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Viktor Axelsen tests positive for COVID-19, forfeits European badminton championship final
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Viktor Axelsen tests positive for COVID-19, forfeits European badminton championship final

Axelsen returned a first positive test after beating Finn Kalle Koljonen in the semi-finals on Saturday and must isolate in Kiev. He was to face fellow Dane Anders Antonsen, who claimed his first European title with a walkover.

Scientists say Indian govt ignored warnings of more contagious COVID-19 variant in early March
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Scientists say Indian govt ignored warnings of more contagious COVID-19 variant in early March

The warning about the new variant in early March was issued by the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genetics Consortium, or INSACOG

Tokyo Olympics 2020: More tests for athletes, but questions about the Games remain
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: More tests for athletes, but questions about the Games remain

The Tokyo Olympics open in under three months and there are still more questions than answers despite the rollout on Wednesday of new rule books to explain how the games will take place in the middle of a surging pandemic in Japan

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Full venues at pandemic-hit Games 'very difficult', say organisers
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Full venues at pandemic-hit Games 'very difficult', say organisers

Overseas spectators have already been barred from the Games for the first time, and a ruling on Japan-based fans was expected by the end of this month.

Wimbledon organisers announce that rest day in middle of tournament will be scrapped from 2022
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Wimbledon organisers announce that rest day in middle of tournament will be scrapped from 2022

Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam that has a day off during the fortnight but this provides scheduling challenges, particularly when there is bad weather in the first week.

Bundesliga: Schalke say one player, one staff member contracted COVID-19 after team was attacked by fans
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Bundesliga: Schalke say one player, one staff member contracted COVID-19 after team was attacked by fans

Schalke’s hygiene measures were breached early last Wednesday when angry fans violently confronted the players and staff on their return from having relegation confirmed with a loss at Arminia Bielefeld.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australia to give Japan-bound athletes, support staff priority for COVID-19 vaccine
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australia to give Japan-bound athletes, support staff priority for COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccination program for athletes and support staff will include about 2,000 people, including an estimated 450-480 Olympic athletes.

IPL 2021: RR's Andrew Tye wonders how franchises are spending so much when people are not finding hospitals
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IPL 2021: RR's Andrew Tye wonders how franchises are spending so much when people are not finding hospitals

Tye left the IPL on Sunday as he feared getting "locked out" of his own country in the wake of a COVID-19 surge in India

ISSF Shooting World Cup in Baku will not take place due to coronavirus pandemic
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ISSF Shooting World Cup in Baku will not take place due to coronavirus pandemic

The tournament was to take place from 21 June-2 July and would have served as good preparatory ground for all shooters who have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.

Indian women's hockey captain Rani Rampal, six other players test positive for COVID-19
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Indian women's hockey captain Rani Rampal, six other players test positive for COVID-19

The Indian women's hockey core group had returned to the national camp in Bengaluru on Sunday last to restart the preparations for the Tokyo Olympics after a 10-day break.

IPL 2021: DC coach Ricky Ponting says they're in 'safest bio-bubble but situation outside is grim'
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IPL 2021: DC coach Ricky Ponting says they're in 'safest bio-bubble but situation outside is grim'

Australian great Ponting, while admitting that IPL can be a welcome distraction in these tough times, said that COVID-19 has dominated the conversations within his team.

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Krishna Poonia hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19
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Commonwealth Games gold medallist Krishna Poonia hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19

Krishna, who became the first Indian woman to bag an individual gold in the CWG by winning the discus throw event in the 2010 Delhi Games, is now admitted at the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences hospital.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: After year ravaged by COVID-19, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty working on Plan B
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: After year ravaged by COVID-19, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty working on Plan B

From Satwik contracting COVID-19 to Chirag Shetty losing his grandfather to the virus, the past year has been a testing time for India's top men's doubles pairing. With a new coach in Mathias Boe guiding them, the pair are looking to make an impact at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Alessandro Florenzi out of PSG's showdown with Bayern Munich after positive COVID-19 test
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Alessandro Florenzi out of PSG's showdown with Bayern Munich after positive COVID-19 test

Florenzi and Verratti were both part of the Italian squad on the recent international break.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOA working with AIIMS authorities to vaccinate Games-bound athletes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOA working with AIIMS authorities to vaccinate Games-bound athletes

The coronavirus caseload has been on the rise in the country with more than 70,000 new infections reported in the country on Thursday.

New double mutant variant of SARS-CoV-2 found in 18 states, says Health Ministry
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New double mutant variant of SARS-CoV-2 found in 18 states, says Health Ministry

The ministry, however, said it could not be sufficiently established yet if these new variants were behind the recent spike in cases in India

Wimbledon expecting reduced attendance for 2021 tournament due to coronavirus restrictions
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Wimbledon expecting reduced attendance for 2021 tournament due to coronavirus restrictions

Because of the likelihood of continued social distancing requirements, one of the defining sights of Wimbledon — the long line of people around the grounds of the All England Club — will be missing.

Olympics-bound wrestler Bajrang Punia becomes first high-profile Indian athlete to get COVID-19 vaccine shot
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Olympics-bound wrestler Bajrang Punia becomes first high-profile Indian athlete to get COVID-19 vaccine shot

Wrestler Bajrang Punia, one of India’s brightest hopes to win a medal at the deferred Tokyo Olympics in July-August this year, has become the first high-profile Indian athlete to get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans say some staff, players have received COVID-19 vaccine
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NBA: New Orleans Pelicans say some staff, players have received COVID-19 vaccine

On Tuesday, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards encouraged anyone 16 years or older with medical conditions that put them at a higher risk of contracting coronavirus, including asthma, hypertension and being overweight, to get vaccinated.

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich star Thomas Mueller moved to cellar of his house while suffering with COVID-19
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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich star Thomas Mueller moved to cellar of his house while suffering with COVID-19

Mueller said he felt ill after testing positive for the coronavirus in Qatar before the Club World Cup final on 11 February