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Olympics-Biden administration stands by Tokyo Games as COVID surges

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By Trevor Hunnicutt and Michael Martina WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Tuesday reaffirmed its support for Tokyo’s plan to hold the Olympic Games this summer and for U.S. athletes competing there despite a new wave of coronavirus cases and a U.S. travel advisory for Japan. “Our position has not changed on the Olympics,” a senior administration official said on condition of anonymity. “We understand the careful considerations that the Japanese government and the International Olympic Committee are weighing as they prepare for the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The Government of …

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