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TOKYO/ATHENS: Japan and the Olympics movement decided to delay this year’s Tokyo Games into 2021 as the coronavirus crisis obliterated the world’s last major imminent sporting event.
LISBON (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo and football agent Jorge Mendes joined forces on Tuesday to donate lifesaving equipment to Portuguese hospitals struggling to treat patients with coronavirus.
ATHENS (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said on Tuesday that he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not discuss the cost of postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021 due to the coronavirus as it is a matter of saving lives.
ATHENS (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed, and held no later than the summer of 2021, the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organisers said on Tuesday.
Tokyo, March 24,2020 (AFP) - Japan's prime minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee agreed to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games by a year Tuesday in an extraordinary move, unprecedented in peacetime, as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.
TOKYO/ATHENS (Reuters) - The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games' 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the world's last sporting showpiece still standing this year.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will hold a telephone conference at 1100 GMT Tuesday, the government said.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The world needs to put an end to the coronavirus before the Tokyo Games can be held in their "complete form," Japanese Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Monday that she agreed with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's latest comments that postponement of Olympics won't be ruled out as an option due to the coronavirus outbreak, although she said cancellation was unthinkable.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Monday she was relived that the International Olympic Committee had ruled out a cancellation of the Tokyo Games, adding that Japan would follow the committee's decision on how to proceed.