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    Sasaki Hiroshi was put in charge of the ceremonies in 2020.

    (ATR) Tokyo 2020 is without a ceremonies producer with just over four months to go following the resignation of creative director Sasaki Hiroshi on Thursday.

    The resignation of a ceremonies producer so close to the event is as unheard of for the Olympics as is the one-year postponement the Olympics and Paralympics have endured. So it goes for a world wrestling with the coronavirus pandemic.

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    World Athletics Opens Online Sports Museum

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    (ATR) World Athletics launches a 3D virtual museum to bring iconic artifacts directly to the public.

    The Museum of World Athletics (MOWA) ( opened Monday, offering online visitors a free interactive journey through the history of the sport. Exhibits feature athletes such as Jesse Owens, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Paavo Nurmi, Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt.

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    Florida to Host Olympic Baseball Qualifier

    (ATR) The World Baseball and Softball Confederation confirmed on Tuesday that the postponed Olympic Qualifying Tournament of the Americas will be held in Florida, United States, in the first half of June.

    At the beginning of February Around the Rings had unofficially announced that a Florida city would host this Olympic baseball qualifier from June 6 to 10.

    In a statement, the WBSC clarified that the exact dates and scenarios are "to be confirmed."

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