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Japan’s rising sun flag has a history of horror. it must be banned at the Tokyo Olympics | Alexis Dudden

Beloved of the far right, the former imperial standard dishonours the memory of the second world war dead

Imagine if, at the opening ceremony of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, the stadium were filled to capacity with fans waving the American Confederate flag. A similarly hurtful scene could become reality at the Tokyo Games next summer, if the Japanese “rising sun” flag is on display.

2020 Olympics: Tokyo accepts 'painful' decision to move marathon to Sapporo

Move follows Olympic committee’s sudden decision to relocate event to avoid sweltering heat

Tokyo’s governor, Yuriko Koike, has reluctantly dropped her opposition to the International Olympic Committee’s surprise decision to move next year’s Olympic marathon and walking events from the capital to the northern Japanese city of Sapporo due to concerns about the heat.

Alex Morgan announces she's due to give birth three months before Olympics

  • USA striker announces she’s pregnant with first child
  • Morgan does not say if she will attempt to play in Tokyo

USA international Alex Morgan announced she was pregnant with her first child on Tuesday and is due in April, three months before the 2020 Olympics.

Related: What’s the tea? The meaning behind Alex Morgan’s goal celebration

Tiger Woods targets Tokyo Olympics next year as he heads for Japan

• 15-times Major winner says 2020 Games are ‘a big goal’
• Woods will play in Japan’s first PGA Tour event next week

Tiger Woods is targeting the Tokyo Olympics as he seeks to add another glittering chapter to his storied career.

Golf returned to the Games in 2016 after a 112-year absence but Woods, who dominated the sport in the first decade of the 21st century, missed its return through injury.