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Japan’s vaccine push ahead of Olympics looks to be too late

TOKYO (AP) — It may be too little, too late. That’s the realization sinking in as Japan scrambles to catch up on a frustratingly slow vaccination drive less than two months before the Summer Olympics, delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, are scheduled to start.

The Olympics risk becoming an incubator for “a Tokyo variant,” as 15,000 foreign athletes and tens of thousands officials, sponsors and journalists from about 200 countries descend on — and potentially mix with . . .

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The Latest: Djokovic planning to play at Tokyo Olympics

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Novak Djokovic says he is planning to play at the Tokyo Olympics as long as local fans are allowed in stands.

“As I heard, there’s going to be some crowd, local crowd from Japan only,” Djokovic told a news conference at Roland Garros. “As I understand, 20%, 30% of the capacity. If they change something, if there’s not going to be any crowd, then I’ll consider if I want . . .

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Tokyo Olympics looking more and more like fan-free event

TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee hinted Friday that even local fans may be barred from venues when the games open in just under two months.

Fans from abroad were ruled out months ago as being too risky during a pandemic.

The prospect of empty venues at the postponed Olympics became more likely when the Japanese government decided Friday to extend a state of emergency until June 20 as COVID-19 cases continue . . .

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