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Due to Covid-19 the 2020 Olympic Games has now been moved to 2021.
Sports' big ticket events, the 2020 olympics, European football championships, Wimbledon and the British Open golf tournament have been driven to the wall by the coronavirus. However, there are some shoots of recovery as sports worldwide make tentative plans to return to action:
The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn't brought under control by next year, the organising committee's president said in comments published on Tuesday.
The Tokyo 2020 olympics and Paralympics Organising Committee said on Wednesday a member of the organisation has tested positive for the new coronavirus.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) removed a comment from its website on Tuesday that referred to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when discussing the financial impact of postponing the Games, following objections from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Organising Committee.
Athletes already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 olympics will need to be picked again by their respective National Olympic Committees to compete at the postponed Games in 2021, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.
The Tokyo 2020 olympics were due to open on 24 July this year and run for 16 days, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the first peace-time postponement of the Games.
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.
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.
South Africa's national Under-23 coach David Notoane has welcomed a decision to postpone the 2020 olympics to next year, saying all athletes and teams competing deserve "a level playing field" in their preparations.