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Category: Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

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‘Full steam ahead’: Team GB confident Olympics will go ahead – and with fans

Chef de mission Mark England believes ‘time is on our side’He says organisers are hopeful spectators can fill the stadiums Team GB’s chef de mission for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics has shot down suggestions the Games could be derailed again by Covid-1…

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Tokyo 2020 head says ‘impossible’ to delay Olympics as public opposition grows

Japanese poll on Wednesday finds just 16% think Games should go ahead this year but Tokyo committee chief says preparations will continueCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe president of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, Y…

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Tokyo 2020 head says ‘impossible’ to delay Olympics as public opposition grows

Japanese poll on Wednesday finds just 16% think Games should go ahead this year but Tokyo committee chief says preparations will continueCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe president of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, Y…

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Olympics official says he is not certain Tokyo Games will go ahead

IOC’s Dick Pound voices concern after host city declared state of emergency due to third wave of coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDick Pound, a senior member of the International Olympic Committee, has said he “can…

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IOC seeks Covid vaccines for athletes in second wave so Olympics can go ahead

IOC: athletes do not want to ‘jump queue’ but must get jabsConfidence remains delayed 2020 Games will go ahead in July The International Olympic Committee is working on ways to get athletes the coronavirus jab in the second or third wave so that the To…

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Phil Neville approached by Inter Miami to leave Team GB plans in doubt

England coach in running to take over Beckham’s MLS sideNeville was expected to lead Team GB at Tokyo OlympicsThe England Women coach, Phil Neville, has been approached by Inter Miami about the managerial role at the Major League Soccer side.Inter Miam…

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A golden year for sport? 2021 is already looking like 2020 – with a bitter twist | Sean Ingle

The Olympics and Euros will likely take place in pared back form, but the overall landscape is looking a lot more like it was in 2020 than we were expecting just a month agoDo you know how many days there are until the Olympic Games get under way? Prec…

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Sebastian Coe shrugs off concerns that Nike track spikes give unfair advantage

Contentious shoes worn by numerous recent record-breakersWorld Athletics chief does not want to ‘suffocate innovation’Sebastian Coe, the president of World Athletics, has dismissed concerns that Nike’s controversial new track spikes, which have produce…

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Fresh fears for Tokyo Olympics as host city sees surge in Covid-19 infections

Tokyo reported 1,300 new coronavirus infections on ThursdayHealth experts concerned over stretched medical infrastructureWhen Japanese and International Olympic Committee officials finally accepted defeat in March and postponed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics,…

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Fresh fears for Tokyo Olympics as host city sees surge in Covid-19 infections

Tokyo reported 1,300 new coronavirus infections on ThursdayHealth experts concerned over stretched medical infrastructureWhen Japanese and International Olympic Committee officials finally accepted defeat in March and postponed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics,…

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Team GB’s Olympic contenders should seek advice from Ennis-Hill, says Coe

Coe urges gold medal hopefuls to reach out to Ennis-HillJessica Ennis-Hill’s London 2012 preparation was ‘textbook’Sebastian Coe has urged Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson to seek out Jessica Ennis-Hill for advice on how to deal with the …

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Team GB’s Olympic contenders should seek advice from Ennis-Hill, says Coe

Coe urges gold medal hopefuls to reach out to Ennis-HillJessica Ennis-Hill’s London 2012 preparation was ‘textbook’Sebastian Coe has urged Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson to seek out Jessica Ennis-Hill for advice on how to deal with the …

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Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games

Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second timeDeep inside the UK Sport offices in central London there is a secret wall, accessible to only the most senior figures, on…

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Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games

Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second timeDeep inside the UK Sport offices in central London there is a secret wall, accessible to only the most senior figures, on…

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Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games

Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second timeDeep inside the UK Sport offices in central London there is a secret wall, accessible to only the most senior figures, on…

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Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games

Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second timeDeep inside the UK Sport offices in central London there is a secret wall, accessible to only the most senior figures, on…

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Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games

Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second timeDeep inside the UK Sport offices in central London there is a secret wall, accessible to only the most senior figures, on…

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England could suffer if Neville picks experience over youth for Team GB | Suzanne Wrack

Success at the Olympics will be his main aim if, as expected, the outgoing Lionesses manager is named in charge of Team GBAs the year draws to an end, the postponed Olympics creep closer and with it the tough decision of who should represent Team GB in…

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Athletics drug cheats will be ‘fearlessly weeded out’, Sebastian Coe warns

Coe hopes it will be harder than ever to cheat at Tokyo OlympicsWorld Athletics president says system has restored confidenceSebastian Coe has warned the biggest names in track and field that being “high profile no longer protects you from the investig…

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Horses for courses but equestrian should not be dropped from Olympics

The Olympics is not really about sport; it is about narratives that weave myths about national characterI do not care how many sports you add to the Olympics. Breakdancing sounds like fun. Sport climbing will also be great, as soon as I work out what t…