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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins is on the verge of a return to Shanghai Shenhua, Chinese media have reported, increasing the likelihood Odion Ighalo will make his stay at Manchester United a permanent one this summer.
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.
(Reuters) - Players have accepted that playing games in closed stadiums might be the only way to complete the English domestic league season, Bobby Barnes, deputy chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA), has said.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of the Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) said on Monday he had to consider postponing the Games among his options amid increasing calls from committees around the world to delay the Olympics due to the coronavirus outbreak.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's Olympic Committee, PKOL, has called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to change the date of the Tokyo 2020 games scheduled for July due to the coronavirus pandemic, its spokeswoman said on Monday.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will give priority to the health of athletes and officials before making any decision on the participation of its contingent if the Tokyo Olympics takes place as scheduled from July 24-Aug 9.
ATHENS (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee faced mounting opposition on Sunday to the current schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Games as athletes, teams and federations called for a delay because of the coronavirus pandemic.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will put extra measures in place because of the coronavirus pandemic but is continuing preparations to send a delegation to Tokyo for the Olympics in July, Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) officials said on Thursday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Eight of the world's best chess players began competing in an international tournament in Russia on Tuesday, but were told by organisers that handshakes would be optional because of the coronavirus that has halted most sports around the world.
(Reuters) - The Masters, which brings together the world's best golfers in April for the year's first major, has been postponed because of concerns about the coronavirus, Augusta National Golf Club said on Friday.