Tokyo’s Infection Spike After Olympic Delay Sparks Questions

Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan looked like it had coronavirus infections contained, even as they spread in neighboring countries. Now that the games have been pushed to next year, Tokyo’s cases are spiking, and the city’s governor is requesting that people stay home, even hinting at a possible lockdown.

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Chinese Virus Whacks Tourism Industry in the Wallet

This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, some economies growing and banner events like the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo. But the viral outbreak in China has thrown the travel industry into chaos, threatening billions in losses and keeping millions of would-be travelers at home.

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Russian Sports Leaders Fight Over Doping

For years, Russian leaders portrayed pursuit of the doping scandal that has paralyzed the country’s Olympic aspirations as a mission driven by political interests in the West. On Thursday fissures erupted between their own countrymen, ratcheting up the tension before a decision that could determine the country’s fate for next summer’s Tokyo Games.

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