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New Olympics date still unconfirmed: Kyodo News [Video]

New Olympics date still unconfirmed: Kyodo News

A Tokyo 2020 executive board member says they will need to monitor the global health situation until next spring to decide whether to hold the Summer Olympics next year. Adam Reed reports.

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Tokyo 2020 executive says organisers will monitor virus until next spring before deciding on Games, according to Kyodo News repo [Video]

Tokyo 2020 executive says organisers will monitor virus until next spring before deciding on Games, according to Kyodo News repo

Tokyo 2020 executive board member says organisers will need to monitor the coronavirus situation until next spring to decide whether to hold the Summer Olympics next year, Kyodo News reported.

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Japan to explore 'simplified' Games, says Tokyo governor [Video]

Japan to explore 'simplified' Games, says Tokyo governor

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike saiys it may be necessary to a stage a "simplified" Olympics next year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and that organisers were already discussing possible..

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IOC President:Tokyo Olympics Could Be Canceled [Video]

IOC President:Tokyo Olympics Could Be Canceled

The 2020 Olympics have been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus, but IOC President Thomas Bach says the entire event could be cancelled if the games do not return next year.

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Jordanian boxers throw punches on their rooftop in preparation for Olympics [Video]

Jordanian boxers throw punches on their rooftop in preparation for Olympics

Jordanian brothers and boxing buddies Hussein and Zeyad Ashish spend their time throwing punches on their rooftop during the COVID-19 lockdown as they prepare for the Tokyo Olympics.

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'We will take all the necessary decisions at the right time' - IOC President Bach [Video]

'We will take all the necessary decisions at the right time' - IOC President Bach

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the IOC would "take all the necessary decisions at the right time" about the staging of the delayed Tokyo Olympic Games in July 2021. Lauren..

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Tokyo Games could be 'greatest ever', says IOC's Coates [Video]

Tokyo Games could be 'greatest ever', says IOC's Coates

Senior IOC official John Coates says that next year's delayed Tokyo Olympics could be "amongst the greatest Games ever".

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IOC's Coates says no Plan B for Toyko Olympic Games in 2021 [Video]

IOC's Coates says no Plan B for Toyko Olympic Games in 2021

Senior IOC official John Coates admits that there is no "Plan B" if the Tokyo Olympics are unable to be staged in 2021.

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Rugby, cricket chiefs reveal financial impact of Covid-19, still confident on return dates [Video]

Rugby, cricket chiefs reveal financial impact of Covid-19, still confident on return dates

Scale of sport's financial loss to coronavirus laid out for UK government committee

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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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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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Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be 'scrapped' if 2021 date proves impossible [Video]

Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be 'scrapped' if 2021 date proves impossible

Health experts have cast doubt on whether the Games could be held next summer without a vaccine or effective drugs to treat Covid-19 being found.View on euronews

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Around the World in 90 Seconds: April 28, 2020 [Video]

Around the World in 90 Seconds: April 28, 2020

The 2020 (now 2021) Tokyo Olympics could be canceled entirely if COVID-19 isn't under control and concerns about high medical oxygen prices in Kenya. Here are your coronavirus headlines from around the..

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Niti Aayog building sealed after employee tests COVID-19 positive | Oneindia News [Video]

Niti Aayog building sealed after employee tests COVID-19 positive | Oneindia News

2 sadhus killed at UP temple by man they blamed for theft, cops say no communal angle; Niti Aayog building sealed for 48 hours after employee tests positive; Labourers in Surat rebel against working..

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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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Australian javelin world champion keeps husband-coach busy during pandemic [Video]

Australian javelin world champion keeps husband-coach busy during pandemic

Home isolation during the coronavirus pandemic has left javelin world champion Kelsey-Lee Barber with fewer chances to hurl her spear but the Canberra-based Australian is taking it all in her stride..

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How are MENA athletes reacting to the ​delay of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? [Video]

How are MENA athletes reacting to the ​delay of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

For the first time in its 124-year history, the Olympic Games have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.View on euronews

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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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What The Postponed 2020 Olympics Means To Athletes [Video]

What The Postponed 2020 Olympics Means To Athletes

The postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics due to COVID-19 can take a large personal and financial toll on athletes.

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Despite lockdowns, delays, Tunisian athlete hungry for olympic gold [Video]

Despite lockdowns, delays, Tunisian athlete hungry for olympic gold

Despite restrictions imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus, female boxer Mariem Homrani continues training towards her dream.

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Olympic climber turns her kitchen to training ground [Video]

Olympic climber turns her kitchen to training ground

**Multi-language subtitle and captions are provided. Please turn on cc to select. USA - The Tokyo Olympics, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic, introduced rock climbing for the first..

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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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Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu seeks compensation from IWF

Two-time Commonwealth Games gold-medallist K Sanjita Chanu is set to demand compensation from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for causing her mental harassment as she still awaits the..
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Japan aims to have coronavirus vaccines in use by June 2021

Japan aims to put coronavirus vaccines into use by June 2021, the health minister said on Friday, as the country strives to be fully ready to host the Tokyo Olympics, originally planned for this summer..
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Japan eyes 'rationalised and simplified' Olympics

Tokyo 2020 officials are looking at ways to scale back next year's postponed Olympics, the city's governor said Thursday, amid reports the opening ceremony could be streamlined and spectator numbers..
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Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be downsized and simplified


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WFI: Vinesh Phogat is a strong contender for Khel Ratna

