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Athletics: Olympic qualification suspended until December

9 hours ago   |   Reuters

The governing body of athletics has suspended Olympic qualification until December due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has forced the Tokyo Games to be postponed until 2021...
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Fukushima Olympic Flame display cancelled over virus concerns

15 hours ago   |   Reuters

The exhibition of the Olympic Flame, due to remain on display in Fukushima until the end of the month, will be cancelled over coronavirus concerns, the Tokyo 2020 Organising...
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Tokyo 2020 delay gives everyone a fair chance, says Riner

16 hours ago   |   Reuters

Double Olympic judo champion Teddy Riner believes that staging the Tokyo Games in 2021 will put all athletes on an equal footing after the sports extravaganza was postponed for...
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Could Simone Biles really do the unthinkable and retire before Tokyo 2021?

17 hours ago   |   The Guardian

The gymnastics superstar has refused to commit to appearing at the next Olympics. Team USA would still be strong even without her though Last week when Simone Biles spoke to...
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Joe Clarke insists it would be 'ridiculous' to stick with picks made two years before Olympic Games

Joe Clarke insists it would be 'ridiculous' to stick with picks made two years before Olympic Games

1 day ago   |   Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE: Olympic champion Joe Clarke is leading calls for athletes to be given a second chance of selection for Tokyo - with the postponement of the Games causing a major...
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Phelps urges athletes to take care of mental health after Games delay

1 day ago   |   Reuters

Olympic great Michael Phelps has voiced his concerns over the negative impact on athletes' mental health of the Tokyo Games postponement prompted by the new coronavirus pandemic.
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Our horses were not prepared for 2020 Games: France's Staut

1 day ago   |   Reuters

The Olympics being postponed by a year proved to be a blessing in disguise for France's equestrian team whose horses were not quite ready to defend their crown at the Tokyo...
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Governing body plans to stage first world championship in Olympic year

1 day ago   |   Reuters

The international wrestling governing body, United World Wresting , plans to keep the world championship in its 2021 calendar as it would be the first time the event to be...
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Harlequins' Semi Kunatani arrested for ignoring Covid-19 quarantine

1 day ago   |   The Guardian   |   2 articles

Kunatani and one other unnamed player arrested Both players had returned to Fiji via Singapore The Fiji Rugby Union has criticised two of its players who have been arrested for...
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Moray runner spearheading campaign for 24-hour racing at Olympics

1 day ago   |   Press and Journal

Elgin's Grant Jeans is spearheading a campaign for 24-hour racing to be introduced to the Olympic Games. The Glasgow-based Moray athlete believes the time is right for the...
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Coronavirus: Canadian Grand Prix becomes ninth F1 race to be called off this...

Coronavirus: Canadian Grand Prix becomes ninth F1 race to be called off this year

The Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal has joined a growing list of Formula One races postponed due to the new coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, with the 2020 season yet to get on... Read more ...

Jimmy Greaves hospitalised as Tottenham confirm Spurs, England and Chelsea...

Jimmy Greaves hospitalised as Tottenham confirm Spurs, England and Chelsea legend undergoing treatment

TOTTENHAM have confirmed that football legend Jimmy Greaves has been taken to hospital. It is not yet known what he is being treated for but there is no suggestion it is linked... Read more ...

Tottenham confirm former striker Jimmy Greaves ill in hospital

Tottenham confirm former striker Jimmy Greaves ill in hospital

Tottenham and England legend Jimmy Greaves is in hospital sparking concern about of the greatest goalscorer English football has ever seen. Greaves was admitted to hospital in... Read more ...

Jos Buttler's World Cup final shirt sells for £65,100 as England hero raises...

Jos Buttler's World Cup final shirt sells for £65,100 as England hero raises thousands for charity

Jos Buttler placed the powder blue one-day jersey on eBay last week, and the 29-year-old received an incredible response with 82 bids made before the 7.30pm deadline on Tuesday. Read more ...

Barcelona legend Ronaldinho released from maximum security prison in...

Barcelona legend Ronaldinho released from maximum security prison in Paraguay and placed under house arrest

Ronaldinho has been placed under house arrest Barcelona legend Ronaldinho has reportedly been released from a maximum-security prison in Paraguay after being held captive for... Read more ...

Royal Ascot will not take place as a public event in June

Royal Ascot will not take place as a public event in June

A statement said the decision had been taken for public health and safety reasons. It might be possible to stage the biggest meeting of the flat season in June behind closed doors. Read more ...

Chelsea offer Stamford Bridge facilities to NHS staff to help fight...

Chelsea offer Stamford Bridge facilities to NHS staff to help fight coronavirus crisis

Chelsea are taking steps to help the NHS fight the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ...

Lions coach Warren Gatland suggests All Blacks 'decider' as warm-up for 2021...

Lions coach Warren Gatland suggests All Blacks 'decider' as warm-up for 2021 tour of South Africa

Warren Gatland has floated the idea of the Lions facing a home 'decider' against the All Blacks next June, before setting off to South Africa for their eight-match 2021 tour. Read more ...

Canadian Grand Prix becomes ninth F1 2020 race axed due to coronavirus crisis

Canadian Grand Prix becomes ninth F1 2020 race axed due to coronavirus crisis

The race in Montreal on June 14 was scheduled to kickstart a season in turmoil during the ongoing global crisis but Canada is still in lockdown and the showdown has been postponed Read more ...

Canadian GP ninth F1 2020 race to be called off due to coronavirus

Canadian GP ninth F1 2020 race to be called off due to coronavirus

The Canadian GP has become the ninth 2020 Formula 1 race to be called off, with the season now delayed until late June at the earliest. Read more ...