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In some places, electricity failure prevented sirens from going off.
The athletes chanted “Dr. Biden, Dr. Biden” at the Tokyo Aquatics Center.
South Korean broadcaster MBC showed a picture of Chernobyl as Ukraine’s athletes entered Tokyo's National Stadium.
The pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games kicked off in a riot of color.
Brazil's defense minister reportedly suggested canceling the elections if changes aren't made to address the far-right president's baseless claims about voter fraud.
Chinese authorities have not been transparent with investigators trying to figure out how the coronavirus pandemic started.
Tokyo has hit another six-month high in new COVID-19 cases one day before the Olympics begin, as worries grow of a worsening of infections during the Games.
The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has fired the director of the opening ceremony because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998.
“There is no zero risk in life," said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.