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Reuters International Sports
Apr 03, 2020

With Wimbledon lost, Federer and Williams running out of Grand Slam opportunities
The cancellation of Wimbledon this week has not only fanned the possibility of a total tennis wipeout for the rest of the season but may also have put an end to the Grand Slam title chase for both Roger Federer and Serena Williams.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 03, 2020

Play your part, health minister tells Premier League stars
Premier League soccer players need to take a pay cut and "play their part" as Britain battles the coronavirus pandemic, health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 03, 2020

Live practice games a 'beam of light' for baseball-starved Korean fans
For student Kim Jin-won, watching his favourite baseball team's practice games live on YouTube is a rare slice of happiness while stuck at home during South Korea's social distancing campaign aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 03, 2020

Sumo: Summer Grand tournament postponed due to coronavirus
The Summer Grand Sumo Tournament has been postponed by two weeks from its scheduled May 10 start due to concerns over the coronavirus, the Japan Sumo Association said on Friday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 03, 2020

Boxing: Russian coach diagnosed with coronavirus after Olympic qualifiers
A Russian national boxing team coach has tested positive for the coronavirus after returning home from Olympic qualifiers cut short in London last month.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 03, 2020

Olympics: AOC boss Coates takes pay cut due to coronavirus
Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates said on Friday he has taken a 20% cut to his "consulting fees" due to the coronavirus crisis.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 03, 2020

Chelsea to help Refuge tackle domestic abuse
English soccer club Chelsea have teamed up with domestic abuse charity Refuge to help raise funds for women and children left in vulnerable situations because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

U.S. NWSL Commissioner Baird targets season opener in June
Lisa Baird, commissioner of the U.S. National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), says they are targeting a return to action in late June and trying to hammer out a new schedule after the season was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Basketball-Australia's NBL denies Hawks sold to NBA prospect Ball
Australia's National Basketball League (NBL) has denied the struggling Illawarra Hawks club have been sold to teenage NBA prospect LaMelo Ball after the player's manager said it was a "done deal".

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Report: Masters could move to November, U.S. Open could shift west
A tentative plan for a revised professional golf calendar calls for the Masters to be held in November, and the U.S. Open possibly could get moved to California, Golfweek reported Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Report: PGA Tour executive tests positive for coronavirus
A PGA Tour staff member tested positive for the coronavirus but is "feeling better" and anticipating a complete recovery, Golfweek reported Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

European football focusing on restart in July and August
European football, currently at a standstill because of the coronavirus, is focusing on a restart in July and August with clubs and leagues being told that stopping competitions should "really be the last resort."

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

F1 driver Norris live shaves his head for charity
McLaren Formula One driver Lando Norris fulfilled a fundraising pledge by shaving his head live on his Twitch streaming channel on Thursday, even if he stopped short of becoming "Baldo Norris".

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

NASCAR industry joins race to help COVID-19 caregivers
The interruption to the 2020 NASCAR season due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been understandably disappointing and disconcerting for racers, fans, teams and the industry as a whole.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

FIFA chief says football will be totally different after coronavirus
Football will be totally different when it eventually resumes after the coronavirus outbreak, the head of global soccer body FIFA Gianni Infantino said on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Senior PGA Championship canceled, will return in '21
The Senior PGA Championship will not be played this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the PGA of America announced Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Swimming: Hungary's Laszlo Cseh to put off career finale after Tokyo Games postponement
Hungarian swimmer Laszlo Cseh has resolved to "keep going" for his dream to end his career with a golden swansong at what would be his fifth Olympic appearance in the Tokyo Games, postponed to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

New England Patriots team plane transporting 1.7 million masks for coronavirus relief
A call for help from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker prompted an unorthodox mission from the New England Patriots, who sent their team jet to China this week in order to retrieve 1.7 million N95 medical masks, the NFL side said on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

'There may be no more tennis this year', says Wimbledon chief Lewis
Tennis may not return until 2021 after the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of the entire grasscourt season and most of the claycourt campaign, All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) chief executive Richard Lewis said on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

