Doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov says no Russian athletes should be allowed to take part in next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics.
Qatar will seek to host the 2032 Olympic Games, it said on Monday, joining a crowded field and raising questions about scorching summer temperatures and underwhelming attendances at past events.
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Full circle: South Africa’s 116-year history at the Olympic Games
While the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics will not take place on Saturday as planned, with the Covid-19 pandemic forcing organisers to postpone the event until next year, the delay offers a chance to reflect on South Africa’s rich history at the Games.
Japan held subdued celebrations to mark one year to go until the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Thursday, with the coronavirus pandemic raising stark concerns about whether the Games will go ahead at all.
The development of a coronavirus vaccine or treatment will be key to allowing the postponed Tokyo 2020 games to open in a year’s time, organising committee president Yoshiro Mori said Wednesday.
Tokyo 2020 organisers said Friday they have secured all the venues needed to hold the Olympics next summer, clearing a major hurdle to hosting the event postponed over the coronavirus.

Olympics Pound: Olympic movement faces biggest threat since boycotts

Athletes and the Olympic movement face their greatest crisis since the 1980s Cold War-era boycotts in the COVID-19 pandemic, long-time International Olympic Committee member Richard Pound told AFP on Thursday.

Olympics Olympics boss reluctant to hold Tokyo Games behind closed doors

Banning fans from the Tokyo Olympics is “clearly something we don’t want”, International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said, adding that “multiple scenarios” were under consideration for the rescheduled Games.

Olympics Postponing Games will cost IOC ‘several hundred million dollars’, says Bach

The postponement to 2021 of the Olympic Games in Tokyo because of the coronavirus pandemic will cost the International Olympic Committee (IOC) “several hundred million dollars”, its president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Olympics Impossible to delay Olympics again, says Tokyo chief

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.

Olympics Japan virus expert ‘pessimistic’ Olympics can be held in 2021

A Japanese expert who has criticised the country’s response to the coronavirus warned Monday that he is “pessimistic” that the postponed Olympics can be held even in 2021.

Olympics Covid-19, ironically, keeps Roland’s Olympic dream alive

Had the Tokyo showpiece gone ahead, the 39-year-old’s dream would’ve probably been over. Now, ‘nature’ has intervened.

Olympics Age concern: Six stars for whom Olympics in 2021 may come too late

Will we see Serena and co one last time in Tokyo?

Olympics Van Niekerk, Simbine chasing 2021 Olympics

Sascoc expresses some relief that the organising committee took the decision to postpone the showpiece, particularly over concerns for athlete preparation.

Olympics Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021: IOC

The postponement comes after top federations announced they would pull out.

Olympics IOC urged to make quick Olympic decision as US backs postponement

A growing group of national Olympic committees and sports bodies including World Athletics have called for the Games, set to start on July 24, to be pushed back.

Olympics Olympics could be postponed, but not cancelled, says IOC

Cancellation of the Games in Tokyo is not on the agenda for now.

Olympics Virus, what virus? Tokyo Olympics organisers under scrutiny

The IOC’s 600 employees in the Swiss city of Lausanne, based at home since Friday, continue to work on the planning of the July 24-August 9 Games.

Olympics ‘Putting us in danger’ – athlete concerns grow ahead of Olympics

An IOC member called the body’s stance “insensitive and irresponsible”, saying athletes were facing “anxiety and heartbreak” as they try to train during the virus emergency.

Olympics No deadline for Olympic decision – IOC’s Coates

The Lausanne-based IOC is set for emergency talks Tuesday as doubts grow over whether it remains feasible to hold the Games during the coronavirus emergency.




 

 

 

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