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2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

The 2020 Olympics have been postponed to 2021 on March 24 – one of the last major sporting events that fell victim to the corona virus this summer.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a pivotal conference call with the chief of the Olympics, Thomas Bach, on Tuesday to formally decide a plan and they have chosen to postpone for 12 months.

The decision also means the Tokyo Paralympic Games are delayed by a year.

Despite the delay, the name of the delayed Games will still be Tokyo 2020, city governor Yuriko Koike revealed.

A joint statement by the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee stated: & # 39; In the current circumstances and based on the information provided by WHO today, the IOC President and Prime M Japan's Inister has concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo should be postponed to a date beyond 2020 but no later than Summer 2021, to protect the health of athletes, everyone involved in the Olympics and the international community .

& # 39; Leaders agreed that during these difficult times, the Tokyo Olympics could be a beacon of hope for the world and the Olympic flame could light at the end of the tunnel in which the world is present.

& # 39; Therefore, it was agreed that the Olympic flame will remain in Japan. It has also been agreed that the Games will retain the name Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. & # 39;

There was a lot of skepticism that the Olympics would go ahead and continue as planned, while events related to the games were called off. The Olympic torch relay in Greece was canceled on Friday, March 13 – just a day after the flame was lit in Olympia.

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Large crowds defied Hollywood actor Gerard Butler while lighting the cauldron in the Greek city of Sparta, despite repeated warnings to spectators because of the coronavirus.

That compelled the decision by the Greek Olympic Committee to stop the torchlight procession on Greek soil on the second day of the planned eight-day trip. It is the only third time that a relay to Athens for the summer games has not been completed.

The Olympic flame is still being handed over to the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens on Thursday March 19, but without fans.

Athletes were told to continue training, but many had difficulty considering the government's final measures.

On Friday, March 13, US President Donald Trump's proposal to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for a year because of the corona virus was immediately shot down by the Japanese Olympic minister.

& # 39; The IOC and the Organizing Committee are not considering cancellation or postponement – absolutely not & # 39; said Seiko Hashimoto, an Olympic bronze medalist, at a news conference in Tokyo.

On Tuesday, March 17, Kozo Tashima, one of the vice presidents of the Japanese Olympic Committee, and president of the Japanese Football Association, tested positive for coronavirus.

The International Olympic Committee and the organizers of Tokyo have kept up to date since the viral outbreak in China three months ago across Asia and around the world: matches will open as scheduled on July 24 .

The organizers of Tokyo 2020 received the Olympic flame during a scaled-down transfer ceremony in the Greek capital on March 19.

TOUR

The World Indoor Athletics Championships, planned to be held March 13-15 in Nanjing, will be postponed to March 2021.

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North Korea canceled the Pyongyang Marathon scheduled for April after imposing a border fence due to the level of the outbreak in South Korea, where the Seoul Marathon is canceled to protect runners.

The Paris Half Marathon is canceled and the French government has already decided to organize public gatherings of more than 100 people before ordering people to stay at least 15 days from March 15. The race with some 44,000 participants was scheduled for Sunday, March 1. Organizers said the race will be postponed to a date to be determined.

The London Marathon, scheduled to take place on April 26, has been postponed to October 4. More than 40,000 runners would participate.

The Barcelona Marathon, scheduled for March 15, has been postponed to October.

BOXING

Olympic qualifications for boxing in Wuhan were canceled by the International Olympic Committee, but took place in Amman from March 3-11.

The IBF title fight between Daniele Scardina and Andrew Francillette in Milan on February 28 was postponed by Matchroom due to restrictions in Italy after the outbreak.

The Japanese Boxing Commission has canceled all combat tickets scheduled for March on the advice of the government to suspend all pending sports matches. They are not moved.

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That decision has postponed the tough game between Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce. That fight, which was framed for April 11, has been moved to July 11 at the O2 Arena.

Matchroom Boxing has also postponed all scheduled events for March and April, including Josh Kelly's European title fight against Russian David Avanesyan (scheduled for March 28).

The European Olympic boxing qualifying tournament in London has been suspended. It was thanks to the Tokyo 2020 qualification for 77 male and female boxers, with 322 participating.