World Games postponed to 2022 to avoid Tokyo Olympics clash
The 2021 World Games have been pushed back by a year to avoid clashing with the Tokyo Olympics which were rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic, World Games organisers said on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

National committees have final say on qualified athletes for Tokyo Games
Athletes already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will need to be picked again by their respective National Olympic Committees to compete at the postponed Games in 2021, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Moody's downgrades Formula One's outlook to negative
Credit rating agency Moody's changed Formula One's outlook to negative from positive on Thursday to reflect the impact of the coronavirus crisis on a sport yet to race in 2020.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

MotoGP start pushed back further as French race postponed
The start of the MotoGP season was pushed back to the end of May at the earliest on Thursday after France postponed its race at Le Mans due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Tokyo 2020 delay a blessing in disguise for India's Chopra
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will have to wait another year before chasing India's first Olympic track and field medal in Tokyo but the delay may turn out to be a blessing in disguise, the 22-year-old has told Reuters.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Keep courses closed during coronavirus lockdown: Golf Australia
Golf Australia on Thursday reiterated its recommendation that all golf courses in the country should be closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic after some clubs continued to allow play this week.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Golf: Asian Tour's Shinhan Donghae Open returns to Korea; Japan switch scrapped
Plans to host this year's Shinhan Donghae Open in Japan have been scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Asian Tour said on Thursday, with organisers now set to continue the golf tournament at its regular home in South Korea.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 02, 2020

Mixed martial arts: Nurmagomedov in quarantine, says Ferguson fight off
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says his fight against American Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 is off as he is in quarantine in Russia amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Basketball: McLaren to head up international basketball integrity unit
Canadian law professor Richard McLaren, who wrote a report into state-sponsored doping in Russia for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), was appointed Integrity Officer for the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

McLaren to put staff on furlough, F1 drivers take pay cut
McLaren became the first Formula One team to furlough staff because of the coronavirus on Wednesday, with drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz joining senior management in taking a pay cut.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Olympics: Zion on the 'Dream Team'? Athletes confused over qualifying for Games
The decision to delay the Tokyo Olympics by a year is sparking both anxiety and hope among the world's athletes as the coronavirus pandemic adds to confusion over who might qualify for the Games, now in 2021.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

NHL: Four more members of Senators organization test positive
The Ottawa Senators said Wednesday that four more members of the organization have recovered after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Woods, Mickelson to play coronavirus relief match with Brady, Manning: report
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will play a coronavirus relief golf match next month with Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, CNBC reported on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Wimbledon canceled for the first time since World War Two
The Wimbledon championships were canceled for the first time since World War Two on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic struck another blue-riband sports event off the calendar and wiped out the entire tennis grasscourt season.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Factbox: Reaction to cancellation of Wimbledon due to coronavirus
The Wimbledon championships were canceled for the first time since the Second World War on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic struck another major sports event off the calendar to wipe out the entire tennis grasscourt season.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

American gymnast Biles cried at news of Tokyo postponement
Four-times Olympic champion Simone Biles has finally broken her silence on the year-long postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and said on Wednesday that while the news left her in tears it was the right call.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

MLB cancels June's Cubs-Cardinals London Series due to coronavirus
Major League Baseball, which already postponed the start of its 2020 season because of the coronavirus outbreak, said on Wednesday it has decided to cancel its planned return to London in June.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Golf - Curtis Cup rescheduled from June to 2021
The 41st edition of golf's biennial women's amateur Curtis Cup tournament due to be held in June at Conwy in Wales has been rescheduled to 2021 due to the coronavirus, organizers said on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Aprilia MotoGP boss slams 'absurd' Iannone doping ban
The Aprilia MotoGP team slammed an 18-month doping ban for Italian rider Andrea Iannone as absurd on Wednesday and said they would back his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

MotoGP rider Iannone handed 18 month ban for failed dope test
Italian MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone has been banned for 18 months after failing a dope test last November, the sport's governing body said on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Motor racing - Silverstone holding out until end of April on British GP
British Grand Prix organizers have set an end of April deadline to decide whether the country's Formula One race goes ahead as scheduled in July or becomes another casualty of the coronavirus.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

