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SoftBank joins top earners with $37bn Vision Fund profit

SoftBank has hiked its committed capital in the second fund to $30 billion from $10 billion TOKYO: SoftBank Group Corp. on Wednesday reported a record fourth quarter 4.03 trillion yen ($36.99 billion) Vision Fund unit profit from an investment gain on Coupang, putting it among the world’s biggest earning firms a year after an unprecedented loss.

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SoftBank joins top earners with $37bn Vision Fund profit

IOC confident of successful Tokyo Games despite rising Covid-19 cases in Japan

The International Olympic Committee is “fully concentrated on delivering the Games” in Tokyo this summer despite concerns over rising coronavirus cases in Japan.The Japanese Government has extended its state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas until the end of May, and a recent opinion poll in Japan showed strong support for the Games to be cancelled.

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IOC confident of successful Tokyo Games despite rising Covid-19 cases in Japan

Tokyo 2020: IOC confident Olympics will win public over as protester gatecrashes news conference

The International Olympic Committee have said they are fully focused on going ahead with the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics this summer despite public opposition.Recent polls in Japan have found the majority would want the Olympics to be cancelled or postponed for a second time with the country dealing with a rise in coronavirus cases.

eurosport.com ,  5h 0
Tokyo 2020: IOC confident Olympics will win public over as protester gatecrashes news conference

Tokyo Olympics: Protester gatecrashes IOC online press conference

Protestor raised a banner which read "No Olympics in Tokyo"; Controversy around the Games going ahead this summer continues to swirl in Japan, with wide public opposition to the event and rising coronavirus infections; Organisers insist Games will go ahead A man posing as a journalist gatecrashed an International Olympic Committee (IOC) online press conference on Wednesday to protest against the Olympics.

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Tokyo Olympics: Protester gatecrashes IOC online press conference

Tokyo Olympics ‘moving fully ahead’ as protester disrupts press conference

The International Olympic Committee has insisted it is “moving fully ahead” with the Tokyo Games despite growing public unease in Japan after the state of emergency in the country was extended.But the IOC’s upbeat comments, which followed a meeting of its executive board on Wednesday, were overshadowed by a protester who gatecrashed its online press conference to shout: “No Olympics anywhere.

theguardian.com ,  6h 0
Tokyo Olympics ‘moving fully ahead’ as protester disrupts press conference

Mo Farah looks to book place at Tokyo Olympics in British Championships

Sir Mo Farah will look to book his place for Tokyo 2020 at the British Athletics 10,000m Championships next month.The four-time Olympic champion is making his first return to the 10,000m since winning his sixth world title in 2017.The first two athletes in the men’s trial event who hold an Olympic qualifying standard will automatically qualify for this summer’s Games with Team GB.

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Mo Farah looks to book place at Tokyo Olympics in British Championships

Japan's coronavirus vaccine booking system crashes

TOKYO (Reuters) – Technical problems derailed Japan’s coronavirus vaccination booking system on Wednesday, compounding frustration over the government’s handling of new outbreaks of infections and an inoculation drive that critics say has been woefully slow.The online system to book a vaccine crashed in many places including parts of Tokyo and the western city of Minoh because of a global problem with U.S. cloud computing vendor Salesforce.com Inc, public broadcaster NHK reported.

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Japan's coronavirus vaccine booking system crashes

IOC left humiliated after protestor passing as a Yahoo Sports reporter infiltrates Zoom briefing to shout 'f*** the Olympics' as anti-Tokyo 2020 sentiment grows amid growing coronavirus cases in Japan

The International Olympics Committee held a press briefing on Wednesday The final question was to be asked by a person purporting to work for Yahoo However, the individual turned out to be a protestor, who shouted 'No Olympics' The International Olympic Committee were left embarrassed last night after their own media briefing was hijacked by a protestor shouting ‘f*** the Olympics’.

dailymail.co.uk ,  6h 0
IOC left humiliated after protestor passing as a Yahoo Sports reporter infiltrates Zoom briefing to shout 'f*** the Olympics' as anti-Tokyo 2020 sentiment grows amid growing coronavirus cases in Japan

'No Olympics anywhere': IOC says it will not bow to pressure to cancel Games after protest

Tokyo Olympics 'will not be driven by public opinion' despite protestor crashing IOC press conference and sponsor doubts The International Olympic Committee insists it will not be driven by public opinion despite a protester crashing a Tokyo Games press conference after sponsors expressed doubts over staging the event during a pandemic.

telegraph.co.uk ,  6h 0
'No Olympics anywhere': IOC says it will not bow to pressure to cancel Games after protest

Sir Mo Farah to earn spot in Team GB's Tokyo squad by competing in 10,000m trial in Birmingham next month as four-time Olympic champion returns to race format for first time since 2017

