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National committees have final say on qualified athletes for Tokyo Games: IOC

2 April 2020, 7:00 PM

Athletes already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will need to be picked again by their respective National Olympic Committees to compete at the postponed Games in 2021, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

Japan businessman paid $8.2 mln by Olympics bid lobbied figure at center of French corruption probe

31 March 2020, 9:41 PM

A businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyo’s successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, which was postponed last week due to the coronavirus, said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japan’s bid.

IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics

30 March 2020, 3:03 PM

The postponed Olympic Games will now begin on July 23 next year and run until August 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee said on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to plan for them properly this year.

Tokyo Olympics could happen in July next year

29 March 2020, 8:41 AM

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese organisers are in final stages of talks to set the opening date for the Tokyo Games in July next year, Japanese media said.

Swimming SA welcomes Tokyo Olympics postponement

26 March 2020, 5:20 PM

Swimming South Africa President Allan Fritz has welcomed the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan to next year.

IOC working toward July-August Olympics in 2021: Report

26 March 2020, 2:00 PM

 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is working with sports bodies to arrange a July-August window for the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and hopes to confirm the schedule within a month, Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday.

Athletes urged to take advantage of postponed Olympic games

25 March 2020, 9:12 PM

South African athletes have been urged to take advantage of the Olympic Games postponement by working on their preparations during this time.

Japan in talks with IOC to postpone Tokyo Olympics by one year – Report

24 March 2020, 1:42 AM

Japan’s government is negotiating with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games by a maximum one year, the Sankei newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Three-time Olympic gold medalists Tadahiro Nomura and Saori Yoshida light the Olympic Flame

Japan says Tokyo Olympics may be postponed due to coronavirus

23 March 2020, 8:11 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said for the first time on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games may need to be postponed if the event cannot be held in its “complete form” due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Canada pulls out of 2020 Olympics

23 March 2020, 6:48 AM

 Canada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement for the first time.

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