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Beijing 2022 organisers to evaluate impact of new Olympic dates

Beijing 2022 organisers to evaluate impact of new Olympic dates

Beijing: With the Tokyo Olympic Games rescheduled to the summer of 2021, Beijing 2022 organisers have said they will evaluate the impact of the new dates to ensure the success of the Olympic Winter Games.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and local organising committee jointly announced on Mo...

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Rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021

Rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021

The Tokyo Olympics have been rescheduled to begin from July 23, 2021 and will be ending on August 8. All athletes who had qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will keep their spots for the Games next year, following their postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic.<blockquote class="twitt...

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New date for Olympics to be decided in 3 weeks, allocated quotas valid

New date for Olympics to be decided in 3 weeks, allocated quotas valid

Beijing: The new date for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be decided at the earliest possible in the next three weeks and the Olympic quotas that were already allocated will still be valid, a source with the IOC told Xinhua news agency on Friday.According to the source, IOC members had...

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Olympics postponement necessary for athletes' well being: Kiren Rijiju

Olympics postponement necessary for athletes' well being: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said that he welcomes the International Olympic Committee's decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics to 2021. The IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee on Tuesday said in a joint statement that the committee's president Thomas Bach and Abe agreed that the...

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Japan, IOC agree to postpone Olympics by a year

Japan, IOC agree to postpone Olympics by a year

Tokyo: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been postponed. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that he has reached an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to hold the Games in 2021. The IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee later said in a joint statement that the commi...

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Indonesia to support decision made by IOC on Olympics

Indonesia to support decision made by IOC on Olympics

Jakarta: Indonesia has decided to support whatever decision the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and host country Japan take on the 2020 Olympic Games following pressures to delay the world's biggest sports event, an Indonesian official said on Monday."Our stance is that we support the decision...

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Postponing Tokyo Olympics an option, says Japan PM

Postponing Tokyo Olympics an option, says Japan PM

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the Parliament on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games could be postponed due to the global spread of coronavirus.It is the first time for the Prime Minister to announce that the Games, which currently was scheduled on July 24, might be put off under mou...

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Olympic flame arrives in Japan amid coronavirus fears

Olympic flame arrives in Japan amid coronavirus fears

Tokyo: The Olympic flame arrived in Japan on Friday amid coronavirus fears with only four months to go until the opening of the Tokyo Games.The Tokyo 2020 Go, a chartered aircraft carrying the flame, landed at the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force base in Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture on Friday, repor...

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Call off Tokyo Games: Matthew Pinsent to 'tone deaf' Olympic committee

Call off Tokyo Games: Matthew Pinsent to 'tone deaf' Olympic committee

New Delhi: Four-time Olympic rowing champion Matthew Pinsent believes International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach is "tone deaf" in his response to the coronavirus pandemic. He further said that the Tokyo Olympic Games, scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9, should be called off....

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Too early to decide fate of Tokyo 2020, says IOC chief

Too early to decide fate of Tokyo 2020, says IOC chief

Beijing: International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has stressed it's too early to decide the fate of 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.He said that in a teleconference with representatives of athletes on Wednesday, former Olympic champion Yang Yang told...

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