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Friday, June 05, 2020

2020 Olympics


From cricket to athletics, how Covid-19 has hit the sporting world and will change it

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.

Tokyo adrift: With Olympics uncertain, Japan's hockey players return to day jobs

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.

Tokyo Olympic CEO promises 'transparency' over cost of delay

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.

Tokyo Olympic flame taken off display; next stop unclear

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.

Blessing or Curse: Olympians now have another year to prepare for Tokyo

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.

As IOC deliberates, track and field athletes favour postponing the Tokyo Olympics

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.

Would having the Tokyo Olympics even be fair to the athletes?

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.”

Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori confirms Olympics won't be cancelled

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.

Postpone or Carry On: Who said what about Tokyo Olympics 2020?

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.

Virus grows, as do questions: Will the Tokyo Olympics take-off?

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.


20 splendid global destinations to visit this year

January 21, 2020 11:49 am

Make travel a priority by visiting these nature-friendly and beautiful destinations from around the world this year.