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BELFAST (Reuters) - FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said March's international soccer matches could be threatened by the coronavirus but was hopeful that this year's European Championship tournament and the Olympic Games will go ahead unaffected.
TOKYO: Japan vowed to continue preparing to host this year’s Olympics as the outbreak of the novel coronavirus caused further disruption to international sport. In Tokyo, Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto dismissed comments by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member suggesting the outbreak could lead to the Games being cancelled.
BEIJING: Chinese swimmer Sun Yang said he will "definitely" appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal against the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision to ban him from swimming for eight years. "This is unfair. I firmly believe in my innocence," Sun said. "I will definitely appeal to let more people know about the truth."
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Badminton World Federation said on Friday it is not making any adjustments to the Olympic qualification period despite a host of events being impacted by the coronavirus in the leadup to the Tokyo Games, which start in July.
LAUSANNE: China's world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang was handed an eight-year ban on Friday, a sanction that rules him out of this year's Tokyo Games, after he missed an out-of-competition test for doping.
KUALA LUMPUR: National coaching director Wong Choong Hann is putting on a brave front although the final stage of the qualifying period for the Olympic Games is in chaos with the postponement of two more tournaments.
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GENEVA (Reuters) - It would be a "fatal mistake" for any country to assume it will not be hit by the new coronavirus, and rich countries that might have thought they were safer should expect surprises, the head of the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee is "fully committed" to holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule despite the coronavirus outbreak, IOC President Thomas Bach told Japanese media in a conference call on Thursday, Kyodo news agency reported.