Tokyo 2020 chief says Japan will cancel games if not held next year

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said the Olympic Games will be “scrapped” if they cannot take place next year. The games have already been postponed for a year until July 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Japan’s medical association also said it will be difficult to hold Summer Olympics unless effective vaccines are developed. The … Read more Tokyo 2020 chief says Japan will cancel games if not held next year

Sebastian Coe: This isn’t an ‘anti-doping free zone’

Speaking to sport correspondent Andy Richardson, Coe also said that he would prefer not to bring back athletics without fans and that he believes postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – rather than canceling – was the right thing to do. The Games have been pushed back one year to 2021 because of the global pandemic. … Read more Sebastian Coe: This isn’t an ‘anti-doping free zone’

Tokyo Olympics Moved to July 2021

Mar.30 — It didn’t take long for Japan and the International Olympic Committee to come up with a new start date for the summer Olympic games. In fact, less than a week after the games were officially postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we have a new date. Tokyo 2020 will now be held … Read more Tokyo Olympics Moved to July 2021

Olympics Delay Broadly Welcomed by Australian Athletes: Minister

Mar.25 — Richard Colbeck, Australia’s minister for youth and sports, talks about the International Olympic Committee’s decision to delay the Tokyo 2020 games until next year. He also discusses how the government is supporting the nation’s sports industries. He speaks with Haidi Stoud-Watts and Shery Ahn on “Bloomberg Markets.”

Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed until next year | ITV News

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been postponed until next year amid fears over the coronavirus. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe had called the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday to call for a one-year postponement. It is the first time ever an Olympics has been postponed during its 126-year history of the modern Games. World … Read more Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed until next year | ITV News

WATCH LIVE: Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers hold briefing after Japan and IOC agree to postpone

Japan and the International Olympic Committee agreed to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and hold them in the summer of 2021, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday, as mounting pressure and the novel coronavirus pandemic forced a decision that had become inevitable. Abe held a conference call Tuesday to propose a one-year postponement of the … Read more WATCH LIVE: Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers hold briefing after Japan and IOC agree to postpone

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games postponed to 2021

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he has asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for a one-year postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games. These will now be held by the Summer of 2021 at the latest. The only other time in history the Games have been moved or cancelled were for the first and second … Read more Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games postponed to 2021

Japan Says Olympics May Be Postponed Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

President of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee Yoshiro Mori said on Monday that discussions over the postponement of the games were unavoidable and that a possible alternative scenario to the original schedule is to be compiled within four weeks. #Coronavirus #Olympics #Tokyo2020 Mori said the postponement was not the first choice, but that a … Read more Japan Says Olympics May Be Postponed Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Live: Tokyo Olympic organizers brief the media on possible postponement 东京奥组委召开新闻发布会

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers hold a press conference after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it’s considering postponing this summer’s Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “If the International Olympic Committee’s decision means it becomes impossible to hold [the Olympics] in a ‘complete form,’ then a decision may have to be made to postpone them,” … Read more Live: Tokyo Olympic organizers brief the media on possible postponement 东京奥组委召开新闻发布会

Olympics Set to Be Postponed?

Mar.23 — The International Olympic Committee made its most public step yet toward delaying the world’s biggest sporting event. Calling a board meeting on Sunday, The IOC says it started planning changes to Tokyo 2020 with a decision within the next month. Bloomberg’s Chris Anstey reports on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”

Olympic trials see dozens shooting for a spot at Tokyo 2020 | ABC News

Dozens of rifle shooters have lined up in Adelaide, gunning for a spot in Australia’s Olympic squad. With the team not quite locked and loaded, there’s been some wise counsel from a legend of the sport – 9-time Paralympic gold medal winner Libby Kosmal. ABC News Australia

Discovery Monitoring Virus and Following IOC’s Lead on Olympics, CFO Says

Feb.27 — Gunnar Wiedenfels, Discovery Communications chief financial officer, discusses the sell-off in the company’s shares after posting its fourth-quarter earnings and the possibility of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics being canceled amid the coronavirus threat. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Vonnie Quinn and Guy Johnson on “Bloomberg Markets.”