.

Tokyo Torch Relay Begins in 100 Days

(ATR) Tokyo Skytree lit up in colors of Tokyo 2020 torch to mark the milestone.