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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers need new dates for Games opening and closing ceremonies
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers need new dates for Games opening and closing ceremonies

"We must decide this soon, otherwise it will be hard to decide on other things to follow," Toshiro Muto, the CEO of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee, told his 30 senior directors.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tokyo Olympics 2020 delay leaves athletes uncertain about sponsorships
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Tokyo Olympics 2020 delay leaves athletes uncertain about sponsorships

Marketing plans for an Olympics that was meant to start in Tokyo on 24 July are now in flux. Promotional material and ads that have already been shot maybe have to be discarded and remade at great costs — potentially with different athletes.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rescheduled Games may be held before summer of 2021, says IOC chief Thomas Bach
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rescheduled Games may be held before summer of 2021, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

IOC chief Thomas Bach said on Wednesday that the rescheduled Tokyo Games faced “thousands” of logistical and financial problems and could go ahead before summer 2021.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: As the Games get postponed, for the athletes it’s a blessing and a curse
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: As the Games get postponed, for the athletes it’s a blessing and a curse

When news of Tokyo Olympics being postponed finally came, it was the ultimate mixed blessing: a lifeline for some and a new set of challenges that may be insurmountable because of financial, age or health issues for others.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With Summer Games delayed, question marks over who pays the bills for another year
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With Summer Games delayed, question marks over who pays the bills for another year

Tokyo Olympics organisers will have to renegotiate new leases on venues, pay for maintenance at arenas, and maybe find different fields of play.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: A complete timeline of events that led to postponement of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: A complete timeline of events that led to postponement of Games

Here's the complete timeline of events that led to postponement of the Tokyo Olympics until 2021.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games officially postponed until 2021, challenges aplenty for IOC, organisers
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games officially postponed until 2021, challenges aplenty for IOC, organisers

The decision to postpone the Olympics eases pressure on the organisers, the IOC and athletes but still holds plenty of concerns.

Czech Olympic javelin champion Dana Zatopkova passes away at 97
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Czech Olympic javelin champion Dana Zatopkova passes away at 97

Czech javelin champion Dana Zatopkova, who won an Olympic gold medal on the same day her husband did in 1952, died on Friday, the Czech Olympic Committee said.

Indian sports, athletes feel impact of coronavirus in Olympic year; shooting world cup postponed, Sports Authority of India on alert
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Indian sports, athletes feel impact of coronavirus in Olympic year; shooting world cup postponed, Sports Authority of India on alert

India's top athletes such as PV Sindhu and Bajrang Punia spoke about the adverse impact that the coronavirus crisis has had on their Olympic preparations

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah withdraws from next month’s Big Half race in London
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Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah withdraws from next month’s Big Half race in London

Farah, who has won the previous two editions of the half marathon event, was set to go head-to-head with Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele - the second-fastest marathon runner of all-time - at this year’s race on 1 March.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: UN Assembly calls on all nations for truce around next year's summer Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: UN Assembly calls on all nations for truce around next year's summer Games

The UN General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution Monday urging all nations to observe a truce during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan, saying sports can play a role in promoting peace and tolerance and preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism.

President Vladimir Putin says Russia could appeal sports ban, WADA's decision violates Olympic charter
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President Vladimir Putin says Russia could appeal sports ban, WADA's decision violates Olympic charter

Russia was banned from the world’s top sporting events for four years earlier on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 football World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manu Bhaker, Sanjeev Rajput back NRAI's move to stop Japan-bound shooters from signing commercial deals
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manu Bhaker, Sanjeev Rajput back NRAI's move to stop Japan-bound shooters from signing commercial deals

The seasoned Tejaswini Sawant also backed the NRAI, despite the knowledge that implementing such ideas may mean financial losses to some extent.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mo Farah announces return to 10,000m race, will aim for fifth gold medal at showpiece event
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mo Farah announces return to 10,000m race, will aim for fifth gold medal at showpiece event

The 36-year-old, a four-times Olympic champion and six times world champion over 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres, retired from track athletics in 2017 to focus on road marathons, going on the break the British record.

Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams announces retirement due to fear of permanent vision loss
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Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams announces retirement due to fear of permanent vision loss

The 37-year-old, who became the first ever women's Olympic boxing champion at London 2012 when she took the flyweight crown, said she was abandoning her hopes of winning a third gold next year in Tokyo.

Indian weightlifter Ravi Kumar Katulu banned for four years after failing drug test
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Indian weightlifter Ravi Kumar Katulu banned for four years after failing drug test

The 31-year-old Kumar, who won the 69kg title at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and a silver in 2014 (77kg), tested positive for Ostarine, media reports said.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says government is taking all steps to ensure India's best-ever performance in Tokyo Olympics
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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says government is taking all steps to ensure India's best-ever performance in Tokyo Olympics

Rijiju on Friday exuded confidence that both the Indian men's and women's hockey teams will qualify for next year's Tokyo Games

IAAF president Sebastian Coe says world governing body has made progress on Russian doping, leveling female playing field
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IAAF president Sebastian Coe says world governing body has made progress on Russian doping, leveling female playing field

Coe, who won 1500m Olympic golds for Britain in 1980 and 1984, beat legendary former Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergey Bubka to take over as head of the International Association of Athletics Federations from the now-disgraced Senegalese Lamine Diack in 2015.

BWF World Championships 2019: Saina Nehwal slams umpiring standards after pre-quarterfinal loss
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BWF World Championships 2019: Saina Nehwal slams umpiring standards after pre-quarterfinal loss

There was no video referral in place for Saina's match as it was not held in one of the two courts with live streaming facility.

Harmanpreet Singh feels playing at Olympic Test events will help understand playing conditions in Tokyo
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Harmanpreet Singh feels playing at Olympic Test events will help understand playing conditions in Tokyo

The Indian men's team will play against hosts Japan, New Zealand and Malaysia, while the women will be up against Australia, China and Japan.