Tag Archives: Sports/Olympics

IOC, Japan agree to postpone Olympics, says Japanese PM

By | March 24, 2020

IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100 per cent” to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday. Abe said after his telephone talks with Bach that he requested a postponement “taking into consideration the current circumstances” and to secure an… Read More »

Tokyo Olympics officially postponed to 2021

By | March 24, 2020

The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation that the games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The International Olympic Committee made the decision after speaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers. The IOC said the games will be held “not later than… Read More »

Canadian athletes will not compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to risks of COVID-19

By | March 22, 2020

The Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee say they will not send athletes to compete in Tokyo if the Games — set to begin July 24 — go ahead as scheduled. Backed by the Athletes’ Commissions, National Sports Organizations and the Government of Canada, the COC and CPC say they have “made the difficult decision to not send Canadian… Read More »

Canadian athletes will not compete at Tokyo 2020 Games due to COVID-19 risks

By | March 22, 2020

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) say they will not send athletes to compete in Tokyo if the Games — set to begin July 24 — go ahead as scheduled. Backed by the Athletes’ Commissions, National Sport Organizations and the Government of Canada, the COC and CPC say they “made the difficult decision to not send Canadian teams… Read More »