Delayed Tokyo Olympics likely to open in July 2021 – media

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese organisers are in final stages of talks to set the opening date for the Tokyo Games in July next year, Japanese media said.  The Tokyo event, postponed last week due to the coronavirus pandemic, will most likely have its opening ceremony in 2021 on July 23 and closing…

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English leagues say facing difficult decisions over virus impact

England’s Premier League and Football League said on Friday they faced “difficult decisions” about the financial fall-out of the coronavirus but would not re-start until it was safe to do so. The leagues have set April 30 as a date for a possible return to action but that appears to be optimistic given the country…

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England’s lower non-league divisions and grassroots game to end

All English soccer below the three divisions of the fifth tier National League will end immediately due to the coronavirus pandemic with all results from the season expunged, the FA said on Thursday.  The top three National League divisions, the Women’s Super League and women’s championship remain in talks about how best to conclude their…

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Rescheduled Tokyo Games may come before summer 2021: Bach

The head of the global Olympic movement said on Wednesday the rescheduled Tokyo Games faced “thousands” of logistical and financial problems but could go ahead before summer 2021. Though most people have assumed the Games will be held around roughly the same July-August timetable as they were planned for this year, International Olympic Committee (IOC)…

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UEFA formally postpones Champions League, Europa League finals

This season’s Champions League, Europa League and women’s Champions League finals scheduled for May have been formally postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, European soccer’s governing body UEFA said on Tuesday.  All three competitions are currently suspended along with almost every European domestic league because of the coronavirus while UEFA last week postponed the Euro…

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Tokyo 2020 Games will be postponed, says IOC member Dick Pound

The International Olympic Committee has decided to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, IOC member Dick Pound said on Monday. Major sporting nations Australia and Canada had already withdrawn on Monday as organisers came under global pressure to postpone the event for the first time in its 124-year modern history. …

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Monaco GP cancelled as coronavirus hits more F1 races

Monaco cancelled its showcase Formula One Grand Prix, the sport’s most famous and glamorous race, in another high-profile casualty of the coronavirus epidemic on Thursday. The race was on the first world championship calendar in 1950 and has been held without fail since 1955. Formula One earlier said the May 24 race was postponed, along…

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