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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Olympic delay has upended years of careful planning by organisers and spawned costly headaches for small businesses, hotels and even pro baseball teams, compounding a $12 billion (9.68 billion pounds) price tag.
WHEN the Malaysian contingent, led by hockey star Nor Saiful Zaini, walked out into the arena at the glitzy opening ceremony of the 1996 Olympics Games in Atlanta, there were just three roses among the thorns.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explained the Tokyo 2020 Olympics delay to U.S. President Donald Trump and proposed to maintain close cooperation in a phone call between the leaders, top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.
ATHENS (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said on Tuesday that he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not discuss the cost of postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021 due to the coronavirus as it is a matter of saving lives.
ATHENS (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed, and held no later than the summer of 2021, the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organisers said on Tuesday.
TOKYO/ATHENS (Reuters) - The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games' 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the world's last sporting showpiece still standing this year.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Caster Semenya is confident she will book her Tokyo Olympics ticket by qualifying for the 200 metres after switching to the sprint distance in a bid to avoid World Athletics regulations aimed at lowering her testosterone.
LONDON (Reuters) - England coach Eddie Jones broke his own rule about never criticising match officials when he described the late red card for Manu Tuilagi as "absolute rubbish" and claimed England ended up playing against 16 men in their 33-30 Six Nations win over Wales on Saturday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Tries by Anthony Watson, Elliot Daly and Manu Tuilagi drove England to a more convincing victory over Wales than the 33-30 scoreline suggested on Saturday, but what the result means for the coronavirus-hit Six Nations championship remains to be seen.
LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese authorities searched the house of Spain's 2010 World Cup winning captain Iker Casillas on Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged money laundering and tax fraud in the world of football.