World champion Kapas among nine Hungarian swimmers infected with coronavirus
Butterfly world champion Boglarka Kapas is among nine swimmers on the Hungarian national team to have tested positive for coronavirus, the country's swimming association said in a statement late on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Olympic flame passed to Fukushima during low-key ceremony
Tokyo 2020 organizers left the Olympic flame in the hands of Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday where it will be on display in a lantern for the next month after the Games were postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Toronto's event ban doesn't apply to sports teams
Toronto mayor John Tory announced Tuesday a ban on public events until June 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the edict doesn't apply to the city's sports teams.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

Tennis: Top players donate, lower tier counts cost of coronavirus shutdown
While top players donate to coronavirus relief efforts and post cooking and workout videos online, lower level professionals are counting the cost of the tennis shutdown with some fearing they will be unable to put food on the table if it lasts much longer.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 01, 2020

China bans big crowd events to curb second wave of infections
HONG KONG (Reuters - Sports bodies in China have been banned from organizing events that will draw large crowds until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak, the country's National Sports Bureau said in a directive issued on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

NBA, union negotiating player-pay plan
The NBA and the players association are in discussions regarding withholding player pay in the event regular-season games are canceled, ESPN reported Tuesday night.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

NBA players to take part in NBA 2K tournament
The NBA is the latest professional sports league to turn to esports in the absence of real events, as the league, the players association and 2K Sports announced Tuesday the formation of a players-only NBA 2K20 tournament to benefit charity.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Logano finds new purpose during break in racing
Like so many in the world right now, NASCAR champion Joey Logano is spending his downtime figuring out ways to make a positive difference in his community.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Durant headlines players in NBA 2K video game tourney
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant will headline the list of 16 National Basketball Association players who will compete in a NBA 2K video game tournament to help support coronavirus relief efforts, the NBA and its esports arm said on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Patrick McEnroe feeling fine after mild case of coronavirus
Retired tennis player Patrick McEnroe has recovered from a mild case of coronavirus, he announced on social media on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Sports streaming service DAZN to stop paying rights fees to leagues: source
Streaming service DAZN Group has told sports leagues it will not pay rights fees for any suspended or cancelled games amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

NFL expects to play full season as scheduled despite coronavirus
While the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the global sporting calendar, the NFL said on Tuesday it planned to have a full season, including games in London and Mexico City, and to kick off on time in September.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

NFL owners vote to add two playoff teams in 2020
NFL owners voted on Tuesday to expand the postseason to 14 teams for the 2020 season.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

NFL plans full season, starting on time
A full regular season without any coronavirus-related delay is the current expectation of the NFL for the 2020 season.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

NHL extends self-quarantine to April 15
The NHL self-quarantine period is being extended through April 15.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Brady to wear No. 12 with Bucs; Godwin switches to 14
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday that quarterback Tom Brady will wear No. 12 with his new team, just as he did for 20 seasons with the New England Patriots.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Maracana stadium transformed as work begins on Rio field hospital
Lorries and labourers moved into the famous Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday to start building a field hospital that will host patients carrying the coronavirus.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Olympic champion Puig finding new 'normal' with Games delay
With the tennis calendar paused and the Tokyo Games postponed to 2021, Olympic champion Monica Puig finds herself having to navigate a longer runway to her title defense and the long hours of quarantine felt by many communities across the globe.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Doping: WADA reinstates International Taekwondo Federation
The International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s non-compliant list, WADA said on Tuesday following a vote by its executive committee.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

World Games reviewing 2021 dates to avoid Olympic clash
Organizers of next year's World Games said on Tuesday they were urgently reviewing their options after the rescheduling of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

FIFA working on "Football Marshall plan" for virus impact
FIFA are working on the details of a "Football Marshall plan" to deal with the financial fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic, which will almost certainly result in them dipping into their $2.7 billion reserves.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Federer wows fans on Twitter with video of trick shots
Roger Federer delighted fans by posting a video on Twitter on Tuesday, which shows him executing some trademark trick shots against a wall in the snow.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Tough for game to resume this year, says Tennis Australia chief
Tennis could lose the remainder of the 2020 season to the coronavirus pandemic, Tennis Australia (TA) chief executive Craig Tiley has said.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

2020 Games postponement signals growing power shift from IOC to athletes
Tweeting from her Toronto couch two weeks ago, six-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser had two words for the International Olympic Committee, which had yet to postpone the Tokyo Summer Games amid the coronavirus pandemic: "Insensitive and irresponsible."

