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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga vows Games will be proof of victory over virus
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga vows Games will be proof of victory over virus

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has vowed to get the pandemic under control and hold the already postponed Olympics this summer with ample coronavirus protection.

FIH Pro League will be the perfect test ahead of Tokyo Olympics, says PR Sreejesh
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FIH Pro League will be the perfect test ahead of Tokyo Olympics, says PR Sreejesh

In the next leg of FIH Hockey Pro League matches, India is scheduled to play against Argentina in April, Britain, Spain and Germany in May.

Tokyo Olympics organisers to cut back on athletes at opening, closing ceremonies
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Tokyo Olympics organisers to cut back on athletes at opening, closing ceremonies

Organisers said they would also reconsider how many athletes can take part in the ceremonies, and how to get them into the stadium safely.

Tokyo Olympics: 'Anything can happen,' says Japan minister amid growing clamour against Games
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Tokyo Olympics: 'Anything can happen,' says Japan minister amid growing clamour against Games

"Given the coronavirus situation, anything can happen," Kono, a high-profile former foreign and defence minister, told a press briefing.

Thailand Open: Inside the bubble, badminton tour finally returns in Bangkok
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Thailand Open: Inside the bubble, badminton tour finally returns in Bangkok

The Thailand Open is the first of three consecutive tournaments played in strict bio-secure conditions and behind closed doors in Bangkok, culminating in the World Tour Finals from 27 January.

Support for Tokyo Olympics continues to plummet in new survey amidst ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
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Support for Tokyo Olympics continues to plummet in new survey amidst ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Just over 80 percent of those asked by Kyodo news agency said the huge global event should be cancelled or postponed again — a jump from around 60 percent in a 6 December survey by the same outlet.

Captain Manpreet Singh says Indian men’s hockey team needs to be ‘mentally prepared’ for hurdles on way to Olympics
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Captain Manpreet Singh says Indian men’s hockey team needs to be ‘mentally prepared’ for hurdles on way to Olympics

Pushed back by a year due to the pandemic, the quadrennial sporting extravaganza is slated to be held in July-August.

Manu Bhaker to continue practice at MP State Shooting Academy in Bhopal ahead of selection trials
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Manu Bhaker to continue practice at MP State Shooting Academy in Bhopal ahead of selection trials

The 18-year-old pistol ace, a Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympics gold medallist, will train in Bhopal from 4-10 January, before reporting for her selection trials here on 11 January.

Year In Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: CAS bans Russia for two years
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Year In Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: CAS bans Russia for two years

The global anti-doping body had accused Russia of planting fake evidence and of deleting files linked to positive doping tests that could have helped identify drug cheats.

Year in Review 2020: From Olympics to Wimbledon, a look at major sporting events that we missed this year
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Year in Review 2020: From Olympics to Wimbledon, a look at major sporting events that we missed this year

COVID-19 pandemic ensured that the sporting calendar of 2020 was thrown off gear. A number of events were either postponed or cancelled, which meant plans were redrawn and preparations recalibrated. Here is a list of major sporting events that were disrupted in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Masked and muted Games set to dominate crowded 2021
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Masked and muted Games set to dominate crowded 2021

Tokyo organisers and the Japanese government are struggling with increased costs and, despite the growing possibility of vaccination, whether to allow foreign visitors and what safeguards and restrictions will apply to spectators and participants. 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers hire new director for ‘simpler, more restrained’ opening and closing ceremonies
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers hire new director for ‘simpler, more restrained’ opening and closing ceremonies

Organisers said the decision to replace a previous seven-person creative team would improve efficiency and reshape the traditionally lavish and spectacular ceremonies to be "in tune with the situation."

India Open to be held from 11 to 16 May as BWF announce 2021 calender
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India Open to be held from 11 to 16 May as BWF announce 2021 calender

The Olympic Qualifying period for Tokyo will restart next year and the first qualifying tournament will be the Swiss Open from 2 to 7 March followed by German Open from 9-14 March.

Russia claims victory after CAS' loophole-ridden doping sanctions leave plenty of workarounds
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Russia claims victory after CAS' loophole-ridden doping sanctions leave plenty of workarounds

The new restrictions on Russia will be weaker than before. In Tokyo and Beijing, Russia will be able to field athletes whose files in the Moscow doping lab database were altered or deleted while the data was under the control of the Russian state.

WADA claims 'landmark' victory after Russian doping ruling despite CAS reducing sanctions
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WADA claims 'landmark' victory after Russian doping ruling despite CAS reducing sanctions

The CAS ruling is the latest stage in a long-running battle between WADA and Russia.

United States Anti-Doping Agency brands Russia doping ruling by CAS a 'tragedy'
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United States Anti-Doping Agency brands Russia doping ruling by CAS a 'tragedy'

USADA chief executive Travis Tygart said the sanctions would be undermined since athletes would still be able to compete in uniforms in Russian colours with the word "Russia" on them.

Russia banned from using its name, flag at next two Olympics and world championships
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Russia banned from using its name, flag at next two Olympics and world championships

Russian athletes and teams will still be allowed to compete at next year’s Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, as well as world championships including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

CAS ruling on landmark Russian doping case to be announced on Thursday
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CAS ruling on landmark Russian doping case to be announced on Thursday

The ban, as it stands, means Russia would miss the re-arranged Tokyo Olympics 2020 next year as well as football's 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the 2022 Winter Olympics in China.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: World Athletics President Sebastian Coe hoping to have fans at tournament
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: World Athletics President Sebastian Coe hoping to have fans at tournament

The Games are scheduled to start in July after being postponed for a year due to the pandemic in a move unprecedented in peacetime.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers announce new marathon route, race to be held in Sapporo to avoid Tokyo heat
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers announce new marathon route, race to be held in Sapporo to avoid Tokyo heat

A dummy-run marathon will take place on 5 May to test the circuit, which starts and ends at Sapporo Odori Park in the city centre, the organising committee said.