Tokyo Olympics anti-Covid rules revealed with handshakes and hugging BANNED and orders not to SING in crackdown

OFFICIALS and international federations will be told no 'singing or chanting' if they attend the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. The IOC and organising committee have today released a series of Covid-19 counter-measures to ensure the Games, which have been postponed by 12 months from 2020, can go ahead safely this summer. This week playbooks are being handed out to […]

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Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2021 ‘very unrealistic unless vaccine is found’

It is “very unrealistic” the Toyko Olympics and Paralympics will take place next year unless a coronavirus vaccine has been found by then, says a leading global health scientist. Professor Devi Sridhar said the development of effective and affordable treatment would be a “game-changer” in whether the postponed Games take place. The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 organisers held […]

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If Olympics 2020 are postponed, then people who bought tickets might not get refunds

With the 2020 Olympics in Japan increasingly doubtful due to fears over the continued global spread of the coronavirus, hundreds of thousands of fans are learning the money they spent on tickets for the summer showcase might be a lost cause. Ticket refunds are considered unlikely, according to Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun, with terms and conditions giving organizers an avenue to […]

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Kai Sakakibara: Australian BMX Olympics hopeful in induced coma after race accident

Australian BMX Tokyo Olympics hopeful Kai Sakakibara has been placed in a medically-induced coma after sustaining head injuries in a race. Sakakibara fell during his opening-round heat at a World Cup event in Bathurst, New South Wales, on Saturday and was treated by paramedics and a doctor before being airlifted to Canberra Hospital. The 23-year-old underwent surgery on Sunday and […]

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Microsoft: Russia-linked hacking group targeted sports organizations, anti-doping agencies

A notorious hacking group widely suspected of being linked to the Russian government has targeted 16 sports and anti-doping organizations across three continents, Microsoft alleged Monday. The accusation, via Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center, says some of the attacks — originating from a hacking group called Strontium, also known as Fancy Bear/APT2 — were successful but the majority were not. Per Microsoft […]

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Figure Skater Says Former Partner John Coughlin Sexually Abused Her For Years

Former figure skater Bridget Namiotka wrote a series of Facebook posts last weekend, accusing her ex-skating partner John Coughlin of sexual abuse. Coughlin killed himself in January one day after the U.S. Center for SafeSport placed him on interim suspension after he was reported for sexual misconduct, though none of his alleged victims came forward publicly at the time. Over […]

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