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Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over: Games chief

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over: Games chief

The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn't brought under control by next year, the organising committee's president warned, ruling out further delays.

As coronavirus looms over Olympics, Japan PM urges 2-week curbs on sports events

As coronavirus looms over Olympics, Japan PM urges 2-week curbs on sports events

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called for sports and cultural events to be scrapped or curtailed for two weeks as the country battles to stem coronavirus contagion amid mounting concerns ...

Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo prepares foreigners for potential disasters

Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo prepares foreigners for potential disasters

Tokyo 2020 organisers are putting the final touches to preparations less than six months out from the start of the Olympics but the area they are most concerned about remains readiness ...

Queensland to bid to bring Games back to Australia in 2032

Queensland to bid to bring Games back to Australia in 2032

Queensland will launch a bid to bring the Summer Olympics to Australia for the third time in 2032 if it can get financial support from central and local government, state premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said ...

Airbnb teams up with the IOC to provide Games accommodation

Airbnb teams up with the IOC to provide Games accommodation

Short-term home rental company Airbnb Inc has joined the ranks of leading sponsors of the Olympic Games with a nine year deal to help provide accommodation for the world's biggest sporting event ...

World rowing chief gives thumbs-up to 2020 Tokyo Olympic venue

World rowing chief gives thumbs-up to 2020 Tokyo Olympic venue

The head of the International Rowing Federation has backed the newly opened 2020 Tokyo Olympic venue to provide a world-class test for athletes at next year's Summer Games.

Tokyo 2020 archery venue unveiled

Tokyo 2020 archery venue unveiled

The archery venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games was officially unveiled on Sunday, becoming the first of the Games’ new venues to be completed.

Cherry blossom-themed torch unveiled for Tokyo 2020

Cherry blossom-themed torch unveiled for Tokyo 2020

The torch design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games was unveiled on Wednesday, exactly a year before the flame is due to arrive in Japan from Greece.

Cricket to make Asian Games return at Hangzhou 2022

Cricket to make Asian Games return at Hangzhou 2022

Cricket will return to the next Asian Games at Hangzhou 2022 after the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) added it to its sports programme for the next edition of the continental event.

Breakdancing set for Olympics debut in Paris 2024: organisers

Breakdancing set for Olympics debut in Paris 2024: organisers

Breakdancing is set to make its debut as an Olympic sport at Paris 2024, the head of the local organising committee said Thursday.

2020 Games can be springboard to transform Tokyo: Governor

2020 Games can be springboard to transform Tokyo: Governor

The 2020 Olympics can ‘usher in a new Tokyo’ and, along with this year's Rugby World Cup, leave behind a legacy similar to that of the 1964 Summer Games, the city's Governor Yuriko Koike said on Monday.

Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics, says Widodo

Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics, says Widodo

President Widodo said the Asian Games, hosted in Jakarta and Palembang over the past two weeks, have proved Indonesia has the ability to host the Olympics.