With the 2020 Olympics postponed until 2021, there are fears the delay will shatter the gold medal hopes of many ageing athletes.
Cancelling the 2020 Olympics is “unthinkable” although the classification of the coronavirus as a pandemic will likely have some impact on the Games, the Tokyo city governor said on Thursday.
When Tokyo was awarded the rights to the 2020 Olympics in Buenos Aires six years ago, it was hoped Japan’s reputation for efficiency and the bid’s promise of a “compact games” could ensure a smooth buildup to the event.
The slogan for the world aquatics championships in S Korea is “Dive into Peace”.
The 2020 Olympics can “usher in a new Tokyo” and, along with the Rugby World Cup.
Japan bade farewell to their delegation of athletes heading for the Asian Games.
Japan is being scorched by an intense heatwave, as the thermometer hit 43 Celsius.
Evergreen American Venus Williams dismisses any notion of announcing her retirement anytime soon.
German football authorities are told to find a compromise with the visiting China Under-20 team over the issue of pro-Tibet protests.
Tokyo slashes its budget for the 2020 Olympics by an additional $360 million amid mounting pressure to reduce the cost of hosting the huge sports event.