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When the Olympics are stopped by extraordinary world events

It was meant to be the first Games to be held beyond Europe and North America, a spectacle to showcase to the world that Tokyo had overcome the earthquake that had devastated the city some years earlier. But the 1940 Olympics was the Games that never was.

  • March 25th 2020 at 19:32

'Heartbreaking,' but Covid-19 is 'way bigger' than Olympics postponement

Athletes from around the world took to social media Tuesday to react with a mixture of relief, sadness and goodwill to the postponement of Tokyo 2020.

  • March 25th 2020 at 18:25

Roger Federer and wife donate $1 million to help fight coronavirus

Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, announced on Wednesday that they would be personally donating 1 million Swiss Francs ($1.02 million) to help the most vulnerable families in Switzerland impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

  • March 25th 2020 at 18:14

'Inconceivable' for the English Premier League to return anytime soon

Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville says it is "inconceivable" for the English Premier League to return to action in the next three or four months.

  • March 25th 2020 at 12:05

She put on hold having children to compete at now postponed Olympics

As the Olympic movement grapples with Tokyo 2020's postponement, Mallory Weggemann understands. She is built for adaptation.

  • March 24th 2020 at 20:25

Japanese PM and IOC chief agree to postpone 2020 Olympics until 2021

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to propose a delay of about one year for the Olympics to International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach on Tuesday, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reports.

  • March 24th 2020 at 16:31

Tokyo 2020 edges closer to postponement

International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound predicted the 2020 Games in Toyko will be postponed because of the coronavirus, which would make it the largest event yet halted or rescheduled by the global pandemic.

  • March 24th 2020 at 13:13

Mourinho helps out at food bank amid coronavirus outbreak

With football leagues around the world postponed for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus outbreak, players and managers have found themselves with plenty of free time on their hands.

  • March 24th 2020 at 12:10

Postponing Tokyo 2020 is a 'realistic option,' say organizers

After insisting for weeks that the 2020 Olympic Games would go ahead as planned, Tokyo's Organizing Committee says that postponement is now a "realistic option."

  • March 23rd 2020 at 23:23

'We're at a loss,' say Olympic athletes left in limbo

With the biggest date on the sporting calendar looming, Sandi Morris has nowhere to train.

  • March 23rd 2020 at 16:33

Azerbaijan Grand Prix postponed amid pandemic

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been postponed, becoming the latest sporting event to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • March 23rd 2020 at 16:21

In a world gripped by fear, marble racing proves welcome distraction

Different colored marbles race down a path curved in a sandy beach, crashing into one another as they vie for position.

  • March 23rd 2020 at 12:52

Canada and Australia will not send athletes to Tokyo Olympics

Canada and Australia will not send athletes to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo because of the risks associated with the coronavirus outbreak, the Olympic committees for both countries said in separate statements on Sunday.

  • March 23rd 2020 at 06:39

Middle East's first female esports team makes debut

Galaxy Racers compete in world finals of Girl Gamer festival in Dubai.

  • March 21st 2020 at 11:40

Ex-Premier League footballer dies at age 35 after fall

Former Premier League footballer Peter Whittingham has died at age 35 nearly two weeks after sustaining a head injury in an accidental fall at a pub, according to South Wales police. He died at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, police said.

  • March 20th 2020 at 16:49

Serena says social distancing has put her 'on edge'

Serena Williams says she is "on edge" as the US tennis star revealed the impact self isolating is having on her psychologically amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

  • March 20th 2020 at 16:32

Tom Brady signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tom Brady is officially a Tampa Bay Buccaneers player as the free agency quarterback signed a multi-year contract, the NFL team announced Friday.

  • March 20th 2020 at 15:18
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