Edroom Hearn, chief of Matchroom Boxing, said Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title defense against Kubrat Pulev, scheduled for June 20, can be rescheduled for July. All battles promoted by Matchroom in March and April have been postponed.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders, destined for May in Las Vegas, was delayed before they were even announced, but the Mexican is reportedly still planning to host the game in June.

CRICKET

The English tour of Sri Lanka was postponed on March 13, indicating the English and Wales Cricket Board & # 39; Completely Unprecedented Times & # 39 ;.

The decision was confirmed while Joe Root & # 39; s squad was in the field at Colombo & # 39; s P Sara Oval, where he fought a warm-up match for a series of two tests.

On March 18, the West Indies offered to organize England's upcoming home tests against them in the Caribbean rather than the UK – should the coronavirus outbreak have not improved by then. England will face the Windies in a series of three tests, which starts at the Oval on June 4, but can be delayed until September. If playing the series in England proves to be unworkable, CWI has offered to step in for this series, as well as the three England tests against Pakistan that will start on July 30. While there are Covid-19 cases in the Caribbean, the impact there has been limited so far.

The start of the Indian Premier League season has also been postponed to April 15. The 2020 campaign would begin on March 29. The IPL franchises are also ready to quarantine their foreign players for a period of 14 weeks. days, when the travel restrictions are lifted so that they can arrive.

On March 13, India's ongoing one-day international series against South Africa was postponed, while Australia's one-day internationals against New Zealand are played behind closed

Scotland's one-day series against the United States and UAE has been postponed. The games are said to be played in Florida in April.

The English cricketers did not play a recast test series against the West Indies in the Caribbean until December at the earliest in December, which appeared on March 19.

CYCLING

Cycling's Giro d & # 39; Italia has been canceled and the race is scheduled for May in Hungary.

The last two stages of the UAE Tour were canceled after two race officials were suspected of the disease.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Danish cyclist Michael Morkov was tested for coronavirus after being isolated

The Tour de France is in danger of being canceled, with the planned start in Nice in just over three months, on June 27. The British and French governments expect the pandemic to last through the summer, tournament organizers are studying alternative planning.

The Paris-Roubaix cycling race, another major event on the French sports calendar, was postponed due to the pandemic, while the April 5 Tour of Flanders, previously canceled during the First World War, was also postponed in a further sign that Le Tour is under serious threat.

FOOTBALL

This summer's Euro 2020 tournament has been postponed to the following summer (2021) after a UEFA conference held in March 17. The postponement provides an opportunity for completion of European club competitions.

All football in England will be suspended until at least April 30, but the 2019-20 season will eventually have to be completed after the FA has amended its own rules to extend the SURE campaign after holding crisis talks on March 19. ovid-19.

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The Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal, scheduled for March 11, had already been delayed as & # 39; precaution & # 39; after Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis tested positive for coronavirus weeks after watching his Greek team plays at the Emirates Stadium.

On March 13, UEFA announced that all scheduled Champions League and Europa League games have been postponed, as well as the quarterfinals draw for both leagues. UEFA hopes to complete the games in the summer, but dates are not yet known.

Birmingham City became the first championship match where players temporarily saw 50 percent pay cuts to ease financial pressure. Leeds United soon followed in an attempt to continue paying all their non-football staff.

All Chinese domestic matches at all levels were postponed and the season was pushed back, the first football hit by the outbreak in the country of origin. However, reports suggest the competition could resume on April 18 if China mastered the virus.

Asian Champions League games with Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG are postponed to April.

] The start of the Korean K-League season is postponed. The four teams in the AFC Champions League play their matches behind closed doors.

The Japanese J-League has postponed all domestic games until mid-March, but further delays are inevitable.

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Italy, the country most severely affected by the virus outside China, was canceled before the government locked the population. All sports, including Serie A matches, were suspended until at least April 3 to contain the virus.

In France, it was announced on Friday, March 13, that there will be no top football in France for the foreseeable future after their governing body postponed all matches.

In Spain, the Copa del Rey final of April 18 between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad has been postponed. LaLiga is also being postponed until at least the end of March.

The German Bundesliga, the other major European league, will also be suspended until at least April 3.

The Dutch Eredivisie and the Primeira Liga of Portugal have also been suspended.

The Irish Football Association has announced that all football under its jurisdiction will end until March 29.

Major League Soccer has been suspended for 30 days until mid-April with the delay of Inter Miami's first home game at David Beckham.

