‘Challenge’ to decide who covers cost of postponing Games: Mori

28 March 2020, 5:25 PM
Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee president Yoshiro Mori has told international federations that deciding who foots the bill for postponing the Games to 2021 will be a "major challenge", Olympic news website reported on Saturday.
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SA rugby legend tests positive for COVID-19, urges South Africans to follow the rules 28 March 2020, 4:31 PM

Springbok rugby legend Danie Gerber has contracted the coronavirus. Gerber says he travelled a lot in the past two weeks, including more than four flights, and it is impossible to say where he picked up the virus.

Jones tells England to follow ‘head coach Boris Johnson’ in fight against COVID-19 28 March 2020, 12:14 PM

England coach Eddie Jones said in a video message on Friday that the nation needs to get behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson in order to defeat the coronavirus.

Coronavirus will not be opportunity for drug cheats says WADA chief 28 March 2020, 9:50 AM

World Anti-Doping Agency chief Witold Banka had a message on Friday for any athlete thinking they could take advantage of the gap in drug-testing created by the coronavirus outbreak "we will catch you" and "eliminate you".

Pros take pay cuts as Australians face weekend sporting void 28 March 2020, 6:45 AM

As Australians embarked on the unprecedented novelty of a weekend without sport on Saturday, negotiations continued between professional leagues and players over wage cuts to ensure they survive the coronavirus shutdown.

ICC postpones World Cup qualifiers due to coronavirus 27 March 2020, 6:12 PM

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday that all qualifying events for the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup and 50-overs version in 2023 that were scheduled to be held before June 30 have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Player contracts should be extended due to coronavirus: FIFA 26 March 2020, 9:25 PM

Current contracts for players and coaches should be extended until the end of the delayed domestic soccer seasons, according to an internal FIFA document presented to its Coronavirus Working Group.

Is the SAFA CEO saga a tip of the iceberg in Danny Jordaan’s one-man show? 26 March 2020, 7:30 PM

Don’t take your eyes off the coronavirus pandemic and the precautionary measures. But there is a war brewing in local football, if information reaching SABC News is anything to go by, writes SABC Digital News Senior Producer, Sipho Kekana.

Rakoma and his exco back as leadership of SAFA Capricorn region 26 March 2020, 6:55 PM

The Limpopo High Court on Thursday reinstated Abel Rakoma and his executive committee back to the leadership of SAFA Capricorn region with immediate effect.

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.

Celtic heeds President’s call for a lockdown 26 March 2020, 5:01 PM

Bloemfontein Celtic have locked down for 21-days and sent all players and staff home. Celtic spokesperson Sello Nduna says the club has heeded the call of President Cyril Ramaphosa and closed shop.

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.

Wimbledon could be postponed or cancelled – AELTC 25 March 2020, 11:23 PM

This year's Wimbledon Championships could be postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELT) said on Wednesday.

AmaZulu FC taking COVID-19 matter very seriously: Dlamini 25 March 2020, 9:22 PM

Interim coach Ayanda Dlamini has revealed that AmaZulu FC have not trained since the first warnings over Covid-19 were issued by government, saying the club has taken the matter very seriously.

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.

Limpopo MEC for sport in self-isolation 25 March 2020, 8:24 PM

MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture in Limpopo Thandi Moraka is in self isolation after taking a test for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Lions sign new players 25 March 2020, 5:31 PM

Central Gauteng Lions Chief Executive Jono Leaf-Write says the Imperial Lions are delighted to have signed Proteas budding fast bowler Lutho Siphamla for the 2020/21 cricket season.

Stop the clock – Japan awakes to reality of Tokyo Games postponement 25 March 2020, 2:28 PM

Japan awoke on Wednesday to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away after the coronavirus crisis forced organisers into an unprecedented postponement.

US Soccer working to rebuild reputation with women’s team 25 March 2020, 4:06 AM

United States (US) Soccer hopes that resolving an ongoing pay equity lawsuit with its women’s national team will be a first step in a “long process” to rebuild its reputation, the body’s president and CEO told reporters on Tuesday. 

Netball SA’s president tests positive for coronavirus 24 March 2020, 9:30 PM

Netball South Africa president Cecelia Molokwane has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Tokyo 2020 to be rescheduled to no later than summer 2021: IOC and Japanese organisers 24 March 2020, 6:06 PM

The International Olympic Committee and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed, and held no later than the summer of 2021, the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organisers said on Tuesday.

Carteron one of few European coaches making indelible mark in Africa 24 March 2020, 5:46 PM

The year 2020 marks approximately eight years since Zamalek head coach Patrice Carteron came into Africa and he continues to be one of the few European coaches who are making an indelible mark in African football.

Stellenbosch FC coach hopeful SA can curb COVID-19 24 March 2020, 4:53 PM

With the Absa Premiership suspended until further notice to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, football clubs across South Africa have to adapt as they wait to see if and when the league resumes.

It’s tough to be far from home during coronavirus pandemic: Roberts 24 March 2020, 4:09 PM

Stormers centre Jamie Roberts says it is a tough situation being so far away from his family during the coronavirus epidemic.

Arrows’ Ncikazi says everyone needs to take COVID-19 more seriously 24 March 2020, 4:03 PM

Lamontville Golden Arrows assistant coach Mandla Ncikazi says his club is trying to be as normal as possible in the abnormal circumstances currently engulfing the globe.

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.

Olympic gold medalist Van der Burgh battling with coronavirus 23 March 2020, 7:17 PM

Former Olympic swimming champion Cameron van der Burgh has said he has been battling the new coronavirus for the last two weeks and that athletes who continue to train for the Tokyo Games are exposing themselves to “unnecessary risk”.

Cameron van der Burgh speaks out about the effects of contracting COVID-19 23 March 2020, 9:33 AM

Former South Africa swimmer Cameron van der Burgh has spoken out on social media about the effects of contracting  coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.

IOC to start discussions on possible Tokyo 2020 postponement 23 March 2020, 3:16 AM

The International Olympic Committee is stepping up its “scenario planning” for the Tokyo 2020 Games — including a possible postponement — as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, it said after an emergency meeting on Sunday.