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Mickelson 'working on' potential rematch with Woods
American golfer Phil Mickelson got fans excited in the midst of a virtual halt to live sports by the coronavirus pandemic when he hinted at a rematch with longtime rival Tiger Woods.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

WTA working on better pay, considers extending Tour
With lower-level players reeling financially from the tennis shutdown over the coronavirus, the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) told Reuters it is working to boost players' earnings when the sport resumes and considering extending the 2020 season.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

New Zealand's Radio Sport goes off air as coronavirus bites
New Zealand's Radio Sport has ceased broadcasting indefinitely because of the coronavirus shutdown, bringing to an end nearly a quarter of a century of commentary, interviews and sport-related chat.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 31, 2020

Exclusive: Japan businessman paid $8.2 million by Tokyo Olympics bid lobbied figure at center of French corruption probe
By Antoni Slodkowski, Nathan Layne, Mari Saito and Ami Miyazaki

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

U.S. Open venue to host 350-bed temporary hospital amid coronavirus pandemic
A portion of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is set to transform into a 350-bed temporary hospital on Tuesday, the USTA said, as the coronavirus outbreak strains resources in New York City, which as been dramatically affected by the pandemic.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

USA Rugby to file for bankruptcy
USA Rugby will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to "insurmountable financial constraints" that were accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic, the governing body said on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

NFL transaction notebook: Steelers officially sign Ebron
The Pittsburgh Steelers officially signed tight end Eric Ebron on Monday, completing their biggest addition of the offseason.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Jailed CBF president given early release by NY judge
The octogenarian Brazilian soccer boss jailed as part of the corruption investigation inside world soccer's governing body FIFA is to be released early on compassionate grounds, the judge in the case said on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Augusta National donates $2 million to COVID-19 fight
Augusta National Golf Club said on Monday it is donating $2 million to assist the Augusta area in the fight against the coronavirus that has already forced it to postpone the Masters tournament it typically hosts every April.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Record-setting kicker Dempsey battling COVID-19
Record-setting New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey has tested positive for COVID-19.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Norris to shave his head after esports fundraiser
McLaren Formula One driver Lando Norris will have to shave his head after raising more than $10,000 from esports racing in the fight against coronavirus.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Mickelson 'working on' rematch vs. Tiger
Phil Mickelson says he is "working on" a rematch with Tiger Woods.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

North American sports will return, but will the fans?
When North American sports leagues return to action after the coronavirus crisis, questions are sure to linger over whether the fans will be willing, or have the resources, to pack stadiums as they once did, sports analysts have said.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Old-style frugality pays off for PGA pro in uncertain times
Cameron Percy has long lived with unfashionable frugality almost unbecoming of a golfer on the world's most lucrative circuit, but his decision to eschew a lifestyle of the rich and famous is suddenly looking wiser.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Red Bull's Marko suggested 'corona camp' for F1 drivers
Red Bull's motorsport head Helmut Marko suggested his Formula One and junior drivers should catch the coronavirus while racing is on hold so they would be protected from sickness later in the year.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Only 479 days to go: Tokyo resets the clock on Olympics
Within hours of Olympic organizers confirming that the rescheduled Games would start on July 23 next year, Tokyo's main countdown clock had been reset to show that 479 days remain until the opening ceremony of the sporting event is held.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