The South American Football Association has postponed this year's Copa America, which will take place from June 12 to July 12, until 2021.

FIFA said the newly expanded Club World Cup, originally scheduled to take place in China in June 2021, will be postponed and a new date will be announced when 'there is more clarity on the situation' # 39 ;.

On March 13, the FA announced that all England games are scheduled for the month. would be postponed, including that of development teams. It means that England's friendly matches with Italy and Denmark have been canceled.

Euro 2020 playoff games to be held on March 26, including Scotland against Israel, have been postponed to June.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Olympiakos & # 39; owner Evangelos Marinakis tested positive for the coronavirus

Manchester United clash on Austrian side Lask was behind closed doors, with United handing out £ 350 to each fan to help with travel and accommodation after getting 900 tickets before the Europa League game.

Newcastle United forbade their players to shake hands amid fears of the corona virus.

Cristiano Ronaldo became isolated in Madeira after it was revealed that his Juventus teammate, Daniele Rugani, has coronavirus. Squad members Blaise Matuidi and Paolo Dybala also tested positive.

Elsewhere in Italy, Fiorentina striker Patrick Cutrone, loaned by Wolverhampton Wanderers, tested positive for coronavirus.

In Spain, 35% of Valencia team members tested positive for coronavirus, with all cases being asymptomatic.

The Real Madrid first-team squad was quarantined after a member of the basketball team tested positive for Covid-19. The two teams share the same training facility.

Liverpool has announced a charity match between Reds Legends and Barcelona Legends, to be played in Anfield on March 28, has been postponed.

FIFA says it will postpone the South American World Cup qualifying matches taking place in March.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus on March 12, placing the entire squad of the first team in isolation. Gunners' game against Brighton, scheduled for Saturday, March 14, has been postponed.

In the early hours of Friday, March 13, Chelsea announced that winger Callum Hudson-Odoi had diagnosed the disease.

The club's first team became self-insulated, while two buildings were closed on their training ground in Cobham.

Premier League clubs, including Manchester United and Manchester City, have sent players home to train alone following the British government's growing crackdown on mass rallies and unnecessary social contact.

West Ham chief Karren Brady called for the season to be annulled, while Aston Villa believes no team should be banned. In this situation, Liverpool, the runaway league leaders, may experience the horror of being refused the title, despite being on the verge of making their first league trophy in nearly 30 years.

Reports suggest football organizations across England and the rest of Europe are bracing for a reported total closure of each league until September.

Top level English and Scottish football was initially suspended until April 3 at the earliest. The Football Association, the Premier League, the English Football League, the FA Women's Super League and the FA Women's Championship all agreed to end the competition with immediate effect.

All levels of English football under the National League North and South have been canceled and canceled without promotion and relegation because the calendar was decimated by the coronavirus outbreak.

FORMULA ONE

The seasonally opening Australian Grand Prix was called off after a McLaren team member went down with Covid-19, leading to the British team retiring earlier to decide if the race will continue.

The announcement came hours after Lewis Hamilton said it was & # 39; shocking & # 39; was that the race continued.

The Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19 was the first race to be postponed, without deciding whether to re-enter the 2020 calendar for later in the season.

The Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled for March 20-22, will also be cut short, as will the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix, scheduled to take place on April 5 in Hanoi.

It was hoped that the Dutch Grand Prix on May 3 would be the first race of the new season, but that has also been postponed due to Covid-19.

The iconic Monaco Grand Prix on May 24 was canceled for the first time in 66 years before Formula 1 announced their race in Azerbaijan had been postponed.

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GOLF

On March 13, the Masters was postponed. In a statement released online, Fred Ridley, president of Augusta National Golf Club, stressed that decision makers hope the championship will be "later". hold. The first major of the year for men would begin on April 9.

The US PGA Championship, the second major of the year, has now joined and postponed the Masters. It was supposed to take place at San Francisco's TPC Harding Park May 11-17, but it moved later this summer.

After deciding to play without spectators from the second round of the Players Championship after that, the PGA Tour canceled the event completely after the first round on March 12.

They also canceled the following three events leading up to the Masters, but four more events were canceled in April and May after that – the RBC Heritage, the New Orleans Zurich Classic, the Wells Fargo Championship and the AT&T Byron Nelson – also the dust. It is hoped that the season can be summarized by the end of May.

