Tokyo 2020 postponement decision 'within days', say sources

Published On: March 24, 2020 03:38 PM NPT By: Reuters

ATHENS/TOKYO, March 24:  A final decision whether to postpone the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic will be taken in the coming days, sources within the Olympic movement told Reuters on Tuesday, as the United States joined calls for a delay.

TOKYO, March 23: The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned.

TORONTO/TOKYO, March 23: Canada and Australia said they would not be sending athletes to the Tokyo Olympics if the Games went ahead as scheduled this year as pressure on organisers to postpone because of the coronavirus pandemic reached fever pitch on Monday.

Dubai World Cup meeting postponed to next year

Published On: March 22, 2020 08:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

DUBAI, March 22: The Dubai World Cup, one of the world’s richest horse races, has been postponed until next year to safeguard the health of participants, the Dubai government said on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, March 22: All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has said that it will provide its physical structures for temporary quarantine and isolation facilities if necessary.

TOKYO, March 22: A worldwide group representing Olympic hopefuls is calling on the IOC to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until the coronavirus pandemic is under control.

Olympics cannot go ahead, says UK Athletics chairman

Published On: March 21, 2020 07:45 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, March 21: The Tokyo Olympics should be called off to spare athletes the “stress” of trying to train in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, UK Athletics chairman Nic Coward said on Friday.

Tokyo 2020 organisers receive Olympic flame for troubled Games

Published On: March 19, 2020 07:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

ATHENS, March 19: Tokyo 2020 organisers received the Olympic flame in a scaled-down handover ceremony in the Greek capital on Thursday, amid the coronavirus spread that has cast doubt on the global, multi-billion dollar event.

TOKYO, March 19: Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori attended a meeting on March 10 that included the deputy head of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) who tested positive for the new coronavirus this week, officials said.

Friendly football match between Nepal and England postponed

Published On: March 18, 2020 08:00 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, March 18: The first international friendly football match between Nepal's national team and England's 'C' team has been postponed.