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Category: Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

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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 …

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‘This is not real life’: Sydney McLaughlin on running in the Olympics at 16

The hurdler made her Olympic debut while still a teenager, so she knows time is on her side as she looks forward to the postponed Tokyo GamesFor many professional athletes, the Olympics are a lifelong dream, the opportunity to represent their countries…

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Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish attack British Cycling in Instagram chat

Wiggins questions competence of governing bodyCavendish queries qualification process for TokyoSir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish have aimed stinging criticism at British Cycling, the sport’s national governing body, in a Q&A session on Instagr…

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Tokyo Games chief says postponed Olympics not certain to go ahead in 2021

‘I don’t think anyone can say if it is possible by next July’Japanese media estimate cost of posptonement at $2-6bnThe chief executive of the Tokyo Games cannot guarantee the postponed Olympics will be staged next year even with a 12-month delay.Japan’…

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Katherine Grainger: ‘We’re suddenly in a very different world’ | Donald McRae

Former Olympic champion is still excited about UK Sport’s future – not only in terms of medals but having a positive impact on society“We are asking hard questions like who might be facing bankruptcy in the short term, because that’s the reality right …

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British sports bodies fear financial ruin because of coronavirus pandemic

Handful of national governing bodies face an existential threat‘Sports like ours will find it very difficult to recover’Some British sporting bodies, including those sending athletes to next year’s Olympics, fear they could go under because of the coro…

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Simone Biles fears mental toll on athletes after postponement of Tokyo Olympics

Gymnast was set to be one of the stars of this summer’s GamesAmerican says she agrees with decision to delay Tokyo OlympicsSimone Biles has spoken of her fears of the mental toll on athletes as they ponder an extra year of preparation for the Tokyo Oly…

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UKA urged to gift Tokyo Anniversary Games to ease tension with West Ham

Former UKA chair Ed Warner says ‘radical’ idea could be solutionWest Ham adamant London Stadium will stay set up for footballUK Athletics can end its spat with West Ham United over whether the Premier League club can stage the Anniversary Games at the …

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Japan businessman admits giving gifts for successful Tokyo Olympic bid

Haruyuki Takahasi lobbied IOC members to try to win votesTakahashi received significant funds from Tokyo bid committee New questions about Tokyo’s successful bid for the 2020 Olympics have been raised after a businessman admitted he had given digital c…