Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach arrives in Japan as cheerleader for next year’s Games
IOC president Thomas Bach will be in Tokyo making the rounds, shaking hands and posing for photos in his first visit since the Olympics were postponed seven and a half months ago.
IOC chief Thomas Bach said fans will be in the stands for Tokyo 2020, but didn't commit on international spectators attending. He also did not rule out IOC buying its own supply of vaccines for athletes.
Stewart, who would have been an integral part of the Team GB medals bid at next year's delayed Tokyo Olympics, apologised "wholeheartedly" and acknowledged his actions made his position untenable.
The ITTF, the sport's world governing body, said in September that players would be banned from breathing on balls and there would be no handshakes after matches.
Some 2,000 fans in face masks sanitised their hands regularly, checked their body temperature and remained socially distanced, while being encouraged not to shout support to avoid spreading droplets.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers have 'cast-iron determination' to stage Games in 2021, says Sebastian Coe
"The future is uncertain but let me give you a slightly more optimistic message. I recently visited Tokyo... there I saw a cast-iron determination to stage the Olympics," Sebastian Coe said at AFI's AGM.
The ticket situation — like everything else surrounding next year's postponed Olympics — is up in the air. Conditions will depend on the pandemic.
The experiment will see three daily matches played at the 32,000-seat Yokohama Stadium with 80 to 100 percent of seats filled — an exception to government guidelines that sports venues should operate at half capacity.
The meet on 8 November will involve eight gymnasts each from Japan, Russia, China and the United States. Uchimura was slated to participate.
The AIU charged Coleman for missed tests in January and December 2019, as well as for a "filing failure" last April.
The slate of punishments proposed by WADA includes a ban on Russia’s flag, anthem and team name at the Tokyo Olympics next year and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.
SFI won't hold meets until all states open pools, says national swimming federation after unveiling long-term roadmap
SFI's strategic roadmap looks at several factors: creating a national talent pool; setting up a national database for swimmers, coaches and academies; having an education and certification pathway for Indian coaches; having a talent-scouting structure.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach, and Yoshiro Mori give pep talk to heads of Olympic delegations
Bach assured the delegates that Tokyo was preparing for every eventuality, but acknowledged it may be months before the contours of the postponed Olympics will be clear.
The final cost of the event — officially budgeted before the pandemic at 1.3 trillion yen ($12 billion) — remains unclear because additional expenses caused by the postponement have not yet been made public.
The executive board of the IOC is expected to review the proposed cuts on Wednesday. They include about 50 changes to fringe areas that leave the number of athletes — 15,400 for the Olympics and Paralympics — and all sports events untouched for next year.
The 2020 London Marathon was the first Eliud Kipchoge hasn't won since finishing second in Berlin in 2013 — he had won all 11 others he raced in, including the 2016 Rio Olympics.
"The weather is not good. So we struggled," Kosgei said of rainy, cold conditions at the 2020 London Marathon.
Denmark Open: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth resume hunt for valuable ranking points in buildup to Tokyo Olympics
Srikanth will open against England's Toby Penty while Saina will take on France's Yaelle Hoyaux in the women's singles opener.
The organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has named Mikako Kotani as its new sports director.
Thursday marks six months since the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were postponed. Can the Games be held without a vaccine next July? Firstpost spoke to seven Tokyo-bound athletes and two coaches about competing at the Games next July in the absence of a vaccine.