The Wimbledon championships were cancelled for the first time since World War Two on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic struck another blue-riband sports event off the calendar and wiped out the entire tennis grasscourt season.
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.
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 President Allan Fritz is confident that his code will at least get two medals at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan later this year.
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) is relying on the WHO (World Health Organization) for the daily updates on the coronavirus which is prevalent in China.