The European Tour canceled all tournaments until the popular Made in Denmark event on May 21. Many of them would take place in China or East Asia in countries hard hit by the outbreak.

The women's game has also been affected by postponement and cancellation, with the first major of the year, the ANA Inspiration, the most famous victim.

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Lorenzo Gagli and Edoardo Molinari were withdrawn from the Oman Open on medical grounds after Gagli showed symptoms of the virus. He shared a hotel room with Molinari and was told to isolate himself. They were later placed back into the tournament after being tested negative for the virus.

HORSE RACING

The Grand National was canceled due to new restrictions imposed by the British government to combat the spread of the corona virus, making it impossible to spot the Aintree showpiece to be organized on April 4. Cheltenham Festival continued under some criticism before tightening social distance measures.

The Japan Racing Association has revealed that & # 39; government-approved races & # 39; will take place behind closed doors.

Racing in Ireland attempted to take place behind closed doors from March 29, but that decision was changed after the government canceled all sporting events.

The World Cup meeting in Dubai continues on March 28 & # 39; without paid on-trade spectators & # 39 ;.

Racing Post had to temporarily suspend the publication of the flagship daily racing newspaper for the first time since its inception in 1986 as all action in the UK and Ireland was suspended.

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RUGBY

This year's Six Nations will have to wait for completion with all remaining games postponed.

England game with Italy and Ireland The trip to France had already been canceled with Wales and Scotland until the day before the game was canceled.

Saturday, October 31, is a possible date for the last weekend of games.

The Women's Six Nations has also been affected by procrastination.

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The RFU has suspended all levels of rugby in England until April 14, with the announcement shortly after the premiere ship was discontinued for five weeks.

The quarterfinals of the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have also been postponed. Those games were scheduled for April 3, 4 and 5.

The RFL and the Super League of the rugby league have now followed the same example and postponed all matches for at least three weeks. Eight Leeds Rhinos players were found to be self-insulating.

TENNIS

The French Open, one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, is postponed to September due to a wide closing in France.

The clay-court major was scheduled for May 24 through June 7, but that has shifted to September 20 through October 4, after the US Open, which was to be the last major of the year.

Players have quickly criticized the move, which has caused a conflict with the Laver Cup men's team event led by Roger Federer, and a women's tournament in China.

All events on the ATP Tour have been suspended for six weeks.

The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, which was to begin on March 9, was postponed at eleven. It came after a confirmed case of the coronavirus in the nearby Coachella Valley.

The finals of an ATP Challenger event in Bergamo, Italy, between Enzo Couacaud and Illya Marchenko of Ukraine, have been canceled. Both players received ranking points and prize money for reaching the final. They were not given the opportunity to play behind closed doors.

China lost a Davis Cup tie because the men's team was unable to travel to Romania for the March 6-7 playoff.

WTA events have also been canceled. The WTA has announced that they are evaluating their schedule with a number of events scheduled for China in the second half of the season.

The International Tennis Federation has announced that the Fed Cup finals have been postponed. The event would be held in Budapest in April, and the league's playoffs, which would take place in eight different locations, have also been put on hold.

The WTA also announced that there will be no tournaments. staged for at least five weeks.

OTHER SPORTS

The NBA has been suspended indefinitely after two Utah Jazz players contracted the virus. On March 17, Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant confirmed that he had tested positive for the virus alongside three unnamed teammates. such as signature seeker pens, markers, balls and sweaters.

The NHL has announced it has interrupted the 2019-20 season without a confirmed date for it to resume.

The UFC has canceled its next three events, although President Dana White continues for the long-awaited lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.

MotoGP has canceled the first two races of the season in Qatar and Thailand.

South Korea's baseball league canceled all 50 preseason games scheduled for March 14-24. It is the first time since the start of the competitions in 1982 that a whole series of exhibition games has been eliminated.

The draw of the first leg for the World Table Tennis Championships, scheduled for South Korea from March 22-29, is postponed.

A beach volleyball tournament, held in Yangzhou April 22-26 from April, will be postponed until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The Short Track Speed ​​Skating World Championship in Seoul is canceled.

The World Triathlon Series event in Abu Dhabi was postponed as a precaution.

The World Ice Hockey Women's Championships in Canada have been canceled.

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In badminton, the German Open (March 3-8), Vietnam Open (March 24-29) and Polish Open (March 26) 29) all Olympic qualifying events are canceled because of & # 39; strict health protection & # 39 ;.

