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MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Indonesia Open was among a host of badminton events that have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Badminton World Federation said on Monday.
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.
BEIJING: China's star high jumper Zhang Guowei has made the decision to retire, the 28-year-old athlete confirmed on Monday (April 6).
TOKYO (Reuters) - As Japan faces a fresh wave of coronavirus infections and the government prepares for a state of emergency, medical staff say a shortage of beds and a rise in cases linked to hospitals are pushing Tokyo's medical system to the brink of collapse.
PETALING JAYA: The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) have banned Malaysian weightlifters from next year’s Olympics in Tokyo.
PETALING JAYA: Former internationals Jeremy Gan and Tan Kim Her are set for longer stints as the coaches of the Japan national badminton team.
PETALING JAYA: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) are in no hurry to extend their coaches’ contracts which are set to expire at the end of the year although the Tokyo Olympics has been deferred to 2021.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s top golfer Gavin Kyle Green’s (pic) bid for a second Olympic Games appearance remains firmly on track despite the uncertainty over when the men’s major golf tours will return to action due to the worsening Covid-19 pandemic.
LONDON: Next year's Badminton World Championships are set to be rescheduled because of a clash with the new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. It is not yet clear whether the World Championships will be held in 2021 or delayed until 2022.
PARIS (Bernama): Malaysia and Thailand have been banned from sending weightlifters to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo because of multiple doping offences, the Independent Member Federations Sanctions Panel announced on Saturday (April 4).