Olympics president Thomas Bach: 'Of course we are considering different scenarios'

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) – As coronavirus has swept the globe, placing cities and countries on lockdowns, cancelling the spring sports calendar and jeopardising every major event scheduled for 2020, Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, has not wavered in his determination to hold the Summer Games in Tokyo. The opening ceremony is scheduled for July 24, with […]

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Gymnastics: USA federation surveying gymnasts on postponing Olympics

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – USA Gymnastics said on Friday (March 20) the federation was surveying its athletes on the possibility of postponing the Tokyo Olympics. “We know and respect that they may have different views on how best to advocate for their interests, which is why, this afternoon, we asked our Olympic hopefuls to share their thoughts about the possibility […]

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Olympics: USA Swimming calls for Tokyo 2020 postponement

NEW YORK (AFP) – USA Swimming has urged the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee to back the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Games amid the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) chief executive Sarah Hirshland, posted on USA Swimming’s Twitter feed on Friday (March 20), swimming federation chief executive Tim […]

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Snooker: World championship postponed over coronavirus

LONDON (REUTERS) – The World Snooker Championship in Sheffield became the latest staple of the British sporting diet to be postponed on Friday (March 20) because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 17-day season-ending showpiece, scheduled for April 18 to May 4 at the Crucible Theatre, will be re-arranged for July or August, according to the World Professional Billiards and Snooker […]

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School games put off again

After weeks of uncertainty over whether the National School Games (NSG) would proceed owing to the coronavirus pandemic, there was some relief for student-athletes, coaches and teachers after the Ministry of Education (MOE) said yesterday that the annual school competition would continue to be suspended till after the June school holidays. The NSG announcement is part of the MOE’s enhanced […]

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Coronavirus could delay Tom Brady contract, other NFL free agent deals

Tom Brady leaves New England Patriots for Bucs Quarterback Tom Brady has left the New England Patriots and has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tom Brady and other NFL free agents may have to wait longer than expected for final approval on their contracts due to the coronavirus outbreak’s ongoing effects on the NFL’s offseason operations. Continue Reading Below […]

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Coronavirus: Infected dragon boater touched by support from teammates

SINGAPORE – The close-knit dragon boat community here is rallying behind a 61-year-old athlete from American Dragons Singapore (ADS) who was confirmed as Case 233 for the coronavirus on Monday (March 16). The British national, who is a Singapore long term pass holder, is an imported case as he had been in the United Kingdom from March 7-14. He is […]

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#GameOfTwoHalves Podcast: World and local sport in meltdown, Singapore cycling's Tour de France dream

#GameOfTwoHalves Ep 75: World and local sport in meltdown, Singapore cycling’s Tour de France dream 13:08 min Synopsis: #GameOfTwoHalves is The Straits Times’ weekly sports podcast that is out every Tuesday. Money FM’s Bernard Lim calls up ST sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz and sports reporter Nicole Chia. Major sports leagues such as the NBA and English Premier League suspended […]

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NFL: Tom Brady says goodbye to New England Patriots

(REUTERS) – National Football League (NFL) superstar Tom Brady broke up with the New England Patriots in an early morning Instagram post on Tuesday. Brady, an unrestricted free agent for the first time, posted a farewell message to New England on Tuesday but did not identify his destination in a series of messages via Instagram at 5.45am ET. The public […]

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