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To be postponed or to be cancelled: Tokyo 2020 decision due within four weeks

International Olympic Committee says postponement is a possibility but cancellation “is not on the agenda” Postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games is among the options being considered by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), with a decision due within the next...

Olympic postponement may be ‘inevitable’, says Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Postponing the Olympics over the coronavirus pandemic may become "inevitable", Japan's prime minister conceded on Monday, after the International Olympic Committee said a delay was being considered as pressure grows from athletes and sports bodies. The comments from Shinzo Abe...

IOC admits postponing Olympics an option, but cancellation ‘not on agenda’

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday that postponing the 2020 Olympics is one its options as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, but that cancellation of the Tokyo showpiece was "not on the agenda". The IOC...

Canada to boycott Tokyo Games – unless there’s a delay

Canadian Olympic officials on Sunday urged postponement of the Tokyo Games, saying that in view of the coronavirus pandemic they won't send a team to the event this year. "The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), backed...

South African Olympic swimming star Van der Burgh struggling with coronavirus

Olympic champion swimmer Cameron van der Burgh said on Sunday that he had contracted Covid-19, offering insight into how coronavirus infection could affect 2020 Olympic hopefuls. "I have been struggling with Covid-19 for 14 days today," South Africa's van der...

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World Cup to cast big shadow over Super Rugby season

The southern hemisphere's Super Rugby season begins on Friday under the shadow of the impending Rugby World Cup. But rather than providing an entertaining prelude...