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Protesters march in front of a government building during a demonstration against the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images

President Biden reaffirmed his support for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo during a meeting this weekend with Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide at the G7 summit.

State of play: The games are scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8 and come as Japan navigates recent spikes in coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo Medical Practitioners Association, a group of around 6,000 doctors, had previously written a letter calling for Japan to cancel the Olympics.

What they're saying: The U.S. president expressed "support for the Tokyo Olympic Games moving forward with all public health measures necessary to protect athletes, staff and spectators," per a White House readout of Biden's conversation with Suga.

  • “President Biden expressed pride in the U.S. athletes who have trained for the Tokyo Games and will be competing in the best traditions of the Olympic spirit."

Go deeper: Japan extends coronavirus state of emergency weeks before Olympics.

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Final U.S. Tokyo Games gold won by men's wheelchair basketball team

Team USA celebrate after defeating Team Japan during the men's wheelchair basketball gold medal game at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in Ariake Arena on Sunday. Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The U.S. men's wheelchair basketball team beat Japan 64-60 to win gold at the Paralympics Sunday — Team USA's final Tokyo Games medal.

Of note: The American women's team won a bronze medal on Saturday.

2 hours ago - Health

Government website for free COVID tests launches early

COVID-19 rapid at-home test kits. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The website where Americans can request free, at-home rapid COVID-19 tests from the government launched Tuesday and is now accepting orders.

Driving the news: The website went live in its beta phase and is operating at a limited capacity a day before its official launch. Every home in the U.S. is eligible for up to four COVID tests, according to the website.

AT&T, Verizon extend 5G delay over airline panic

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

AT&T and Verizon said Tuesday they would delay lighting up its 5G signals near a limited number of airports after renewed opposition from the aviation industry over concerns about signal interference.

Why it matters: The CEOs of leading airlines warned of catastrophic disruption to flights if AT&T and Verizon deployed 5G as planned this week.