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Other Sports 17 Jun 2021 | 6:53 PM

Japan PM Suga urges Japanese to watch Olympics on TV to prevent spread of COVID-19

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday called on the public to watch the upcoming Tokyo Olympics on TV to avoid the spread of COVID-19 infections, as the organisers debate whether to allow domestic spectators into Olympic venues.

Other Sports 09 Jun 2021 | 9:13 AM

Japan's PM laments taking heat for hosting Olympics despite pandemic

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga lamented on Wednesday drawing so much criticism for Japan's hosting of the Olympics with the COVID-19 crisis unabated, while a newspaper reported that local spectators may be allowed to attend.

Football 20 Oct 2020 | 6:19 PM

Greece drops plan to allow spectators back into stadiums amid COVID-19 spike

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has scrapped a plan to allow spectators back into sporting events, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis's office said on Tuesday, as the country implements tougher restrictions to stem an increase in COVID-19 infections.

Other Sport 26 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

NSC give WFM green light for Japan training stint

PETALING JAYA: National Sports Council (NSC) have approved Wushu Federation of Malaysia’s (WFM) appeal to train in Japan next month.

Football 07 Dec 2018 | 11:20 AM

Malaysia's hopes are with you, Dr M tells national footballers

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's hopes are with you – that is the message Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad gave to the national football team who will meet Vietnam in the two-legged AFF Suzuki Cup final to be played on Dec 11 in Kuala Lumpur and Dec 15 in Hanoi.

Cricket 20 Nov 2018 | 7:24 PM

Pakistan's claim for damages from BCCI dismissed - ICC

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Pakistan Cricket Board's claim for substantial damages from their Indian counterpart for their refusal to play bilateral cricket has been dismissed, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.

Athletics 07 Aug 2018 | 2:29 PM

Olympics-Tokyo 2020 chief asks Abe to consider daylight savings

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori said on Tuesday he had met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to call on him to consider implementing daylight savings time amid concerns about athlete safety during the Games.

Rugby 26 May 2015 | 9:17 PM

Tokyo governor hits out at "ridiculous" 2020 bill

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Tokyo metropolitan government has hit out at the "ridiculous" $400 million (260 million pounds) bill they have been asked to foot for the main stadium at the 2020 Olympics.