New Covid state of emergency to cover Tokyo Games

Japan media reports that the Japanese government is planning to declare a fourth coronavirus state of emergency for Tokyo that would include the Tokyo Olympic Games

Japan requires extra pre-departure tests from British Olympic athletes

Japan is to require Olympic athletes and others coming from eleven countries, including Britain, to be Pre-tested daily for the coronavirus for between three and seven days prior to departure

Team GB upgrades Covid PCR testing for Tokyo Games

The British Olympic Association has signed a PCR testing service plan with Randox Health for Team GB’s Covid-19 testing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in 2021

Japan put UK on Covid-19 travel Red List

The UK has been placed on Japan’s travel Red-List of countries facing extra entry restrictions, due to the spread of the Delta Covid-19 variant in the UK.

Japan consider adding Britain to banned travel list

Japan is reported to be adding ten new countries to their Red List of countries that it considers potential COVID-19 variant spreaders . . . Among them Britain

Tokyo Athletes must sign waiver for risk related to COVID-19

Tokyo Games athletes will be required to sign a waiver assuming all risk related to COVID-19 throughout the upcoming Summer Olympics.

Tokyo . . . the Arrive, Compete and Leave Games

The Japanese government has extended the state of emergency for Tokyo and eight other prefectures through to 20 June in an effort to contain the coronavirus.

RORC adapt France bound races following border restrictions

Following the French Government declaring restricted travel between the UK and France, the RORC has updated the Rolex Fastnet Race fleet and its other applicable races likely to be affected

Vaccination for Tokyo Athletes confirmed

While Japan scrambles to upgrade their coronavirus vaccination programme ahead of the Tokyo Olympic games, the British Olympic Association has confirmed that Team GB athletes and support staff will be fully vaccinated

Tokyo to allow late team changes for Covid affected Athletes

The British Olympic Association has confirmed to Sailweb that Tokyo 2020 has allowed a late replacement policy to allow for Covid-related changes post 7 July

Protester shuts-down Tokyo Games press conference

An anti-Olympics protester gatecrashed a routine International Olympic Committee (IOC) online press conference on Wednesday.

Tokyo Games – Coronavirus state of emergency extended and expanded

Japan’s Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has extended and expanded the coronavirus state of emergency until the end of May