‘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.
Marouane Fellaini
Fellaini tests positive for COVID-19 22 March 2020, 3:35 PM

Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been diagnosed with COVID-19 following his return to China, the Belgian's Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng announced on its official website on Sunday.

Soccer ball
Australian rules season suspended after coronavirus lockdown 22 March 2020, 9:59 AM

The Australian Football League's attempt to forge on with the season despite the coronavirus outbreak lasted just one round before it was shut down on Sunday in the wake of a government crackdown on non-essential travel.

Doping control facing challenges due to coronavirus, says WADA 22 March 2020, 4:30 AM

The coronavirus pandemic is restricting the fight against anti-doping, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said while issuing new guidelines to continue testing of athletes ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Paulo Dybala
Dybala tests positive for COVID-19 21 March 2020, 9:52 PM

Juventus and Argentina soccer forward Paulo Dybala has tested positive for coronavirus but has no symptoms, the Italian Serie A club said on Saturday, making him one of the most high-profile players to be infected so far.

SA soccer finances hit hard by COVID-19 21 March 2020, 6:26 PM

The suspension of football activities in South Africa due to the coronavirus is set to have huge financial consequences on the sport.

Chippa Mpengesi expresses disappointment in Mbenyane 20 March 2020, 3:12 PM

Chippa United’s longest-serving player Andile Mbenyane needs to step up or ship out.

Athletes concerned about Olympics Committee’s decision to go ahead with games despite COVID-19 20 March 2020, 3:01 PM

Athletes preparing to compete at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games in July and August are caught between a rock and a hard place.

Coronavirus concerns overshadow Olympic flame arrival in Japan 20 March 2020, 8:24 AM

An Olympic cauldron was ignited in Japan on Friday with a flame carried from Greece, with officials again pledging the Tokyo 2020 Games will proceed despite mounting pressure to halt the world’s biggest sporting event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

PSL maintains suspension of fixtures indefinitely: Khoza 19 March 2020, 9:22 PM

The Premier Soccer League has agreed to continue with the suspension of its programme in both divisions, the elite league and the Glad Africa Championship indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

More SA women footballers plying their trade abroad 19 March 2020, 8:54 PM

In spite of the coronavirus changing the sporting landscape at the moment, the new year has turned out to be an exciting period for South African women footballers as they consistently rake in moves to Europe.

Anxiety and fear for Dean Furman over COVID-19 19 March 2020, 7:54 PM

SuperSport United captain Dean Furman says this is by far the most worrying period for him, the team and his family abroad, adding no amount of football thrills and spills can amount to this kind of anxiety and fear.

Proteas players urged to self-isolate after returning from India 19 March 2020, 5:43 PM

All the Proteas players who returned from India on Wednesday have been advised to self-isolate in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Government to support whatever decision the PSL takes: Dr Phaahla 19 March 2020, 4:06 PM

Deputy Minister of Health Joe Phaahla says the ball is in the Premier Soccer League’s (PSL) court to make a decision about their programme going forward after they met this afternoon.

Siya Kolisi
Stormers hit by “freakish” injuries to World Cup winning Boks 19 March 2020, 3:32 PM

 Stormers coach John Dobson has lamented the "traumatic" injuries suffered by his Springbok World Cup final stars this Super Rugby season that will also play on the mind of new national team coach Jacques Nienaber.

Tokyo Olympics chief attended meeting with official who now has coronavirus 19 March 2020, 2:59 PM

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori attended a meeting on March 10 that included the deputy head of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) who tested positive for the new coronavirus this week, officials said.

Sports ministry clarifies ‘behind closed doors’ remarks 19 March 2020, 12:20 PM

The Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture has clarified Minister Nathi Mthethwa’s comments around the possible hosting of Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches behind closed doors during this critical time of the coronavirus.

DHL Stormers to train under strict conditions amid COVID-19 18 March 2020, 8:40 PM

The DHL Stormers Head Coach John Dobson and Team Doctor Jason Suter have given an update from the Stormers camp after Super Rugby was suspended on the weekend.

Cricket South Africa concerned about players’ safety abroad: Faul 18 March 2020, 8:00 PM

Cricket South Africa (CSA) is concerned about local players that are based abroad in the wake of the coronavirus globally.

Limpopo’s Banyana duo still waiting for provincial sports awards prizes 18 March 2020, 7:06 PM

Banyana Banyana's Noko Matlou and Lebogang Ramalepe have broken their silence on the lack of delivery of the prizes from the 2019 Limpopo Provincial Sports Awards.

Tour de Libraries postpones tour because of coronavirus 18 March 2020, 5:29 PM

Tour de Library has joined other major sporting codes who suspended their upcoming events due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The tour was supposed to be held at the famous Vilakazi Street, in Orlando West on the 22nd of March.

SAFA suspends all football matches over coronavirus fears 18 March 2020, 4:50 PM

The South African Football Association has suspended all football matches in a bid to try and control the spread of the coronavirus. The organisation's Danny Jordaan says the matches are suspended until the 4th of April.

Comrades clarifies position on 2020 race after criticism from Minister Mthethwa 18 March 2020, 4:02 PM

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has defended its stance on the 2020 race which it said on Tuesday, via a statement, remains on schedule for June 14 - pending a review meeting in four weeks.

PSL fixtures can continue behind closed doors: Mthethwa 17 March 2020, 9:26 PM

Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has given the go ahead for the PSL matches to be played behind closed doors during this period.

Comrades Marathon statement ‘reckless, irresponsible’: Mthethwa 17 March 2020, 8:43 PM

Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has explained what the limitation of 100 people in a gathering means to hosting of events.

PSL is taking COVID-19 seriously: Dr Pillay 17 March 2020, 6:46 PM

The limitation to 100 in terms of numbers allowed per gathering as declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday in helping to contain this deadly coronavirus pandemic, make it very difficult for the Premier Soccer League to even consider playing the remainder of the season behind closed doors.

Western Province Rugby stops all schools rugby training, matches 17 March 2020, 5:49 PM

Western Province Rugby has stopped all schools rugby training and matches as well as all club and community rugby training and matches with immediate effect until the 14th of next month.

Coaches rally behind PSL’s decision to suspend league fixtures 17 March 2020, 3:28 PM

Following the Premier Soccer League’s announcement to suspend the programme for this week’s fixtures, coaches in Limpopo have rallied behind the decision.

PSL to decide way forward on Thursday amid coronavirus pandemic 17 March 2020, 10:45 AM

Tonight, one of the most exciting Absa Premiership fixtures, Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates was supposed to take place at the Loftus Stadium but unfortunately and understandably so, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) has decided to suspend its fixtures until further notice. 

FIFA studying coronavirus impact on schedules, player contracts 17 March 2020, 1:44 AM

World soccer governing body FIFA said on Monday that it was looking into the potential impact postponed fixtures would have on player contracts after the corona virus outbreak suspended leagues across Europe and the rest of the world.

Boxing SA
Tokyo Games boxing qualifiers for Europe and Americas suspended: IOC 16 March 2020, 7:47 PM

 The European, American and final world qualifying boxing tournaments for the Tokyo Olympic Games were suspended on Monday due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the International Olympic Committee said.