Sir Mo Farah will race for his spot in Team GB's Tokyo 2020 squad next month The four-time Olympic champion will feature at the 10,000m Championships He's making his first return to 10,000m since winning his sixth world title in 2017 Sir Mo Farah will look to book his place for Tokyo 2020 at the British Athletics 10,000m Championships next month.

dailymail.co.uk ,  7h 0
Sir Mo Farah to earn spot in Team GB's Tokyo squad by competing in 10,000m trial in Birmingham next month as four-time Olympic champion returns to race format for first time since 2017

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Fencer Bhavani Devi training with Italian national team; to get COVID-19 vaccines in Italy-Sports News

To prepare for her historic appearance at Tokyo 2020 Olympics, fencer Bhavani Devi is training with the Italian national team.She is likely to fly to Tokyo from Italy itself after getting her COVID-19 vaccination done in the European nation.Amit Kamath May 12, 2021 21:18:45 IST Ahead of her historic appearance at the Tokyo Olympics, where she will be the first fencer from India ever to compete at the Olympic Games, Bhavani Devi, is likely to get her COVID-19 vaccination shots in Italy, where she is based for training.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Fencer Bhavani Devi training with Italian national team; to get COVID-19 vaccines in Italy-Sports News

Tokyo Games: How Coach Paramjeet Yadav Changed Olympic-Bound Seema Bisla's Wrestling Career

Tokyo Games: Wrestler Seema Bisla has qualified for the Olympics, when she won the 50kg quota last week in Sofia.Qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics was an unimaginable dream realised for Seema Bisla, who did not even think of winning a national title until she bumped into a "guru" who believed in her talent more than anyone else.

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Tokyo Games: How Coach Paramjeet Yadav Changed Olympic-Bound Seema Bisla's Wrestling Career

'Anxiety is the over-riding emotion in Japan

In any normal year, there would be a buzz in the country due to the host the Olympics just two months before the opening ceremony.These are, though, anything but usual times.Just ask Tom Bishop, the Team GB Triathlete who is about to embark on a marathon 35-day journey incorporating three continents and five countries in a bid to qualify for the Games alongside Alastair and Jonathan Brownlee.

inews.co.uk ,  9h 0
'Anxiety is the over-riding emotion in Japan

Boxer Brendan Irvine 'proud' as official selection for second Olympics confirmed

IT’S over a year since he dramatically sealed his place at Tokyo 2020, but Brendan Irvine’s place as a double Olympian has been officially confirmed after the Belfast boxer was officially selected to represent Ireland at this summer’s rescheduled Games.The St Paul’s flyweight - just 20 when he presented Ireland in Rio five years ago - secured his spot at the European Olympic boxing qualifier in London in March 2020, on the same evening the event was postponed due to growing concern over the spread of Covid-19.

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Boxer Brendan Irvine 'proud' as official selection for second Olympics confirmed

Tokyo 2020 - ‘I’d become some sort of superhero’

Goalkeeper Maddie Hinch has set her sights on retaining Great Britain’s status as Olympic hockey champions at Tokyo 2020 - but she could easily have been watching it on the sofa had she not re-found her love for the sport.Having saved all of the Netherlands’ penalties in a shoot-out to win gold in Brazil, Hinch told Eurosport she struggled with the expectation of having to perform like a “superhero” after that - and moved to play in Holland with the intention of not putting on the pads for her country again.

eurosport.co.uk ,  11h 0
Tokyo 2020 - ‘I’d become some sort of superhero’

‘Proud’ Brendan Irvine to become double Olympian after Tokyo selection for Team Ireland confirmed

Belfast boxier Brendan Irvine has officially become a double Olympian after the flyweight boxer was selected to represent Ireland at the rescheduled Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.The Rio Olympian secured his berth at the European Olympic boxing qualifier in London in March 2020, shortly before the event was postponed and his selection has now been confirmed.

independent.ie ,  12h 0
‘Proud’ Brendan Irvine to become double Olympian after Tokyo selection for Team Ireland confirmed

In court, former Nissan executive Kelly denies helping Ghosn hide earnings

TOKYO (Reuters) - Former Nissan Motor executive Greg Kelly denied helping ousted boss Carlos Ghosn hide earnings, saying at his trial in Tokyo on Wednesday that his only goal had been to retain a chief executive who could have been lured away by a rival automaker.Ghosn escaped to Lebanon in Dec. 2019 hidden in carry-on luggage on a private jet that flew out of Kansai Airport, while he awaited trial on charges of financial wrongdoing, including understating his compensation in financial statements.

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In court, former Nissan executive Kelly denies helping Ghosn hide earnings

United States athletics team cancel pre-Olympic training camp in Japan over Covid concerns

The United States athletics team have cancelled their pre-Olympic training camp in Japan due to concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the American television network TBS.The camp was originally scheduled to take place in early July in Chiba, a prefecture neighbouring Tokyo.The US track and field team led the athletics medal table at the last Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, with 13 golds, 10 silvers and nine bronzes.

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United States athletics team cancel pre-Olympic training camp in Japan over Covid concerns