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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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Olympic flame lit amid uncertainty due to coronavirus

Olympic flame lit amid uncertainty due to coronavirus

Ancient Olympia (Greece): The flame for this summer's Tokyo Olympics has been lit in ancient Olympia, Greece.Greek actress Xanthi Georgiou in the role of an ancient Greek High Priestess used a concave mirror to focus the sun's rays and lit the torch at 12.10 a.m. local time on Thursday.From Ancient ...

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Shivpal Singh becomes second Indian javelin thrower to qualify for Tokyo, joins Neeraj Chopra

Shivpal Singh becomes second Indian javelin thrower to qualify for Tokyo, joins Neeraj Chopra

New Delhi: Shivpal Singh has become the second Indian javelin thrower after Neeraj Chopra to book a spot for the Tokyo Olympic Games. He sealed the Olympic Quota after qualifying at the ACNW League Meeting in Potchefstroom, South Africa.On Tuesday, Shivpal threw the javelin to a distance of 85.47 me...

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India secure eight boxing quotas so far for Tokyo Games

India secure eight boxing quotas so far for Tokyo Games

Amman: Eight Indian boxers have sealed spot for the Tokyo Olympic Games slated to be played in July-August this year by entering the last-four stage of the ongoing Asian/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers.On Monday, Simranjit Kaur (60 kg) had defeated Namuun Monkhor of Mongolia 5-0 to book her Tokyo Olympic...

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Asian Boxing Olympic q'fiers: Rani, Vikas seal qualification

Asian Boxing Olympic q'fiers: Rani, Vikas seal qualification

Amman: Pooja Rani (75kg) on Sunday became the first Indian boxer to secure qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Later, Vikas Krishan (75kg) beat Japanese third seed Sewonrets Okazawa by unanimous decision to qualify for his third Olympics.This was Rani and her Thai opponent Pomnipa Chutee's fir...

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Vikas one win away from Olympic qualification

Vikas one win away from Olympic qualification

New Delhi: Former Asian Games gold medallist boxer Vikas Krishan (69kg) put up a dominating performance to begin his Olympic qualification campaign with a unanimous decision win against Kyrgyzstans Nursultan Mamataly in Amman, Jordan, on Friday.However, Naman Tanwar lost 0-5 to Syria's Alaa Ghousoun...

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