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Hungarian Olympic swimming champion Boglarka Kapas breaks down on testing COVID-19 positive

Hungarian Olympic bronze medallist Boglarka Kapas has announced on her Facebook page that she tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Published on 1st April 2020
Olympic rings in Tokyo (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)

One year after: Tokyo Olympics will officially open next year in July

The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in July, the same slot scheduled for this year's games.

Published on 30th March 2020
Big questions still loom over the Tokyo Olympics postponement (Photo: AFP)

A history of war: When has the last time that the Olympics were cancelled?

The Olympic Games has suffered political boycotts (Moscow 1980) and terrorism (Munich 1972), but it has only ever been cancelled due to outbreaks of war.

Published on 25th March 2020
A flame display ceremony in Iwaki, northern Japan (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The big question on delayed Tokyo Olympics: Now who pays the bills for another year?

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021, now comes the multi-billion-dollar question: Who pays the bills for the delay, and how large will they be?

Published on 25th March 2020
HQ of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Canton of Vaud (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

Tokyo Olympics postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 over coronavirus pandemic

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday.

Published on 24th March 2020
The New National Stadium in Tokyo (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)

Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen - but in 2021, not 2020

The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned.

Published on 23rd March 2020
At the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Sports world updates: Pushback against Tokyo Olympics, Paulo Dybala of Juventus tests positive and more

Here's a look at the major updates and developments from the world of sports in the wake of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.

Published on 22nd March 2020
Tadahiro Nomura and Saori Yoshida light the torch during Olympic Flame Arrival Ceremony (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

As coronavirus pandemic gets bigger, so do the questions: Will Tokyo Olympics 2020 open?

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese organisers and IOC President Thomas Bach say that the games will open on July 24 at the $1.43 billion national stadium in central Tokyo.

Published on 21st March 2020
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Olympic torch relay through Greece snuffed out over coronavirus fears

The torch will still be handed over to Tokyo 2020 organisers as planned but with no supporters in attendance. 

Published on 14th March 2020
Chennai chef U Yeshwanth Kumar (Photo: IANS)

16-year-old Chennai chef U Yeshwanth Kumar makes India proud, wins four culinary Olympic medals

He is only 16, but Chennai lad U Yeshwanth Kumar has carved out a niche in the culinary world for himself and made his country proud.

Published on 2nd March 2020
Olympic rings near the New National Stadium, Tokyo (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)

Tokyo Olympics: Organisers, IOC going ahead with plans despite coronavirus outbreak

A spokesman for the Japanese government on Wednesday said the International Olympic Committee and local organisers are going ahead as planned with the Tokyo Olympics.

Published on 26th February 2020
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Olympics and FC Barcelona Twitter accounts hacked

This deliberate move was to post a message that star player Neymar would come back to the soccer team
 

Published on 17th February 2020
A torchbearer and Satomi Ishihara with the Olympic torch (AFP / JIJI PRESS / STR)

Tokyo hosts Olympic torch relay rehearsal despite looming spectre of coronavirus epidemic

Tokyo Olympic organisers held a dummy run for the torch relay as fears over the coronavirus epidemic continue to cast a dark shadow over preparations for this summer's Games.

Published on 15th February 2020
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Placido Domingo won't be performing at Tokyo Olympics cultural events

He wished for the event to be successful while expressing his hope for a new opportunity in the future, according to the Tokyo organizers.

Published on 8th November 2019
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Exclusive: Ace shuttler Sai Praneeth on Denmark Open, Olympics and what keeps him going through ups and downs

After a sensational year on the court, the ace shuttler has another action-packed season ahead of him, beginning with Denmark Open where he has made his way to the second round. 

Published on 18th October 2019

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