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Abe might be large loser if Tokyo Olympics canceled, postponed

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is perhaps the most important loser if the Tokyo Olympics don’t go off as deliberate in simply over 4 months. Abe has connected himself to the success of the Olympics since pushing arduous for Tokyo’s choice at an IOC assembly in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tokyo was picked over Istanbul by billing itself as a “protected pair of fingers.” It was additionally Abe who charmed the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, parading earlier than a 70,000 sellout…

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IOC official says no deadline for determination on Olympics

SYDNEY (AP) — The chief of the IOC’s coordination fee for the Tokyo Olympics stated there is no such thing as a Might deadline to cancel the video games and he stays assured the occasion will go forward regardless of sports activities coming to a digital standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak. John Coates, who must go into government-mandated self-isolation when he returns to Australia this week from Olympic enterprise in Europe, informed the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all continuing to begin on the 24th of July.” Dick Pound,…

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Some Japanese fret extra over financial system and virus than Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Amid the spreading coronavirus and uncertainty over the destiny of the Tokyo Olympics, many Japanese could also be extra involved in regards to the virus, what occurs to their colleges, and the state of the financial system. Canceling the Olympics is likely to be a secondary fear. The destiny of the Olympics is a each day subject as Japan’s authorities struggles to convey the coronavirus outbreak beneath management. U.S. President Donald Trump made a suggestion to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for a 12 months due to the…

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High British athletes get extra industrial freedom at Olympics

LONDON (AP) — The British Olympic Affiliation has reached an settlement with main athletes together with Mo Farah over sponsorship rules positioned on them for the Tokyo Video games. The athletes had been threatening authorized motion except they got extra industrial freedom beneath The Olympic Constitution’s Rule 40, which restricts rivals selling their very own sponsors through the video games to guard the worth of the official sponsor offers made by the Worldwide Olympic Committee. The IOC mentioned final 12 months nationwide Olympic our bodies might oversee new athlete agreements…

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Japanese swimmer banned from Tokyo Olympics in doping case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Japanese swimmer Hiromasa Fujimori misplaced his attraction Friday in opposition to a two-year doping ban and can miss the Tokyo Olympics. The Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport stated Fujimori “failed to ascertain a believable supply” for the stimulant in a pattern taken on the short-course world championships in December 2018. Fujimori was disqualified from a bronze-medal place within the 100-meter medley, however retained the 200 medley bronze gained three days earlier when his doping management examined adverse. The 28-year-old Fujimori — who completed fourth on the…

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Utah marathoners overlooked of Olympics after grueling U.S. trials

Atlanta • BYU statistics trainer Jared Ward gained’t be racing on the Olympics once more this 12 months. However don’t rely the marathoner out for 2024, when at age 35, he would possibly simply be getting into his prime. Led by 2016 bronze medalist Galen Rupp, the highest three males within the U.S. Olympic marathon trials Saturday — those that secured spots within the race in Tokyo this August — are ages 33, 32 and 43, respectively. They characterize the primary U.S. Olympic marathon squad with no males beneath age…

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Tokyo organizers, IOC going forward as deliberate with Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — A spokesman for the Japanese authorities on Wednesday mentioned the Worldwide Olympic Committee and native organizers are going as deliberate with the Tokyo Olympics. The feedback from spokesman Yoshihide Suga comply with the assertion by IOC veteran Richard Pound that organizers face a three-month window to determine the destiny of the video games. The Olympics are set to open on July 24 with 11,000 athletes. The Paralympics open Aug. 25 with 4,400. Pound informed the Related Press that the fast-spreading virus might cancel the Olympics. Suga says…

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IOC official: Tokyo Olympics are nonetheless on — for now

Tokyo • A senior member of the Worldwide Olympic Committee mentioned Tuesday that if it proves too harmful to carry the Olympics in Tokyo this summer time because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers usually tend to cancel it altogether than to postpone or transfer it. Dick Pound, a former Canadian swimming champion who has been on the IOC since 1978, making him its longest-serving member, estimated there’s a three-month window — maybe a two-month one — to determine the destiny of the Tokyo Olympics, that means a choice could possibly…

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Virologist: Olympics couldn’t be held now; looking forward to July

TOKYO (AP) — A revered Japanese virologist on Wednesday stated if the Tokyo Olympics had been tomorrow, the video games in all probability couldn’t be held due to the fast-spreading coronavirus from Wuhan, China. “We have to discover the easiest way to have a secure Olympics,” Dr. Hitoshi Oshitani stated, talking on the International Correspondents Membership of Japan. “Proper now we don’t have an efficient technique, and I believe it could be troublesome to have the Olympics (now). However by the tip of July we could also be in a…

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