FIFA raises age limit for rearranged Tokyo Olympics

2020-04-04 13:48

FIFA has raised the age limit to 24 for the men's football tournament at next year's rearranged Tokyo Olympics.

Olympic sports fret over lost Games income

2020-04-02 06:33

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and the shutdown of the sporting calendar are going to hit international sports federations hard financially.

Kolbe's kingsize headache: Olympics v Lions tour

2020-03-31 11:05

Springbok icon Cheslin Kolbe has a desperately tough decision to make in 2021: Olympic Games or Lions tour, writes Rob Houwing.

Blitzbok star shares lockdown training tips, still harbours Olympics dream

2020-03-30 18:02

Since the Covid-19 pandemic struck, Blitzboks star Werner Kok had to change his ways quite a bit.

Australia denies Canada collusion over Olympic pullout

2020-03-30 10:39

The Australian Olympic Committee refuted suggestions it had colluded with Canadian counterparts to withdraw from the Tokyo Games.

Postponing Olympics saves athletes from mental turmoil, admits Coe

2020-03-29 15:48

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said that postponing the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus has saved athletes from "mental turmoil".

Two Olympic champions amongst 4 Russians accused of doping

2020-03-28 07:05

Four Russian athletes, including two former Olympic champions, have been charged with doping based on evidence from the bombshell McLaren report.

NBC nursing 'headache' from Olympic postponement

2020-03-27 14:35

The postponement of the 2020 Olympics delivers a short-term blow to US broadcasting giant NBC, but the network is unlikely to suffer lasting damage.

IOC Boxing Task Force defends London event after virus strikes

2020-03-26 21:00

The International Olympic Committee's Boxing Task Force questioned claims from Turkish officials that it facilitated the spread of coronavirus.

Ex-world champ Valverde aiming for postponed Tokyo Games

2020-03-25 22:13

Former cycling world champion Alejandro Valverde revealed that he wants to take part in the postponed 2020 Olympics despite turning 41 in 2021.


Farah has no qualms over Tokyo Olympics delay

2020-04-03 15:29

British distance great Mo Farah has insisted he still intends to compete at the Tokyo Olympics even though they have been delayed a year by the coronavirus.

Advice to Cheslin: Lions above Olympics!

2020-04-01 15:47

Only getting one crack at the Lions in 2021 should tilt Cheslin Kolbe’s clashing-dates quandary away from Olympics participation, an expert tells Rob Houwing.

FINA eyes world championship change after Olympics rescheduled

2020-03-30 18:17

FINA has welcomed the new dates for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and will now examine ways to "revise" dates for its 2021 world championships.

New dates revealed for postponed Tokyo Olympics

2020-03-30 14:53

The Tokyo Olympics will begin on 23 July next year, organisers have announced.

New 2021 Tokyo Olympics date likely 'this week'

2020-03-30 09:44

New dates for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will likely be revealed this week after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until next year.

Schoenmaker comes to terms with Tokyo delay

2020-03-29 14:06

Tatjana Schoenmaker, who was considered a medal candidate at the Tokyo Olympics, says while the postponement is a disappointment, it was necessary.

New date for Tokyo Olympics 'won't satisfy everybody', says Coe

2020-03-27 21:01

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe admitted that settling on a new date for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will not satisfy everybody.

Cherry blossom Olympics: could Tokyo 2020 delay beat the heat?

2020-03-27 13:52

The postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics could hand organisers a heaven-sent opportunity to solve their other massive problem: the summer heat.

Turkish boxing chief slams London Olympic event over coronavirus

2020-03-26 17:08

Turkey's boxing federation slammed organisers of an Olympic qualifying tournament after three Turkish fighters and a coach tested positive.

Gatlin inspired by NFL's Brady, vows to race in Tokyo

2020-03-25 21:32

US sprinter Justin Gatlin says he is drawing inspiration from NFL superstar Tom Brady and plans to compete in the postponed Tokyo Olympics.

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