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Tokyo Games' fate in hands of powerful IOC boss Bach

28 Feb 2020

ATHENS Having pumped more than 12 billion dollars over nearly a decade into preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japan's dream is at risk from the coronavirus - and one man may have the final say.

Olympics-Tokyo Games' fate in hands of powerful IOC boss Bach

28 Feb 2020

ATHENS, Feb 28 Having pumped more than 12 billion dollars over nearly a decade into preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japan's dream is at risk from the coronavirus - and one man may have the final say.

Games torch relay organisers take measures against coronavirus

24 Feb 2020

ATHENS Greek organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic flame lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia next month said on Monday they have taken extra measures to avoid the coronavirus' spread during the torch's months-long relay.

Strong voices like Megan Rapinoe's are good for sports: German athlete body chief

16 Jan 2020

Athletes are not just sports role models and should speak out about social and political issues just like U.S. soccer player Megan Rapinoe at last year's World Cup, the CEO of independent German athletes' association Athleten Deutschland said.

Tsitsipas poised for Grand Slam breakthrough in 2020

15 Jan 2020

Few players have looked capable of breaking the stranglehold Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have had on Grand Slams over the last 15 years but if anyone can end their reign in 2020 it is likely to be Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Olympics: CAS verdict on Russia ban must come soon and be watertight - IOC

10 Jan 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland A decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over Russia's four-year ban for doping must come as soon as possible and leave no room for interpretation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.

Boxing federation's ability to pay off debts still unclear - IOC

10 Jan 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday that the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) ability to pay off its multi-million dollar debt was still unclear, reducing the chances of a swift end to the federation's Olympic suspension.

Games must connect with gamers to keep Olympics relevant - Bach

10 Jan 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland The International Olympic Committee has to connect with hundreds of millions of gamers worldwide if the Olympic body is to remain relevant with the younger generation, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Friday.

CAS verdict on Russia ban must come soon and be watertight - IOC

10 Jan 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland A decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over Russia's four-year ban for doping must come as soon as possible and leave no room for interpretation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.

Olympics-CAS verdict on Russia ban must come soon and be watertight-IOC

10 Jan 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan 10 A decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over Russia's four-year ban for doping must come as soon as possible and leave no room for interpretation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.

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