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Category: Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

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Diacks’ $55m of suspicious bank transfers linked to Tokyo Olympic bid

French prosecutors investigate Lamine Diack and his sonLamine and Papa Massata Diack jailed for role in Russian dopingMore than $55m was transferred in and out of suspicious bank accounts linked to Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of global athl…

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Phil Neville eager to lead Team GB at rescheduled Tokyo Olympics

Neville stood down as England Women’s manager in April‘Olympics is a massive ambition of mine. The FA know that’Phil Neville has said he wants to lead Team GB at the Olympics and expects the Football Association to make a decision “pretty quickly” on w…

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Olympic torch goes on display in Japan before rescheduled Games – video

The Olympic flame has gone on display in Tokyo, having arrived from Greece in March and been mostly hidden away since the Olympics were postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.The flame was unveiled on Monday at a small ceremony by Ya…

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Sky Brown: ‘Sometimes you fall but I wanted to show me getting up again’

Great Britain’s 12-year-old world skateboarding bronze medallist is recuperating after a horrific accident but already thinking of next year’s Olympic Games“I thought it was kind of cool,” Sky Brown says as she remembers the first time she watched foot…

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Sport’s cascading tales of abuse and fear demand action from the very top | Sean Ingle

Victims have spoken out and some culprits have even admitted regret. Now it’s time for the governing bodies to show they careIn safer and saner times, the world’s eyes would now be fixed on the Tokyo Olympics: the gleaming smiles, the shiny medals, the…

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Eilidh McIntyre: ‘I’ll be nervous about the Olympics going ahead until I’m at the start line’

With one year to go until the postponed Tokyo Olympics begin, Britain’s gold-medal hopeful in sailing talks about how the delay of a lifetime dream has affected herEilidh McIntyre offers profuse apologies that are completely unnecessary. A gentle quest…

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Rescheduled Tokyo Olympics must be simple and safe, says Games official

John Coates says health of athletes must be securedThis week marks one year until postponed Games beginSenior Olympic official John Coates has reiterated that Tokyo must stage a simplified summer Games next year with the health and safety of athletes t…

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Australian Olympic sports count cost without Tokyo 2020 | Kieran Pender

There are no guarantees the event will go ahead even in 2021 but there are some upsides to postponementBut for a global pandemic, the heads of Australia’s Olympic sports would have been in Tokyo this week, waiting anxiously for the 2020 Games to begin …

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Coe warns Christian Coleman not to expect Olympic deal over missed tests

Sebastian Coe surprised by Coleman’s thought of Tokyo dealWorld Athletics president optimistic of fans at Monaco eventSebastian Coe, the president of World Athletics, has warned Christian Coleman not to expect any special deals or favours that would al…

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French Olympic hopeful climber Luce Douady, 16, dies after cliff fall

Douady seen as one of the sport’s brightest young talents French climbing federation expresses ‘immense sadness’ Teenage French climbing prodigy Luce Douady was killed on Sunday when she fell on a footpath in a climbing area in the French Alps, the Fre…

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Alice Dearing: ‘I don’t want to always be referred to as the black swimmer from Britain’ | Sean Ingle

Britain’s best in the open water shares her experiences of racism in swimming and how she is breaking barriers for black people to take up the sportIt sounds scarcely believable in modern, multiracial Britain but nearly a century after the sprinter Jac…

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Japan to explore ‘simplified’ Olympics, says Tokyo governor

Possible changes for Games next year being discussedMandatory testing and limited movement among optionsTokyo’s governor Yuriko Koike has said it may be necessary to a stage a “simplified” Olympics next year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic a…

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Japan to explore ‘simplified’ Olympics, says Tokyo governor

Possible changes for Games next year being discussedMandatory testing and limited movement among optionsTokyo’s governor Yuriko Koike has said it may be necessary to a stage a “simplified” Olympics next year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic a…

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Running with deer in park helped Dina Asher-Smith to stay in shape

Sprinter trained over longer distances in lockdownAsher-Smith relieved when Olympics postponedDina Asher-Smith has described how running with deer has kept her fit during the Covid-19 lockdown, also admitting she felt relieved when the Olympics were po…

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2021 is last chance to hold Tokyo Olympic Games, agrees IOC chief

Thomas Bach says he understands comments by Japanese PM that 2021 is the ‘last option’The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, has warned that the Tokyo Games would have to be scrapped if the coronavirus pandemic made it impo…

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Tokyo Olympics not reliant on Covid-19 vaccine, says senior IOC member

John Coates says the IOC will ‘continue to plan’ for 2021Views counter to Shinzo Abe’s belief that ‘it would be hard’A senior IOC figure has played down suggestions from the Japan Medical Association that it would be “difficult” for the Tokyo Olympics …

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Tokyo Olympics not reliant on Covid-19 vaccine, says senior IOC member

John Coates says the IOC will ‘continue to plan’ for 2021Views counter to Shinzo Abe’s belief that ‘it would be hard’A senior IOC figure has played down suggestions from the Japan Medical Association that it would be “difficult” for the Tokyo Olympics …

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Doctors on the return of sports: ‘Fans may not be in stadiums until well into 2021’

When will fans be let back into stadiums? Is it safe to reopen leagues? And will the sporting landscape be changed forever? Dr Nate Favini, medical lead at Forward healthcare services: “It all comes down to testing. If you have rapid and highly accurat…

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Tokyo 2020 organisers force IOC to delete claim about extra costs

Dispute over who funds costs with Olympics delayed until 2021IOC omits remarks on website that Japan PM had agreed to payThe International Olympic Committee has been strongly rebuked by the Tokyo 2020 organisers and the Japanese government after saying…

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Athletes banned until 2020 can compete at Olympics next year, says AIU chief

Brett Clothier says bans are based on time, not events‘It’s an unfortunate situation but one that is very clear’The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics will allow athletes banned until 2020 to qualify for the Games next year as doping bans are based on …