May 06, 2020 8:43 am
Some sports will be hit harder than others. The economic structure of international cricket is likely to change, with lower-ranked nations facing a crunch in funds. Some less popular sports, like hockey, stare at an uncertain future.
May 05, 2020 8:14 am
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, athletes around the world have been forced indoors. Not in Japan, however. Half a dozen Japanese hockey players have to report for work daily, leaving coach Siegfried Aikman anxious for their well-being.
April 23, 2020 8:03 pm
Neither the Japanese organizers nor the International Olympic Committee has said what it will cost to delay the Tokyo Games for one year. Early estimates in Japan range between $2 billion and $6 billion.
April 08, 2020 4:52 pm
In the long-term, the flame is expected to be used by the International Olympic Committee as a promotion device and as a symbol of the fight against the pandemic.
March 25, 2020 12:52 pm
After the Tokyo Olympics got postponed on Tuesday in view of the coronavirus outbreak, athletes are worried about supporting themselves with no opportunities for appearance fees and prize money.
March 24, 2020 10:19 am
More than 4,000 track and field athletes from six continents participated in a poll by The Athletics Association and 78% of them said the Summer Games should be postponed.
March 23, 2020 12:54 pm
For anyone losing training time, “you can’t even imagine competing in August at the Olympics,” said Italy's Gregorio Paltrinieri. “Physically, it’s bad,” he added. “Mentally, it’s even worse.”
March 23, 2020 12:04 pm
Yoshiro Mori indicated that a team of people from among the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo organizers would discuss how to proceed with the Games.
March 24, 2020 12:59 pm
While athletes like Bajrang Punia, Sharath Kamal, P Kashyap are for the deferment of the Tokyo Games, the IOA secretary general, expects the Olympics to be organised during its scheduled dates.
March 22, 2020 9:42 am
In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese organizers and IOC President Thomas Bach say that the games will open on July 24 at the $1.43 billion national stadium in central Tokyo.
January 21, 2020 11:49 am
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