The Japanese professional baseball league has made the decision to play its 72 games for the season until March 15 behind closed doors. Baseball is one of the most popular sports in Japan.

Doubts remain as the Asian Weightlifting Championships, scheduled for March, are moving from Kazakhstan to neighboring Uzbekistan. They can still be postponed.



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Billy Vunipola confirms he will STAY at Saracens despite relegation over breach of salary cap rules


& # 39; It was always an easy decision for me & # 39 ;: Billy Vunipola confirms he will stay in Saracens despite demotion for violation of salary limit rules

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  • The English international has described next season as & # 39; a chance to recharge & # 39;

Billly Vunipola ended speculation about his future by to confirm that he will remain in Saracens next season, despite their championship relegation as a punishment for salary limit violations. , but the 27-year-old has committed to an eighth season in north London .

He explained that an interruption of the high intensity demands of the Premiership and European rugby was actually part of the appeal.

Billy Vunipola has revealed that he will remain in Saracens despite the relegation of the championship

& # 39; It was always an easy decision for me & # 39; said Vunipola's younger brother, who has been plagued by injuries in recent years.

& # 39; It's an opportunity to take care of myself and my body.

& # 39; There are not that many games or big games. Currently, you can go from Clermont one week to Exeter the next week, which is extremely difficult.

& # 39; Everyone wears problems. Next year is an opportunity to recharge. & # 39;

Saracens & # 39; established English contingent remains available for test selection while operating in the second level of the domestic game.

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Raul Jimenez vows to ignore Manchester United's interest and stay with Wolves, even if high flyers don't qualify for the Champions League next season

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Raul Jimenez insists he likes to [19459025Wolves even if they don't qualify for the Champions League next season.

Due to the crisis coronavirus professional football in England is suspended until at least April 30, with Wolves sixth in the table, five points adrift from a place in the top four.

Jimenez had scored 16 goals in all competitions before closing two weeks ago, and his form means he's on the radar of some elite clubs, most notably Manchester United . Still, the Mexican, who is still under contract for three seasons, is not in a hurry to leave Molineux.

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He said: & # 39; I have a c withdrawn until 2023. It is not [the case] that we should qualify for the Champions League at

& # 39; I am well [here] happy with Wolves doing important things – both myself and the whole team.

& # 39; We have been doing our best since the beginning of last season. We have qualified for the, now we are fighting for a place in the Champions League.

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JIMENEZ THIS SEASON

Games: 44

Start: 41

Targets: 22

Assists: 10

& # 39; And It's the great motivation to keep growing as a player and entering the Champions League is always a plus that keeps you satisfied and makes you think about big things. & # 39;

The performance of Wolves over the past two seasons keeps the top of Europe watching their top players, as does coach Nuno Espirito Santo.

Winger Adama Traore has sparked interest from former club Barcelona, ​​while attacker Diogo is believed to have Jota admirers in Arsenal.





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2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

The 2020 Olympics have been postponed to 2021 on March 24 – one of the last major sporting events this summer to fall victim to the corona virus.

On Tuesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a crucial conference call with the head of the Olympics, Thomas Bach, to formally decide a plan. and they chose to postpone for 12 months.

The decision also means that the Paralympic Games in Tokyo are delayed for a year.

Despite the delay, the name of the delayed Games will still be Tokyo 2020, city governor Yuriko Koike revealed.

A joint statement by the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee stated: & # 39; In the current circumstances and based on the information provided by WHO today, the IOC President and Prime Minister Japan has concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo should be rescheduled for a date beyond 2020, but no later than summer 2021, to protect the health of athletes, everyone involved in the Olympics and the international community.

& # 39; Leaders agreed that the Tokyo Olympics could be a beacon of hope for the world during these difficult times and that the Olympic flame could light at the end of the tunnel in which the world is present.

& # 39; Therefore, it was agreed that the Olympic flame will remain in Japan. It has also been agreed that the Games will retain the name Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. & # 39;

There was a lot of skepticism that the Olympics would go ahead and continue as planned, while events related to the games were called off. The Olympic torch relay in Greece was canceled on Friday, March 13 – just a day after the flame was lit in Olympia.

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Huge crowds defied Hollywood actor Gerard Butler while lighting the cauldron in the Greek city of Sparta, despite repeated warnings to spectators not to attend due to the corona virus.

