SYDNEY - Football Federation Australia wants FIFA and the IOC to increase the age limit for the Olympic men's tournament in the wake of the Tokyo Games being pushed back to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.The IOC and Tokyo ...
Mar 26, 2020
WOULD-be Olympians and their coaches have gone from days and weeks of mulling one sort of uncertainty raised by the coronavirus pandemic - Are the Tokyo Games going to be held as scheduled? - to a whole other set of questions now that ...
Mar 25, 2020
TOKYO - The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start on Thursday as planned in northeastern Fukushima prefecture - but with no torch, no torchbearers, no public, and little ceremony.There will be an Olympic flame - that arrived on March 12 from Greece - carried in ...
Mar 24, 2020
DENVER - Nearly seven in 10 US Olympic hopefuls say they don't think the Tokyo Games will be fair if they are held in July, prompting leaders of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee to conclude "it's more clear ...
Mar 24, 2020
IOC members, national Olympic committees and athletes were all racing toward the same conclusion Monday: The Tokyo Olympics are not going to take place this summer.Craig Reedie, a longtime member of the International Olympic Committee, told The Associated Press that everyone ...
Mar 24, 2020
SYDNEY - The Australian Olympic Committee is advising its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021.Ian Chesterman, Australia's team leader for Tokyo, on Monday said "It's clear the games can't be held in July" because ...
Mar 23, 2020
TOKYO - The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen - but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned.This became clear after the IOC on Sunday announced it was considering a postponement. Major Olympic nations like Canada and Australia have ...
Mar 23, 2020
TORONTO - The Canadian Olympic Committee says it won't send athletes to the Tokyo Games unless they're postponed for a year, becoming the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.The committee ...
Mar 23, 2020
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The IOC will take up to four weeks to consider postponing the Tokyo Olympics amid mounting criticism of its handling of the coronavirus crisis that now includes a call for delay from the leader of track and field, the biggest ...
Mar 23, 2020
OSLO - The Norwegian Olympic Committee wants the Tokyo Games only to take place once the coronavirus outbreak "is under firm control" worldwide.The NIF laid out its position in a letter sent to IOC President Thomas Bach on Friday, entitled "Olympic Games ...
Mar 21, 2020
DENVER - The head of USA Swimming urged the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee to push for a 12-month postponement of the Tokyo Games, signaling the first fissure between powerful American factions attempting to maneuver the US team through the coronavirus crisis. ...
Mar 21, 2020
TOKYO - The Olympic flame from Greece is set to arrive in Japan even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the event should to be postponed or canceled because of the ...
Mar 19, 2020
THE USA Basketball coaching staff for the Tokyo Olympics is still preparing as if there will be a gold medal to try and defend this summer, even in highly uncertain times caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.US men's assistant ...
Mar 18, 2020
ALMOST any athlete will concede that getting picked for an Olympic team is as much of a challenge as competing for one.The IOC acknowledged on Tuesday just how frazzling the whole process could be this year, and a few leaders from ...
Mar 18, 2020
AS the IOC attempts to keep the 2020 Olympics on schedule, many of the events that determine who would compete in Tokyo have been postponed or canceled.Here is the status of US or world qualifying in many of the Olympic disciplines: ...
Mar 15, 2020
TOKYO - The tentacles of canceling the Tokyo Olympics - or postponing or staging it in empty venues - would reach into every corner of the globe, much like the spreading virus that now imperils the opening ceremony on July 24.The International Olympic Committee ...
Mar 10, 2020
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Baseball's final qualifying event for the Tokyo Olympics has been postponed from April to June because of concerns over the virus outbreak that has infected nearly 89,000 people and caused more than 3,000 deaths, mostly in ...
Mar 2, 2020
TOKYO - A spokesman for the Japanese government on Wednesday said the International Olympic Committee and local organizers are going ahead as planned with the Tokyo Olympics despite the threat of the spreading coronavirus.The comments from spokesman Yoshihide Suga follow the assertion ...
Feb 26, 2020
TOKYO - A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone ...
Feb 26, 2020
TOKYO - While again stating there are no plans to cancel or delay the Tokyo Olympics, local organizers postponed training sessions for volunteers on Friday for at least two months because of the virus outbreak spreading from China.About 80,000 people are ...
Feb 22, 2020
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