British authorities suspend Saunders' boxing license
WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders had his license suspended by Britain's boxing authorities on Monday after a social media post in which he advised men how to hit their female partners during the coronavirus lockdown.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Dates in summer 2022 being sought for 2021 world championships
Athletics' world championships have been postponed until the summer of 2022 and the global governing body is seeking new dates for the event in Eugene, Oregon that was originally scheduled for 2021.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Japan, IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics
The postponed Olympic Games will now begin on July 23 next year and run until Aug. 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee said on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to plan and prepare for them properly this year.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Japan, IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics: Kyodo
Japanese organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games would start on July 23, 2021, and run until Aug. 8, Kyodo news reported.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Next year's Olympics set for July 23 2021 start, Tokyo games organizers say
Next year's Olympic Games have been set to begin on July 23, 2021 and will run until Aug. 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, Yoshiro Mori said on Monday, after he made the decision with the International Olympic Committee.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Tokyo 2020's Muto: venue problems already apparent for next year's Games
Problems have already become apparent in planning for venues for next year's Olympics, although organizers have yet to be told that they can't use any venue, the CEO of Tokyo 2020, Toshiro Muto, told a news conference on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Japan, IOC agree for next year's Olympic Games to start on July 23, Kyodo says
Japanese organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games would start on July 23, 2021 and run until Aug. 8, Kyodo news reported.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Baseball: Masked South Korean players in practice game broadcast online
The twanging sound of bat hitting ball pierced the eerie silence of an empty baseball stadium as a Lotte Giants player wearing a white surgical mask doubled to right field during an in-house practice game on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Triathlon: No swimming but Zaferes keeps running and cycling toward Olympic goal
Triathlon world champion Katie Zaferes has been unable to keep on top of her swimming while she is on an enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic but she is confident that come 2021, competing at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be more meaningful.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

We will win fight against coronavirus, says marathon great Kipchoge
Eliud Kipchoge, the world's greatest marathon man, reckoned his first reaction was shock when he heard at home in Kenya that the 2020 Olympic Games had been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Olympics organizers in talks to hold opening ceremony on July 23, 2021: Asahi TV
The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are in final-stage discussions to hold the opening ceremony for the rescheduled Games on July 23, 2021, Japan's Asahi TV reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Decision on Olympics tickets still under discussion: Tokyo Games committee
A top official from the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee on Monday said that a decision on the status of tickets purchased for the 2020 Games was still being considered, and acknowledged that the additional costs to delay the Games remained unclear.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

IOC member Malago predicts delayed Games will be held in July next year
The head of Italy's Olympic Committee (CONI) believes that the Tokyo Games, postponed by a year because of a coronavirus pandemic, will start on July 23, 2021, he said in a television interview.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Tokyo ceremony must include coronavirus reference, says producer
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics must acknowledge the coronavirus crisis which forced their postponement and incorporate it into next year's opening ceremony, executive producer Marco Balich said.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Tokyo Olympics president says new Games date could come this week
A decision on a new date for Japan's Olympics, postponed because of a coronavirus pandemic, could come as early as this week, the president of the Tokyo organizing committee, Yoshiro Mori, said on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Wimbledon will be canceled, says German tennis official - report
Wimbledon organizers will announce the cancellation of the grasscourt Grand Slam this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff has told Sky Sports.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Tokyo Olympics president says expects call from IOC on new Games date
Tokyo Olympics organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori said on Monday that he was expecting a call from International Olympics Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach this week to decide new dates for the Games.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 30, 2020

Bananas, baseball and headaches - counting the cost of Tokyo's Olympic delay
Japan's Olympic delay has upended years of careful planning by organizers and spawned costly headaches for small businesses, hotels and even pro baseball teams, compounding a $12 billion price tag.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 29, 2020

Badminton duo adamant Olympics delay won't derail record-breaking bid
The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics has dampened the hopes of Indonesia's Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan of becoming the sport's oldest gold medalists, but the pair is determined to stay in shape by restructuring their training program.

Reuters International Sports
Mar 29, 2020

Australia says no collusion in decision to withdraw from 2020 Games
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has said its decision to pull out of the 2020 Tokyo Games was unilateral and made without the knowledge of Canada or the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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