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Olympic Games will still dominate crowded 2021 in sports

The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be the centerpiece of a crammed sporting year in 2021 as sports administrators who had their calendars wiped away by the coronavirus pandemic try to fill the gaps even as a second wave hits.
Soure:AFP: 2020/12/16 16:43:40

Beijing vows green and cooperative Winter Olympic Games

A high-level conference on Thursday assessing the lead up to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games discussed some of the challenges and future visions of this global sporting event, with officials vowing a green and cooperative games that will promote the development of winter sports in China.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/12/4 0:38:03

Less contact, short trips: Virus-hit Olympics bosses set out rules

Athletes at the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics will face regular testing, restrictions on mingling and potential punishment for non-compliance with health rules, organizers said Wednesday as they outlined plans for holding the Games.
Soure:AFP: 2020/12/3 16:28:40

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