Thursday, July 9, 2020

Tokyo 2021 Olympics

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Thursday it may be necessary to a stage a “simplified” Olympics next year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and that organisers were already discussing possible changes. Koike's comments come after the Yomiuri newspaper reported that various options, such as mandatory coronavirus...
NarinderBatra
Getting new private sponsors for Olympic sports won''t be possible in the next one year as long as the health and financial effects of coronavirus still exist, according to Indian Olympic Association ( IOA ) and FIH President Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra. Batra said that while most of existing sponsors...
Tokyo Olympics
After two months of working from home, Tokyo 2020 staff began returning to the office this week. “Precautions are in order but it feels good to be back,” Tokyo 2020 International Communications Senior Manager Tristan Lavier said on Twitter.   He added that the “new normal” means that the open space in the office can’t...
Tokyo 2021
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) met today for an Executive Project Review via teleconference. IOC Coordination Commission Chair John Coates and Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi joined Tokyo 2020 President MORI Yoshiro and CEO MUTO Toshiro...
Barely a month ago, South African Goalkeeper Rassie Pieterse was playing test matches against the USA and Germany men's hockey team. He was looking forward to 2020 being as 'normal' as possible. His pursuit to play his third Olympics this year would’ve been achieved. 'Normal', however, no longer exists in the...
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...

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