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TOKYO (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach expressed confidence on Monday that the Tokyo Games will be held successfully next year, even allowing spectators to attend, as the world grapples with a sharp rise in coronavirus infections.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Norway are scrambling to save their Nations League campaign by pulling together a second squad after a row over COVID-19 precautions with the country's health ministry caused the cancellation of Sunday's game away to Romania.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics will welcome Thomas Bach next week with a spring in their step, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president is sure to ask demanding questions in private, even if his support remains unwavering in public.
BERLIN (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will be in Tokyo for three days next week to review preparations for the postponed 2020 Olympics and back organisers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Most Japanese firms want the Tokyo Olympics to go ahead next summer with restrictions on spectator numbers, saying while any boost to the economy would be limited, it would be better than nothing, a Reuters survey showed.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government hopes there will be progress for all professional soccer clubs to be able to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, noting how much the elite Premier League clubs had spent on player transfers.
(Reuters) - Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford said he was overwhelmed by pride after the British government swung to support his call to provide free meals to vulnerable children during the winter holidays.
(Reuters) - The ATP Finals, the flagship event on the men's tennis Tour, will continue preparations to be held without spectators in London this month, organisers said, following the announcement of a month-long lockdown in England starting next week.
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday English Premier League soccer matches will continue during a month-long national lockdown starting next week to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's bid for the 2027 Rugby World Cup got a boost on Saturday with an additional A$8.8 million (4.81 million pounds) in funding from the federal government as part of its wider efforts for post-coronavirus economic recovery.