Tokyo organisers eye July 2021 for delayed Olympics - reports

2020-03-29 08:54

Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported.

Athletes qualified for Tokyo 2020 will keep 2021 spots

2020-03-27 06:31

Athletes who had already qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before they were postponed will keep their places when the showpiece takes place in 2021.

Australia calls for higher age limit at 2021 Olympics football

2020-03-26 13:27

Australia has called for men's football at the postponed Tokyo Olympics to be changed from an Under-23 tournament to Under-24.

Bach: Rescheduled Olympics need sacrifices from all stakeholders

2020-03-25 17:02

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says the postponed Tokyo Games will require "sacrifices and compromises" from all sides.

Cancel them! For Olympic opponents in Japan, a delay isn't enough

2020-03-25 11:13

For a small and motley crew opposed to the Olympic Games, simply postponing the event doesn't go far enough.

Delayed Olympics will be 'testament to defeat of virus': Japan PM

2020-03-24 19:11

The postponed Olympics will be held as a "testament" to humanity's victory over the new coronavirus pandemic, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says.

IOC urged to make quick Olympic decision as US backs postponement

2020-03-24 09:13

The International Olympic Committee has came under pressure to speed up its decision about postponing the Tokyo Games.

US Olympic officials say Tokyo postponement 'most promising path'

2020-03-24 06:37

The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee have voiced support for delaying the Tokyo Games.

'No way we can hold it': Tokyo reacts to talk of Olympic delay

2020-03-23 14:29

People in Tokyo are increasingly convinced the Olympic Games won't happen later this year.


Osaka disappointed but supports Olympic delay

2020-03-29 07:21

Japanese star Naomi Osaka says she's disappointed not to compete at the Tokyo Olympics this year but supports the decision to postpone the event to 2021.

For Japan's Abe, Olympic delay may be no sweat

2020-03-26 14:01

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games delay may be no sweat for Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Delaying Olympics will involve 'massive' costs, organisers say

2020-03-26 10:03

Rescheduling the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will involve "massive" additional costs, organisers of the Games have conceded.

Age concern | 6 stars for whom Olympics in 2021 may come too late

2020-03-26 06:33

With the 2020 Olympics postponed until 2021, there are fears the delay will shatter the gold medal hopes of many ageing athletes.

'All options on table' over new date for Tokyo Games: Bach

2020-03-25 13:31

Olympic chief Thomas Bach says "all options are on the table" over finding a new date to hold the postponed Tokyo Games.

Relieved US athletes welcome Olympic postponement

2020-03-25 08:13

United States athletes welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics, exhaling a collective sigh of relief tinged with disappointment.

Britain expected to refuse to go to Olympics 'at time like this'

2020-03-24 13:14

Britain is set to follow Australia and Canada in refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic.

British Olympian attacks IOC chief over Olympics

2020-03-24 06:53

British track cyclist Callum Skinner has labelled International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach "arrogant" and "stubborn".

Canada making 'right call' to skip Tokyo Games - Trudeau

2020-03-23 20:44

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised Canadian Olympic officials' decision not to send athletes to the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus.

Australia tells athletes to prepare for 2021 Tokyo Olympics

2020-03-23 08:59

Australian Olympic officials have told their athletes prepare for the Games to be held in 2021.

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