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    Tokyo Olympics 2021
    The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games that were postponed last week due to concerns around the coronavirus pandemic have been rescheduled for next summer. The games will open July 23, 2021, and close Aug. 8, 2021. The Paralympics will be held Aug. 24 through Sept. 5, 2021. The new schedule was agreed upon in a telephone...
    Field Hockey Canada's ace Goalkeeper David Carter has welcomed the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021. The IOC on Tuesday confirmed that it would push the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to next year due to the unfolding coronavirus...
    IOC president Thomas Bach says he did not discuss new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. One option would be July 23-Aug. 8. That is exactly one year from the now-postponed July 24-Aug. 9 dates. Bach says the exact dates is a question for the Tokyo...
    As the pressure mounts on the IOC to postpone the Olympics due to coronavirus pandemic, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra who is also the President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said that that he will follow whatever the IOC eventually decides to do about...
    Blake Govers
    The coronavirus pandemic prompted Australia to withdraw its athletes from the 2020 Olympics on Monday. With its athletes unable to train or prepare properly due to social distancing and a clampdown on travel, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) said it could no longer assemble a team for the July 24-Aug....
    The Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee issued joint statements Sunday evening saying that they refuse to send their teams to Tokyo unless their respective Games are pushed back a year. Canadian officials have made it clear that this is not just about athlete health but public health and...
    The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), backed by their Athletes’ Commissions, National Sports Organizations and the Government of Canada, have made the difficult decision to not send Canadian teams to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer of 2020. The COC and CPC urgently called on...
    The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted Olympic qualifying and put the whole Games in doubt but most athletes would be prepared to make big compromises to compete at Tokyo, Australia's field hockey gold medallist Jamie Dwyer has told Reuters. The outbreak has infected over 242,000 people and killed nearly 10,000, bringing...
    Tokyo 2020 Olympic Tickets
    Tickets holders of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games are anxiously waiting for word on the event’s status amid coronavirus concerns as reports surface that refunds may not be granted. The Tokyo 2020 ticketing policy states that organisers would not be held responsible if the Olympics are cancelled due...
    The IOC is coming under increasing pressure to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games after Spain insisted their competitors “can’t arrive in equal conditions” owing to the coronavirus outbreak. The International Olympic Committee confirmed on Wednesday it still expects the 2020 Games to begin on 24 July despite most global sporting events having already...
    Japan Olympic Committee vice-chairman Kozo Tashim
    The head of Japan soccer, who is also the vice-chairman of the Japan Olympic Committee, has tested positive for the coronavirus and apologised for possibly infecting others. "I have slight fever and pneumonia ... but otherwise I'm doing fine," Kozo Tashima said in a statement released by the Japan Football Association...
    Tokyo still insists the Olympics will go on, despite the dangerous coronavirus, but Greece has shut down one of its most popular traditions. The Olympic flame handover ceremony, which is scheduled for March 19, will be done without an audience, the Greek Olympic committee said Monday. The committee had already canceled...
    Postponing or cancelling the Tokyo Olympics is "inconceivable", Japan's Olympic minister said Wednesday, as the new coronavirus outbreak raises fears the event could be scrapped. "From the viewpoint of athletes who are the main protagonists in the Tokyo Games, as they are making adjustments and preparations for this once-in-four-years event......
    tokyo2020
    Tokyo’s National Stadium, set to be the centerpiece of next year’s Olympic Games, is ready and  will be officially unveiled on Dec. 21, with the Emperor’s Cup soccer final being the first sporting event to be held there on New Year’s Day.   Construction on the 60,000 capacity stadium was finished earlier...
    Japan Womens Hockey Team
    The Ready Steady “hockey test event” for the 2020 Olympic hockey tournaments will take place in Tokyo on 17-21 August. Eight teams have been invited to participate in this event. The Men’s as well as the Women’s tournaments will involve four teams each: -       Men’s: Japan, India, Malaysia, New Zealand -       Women’s:...

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