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IOC President joins Olympic athletes and fans in call to stay active – Olympic News – Olympics
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IOC President joins Olympic athletes and fans in call to stay active – Olympic News – Olympics

On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), the IOC President, Thomas Bach, is encouraging everyone to #BeActive, #StayHealthy, #StayActive and #StayStrong at a time when the world is facing an unprecedented health crisis, and when people are being asked to stay at home to contain the spread of COVID-19.Sport and physical…

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Olympic chiefs bracing for extra costs in rescheduling Tokyo Games – RFI
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Olympic chiefs bracing for extra costs in rescheduling Tokyo Games – RFI

/ Live news Issued on: 02/04/2020 – 17:36 Tokyo’s Olympic timetable has been reset and organisers are calculating the cost AFP/File Paris (AFP) Olympic chiefs said Thursday they were bracing themselves for the extra costs incurred by rescheduling the Tokyo Games by a year to 2021.The historic decision to postpone the summer Olympics by 12…

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IOC, IPC, Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and Tokyo Metropolitan Government announce new dates for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 – Olympic News – Olympics
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IOC, IPC, Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and Tokyo Metropolitan Government announce new dates for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 – Olympic News – Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021. They also agreed…

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The I.O.C. Let an Olympic Boxing Qualifier Happen Despite Virus Warnings – The New York Times
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The I.O.C. Let an Olympic Boxing Qualifier Happen Despite Virus Warnings – The New York Times

At least seven people tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month after taking part in a London boxing tournament to qualify for the Tokyo Games, an event that was allowed to begin by the International Olympic Committee despite widespread cancellations and warnings about the pandemic.Turkey’s boxing federation believes three of its boxers and a…

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Olympic runner Gwen Jorgensen reacts to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games being postponed – TMJ4 News
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Olympic runner Gwen Jorgensen reacts to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games being postponed – TMJ4 News

104K Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Sign in Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Don’t like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Published on Mar 25, 2020With the Olympics getting postponed until 2021, you…

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What’s it like to be an Olympic athlete after hearing the games will be postponed? – 10News WTSP
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What’s it like to be an Olympic athlete after hearing the games will be postponed? – 10News WTSP

Published on Mar 24, 2020The coronavirus has crushed plans around the world and now add the summer Olympics to the list. The games have been officially postponed until next year, leading to both disappointment and relief in the Olympic community. Elise Preston spoke with one medalist about his take on the decision.►Subscribe: https://on.wtsp.com/youtube►Website: https://www.wtsp.com/►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/10NewsWTSP/►Twitter:…

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U.S. Olympic boxing hopeful Keyshawn Davis mulls going pro – ESPN
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U.S. Olympic boxing hopeful Keyshawn Davis mulls going pro – ESPN

8:10 PM ETSteve KimESPN With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed until next year due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus, athletes with professional aspirations have difficult decisions to make.Keyshawn Davis, considered the most talented boxer on the U.S. boxing team, seemed as though he had made up his mind. He later clarified to ESPN…

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Olympic hopefuls lose more than medals in Summer Games delay – CNBC
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Olympic hopefuls lose more than medals in Summer Games delay – CNBC

Women wearing face masks, amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus, walk past a display showing a countdown to the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo on March 23, 2020.Charly Triballeau | AFP via Getty ImagesLike almost everything surrounding the coronavirus, the postponement of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo to next year has…

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Postponing the Olympic Games: it’s complicated – RFI
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Postponing the Olympic Games: it’s complicated – RFI

Tokyo (AFP) The Tokyo Olympics appears to be creeping towards a postponement, an unprecedented and costly exercise that involves ripping up years of planning. As International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach told Germany’s SWR: “Postponing the Olympic Games is not like moving a football game to next Saturday.”Here are just some of the challenges: -…

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Health and safety paramount as IOC Executive Board agrees to step up scenario-planning for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – Olympic News – Olympics
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Health and safety paramount as IOC Executive Board agrees to step up scenario-planning for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – Olympic News – Olympics

To safeguard the health of all involved and to contribute to the containment of COVID-19, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that the IOC will step up its scenario-planning for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.  These scenarios relate to modifying existing operational plans for the Games to go ahead…

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Olympic flame arrives in Japan amid worries over coronavirus impact – Japan Today

The Olympic flame arrived in Japan on Friday from Greece in a scaled-down ceremony at an air base in northern Japan. The Boeing 787, operated jointly by Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, arrived at the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s Matsushima base in Miyagi Prefecture, amid growing doubts if the Tokyo Games can open as…

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Japan Olympic official urges delay – Asia Times
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Japan Olympic official urges delay – Asia Times

The Olympic Flame Arrival Ceremony for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games is held at Japan Air Self Defense Force Matsushima Airbase in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture, on Friday. Photo: AFP / The Yomiuri Shimbun The Tokyo Olympics should be postponed, according to a senior member of the Japan Olympic Committee, adding her voice to a growing…

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Olympic gymnastics qualifier in Tokyo cancelled over virus – RFI
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Olympic gymnastics qualifier in Tokyo cancelled over virus – RFI

/ Live news Issued on: 18/03/2020 – 05:29 Four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles was to have featured in next month’s event AFP Tokyo (AFP) A Tokyo Olympics gymnastics qualifier next month, which had hoped to feature US superstar Simone Biles among its participants, was cancelled Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic continued to cast a…

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Communique from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – Olympic News – Olympics
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Communique from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – Olympic News – Olympics

Preamble Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continued its consultations with all the stakeholders of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The first took place with the International Olympic Summer Sports Federations. Those with the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the athletes’ representatives, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), other International Federations (IFs) and other stakeholders will follow…

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IOC’s Coates: No Olympic decision deadline – Asia Times
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IOC’s Coates: No Olympic decision deadline – Asia Times

A woman with a suitcase wearing a face mask, amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, sits at a bus stop in front of a Tokyo 2020 Olympics advertisement in Bangkok on Monday. Photo: AFP / Mladen Antonov The International Olympic Committee’s point man for the Tokyo Games has insisted that there’s no…

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