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Greg Rutherford says Olympics 'won't be the same' after Tokyo 2020 postponed by Covid-19 [Video]

Greg Rutherford says Olympics 'won't be the same' after Tokyo 2020 postponed by Covid-19

The British former Olympic and world long jump champion Greg Rutherford says he feels "terrible" for athletes who had hoped to participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. The Games were..

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Olympic chief says Games would be canceled if not held in 2021 [Video]

Olympic chief says Games would be canceled if not held in 2021

The head of the International Olympic Committee has for the first time suggested the Games originally scheduled for this year, may be scrapped completely if it's not safe to have them by next summer...

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"We don't know how Olympics money will be spent" - Tokyo 2020 CEO [Video]

"We don't know how Olympics money will be spent" - Tokyo 2020 CEO

Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says it's not clear how Olympics money will be spent.

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Japan organizers wondering where Olympic postponement money will be spent [Video]

Japan organizers wondering where Olympic postponement money will be spent

The organizers of Tokyo 2020 have admitted to being unaware as to how the $800 million set aside by the International Olympic Committee will be spent. The games have been postponed until next summer,..

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IOC expects costs of up to $800 mln for delayed Tokyo Games [Video]

IOC expects costs of up to $800 mln for delayed Tokyo Games

IOC President Thomas Bach says $150 mln will go towards supporting international federations and National Olympic Committees.

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Farah feels Tokyo delay could help 10,000m title defense [Video]

Farah feels Tokyo delay could help 10,000m title defense

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 could work to his advantage. The Briton has switched from the road back to the track and is fully focused on..

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Coe says children will need more sport in post-pandemic world [Video]

Coe says children will need more sport in post-pandemic world

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe plans to launch a campaign and wants to be the voice for children without access to sport.

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'I'm out of shape with gyms closed', says Britain's Cunningham [Video]

'I'm out of shape with gyms closed', says Britain's Cunningham

British gymnast Dominick Cunningham says he is struggling to stay in shape while on lockdown with the Olympics now slated for 2021.

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Japan's Abe says impossible to hold Olympics unless pandemic contained [Video]

Japan's Abe says impossible to hold Olympics unless pandemic contained

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned the Olympics and Paralympic Games will be impossible to hold in the country until it's proven to be safe for everyone.

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Olympics future uncertain for Thai boxer after coronavirus throws jab at plans [Video]

Olympics future uncertain for Thai boxer after coronavirus throws jab at plans

35-year-old Thai boxer training still hoping for Olympic chance

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IOC's Coates says Tokyo Games not contingent on COVID-19 vaccine [Video]

IOC's Coates says Tokyo Games not contingent on COVID-19 vaccine

Coates says that the Tokyo Olympics are not contingent on the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus

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British sprinter Henry says will put health before Olympics [Video]

British sprinter Henry says will put health before Olympics

British sprinter Desiree Henry says she will put her health first if the COVID-19 pandemic is not under control before the Tokyo Olympics next year.

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Japan hasn't agreed on additional costs for Olympics delay-Suga [Video]

Japan hasn't agreed on additional costs for Olympics delay-Suga

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Japan has not agreed to shoulder the additional costs for the postponement of the 2020 Olympics.

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Olympic organisers must be flexible if coronavirus vaccine not found in time, experts say [Video]

Olympic organisers must be flexible if coronavirus vaccine not found in time, experts say

Experts believe Olympics will be "uniquely risky" should it go ahead next July, especially if a vaccine has not been rolled out by then.

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Tokyo Games must focus on 'must haves' to cut costs - Coates [Video]

Tokyo Games must focus on 'must haves' to cut costs - Coates

IOC Coordination Commission chief John Coates says Olympics organisers must reduce costs related to the postponed Tokyo Games by focusing on the "must-haves".

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Olympic organisers aiming for July 23 2021 start, but aware it is dependent on controlling the coronavirus first [Video]

Olympic organisers aiming for July 23 2021 start, but aware it is dependent on controlling the coronavirus first

Tokyo Olympic organisers are focusing on a July 23 2021 start for the Games, but realise that it is possible the coronavirus may not be under control in time.

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Tokyo 2020: how coronavirus forced an Olympic postponement – video timeline [Video]

Tokyo 2020: how coronavirus forced an Olympic postponement – video timeline

The Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed until 2021 after talks between Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach. Abe felt that postponing the..

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I'll train in my living room if I have to - Dressel on COVID-19 & Olympics [Video]

I'll train in my living room if I have to - Dressel on COVID-19 & Olympics

Olympic and world swimming champ Caeleb Dressel says he’ll train from his living room if he has to as he looks to stay fit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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National committees have final say on qualified athletes for Tokyo Games [Video]

National committees have final say on qualified athletes for Tokyo Games

The IOC says athletes already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will need to be picked again by their respective National Olympic Committees to compete at the postponed Games in 2021.

