(ATR) Host City Americas announced this week that IOC vice president Anita DeFrantz will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural event next month.

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With 86 days left until the opening of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and 118 days left until the opening of the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020), the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed on the following measures to ensure the safe organisation of the Games. The five parties will continue to deploy all possible COVID-19 countermeasures and place the highest priority on safety for the sake of all participants, including the athletes, and the Japanese public who will be playing host to the Games.

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Lewis can’t support ban on protests

After the International Olympic Committee (IOC) re-affirmed its rule to ban demonstrations last week, Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis said it is not a rule that he can in good conscience support.

The (IOC) approved a recommendation from its own Athletes’ Commission to...

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In an op-ed that ran on The Guardian’s website Friday, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach penned his thoughts on politics and the Olympic Games and why, in his opinion, the two don’t mix.

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American Olympians, along with a council representing all Team USA athletes, criticized the International Olympic Committee on Thursday for its reiteration of a ban on protests at the Games.

Read more: U.S. Olympic athletes rip IOC for maintaining protest ban: 'hypocrites,' 'full of s---'