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Tokyo gymnastics event gives hope for Olympics success

The biggest casualty of the ­COVID-19­ pandemic on the sporting calendar was undoubtedly the Tokyo Olympics, which were set to take place in Japan's capital in July.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/11/12 18:58:40

Aerodynamics for Olympics

A team of six people from China's state-owned aerospace giant China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has successfully transformed a deserted plant in the century-old Erqi Locomotive Factory into a flagship project in the run-up to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/11/12 15:43:40

Is Tokyo ready?

Tokyo's ability to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and stage next year's Olympic Games safely will undergo a major test this week with gymnasts from four nations gathering in the Japanese capital for a friendly tournament.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/11/5 19:08:40

Russia takes 4-year doping ban battle to top sports court

Russia will attempt to overturn its four-year ban from international sport this week in the latest chapter of a long-running and controversial saga over its doping scandal.
Soure:AFP: 2020/11/2 18:48:40

Chinese opposes politicizing Beijing Winter Olympics: FM

China opposes some so-called human rights organizations' attempt to politicize sports and violate the spirit of the Olympic Charter, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday, after some organizations called for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/9/9 22:53:40

Olympics could see 'limited spectators'

Next year's coronavirus-postponed Olympics could be held in front of a "limited number of spectators" to prevent the spread of infection, Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto has said.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/30 18:28:40

Virus vaccine key for Olympics go-ahead in 2021: Tokyo chief

The development of a coronavirus vaccine or treatment will be key to allowing the postponed Tokyo 2020 games to open in a year's time, organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/23 17:03:41

'Not looking good'

The Paris Olympics might be scheduled for 2024, but they are already feeling the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic that has seen this year's Tokyo Games postponed by a year to 2021.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/23 17:03:40

Cancelation specter haunts Tokyo

Japan held subdued celebrations to mark one year to go until the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Thursday, with the coronavirus pandemic raising stark concerns about whether the Games will go ahead at all.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/23 16:48:40

Politicians' call to boycott Beijing 2022 Olympic Games will only hurt athletes

Voices calling for a boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games have been on the rise as some Western politicians are calling for athletes to pressure China over issues relating to Hong Kong and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. However, these politicians' attempts to breed resentment seem to not have been successful as more and more people begin to realize that such a boycott will only hurt themselves.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/7/22 11:58:41

Postponed Olympics will be canceled if pandemic not over: Games chief

The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be canceled if the coronavirus pandemic isn't brought under control by next year, the organizing committee's president said.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/28 21:28:40

1-year postponement of Olympics creates tough period for veterans

For some Olympic athletes, the delay means an extra year to prepare. But it might be a bit tough for elder Olympians, who are trying to prove "age is just a number," whose sporting capabilities to decline are inevitable. Here we picked up several veterans that face such a dilemma.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/4/25 13:53:41

Olympic sports federations fret over lost Games income

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and the shutdown of the sporting calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic are going to hit international sports federations hard financially.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/2 21:33:40

Postponement of Tokyo Olympics to have limited impact on Beijing 2022 marketing: analysts

The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for a year has raised concerns over a reduced marketing period for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, but analysts believe the impact will be limited.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/3/31 17:28:41

Bananas, baseball and headaches

Japan's Olympic delay has upended years of careful planning by organizers and spawned costly headaches for small businesses, hotels and even pro baseball teams, compounding a $12 billion price tag.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/3/30 17:38:40

Tokyo organizers eye July 2021 for delayed Olympics: reports

Tokyo Olympics organizers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/29 16:33:40

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