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'We don't know how IOC money will be spent' - Tokyo 2020 chief

The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the first in history to be postponed, said on Friday they were not aware of detailed spending allocations for $800 million committed to next year's..
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'Was hoping I would not remain the only one': Abhinav Bindra on Indians winning individual gold medals at Tokyo 2020

Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra said he was hoping that by this year, he would not be the sole gold medallist for the country.
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Games Chief: Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic doesn't end

The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have to be cancelled if the Coronavirus pandemic isn't brought under control by next year, the organising committee's president warned, ruling out further delays...
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Japan would 'scrap' Olympic Games if not held in 2021, says Yoshiro Mori

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said that the Olympic Games, already postponed to 2021, would be "scrapped" if they could not take place then, according to an interview published on Tuesday.
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If pandemic remains a threat next year, Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be cancelled: Games chief

The Tokyo Olympic Games which was to take place this year has been shifted to next year due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, if the pandemic continues, the Summer Games will be cancelled, the..
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Chief: Tokyo Games can't be delayed beyond 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics cannot be delayed beyond the year-long postponement already forced by the coronavirus outbreak, the organising committee's president has warned in comments published Thursday...
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Tokyo 2020 organising committee member contracts coronavirus

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Organising Committee said on Wednesday a member of the organisation has tested positive for the new coronavirus.
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Tokyo 2020 asks IOC to remove Japan PM Shinzo Abe comment regarding Olympic costs


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COVID-19 impact: No Plan B for another Olympic postponement

Tokyo organizers said Tuesday they have no "B Plan" in the event the Olympics need to be postponed again because of the coronavirus pandemic. Masa Takaya, the spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics, said..
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Tokyo 2020 postponement a blessing in disguise for Neeraj Chopra


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Tokyo 2020: Amid coronavirus outbreak, Olympic flame passed to Fukushima in low-key ceremony

Since Tokyo 2020 has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the organisers left the Olympic flame in the hands of Fukushima Prefecture where it will be on display in a lantern for the next..
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Fear, stress and money worries: Sports stars must beware of mental health risks

Fear, stress and money worries: Coronavirus lockdown is hard for anyone, but athletes are facing extra mental health risks as they go from highly active lifestyles to isolation and boredom, experts..
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Postponed Tokyo Olympics to begin on July 23 next year due to COVID-19

The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 next year, organisers said on Monday, after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until 2021. The announcement comes less than a..
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Japan, IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics

The postponed Olympic Games will now begin on July 23 next year and run until Aug. 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee said on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to..
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Tokyo 2020's Muto: venue problems already apparent for next year's Games

Problems have already become apparent in planning for venues for next year's Olympics, although organisers have yet to be told that they can't use any venue, the CEO of Tokyo 2020, Toshiro Muto, told a..
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Next year's Olympics set for July 23 2021 start, Tokyo games organisers say

Next year's Olympic Games have been set to begin on July 23, 2021 and will run until Aug. 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, Yoshiro Mori said on Monday, after he made the decision..
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Tokyo Olympics ceremony must include coronavirus reference - producer

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics must acknowledge the coronavirus crisis which forced their postponement and incorporate it into next year's opening ceremony, executive producer Marco Balich said.
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Waiting Games over? Tokyo Olympics now target July 2021

Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported on Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the..
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Six stars for whom 2021 Olympics may be too late

The Japan government and the International Olympic Committee decided earlier this week that the health of the athletes and fans is always the first priority and thus the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be..
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WHO says it fully supports decision to postpone 2020 Olympics

The World Health Organization (WHO) fully supported the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, it said on Wednesday.
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IOC chief opens door to Spring Tokyo Games

The rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics will require sacrifices and compromises by all involved, IOC chief Thomas Bach said on Wednesday, before predicting the completion of "a beautiful jigsaw puzzle and..
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Reaction to postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Athletes, national associations and sporting federations worldwide reacted with sadness, relief and mainly goodwill to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday because of the..
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In coronavirus-hit world, sponsors to stand by delayed Olympics

Major corporate sponsors of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are standing by the International Olympic Committee after the Games were postponed and experts familiar with the deals said the companies would not..
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FIH welcomes decision to postpone Tokyo Olympics

International Hockey Federation (FIH) CEO Thierry Weil has welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee and Japanese authorities to postpone Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021. "On behalf..
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Tokyo Olympics could stand as a beacon of hope: Japan PM Shinzo Abe

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee announced on Tuesday. The..
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Tokyo 2020's rocky road to delay

*2013: Tears of joy* TV news presenters burst into tears and thousands of people erupt in screams of delight as the IOC awards the Games to Tokyo in September 2013. With emotions running high, the..
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Next year’s Olympics will still be called Tokyo 2020


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U.S. could become next coronavirus epicentre, WHO says

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the United States could become the global epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, which finally forced reluctant organisers to postpone the Tokyo 2020..
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U.S. could become 'coronavirus epicentre', UK locks down, Olympics on hold

The United States could become the global epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as Britain went into lockdown and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics looked like..
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IOC to hold emergency EB meeting later on Tuesday on Tokyo 2020 postponement - source

The International Olympic Committee's Executive Board will discuss the widely expected postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in a hastily arranged conference call later on Tuesday, a source within..
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Olympics: Looming delay spells uncertain future for 'Tokyo 2020' merchandise

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