Round-Up: Tokyo OC hopes for Abe support, Qatar to play in Gold Cup, Guangzhou derby to have fans, and more

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, dressed up as Super Mario, makes an appearance during the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Aug. 21, 2016. (Photo by Kyodo News Stills via Getty Images)

Tokyo 2020 organising committee CEO Toshiro Muto said he hopes outgoing Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will remain involved with the Olympics hosting effort - Reuters/CNA

A Japanese government panel overseeing measures to control Covid-19 risk at the Tokyo Olympics is meeting for the first time this week. It is looking at measures including a mobile app to track the movement of athletes, staff and officials, and easing border restrictions - Kyodo News

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