That forced the decision of the Greek Olympic Committee to end the torchlight procession on Greek soil on the second day of the planned eight-day trip. It is the only third time that a relay to Athens for the summer games has not been completed.

The Olympic flame is still being handed over to the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens on Thursday March 19, but without fans.

Athletes were told to continue training, but many had difficulty considering the government's final measures.

On Friday, March 13, US President Donald Trump's proposal to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for a year due to the corona virus was immediately shot down by the Japanese Olympic minister.

& # 39; The IOC and the Organizing Committee are not considering cancellation or postponement – absolutely not & # 39; said Seiko Hashimoto, an Olympic bronze medalist, at a news conference in Tokyo.

On Tuesday, March 17, Kozo Tashima, one of the vice presidents of the Japanese Olympic Committee and president of the Japanese Football Association, tested positive for coronavirus.

The International Olympic Committee and the organizers of Tokyo have been kept informed since the viral outbreak in China three months ago across Asia and around the world: matches will open as scheduled on July 24 .

The organizers of Tokyo 2020 received the Olympic flame during a scaled-down transfer ceremony in the Greek capital on March 19.

TOUR

The World Indoor Athletics Championships, scheduled to run from March 13-15 in Nanjing, will be postponed to March 2021.

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. North Korea canceled the Pyongyang Marathon scheduled for April after a border fence was imposed due to the magnitude of the outbreak in South Korea, where the Seoul Marathon is canceled to protect runners.

The Paris Half Marathon is canceled and the French government has also decided to ban all public gatherings of more than 100 people before ordering people to stay at least 15 days from March 15. The race with some 44,000 participants was scheduled for Sunday, March 1. Organizers said the race will be postponed to a date to be determined.

The London Marathon, which would take place on April 26, has been postponed to October 4. More than 40,000 runners would participate.

The Barcelona Marathon, scheduled for March 15, has been postponed to October. International Olympic Committee, but held in Amman from March 3-11.

The IBF title fight between Daniele Scardina and Andrew Francillette in Milan on February 28 was postponed by Matchroom due to restrictions in Italy after the outbreak.

The Japanese Boxing Commission has canceled all combat tickets scheduled for March on the advice of the government to suspend all pending sports matches. They are not moved.



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Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan ‘open to taking pay cut if he is allowed to stay on loan at Roma’


Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal & # 39; is open to pay cuts if he can stay on loan for another season at Roma & # 39;

  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan has enjoyed life in Roma and wants to continue season afterward
  • Armenian attacking midfielder is not in Arsenal's future plans Mikel Arteta
  • He will accept a cut in wages to remain on loan in the Eternal City

Henrikh Mkhitaryan would like to stay on loan with Roma for one more season he's willing to take a 'huge cut'.

The 31-year-old attacker enjoys life in the capital of Italy under Paulo Fonseca.

And according to the Sun his agent Mino Raiola suggests that the Armenian would sign a new contract with Arsenal for half his wages of £ 180,000 a week if he can remain on loan at the Serie A side.

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Roma would like to sign him permanently, but the Gunners charge £ 22 million, which they say is too expensive.

Mkhitaryan's current deal with Arsenal expires next summer, so chances are he could leave for just a little over a year.

After signing a barter deal whereby Alexis Sanchez went to Manchester United, the former Borussia Dortmund man in North London never convinced.

But its shape has been solid in the Eternal City despite early injury issues this season.

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Mkhitaryan has six goals and three assists to his name in 13 Serie A matches, an impressive feat that saw him appear regularly before the season was postponed due to the corona virus.

Fonseca wants to detain him, but Roma will not spend more than £ 14 million on the transfer.

Mkhitaryan resigns that his career at Arsenal appears to be over with young guns Nicholas Pepe, Reiss Nelson and Bukayo Saka competing for the roles of the first team.

So there could be a desire from both parties to make a deal, which could even be a loan fee to bring Mkhitaryan to the end of his contract and make sure that he is not in vain leaves.

