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Latest news: Tokyo

Ten passengers hurt in Tokyo train stabbing

A man with a knife has attacked 10 passengers on a commuter train in Tokyo and was arrested by police after fleeing, fire department officials and news reports say.

Tokyo logs record 5042 new daily COVID cases

Tokyo has reported 5042 new daily coronavirus cases, hitting a record since the pandemic began as the infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics.

Marschall into Olympic pole vault final

Australian pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall checked out of isolation on Saturday, reacquainted himself with the vagaries of international competition and duly booked himself a spot in the Olympic final.

Australian diver Qin into 3m springboard decider

Esther Qin will fly the Australian flag in the final of the women's 3m springboard but Tokyo teammate Anabelle Smith narrowly missed the 12-diver field.

Tokyo address ‘prison-like’ Olympics quarantine

Organisers say they will look at improving "prison-like" conditions for athletes quarantined at the Tokyo Olympics following mounting complaints.

Hockeyroos extend winning run at Olympics

The Hockeyroos have marched into the knockout phase of the Tokyo Olympics, beating Argentina 2-0 to make it five wins from five pool games.

Aussie 470 crew take Tokyo Olympics lead

Australia's crack 470 sailing team of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan have grabbed the early lead in their bid to claim gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo storm blows surf finals to Tuesday

Surfing's first Olympic finals are to brought forward 24 hours to Tuesday, 27 July because of the tropical storm set to hit Tokyo.

Ash Barty in shock first-round Games loss

Ash Barty has lamented a "loose and erratic" effort after she fell flat in a shock first-round Toyko Olympic loss to unheralded Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo.

Tokyo virus cases hit six-month high

Tokyo's COVID-19 infections have surged to a six-month high with the Olympic host city logging 1832 new cases just two days before the Games open.

First COVID-positive athletes out of Games

A Chilean taekwondo player and a Dutch skateboarder have become the first athletes to be ruled out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after testing positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.

COVID cases confirmed in athletes’ village

Tokyo Olympics organisers have reported the first COVID-19 cases among competitors residing in the athletes' village, as its population swells ahead of the start of the pandemic-hit Games.