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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tokyo Olympics


From Olympics to World Cup, all the sports events affected by coronavirus outbreak

February 25, 2020 9:18 pm

Tokyo Olympics, FIFA World Cup, Serie A, Chinese Grand Prix, Davis Cup, FIH Pro League, One Championship — some examples of the events affected by the coronavirus epidemic.

Explained: Coronavirus and its threat to the Tokyo Olympics

February 23, 2020 2:21 pm

The longer the coronavirus outbreak continues, the more uncertainly it could create for the Tokyo Olympics. Both the Olympics and Paralympics have been besieged with unprecedented ticket demand.

London can host 2020 Games if moved over coronavirus: Mayor candidate

February 20, 2020 5:32 pm

In Japan, hundreds have been infected by the virus with two deaths confirmed on the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Yokohama port, sparking concerns that the world's top sporting event may not take place.

Some Japan investors worry as coronavirus puts question-mark over Tokyo Olympics

February 20, 2020 5:12 pm

The epidemic has killed 2,100 people and appears to be slowing in China this week after authorities took tough measures, but Japan is seeing an increase in the number of new infections, alarming some investors.

'United by Emotion' chosen as Tokyo 2020 Olympics motto

February 17, 2020 3:37 pm

Naomi Osaka, who was born in Japan to a Haitian father and Japanese mother but raised in the United States, narrated the 2020 Olympics motto's promotional video.

Bhawana Jat walks the walk, talks Tokyo

February 16, 2020 8:59 am

On Saturday, the daughter of a mason who couldn't afford a pair of shoes for the longest time won the gold at the national championships in the 20km race walk and booked a berth for the Tokyo Olympics.

Bhawna Jat books Tokyo 2020 berth, breaks national record in 20 km race walk event

February 15, 2020 4:53 pm

Bhawna Jat's previous best in this category was 1:38.30, set in October last year. She has improved her personal best by almost 9 minutes. She has also bettered the previously existing national record by almost 2 minutes.

Tokyo Olympics are on despite coronavirus threat, reiterate IOC officials

February 13, 2020 10:36 am

Although there have been no deaths in Japan attributed to the virus, Tokyo and IOC officials are clearly jittery. Sitting among the officials this time was Dr Richard Budgett, the IOC's medical and scientific director.

How to bow, behave in Japan: Olympic team to get lessons from Delhi-born professor

February 11, 2020 9:12 am

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) have invited professors from a Japanese university to sensitise the athletes and their support staff to the country’s culture.

For Srikanth & Co, scramble for Tokyo quotas begins at Asian Team Championship

February 11, 2020 7:23 am

As things stand, Srikanth is defending around 20,000 points till the end of April, and will need another 18,000 after this to get into the Top 16. A simpler equation (and infinitely tougher task) is to hoard whatever he gets in Manila, and then target the biggies...