IOA assures full support as India battles COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Sunday assured full support as the country battled the COVID-19 pandemic and stressed on self-isolation under the current circumstances. IOA President Narinder Batra…

Tokyo Olympics: Signs suggest summer dates for 2021 Olympics

Tokyo: Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More and more the signs point toward the summer of 2021. Organizing…

Two Olympic champions amongst four Russians accused of doping

Paris: Four Russian athletes, including two former Olympic champions, have been charged with doping based on evidence from the bombshell McLaren report, the Athletics Integrity Unit (IAU) said. Andrey Silnov, the…

No games, big losses: Money crisis faces US Olympic sports

Denver: The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. At least one has already started layoffs…

Colombian cyclist Gaviria says recovered from coronavirus

Bogota: Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria said he had recovered from coronavirus. The 25-year-old of Team UAE Emirates contracted the disease during last month’s Emirates Tour that was canceled on February 27…

Worst fear has come true: Vinesh on Olympics postponement

New Delhi: The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics was her “worst fear” and India’s medal hopeful Vinesh Phogat says the extended wait is going to be tougher than competing at the…

US football star Lloyd calls Tokyo postponement ‘right call’

Los Angeles: US footballer Carli Lloyd planned to call time on a spectacular career after Tokyo 2020 — but now that plan is on hold. Lloyd, a two-time women’s world player…

World chess body postpones Olympaid to 2021

Chennai: The world governing body of chess, FIDE, has postponed the Olympiad, scheduled for August 5-17 in Moscow, to 2021 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The global chess body issued a…

Indian shuttlers urge BWF to freeze ranking, seek clarity

New Delhi: The Olympics postponement brought some relief but Indian shuttlers, including B Sai Praneeth, are still wondering why the Badminton World Federation (BWF) is yet to freeze the rankings and…

‘What’s another year?’ British stars relieved at Olympic delay

London: British Olympic gold medal hopefuls Katerina Johnson-Thompson, Adam Peaty and Dina Asher-Smith expressed their relief after Tokyo 2020 was delayed until next year on Tuesday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Olympic postponement inevitable says IOC official Pound

Los Angeles: Senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official Dick Pound said a postponement of this year’s Tokyo Olympics is now inevitable as the world reels from the coronavirus pandemic. The IOC…

Formula One ‘fully expect’ season to start with revised calendar

Paris: Formula One chairman Chase Carey said that he “fully expects” the 2020 season to start this summer with a revised calendar of “15-18 races” despite a raft of postponements due…

US Soccer names experienced sports exec Wilson CEO

Los Angeles: The beleaguered US Soccer Federation named longtime sports executive Will Wilson as Chief Executive Officer, taking over from Dan Flynn who retired in September. Wilson, 50, has worked the…

Canada urges Tokyo Games delay, won’t send team in July

Montreal: Canadian Olympic officials urged postponement of the Tokyo Games, saying that in view of the coronavirus pandemic they won’t send a team in the summer of 2020. “The Canadian…

IOC says Olympics postponement an option, cancellation ‘not on agenda’

Laussane: The International Olympic Committee said Sunday that postponing the 2020 Olympics is one of its options as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, but that cancellation of the…

Azerbaijan GP becomes latest F1 race called off

Washington: The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The latest postponement means there will be no Formula One races until the middle of June at…

Postponing the Olympic Games: it’s complicated

Tokyo:  The Tokyo Olympics appears to be creeping towards a postponement, an unprecedented and costly exercise that involves ripping up years of planning. As International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach…

All efforts will go waste if Olympics is cancelled, says worried Mirabai Chanu

New Delhi: A wary Mirabai Chanu has only one prayer on her lips that the Tokyo Olympics goes as per schedule despite COVID-19 pandemic otherwise all her efforts of winning…

IOC says Olympics postponement an option, cancellation ‘not on agenda’

Laussane: The International Olympic Committee said Sunday that postponing the 2020 Olympics is one of its options as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, but that cancellation of the…

Canada urges Tokyo Games delay, won’t send team in July

Montreal: Canadian Olympic officials urged postponement of the Tokyo Games, saying that in view of the coronavirus pandemic they won’t send a team in the summer of 2020. “The Canadian…