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PETALING JAYA: It’s been hard for national triple jump champion R. Kirthana. Her father T. Ramasamy died two months ago due to kidney failure. And just around the same time, her failing eyesight became worse. Even contact lenses are not working.
KUALA LUMPUR: National triple jumper R. Kirthana went to her third SEA Games in the Philippines in December last year and was looking forward to winning her first medal in the regional Games. She finished a poor seventh.
TOKYO (AP): As the coronavirus spreads in Japan, the chief executive of the Tokyo Games said Friday (April 10) he can’t guarantee the postponed Olympics will be staged next year - even with a 16-month delay.
TOKYO (Reuters) - After the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games following the coronavirus outbreak, Paralympics chief Andrew Parsons is focused on consolidating losses and protecting smaller national federations stung by the change.
(Reuters) - David Brown, the world's fastest totally blind sprinter, has been accompanied every step of the way by his guide Jerome Avery but the coronavirus outbreak has forced them apart for the first time in six years of training and racing together.
When the coronavirus outbreak forced organisers to cancel marathons in the Japanese city of Nagoya, they turned to tech to ease the disappointment, offering runners the chance to race alone.
PETALING JAYA: The dates have changed but the aim remains. Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Naina Merican said they would work together with the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) and the Malaysian Paralympic Council (MPC) to make sure the Malaysian contingent will be prepared as well as they can be next year to realise the mission to clinch gold at the Tokyo Olympics and Tokyo Paralympics.
BEIJING (AFP): Beijing 2022 organisers said they face "a special situation" after the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics means less than six months between the Summer and Winter Games.
TOKYO: Olympic officials regularly lauded Tokyo as the best prepared host city they had seen. But no one could have planned for the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that has forced an unprecedented postponement of the 2020 Games. And while organisers won praise, a plagiarism scandal, corruption charges and budget woes all clouded the horizon even before the virus outbreak threatened the Games.
BUSAN: The table tennis world team championships have been postponed again after the sport's governing body suspended all planned events involving international travel until June 30 amid the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.