Coronavirus poses threat to World Baseball Classic schedule

Baseball Apr 2, 2020

Coronavirus poses threat to World Baseball Classic schedule

The fifth World Baseball Classic, scheduled to be held in March of 2021, is now under threat from the coronavirus pandemic, Nippon Professional Baseball's secretary general Atsushi Ihara said Thursday. The tournament, organized jointly by Major League Baseball and its players union, has been held ...

Olympic flame passed to Fukushima in low-key ceremony

Olympics Apr 1, 2020

Olympic flame passed to Fukushima in low-key ceremony

Tokyo 2020 organizers left the Olympic flame in the hands of Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday, where it will be on display in a lantern for the next month after the games were postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak. The handover took place ...

Olympic sporting bodies voted unanimously for new start dates

Olympics Mar 31, 2020

Olympic sporting bodies voted unanimously for new start dates

Despite some early differences of opinion, the 33 sports that make up the Summer Olympic program voted unanimously Monday to delay the Tokyo Games by a full year. Moments later, local organizers and the International Olympic Committee made it official. "We were the last to express ...

WHO to work toward success of Tokyo Olympics, Tedros tells Abe

National Mar 31, 2020

WHO to work toward success of Tokyo Olympics, Tedros tells Abe

The head of the World Health Organization told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday that he wants to make preparations with Japan for the "success" of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Speaking by phone, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed his support for Japan's agreement ...