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TOKYO (Reuters) - International athletes could be invited to participate in test events before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer, organisers said on Monday.
ROME (Reuters) - The Italian winter sports federation (FISI) will ask to push back the 2021 Alpine skiing World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo by a year because of uncertainties linked to the coronavirus, the head of the country's Olympic committee said.
TOKYO: The collapse of sports events worldwide over the rapidly spreading new coronavirus heaped pressure on the Tokyo Olympics on Friday (March 13) as US President Donald Trump suggested delaying the Games by a year. Formula One's Australian Grand Prix and The Players Championship, one of golf's most prestigious events, were the latest to fall in a period when the virus has laid waste to the sporting calendar.
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.
MOSCOW — Under normal circumstances, a single Muscovite can hold a sign on a sidewalk without a parade permit. But if another person turns up, it becomes an illegal gathering and police can make arrests.
BAKU (Reuters) - The European Games, the first major multi-sports event of the continent, are set to kick off in Azerbaijan's Baku on Friday as gleaming new sports venues await 6,000 athletes, lured by qualification spots for next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.