Other Tennis' French Open will now take place between September 20 and October 4 after being cancelled. The Cheltenham Festival went ahead as planned, but the Grand National will not be run in April. All horse racing will be suspended until the end April from Wednesday, March 18. Meanwhile, the World Indoor Athletics Championships were postponed, having been scheduled to be held in Nanjing between March 13-15 - with it now set to be held in 2021. The Tokyo Marathon on March 1 was run by elite athletes and closed to the public. In cycling, the UAE Tour has been cancelled after two Italian staff members tested positive for coronavirus. They were a part of one of the participating teams, with all riders - including Britain's Chris Froome - subsequently tested. WrestleMania 36 will take place behind close doors at the WWE Performance Center on April 4 & 5. In the world of golf, The Masters in Augusta has fallen victim to the coronavirus, while the NBA is suspended after Utah Jazz star … [Read more...] about Coronavirus sport cancellations: Full list of postponements as Premier League, Euro 2020, and Olympics cancelled
The IOC said: "In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community. … [Read more...] about Tokyo 2020 Olympics: When will the Games now take place after being postponed this summer?
Takahashi was paid $8.2m (£6.6m) by the committee that spearheaded Tokyo’s bid, according to financial records reviewed by Reuters – making him the single largest recipient of money from the Tokyo bid committee. He said it was for “wining and dining” people who could further the city’s bid and for marketing and other activities related to its Olympic campaign. Banking records from the Tokyo bid committee, which were examined by Reuters, show it paid around $46,500 to Seiko Watch. … [Read more...] about Japan businessman admits giving gifts for successful Tokyo Olympic bid
There is another saying in Bach’s native Germany – “wash me but don’t get me wet” – that rather seems to sum up the attitude of the Olympic family to a firestorm that began as a localised outbreak at the Monaco headquarters of the world governing body of athletics, has shifted to Japan and now threatens to spread to the IOC’s headquarters on the banks of Lake Geneva. … [Read more...] about Questions over Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid are spreading far and wide
Under the new system, IOC members will lose the right to vote for a city bidding for the games. An independent committee - made up of eight IOC members, athletes, and a representative of the Winter Sports Federation and the National Olympic Committee - will decide on the host city. … [Read more...] about Bribes scandal forces Olympics shake-up