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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.

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.

COVID-19 variant causing surge in cases in India found in at least 17 other countries: WHO
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COVID-19 variant causing surge in cases in India found in at least 17 other countries: WHO

The WHO recently listed B.1.617 as a "variant of interest" but has stopped short of declaring it a "variant of concern".

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.

India Open badminton tournament postponed indefinitely after recent COVID-19 surge
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India Open badminton tournament postponed indefinitely after recent COVID-19 surge

The India Open badminton tournament, slated to be held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi from 11-16 May, has been postponed owing to rising COVID-19 cases in the city, BAI announced on Monday.

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

South African COVID-19 variant can better bypass Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine: Israeli study
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South African COVID-19 variant can better bypass Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine: Israeli study

The South African variant accounted for less than one percent of coronavirus cases in Israel.

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.

Premier League: COVID-19 fall-out may prevent Manchester City replacing Sergio Aguero, says Pep Guardiola
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Premier League: COVID-19 fall-out may prevent Manchester City replacing Sergio Aguero, says Pep Guardiola

"There is a big chance, with the situation in the world, the economic problems in world football, we are not going to sign any striker for next season," said Man City boss Pep Guardiola at Friday's press conference.

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.

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