Olympics

NIGER’S TAEKWONDO HERO AIMS FOR TOKYO GOLD

Abdoulrazak Alfaga had to practice taekwondo in secret when he started his sport. Now, at 26, he is a world champion, is idolised in Niger and is aiming to capture gold in Tokoyo. This is his story. (video available here) "When...

MASKED AND MUTED OLYMPICS WILL STILL DOMINATE CROWDED 2021

The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be the centerpiece of a crammed sporting year in 2021 as sports administrators who had their calendars wiped away by the coronavirus pandemic try to fill the gaps even as a second wave hits. While...

Olympics unlikely to go ahead in 2021 without a vaccine breakthrough – UK public...

The XXXII Olympiad may not go ahead in 2021 unless a vaccine for the coronavirus is discovered, according to a leading public health scientist at the University of Edinburgh, in the UK. ...

Top sports events in the World hit by coronavirus

Major sports events around the world that have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic: OLYMPICS The International Olympic Committee and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed and held no later than the summer...

Osaka pleased with Olympics postponement

World number ten, Naomi Osaka is pleased that the 2020 Olympics have been postponed even as she insists that the "Olympic spirit" is needed to combat coronavirus. Former US Open champion, Osaka has given her "100 per cent"...

Van Niekerk looks for positives in Tokyo 2020 postponement

Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk says that while the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus outbreak was a “downer” the delay will give him time to regain full fitness after a long period on...

No cancellation agenda for Tokyo 2020 discussions

The International Olympic Committee is to step-up its “scenario planning” for the Tokyo 2020 Games — including their postponement — it said after an emergency meeting on Sunday. The IOC will hold detailed discussions which will include possibly changing the...