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Gatlin inspired by NFL's Brady, vows to race in 2021 Olympics

Veteran US sprinter Justin Gatlin says he is drawing inspiration from NFL superstar Tom Brady and plans to compete in the postponed Tokyo Olympics.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/26 17:18:41

Rescheduled Olympics needs 'sacrifices': Bach

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said Wednesday that the postponed Tokyo Games would require "sacrifices and compromises" from all sides to make them work.
Soure:Agencies: 2020/3/26 17:08:40

Japan awakes to reality of Tokyo Games postponement

Japan awoke on Wednesday to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away after the coronavirus crisis forced organizers into an unprecedented postponement.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/3/25 16:58:40

Tokyo Olympics postponement 'harsh but right decision': commentator

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday until 2021, the first such delay in the Games' 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus pandemic has sent world sporting events into chaos. 2020/3/25 0:40:36

Australia tells athletes to prepare for 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games

Australian Olympic officials Monday said "it was clear" that the Tokyo Games could not go ahead as scheduled and told its athletes to instead prepare for the event in 2021.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/23 17:23:42

The 'cursed Olympics'

Tokyo 2020 organizers have started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer, two sources familiar with the talks said, in contrast to the Japanese government's stance that postponement is not an option.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/3/22 17:48:40

3 Chinese fencers infected with coronavirus in Hungary

Three Chinese national fencing athletes have tested positive for the novel coronavirus after participating in a fencing event earlier this month in Hungary. The team is the first Chinese national team to confirm players have been infected with the coronavirus.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/3/20 18:18:56

A lookback of canceled 1940 Tokyo Games

Fears are growing that this year's Olympics may be postponed or axed because of the coronavirus pandemic but Japan has been here before - the cancelled summer Games of 1940 were also due to be hosted in Tokyo.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/19 23:43:40

Tokyo Olympics chief attended meeting with official who has virus

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori attended a meeting on March 10 that included the deputy head of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) who tested positive for the new coronavirus this week, officials said.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/3/19 17:38:42

IOC calls for calm

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday it was not the time for "drastic decisions" over the staging of the Tokyo Olympics, which has not yet been postponed because of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/18 18:03:40

Postponing Tokyo Olympics would be a more reasonable choice for all

Though the International Olympic Committee reiterated Tuesday that the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead and there is no need for any drastic decisions at this stage, do we really need an Olympics when things are far from settling down? 2020/3/18 4:34:04

Japan's Abe says G7 supports 'complete' Games

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that Group of Seven leaders had agreed to support a “complete” Olympics, but dodged questions about whether any of the leaders had brought up the possibility of postponement.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/17 18:23:40

Doubts grow in Japan over Games

Doubts are growing in Japan about the Tokyo Olympics, with growing opposition to holding them as scheduled and some urging officials not to risk lives by pressing ahead during the coronavirus emergency.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/3/16 19:28:41

Sumo tournament begins in empty arena amid virus fears

Sumo's spring tournament began behind closed doors on Sunday, the latest big event in Japan to be hit by the coronavirus less than five months before the Tokyo Olympics.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/8 18:23:40

US Olympic swimming champion fights abuse in sport

Three years after the trauma of being raped by a stranger while jogging outside a university campus, American swimmer Nancy Hogshead-Makar lit up the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles by winning three gold medals and a silver.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/7 1:28:41

Japan says virus may force torch relay changes

Japan will adjust the Olympic torch relay set to begin this month "as necessary" to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, organizers said Wednesday, giving few specifics.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/5 17:33:40

Chris Kneirim retires from pairs but wife Alexa eager to skate on

Chris Knierim, who took 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic team bronze medals with wife Alexa, announced his retirement Wednesday while his spouse will seek a 2022 Olympic berth with a new partner.
Soure:AFP: 2020/2/27 19:13:41

'Flying Dutchman' Zonderland seeks Tokyo runway

Eight years on from claiming a stunning high bar gold for the Netherlands at the London Olympics, gymnast Epke Zonderland is yet to breathe easy as he plots his way across a qualifying tightrope to Tokyo.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/2/21 21:18:41