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Japan denies planning to prioritise Olympic athletes for Covid vaccine

Reports the government was considering the move have provoked outrage on social media See all our coronavirus coverageJapan’s government moved to cool a social media furore by saying it was not looking to prioritise Covid-19 vaccines for Olympic athlet…


North Korea pulls out of Tokyo Olympics, citing coronavirus fears

With the Games just months away, the regime’s sports ministry says it wants to protect athletes from the ‘global health crisis’ North Korea’s sports ministry said on Tuesday that it will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics this year to protect its at…