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Olympic chiefs bracing for extra costs in rescheduling Tokyo Games

Olympic chiefs bracing for extra costs in rescheduling Tokyo Games

Olympic chiefs said Thursday they were bracing themselves for the extra costs incurred by rescheduling the Tokyo Games by a year to 2021. The historic decision to postpone the summer Olympics by 12 months was taken this week amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It was the first peacetime postponement of the Games. According to the […]

Biles says mental strain to wait for Olympics will take toll

Reigning world and Olympic all-around gymnastics champion Simone Biles says coping with the mental strain of waiting another year for the Tokyo Olympics will take a heavy toll by 2021. Biles, who turned 23 last month, told the Today show on US Olympic telecaster NBC that she expects coaches will have her in top condition, […]

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Olympic sports fret over lost Games income

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and the shutdown of the sporting calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic are going to hit international sports federations hard financially. Many sports that are part of the Games depend heavily on the payouts every four years from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). “The situation is tense and very […]

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Japan, IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games would start on July 23, 2021, and run until Aug. 8, Kyodo news reported. The Games were postponed last week due to the deepening coronavirus outbreak. The delay is the first in the 124-year history of […]

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Tokyo eyes July 2021 for delayed Olympics

Tokyo Olympics organizers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus. Given the ongoing pandemic and need for preparation time, the most likely plan would be for the Games to begin on July 23, 2021, […]

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Diaz stays  in shape with  daily workout

BY WAYLON GALVEZ Despite the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics due to Covid-19, Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz remains focused on training in an effort to stay in shape and ready once action resumes with international tournaments.  Diaz is in Kuala Lumpur for a training camp since mid February as part of her preparation […]

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