World Championship bronze medallist Vinesh Phogat is set to be nominated for Khel Ratna for the second year in a row while Rio Olympic bronze winner Sakshi Malik wants to be in contention for the..
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Focus on positives is Olympian Shikha Tandon's advice to swimmers

Olympian Shikha Tandon tried to lift the spirits of Indian swimmers, who are staring at a gloomy future due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While sports worldwide are steadily trying to resume, swimming..
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Simone Biles: Hope Olympics takes place next year

American gymnast Simone Biles hopes that Olympics goes on as per it's new schedule next year. Tokyo Olympics, which was originally slated to begin in July this year, has been postponed till 2021 in the..
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Preparations for 2021 Tokyo Olympics begin

Just two months after the unprecedented Olympic postponement, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto was asked Thursday about progress toward rescheduling next year's Tokyo Games. "If you ask, are we..
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Sakshi Malik: I want to change the colour of my medal

Wrestler Sakshi Malik, 27, is known for her daring last-minute moves that saw her steal victory from the jaws of defeat to clinch a historic bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Trailing 0-5, she..
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From niggles healing to mental break from pressure, Kevin?Pietersen sees positivity behind 'forced break'

The coronavirus got everything to a halt mid-way. From cricket series to football leagues to even the Tokyo Olympics - everything has been postponed.
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Track and field athletes to start outdoor training today

Track and field athletes will return to outdoor training on Monday after two months of being confined to their rooms due to the coronavirus-forced lockdown but the early focus will be entirely on their..
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Saina Nehwal looks absolutely stunning in 'kaali dress'. See photo

India’s star badminton player Saina Nehwal is like many athletes in the country who have been forced to stay home due to the Coronavirus-caused lockdown. On Thursday, she shared the above picture..
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Tokyo Olympics official claims ‘inevitable’ countermeasures will be in place for 2021


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IOC chief says Tokyo Olympics would be cancelled if not held in 2021


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Wrestler Ravi taking tips from Sushil Kumar

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ravi, who won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships in Nur Sultan to book his ticket for the Games, sees the one-year..
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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju gives nod to resumption of training

The Sports Ministry on Monday gave its go ahead to the resumption of training in all sports complexes and stadia with immediate effect after the government eased restrictions for the fourth phase of..
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Jimmy Neesham got a plan for cricket to survive during coronavirus pandemic

With cricket's finances taking a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham says cricketers will have to "adapt" to playing before empty stadiums to save the sport from..
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Olympic postponement won't hold back hungry new generation: Gagan Narang

Recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Olympic medallist, Gagan Narang in an exclusive interview with WION's Sports Editor, Digvijay Singh Deo, spoke on a lot of things ranging from the life in..
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IOC expecting to bear costs of up to $800 million for delayed Tokyo Olympics

In March, the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government decided to delay the Games, which were due to start this July, for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Abhinav Bindra: It'll be glory in Tokyo

Legendary shooter Abhinav Bindra believes that it is only a matter of time before India gets another individual gold medallist at the Olympic Games. Bindra, who won the coveted gold in 2008 Beijing..
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 delay could help 10,000m title defence, says Mo Farah

The six-times world champion over 5,000 and 10,000 metres said he had been enjoying more time with his family and getting creative in training in London, with gyms closed and limits on outdoor running.
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Sports Minister Rijiju says premier sports centres will be opened after lockdown

He said preference will be given to athletes who have qualified for Tokyo Olympics or those who have to go for Olympic qualifiers, and other athletes might have to wait till at least September.
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Tokyo Olympics will be ‘all body, no soul’, says Praveen Kumar

Champion discus and hammer-thrower feels the mental comeback from the pandemic could be tough for athletes
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#StayAtHome challenge: BAI gives glimpse of what professional badminton players do when they're away from court

The outbreak of the coronavirus has pushed everyone under lockdown. While the year 2020 was to be filled with sporting events including the Tokyo Olympics, all athletes practicing for the mega-event..
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Japan PM: Can't hold Olympics till COVID-19 is contained

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated it will be impossible to host the Olympics even next year if the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic cannot be contained till then. The 2020 edition of the event was..
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Japan's Abe says cannot hold Olympics unless pandemic contained

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained, as the city's governor called for an extension..
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Tokyo Olympics not contingent on coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine: IOC member John Coates

The Tokyo Olympics are not contingent on the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus, International Olympic Committee member John Coates said on Wednesday.
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IOC's Coates says Tokyo Games not contingent on COVID-19 vaccine

The Tokyo Olympics are not contingent on the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus, International Olympic Committee member John Coates said on Wednesday.
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Indian rowers good but don't expect medal in 2021, says coach Bajrang Lal Takhar

National rowing coach Bajrang Lal Takhar, 39, wants India's ace rowers, Sawarn Singh and Dattu Bhokanal to make the most of the Coronavirus-caused lockdown by working on their mental..
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COVID-19: RCB's Mike Hesson returns home to NZ after being stranded in India

IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore's Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson returned to New Zealand on Tuesday after being stranded in India for over a month amid the nationwide lockdown to..
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Top sports news: Ramiz Raja slams Umar Akmal, Tokyo Olympics 2020 to get cancelled if pandemic continues & more

Here are the top stories of April 28, 2020.
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Tokyo Olympics 2021 | Japan would ‘scrap’ Games if not held next year, says Mori

The International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government last month postponed the Games until July 2021 because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Japan needs to keep emergency in place, 2021 Olympics 'difficult,' top doctor says

It is too early to consider lifting Japan's state of emergency over the coronavirus, the head of the Japan Medical Association said on Tuesday, adding that it will be difficult for Tokyo to host the..
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