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To athletes' relief, Tokyo 2020 postponement decision due any day: sources

To athletes' relief, Tokyo 2020 postponement decision due any day: sources

A decision on whether to postpone this year's Tokyo Olympics for the first time in the Games' modern history will come in days, sources said on Tuesday, as global clamour made a delay look inevitable because of the coronavirus crisis.

Canada withdraws from 2020 Games as Japan, IOC consider postponement

Canada withdraws from 2020 Games as Japan, IOC consider postponement

Canada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement ...

Tokyo says Games deal allows postponement within 2020 as IOC stalls

Tokyo says Games deal allows postponement within 2020 as IOC stalls

Japan's Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday that the contract allows for the Tokyo Games to be postponed within 2020 due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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 ...

Iraq moves to ban online game PUBG for 'inciting violence'

Iraq moves to ban online game PUBG for 'inciting violence'

Iraq's parliament on Wednesday voted unanimously to ban the popular but brutal online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for ‘inciting violence’ in the war-torn country.

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.

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.

Doha Festival City’s back-to-school season concludes

Doha Festival City’s back-to-school season concludes

The activation was part of DHFC’s efforts in providing Qatar residents with one-of-its-kind family entertainment during the back-to-school season.

Turkey's Erdogan says to challenge ‘games’ on the economy

Turkey's Erdogan says to challenge ‘games’ on the economy

A day after two major ratings agencies downgraded Turkey closer to junk status amid a currency crisis, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would challenge those playing ‘games’ on the economy.

Indian charged over Commonwealth Games 'fake media contingent'

Indian charged over Commonwealth Games 'fake media contingent'

An Indian man has been charged with people smuggling after arriving at Australia's Brisbane airport with eight other travellers as part of a ‘fake media contingent’ to cover the Commonwealth Games, authorities said Thursday.

IOC chief Bach says Games not 'tainted' by doping cases

IOC chief Bach says Games not 'tainted' by doping cases

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said the fight against doping continued and suggested it could never be won, but confirmed that a ban on Russia would be lifted ...