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England star Billy Vunipola commits to stay at Saracens for season in the Championship


& # 39; I will definitely & # 39 ;: English star Billy Vunipola commit himself to Saracens in the Championship for the season as he strives to assist the club in an immediate return to Premiership

  • Vunipola is & # 39; sure to stay & # 39; despite their relegation from the Premiership
  • Sarries is demoted at the end of the season for violating the salary limit
  • England number eight is not sure how the decision will affect his international career

England international Billy Vunipola insists he & # 39 & # 39; will definitely stay & # 39; in Saracens and hopes to help the crisis-stricken club secure an immediate return to the Gallagher Premiership.

Reigning top champion Sarries will invade the championship at the end of the current campaign after automatically exceeding the downgraded salary limit.

Back row ahead Vunipola is not sure how playing in the second division will affect his international prospects, but plans to show loyalty to his club.

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& # 39; As I see it, it is part of the club's journey & # 39 ;, he told RugbyPass.

& # 39; Some guys have had to try to advance their career as they are at the beginning of their career. . I'm in the middle of it.

& # 39; Guys are in different situations, and I can understand that. They have families and things to take care of.

& # 39; From my point of view, I'm just trying to sit still and play it out, see where we end up next year.

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& # 39; I don't see any negative in it. I have not spoken directly to the powers at the top when it comes to England or Sarries, which will happen in terms of international recognition.

& # 39; I'm excited for next year. I think I play as much as possible, try to help the team as much as possible and hopefully we will come back immediately.

& # 39; I will definitely stay. & # 39;

The impending degradation of Saracens has been delayed because the competition has been suspended due to the pandemic coronavirus.

Asked if he had turned his head by the temptation of Japan, France or Super Rugby, Vunipola replied, "No not really.

& # 39; The club took care of me, and not just me, my family, it's time for me to dig in my heels and to score with the boys and hopefully appear next year. & # 39;

Number eight Vunipola has won 51 international caps, but missed England's recent Guinness Six Nations games due to a broken arm.

The 27-year-old, plagued by similar injuries, hopes that dropping a division will allow his body to fully recover.

& # 39; If there is a positive means of I hope my body m will be less damaged & # 39 ;, he said.

& # 39; Without respect for the championship, it will give my body a chance to heal. I don't think they play that many games in the championship. They don't have a Champions Cup or those big games. & # 39;



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Jan Vertonghen mulling ‘pros and cons’ to stay at Tottenham with defender out of contract in June


& # 39; I have to get a piece of paper and write down the pros and cons & # 39 ;: Jan Vertonghen admits he is torn to extend his eight-year stay in Tottenham with contract defender on June 30

  • Jan Vertonghen considers & # 39; pros and cons & # 39; about whether he wants to stay in Tottenham
  • . The Belgian central defender will no longer have a contract with the club as of June 30
  • Vertonghen, 32, may have played his last game for Spurs due to coronavirus
  • Premier League action has been canceled until at least April 30 because of the virus
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Jan Vertonghen has revealed that he plans to list of & # 39; pros and cons & # 39; to decide if he will stay with Tottenham after the end of this season.

The 32-year-old defender has been with the club since 2012, but his current deal ends on June 30 and because he has failed to take regular action since Jose Mourinho his future remains unclear.

But no decision has been made yet for Vertonghen and & # 39; is currently busy & # 39; to determine his next move, since there is interest in Italy he was allowed to leave Tottenham on the free transfer .

& # 39; I'm currently in a process that I need to grab a piece of paper and write down the pros and cons of the options I will have soon, ”Vertonghen told the Belgian show De Kleedkamer .

& # 39; I will really have to decide what I want in my career. In three to four years, I will normally return to where I will probably settle.

& # 39; I have to start thinking about where I still want to live, what language I want to learn, what culture I still want to live in.

& # 39; And also very important: what competitions and prizes I still want to win. I don't want to regret anything in my career. & # 39;

Spurs and Belgian teammate Toby Alderweireld agreed to a contract extension in December and have become a preferred starter alongside Davinson Sanchez with Mourinho before the season was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mourinho has stated that he has no intention of reviewing the current squad and that Vertonghen is unhappy with the club was fired in January, but his agent Tom De Mul.

He told the Belgian newspaper HLN: & # 39; Jan is still super happy at Spurs and loves London. He is still very committed.

& # 39; There is a lot of respect for Tottenham, just as there is a lot of respect from the club towards us. That makes sense after eight seasons, there is a connection.

& # 39; We have not yet reached an agreement, but we do not exclude anything. There is interest in him as a free agent, but Spurs is a very interesting option for us. The door is still open. & # 39;



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