Japan, IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:34:33 +0000

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games would start on July 23, 2021, and run until Aug. 8, Kyodo news reported. The Games were postponed last week due to the deepening coronavirus outbreak. The delay is the first in the 124-year history of […]

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Diaz stays in shape with daily workout

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 05:40:29 +0000

BY WAYLON GALVEZ Despite the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics due to Covid-19, Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz remains focused on training in an effort to stay in shape and ready once action resumes with international tournaments.  Diaz is in Kuala Lumpur for a training camp since mid February as part of her preparation […]

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New date for Tokyo Olympics ‘won’t satisfy everybody’, says Coe

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 05:16:26 +0000

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe admitted Friday that settling on a new date for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will not satisfy everybody. “All sports have made it pretty clear they have particular challenges at particular times of the year,” said Coe. “We are probably not going to reach a solution that meets with the […]

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Delayed Olympics will be a relief for sponsors in current chaos, experts say

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 05:10:08 +0000

The decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until 2021 will be welcomed by the sponsors who pay hundreds of millions to be associated with the event, British advertising veteran Martin Sorrell has told AFP. Faced with growing international pressure, the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday delayed the July 24-August 9 Games, a move never before […]

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Bulls & Bears: Brees rolls out of his own pocket as QB again shows he's a crisis Saint

Credit to Author: Paul Chapman| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 20:26:35 +0000

OPINION: The community investment from Drew Brees is five times the amount donated last week by Gayle Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Saints (and Pelicans of the NBA), through her community assistance fund

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WHO supports decision to postpone 2020 Olympics

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 06:08:25 +0000

ZURICH/GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) fully supported the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, it said on Wednesday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, said it had been a “difficult but wise decision” taken so as to safeguard the health […]

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Japan begins mammoth task of reorganizing Tokyo Games

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 06:08:40 +0000

TOKYO (AFP) – Japan Wednesday started the unprecedented task of reorganizing the Tokyo Olympics after the historic decision to postpone the world’s biggest sporting event due to the coronavirus pandemic that has locked down one third of the planet. The dramatic step to shift Tokyo 2020 to next year had never before been seen in […]

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Nonong to NSAs: Adjust training program

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 06:05:36 +0000

By NICK GIONGCO         Nonong Araneta, chief of mission to the Tokyo Olympics that will now have to be played next year, reminded all concerned national sports associations to recalibrate their training program. The decision by the International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers to push the Olympics “not later than the summer […]

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Obiena, Diaz ready to wait for next year

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 06:03:01 +0000

BY KRISTEL SATUMBAGA & WAYLON GALVEZ       Pole vaulter EJ Obiena on Wednesday accepted the decision to reschedule the Tokyo Games to next year, saying it’s good for everybody, especially for the athletes. Officials of both the Japanese Organizing Committee and International Olympic Committee on Tuesday agreed to postpone the quadrennial event due […]

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Prospective Olympians give postponement plenty of likes

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 05:29:45 +0000

PARIS (AFP) – Prospective Olympic competitors were quick out of the blocks on Tuesday after the Tokyo Games were postponed until 2021 and most gave the decision the thumbs up on social media. The consensus was the International Olympic Committee had made the right decision in the face of the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus […]

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