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(Reuters) - Britain's Olympic gold medal track cyclist Callum Skinner has attacked International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach's decision to wait up to a month to make a decision on the 2020 Tokyo Games.
YANGON: Two men have been killed with two others injured in a landslide at a stone cave in Myanmar's central Mandalay region, according to a release of the Home Affairs Ministry on Monday (March 23).
(Reuters) - Argentine sailor Santiago Lange said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) deserves more time to decide on potentially postponing the Tokyo Games but the well-being of athletes should be a top priority as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Former Olympic swimming champion Cameron van der Burgh has said he has been battling the new coronavirus for the last two weeks and that athletes who continue to train for the Tokyo Games are exposing themselves to “unnecessary risk”.
About two weeks ago Praekelt.org, a non-profit foundation that runs a WhatsApp service on maternal wellbeing for South Africa’s Health Department, proposed setting up a similar program to keep people informed about the coronavirus.
SYDNEY/HONG KONG: Asian shares sank on Monday as a rising tide of national lockdowns threatened to overwhelm policymakers' frantic efforts to cushion what is likely to be a deep global recession.
SYDNEY: Asian shares slid on Monday as more countries all but shut down in the fight against the coronavirus, threatening to overwhelm policymakers' frantic efforts to cushion what is clear to be a deep global recession.
(Reuters) - Nine-times Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis on Sunday called for the 2020 athletics season to be scrapped and July's Tokyo Games to be postponed until 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed thousands.
LONDON (Reuters) - The Olympic Games should be postponed with immediate effect to protect athletes against the coronavirus pandemic, says Callum Skinner, head of the competitor-led movement Global Athlete.
KUALA LUMPUR: Two-time world para shot putt champion Ziyad Zolkefli is not one to complain. But his six-week training stint in Mannheim, Germany, in preparation for the Tokyo Paralympics, has left him grumbling out loud.