Tokyo counts cost of $15b pandemic Olympics ‘gamble’

Tokyo awoke to a huge bill and soaring coronavirus cases on Monday after pulling off a mid-pandemic Olympics that at times looked impossible and had a mixed reception to the end. Olympic officials have been predictably bullish, saying the Games…

*Lagos records 4 COVID-19 related deaths in 4 days (Guardian)*Court grants 49 Yoruba agitators 300k bail each (Vanguard)

Lagos records 4 COVID-19 related deaths in 4 days (Guardian) Lagos State recorded four COVID-19 related deaths between July 14 and July 17, the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said. Abayomi made the disclosure through his Facebook…

Japan nurses voice anger at call to volunteer for Tokyo Olympics amid Covid crisis

The organisers of the Tokyo Olympics have sparked anger in Japan’s medical community after they asked 500 nurses to volunteer at this summer’s games. The request came as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and organisers pressed ahead with plans to…

Spectators from abroad will be barred from Tokyo Olympics

Spectators from abroad will be barred from the Tokyo Olympics when they open in four months, the IOC and local organizers said Saturday. The decision was announced after an online meeting of the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese government, the…

*God ’embarrassed’ us with five kids after waiting for six years –Lagos couple (Punch)*Court upholds Lagos Okada, motorcycle ban in Ikeja, Apapa, four LGAs (Guardian)

God ’embarrassed’ us with five kids after waiting for six years –Lagos couple (Punch) When Foyeke Omage became pregnant early 2020 after six years in marriage, she never anticipated a set of twins let alone five kids at once. But…

Tokyo 2020: IOC sets aside $800m Olympics fund for delayed Games

The International Olympic Committee has set aside $800m (£654m) to help with the “severe” financial impact caused by the postponement of the Tokyo 2020. Organisers will get $650m after this summer’s Games were postponed by a year because of the…

Nigerian athletes to enjoy IOC scholarships – Bach

The International Olympic Committee president, Dr Thomas Bach, has commended the Nigeria Olympic Committee Athletes Commission for their initiative in creating awareness on the COVID-19 pandemic, using the voice of Nigerian athletes. Bach said Nigeria was the first country to…

Tokyo Olympics: Justin Gatlin, 38, says he can win gold

Former Olympic and world 100m champion Justin Gatlin says he can win gold at the Tokyo Olympics despite him likely being 39 when the postponed Games take place. The Olympics, due to begin in July, were postponed this week because…

The ‘Lost Games:’ When the Olympics are stopped by extraordinary world events

It was meant to be the first Games to be held beyond Europe and North America, a spectacle to showcase to the world that Tokyo had overcome the earthquake that had devastated the city some years earlier. But the 1940…

Tokyo 2020: IOC sets deadline for decision on Games amid coronavirus

The International Olympic Committee is considering a postponement of Tokyo 2020, and has given itself a deadline of four weeks to make a decision. The IOC’s executive board met on Sunday amid mounting pressure from athletes and national Olympic committees…

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