Olympics


Abe: Games impossible if pandemic not contained

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said yesterday 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 of...

April 30, 2020, Thursday


Tokyo Games to be canceled if it is not held in 2021

THE postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have to be canceled if the coronavirus pandemic isn’t brought under control by next year, the organizing committee’s president warned, ruling out further delays. ...

April 29, 2020, Wednesday


Games CEO vows cost ‘transparency’

The chief executive of the Tokyo Olympics yesterday promised “transparency” with the Japanese public regarding the cost of postponing the Games until next year....

April 24, 2020, Friday


Expert ‘pessimistic’ over Games

A JAPANESE professor of infectious disease says he is “very pessimistic” the postponed Tokyo Olympics can open in 15 months....

April 21, 2020, Tuesday


Games to open on July 23 next year

THE postponed Olympic Games will now begin on July 23 next year and run until August 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee said yesterday, as the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to ...

March 31, 2020, Tuesday


Summer dates for 2021 Games likely

Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled Games in the spring of 2021....

March 30, 2020, Monday


Sponsor worry for athletes after Tokyo delay

ASIDE from figuring out how to maintain their health and fitness for an additional year, athletes like Ryan Crouser suddenly faced another concern when the Olympics were postponed until 2021. They also ...

March 28, 2020, Saturday


Dissent grows over Tokyo Games

The International Olympic Committee is facing its strongest headwinds in decades as it briefed national committees yesterday on the state of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics amid the coronavirus pandemic, with...

March 19, 2020, Thursday


2 more Chinese boxers seal Tokyo Games spots

Two more Chinese boxers secured spots at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Amman, Jordan, yesterday, joining four who had qualified on Sunday....

March 11, 2020, Wednesday


Tokyo Games marathon may be moved

The marathon and race walks at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be moved to Sapporo where temperatures will be “significantly lower”, the International Olympic Committee said yesterday....

October 17, 2019, Thursday




 

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