IOC postpones Dakar Youth Olympics to 2026

Olympics Jul 16, 2020

IOC postpones Dakar Youth Olympics to 2026

The 2022 Dakar Youth Olympics were postponed by four years on Wednesday, in further fallout from delaying the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the decision was discussed two days ago in a telephone conversation ...

Olympic saga reveals Japanese sports world's lack of influence

Olympics Apr 6, 2020

Olympic saga reveals Japanese sports world's lack of influence

The unprecedented decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for a year amid the spread of the coronavirus has highlighted the impotence of Japan's sports community. Although the decision was finalized at a lofty political level, it only happened after individual athletes forced the ...

Qualified athletes will retain spots for 2020 Olympics: sources

Olympics Mar 27, 2020

Qualified athletes will retain spots for 2020 Olympics: sources

Athletes who had already qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before they were postponed will keep their places when the showpiece takes place in 2021, sources told AFP on Thursday. Around 57 percent of the 11,000 scheduled participants for the Tokyo Games had already made ...