The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, alternating between the Summer and Winter Games every two years in the four-year period.
Russian Boxing Federation President Umar Kremlev says that the amateur sport's governing body, the AIBA, which was suspended from arranging qualification for the Olympics, will be in a position to have..
International Olympic Commitee President Thomas Bach has said the decision to postpone the Olympics was "very hard to take" and hasn't ruled out the new dates for the Tokyo games being in the spring of..
Athletes, national associations and sporting federations from around the world reacted with relief, sadness and mainly goodwill to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday (March 24)..
Australian Olympic Committee CEO Matt Carroll welcomes the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympics and says that any Australian athletes that had qualified for the Games will be guaranteed a place when..
Officials in charge of staging Tokyo's Olympic Games crowded around a low table inside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's residence late Tuesday, wincing as they spoke by phone with the head of the.. Reuters - Published
Japanese and foreign tourists flock in their hundreds of thousands every spring to this old district of Tokyo to see the cherry trees in full bloom and the bright red gate to the Sensō-ji temple, and.. Reuters - Published
Japan awoke on Wednesday to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away after the coronavirus crisis forced organizers into an.. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump fully supports a delay in the Tokyo Olympics agreed between Japan and the international Olympic panel, a Japanese government spokesman said on Wednesday, citing comments.. Reuters - Published
Postponing the Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic has turned a hoped-for year of triumphant celebration for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe into a struggle to stem the outbreak and save the.. Reuters - Published
The United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as Britain went into lockdown and Olympic organizers considered.. Reuters - Published
The International Olympic Committee's Executive Board will discuss the widely expected postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in a hastily arranged conference call later on Tuesday, a source within.. Reuters - Published
Japan and the Olympics movement were deciding on Tuesday whether to postpone this year's Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus as a global outcry made an unprecedented delay seem inevitable. Reuters - Published
The governor of Tokyo will join Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a call with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Tuesday, a Tokyo government official told Reuters. Reuters - Published
More than 1,000 people gathered on Tuesday to see the Olympic flame in Japan's northern city of Fukushima, defying calls from Games organizers looking to rein in a coronavirus pandemic that has fueled.. Reuters - Published
A final decision whether to postpone the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic will be taken in the coming days, sources within the Olympic movement told Reuters on Tuesday, as the United.. Reuters - Published
The Olympic flame, which flew to Japan last week from Greece, will be carried not by relay runners, but in a lantern in a scaled-down flame display event starting on Thursday from northern Japan's.. Reuters - Published
Time will tell if Canada's decision to withdraw from the 2020 Olympics was the right one, three-time Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse said on Monday as the coronavirus pandemic cast doubt on whether.. Reuters - Published
The pandemic of disease caused by the coronavirus is accelerating, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, with more than 300,000 cases now recorded and infections reported from nearly.. Reuters - Published
The head of the Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) said on Monday he had to consider postponing the Games among his options amid increasing calls from committees around the world to delay the Olympics due.. Reuters - Published
Reaction to Canada's boycott of the 2020 Tokyo Games due to concerns about the coronavirus. The Australian Olympic Committee has also said its athletes should prepare for an Olympics next year. Reuters - Published
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.. Reuters - Published
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Monday that she agreed with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's latest comments that postponement of Olympics won't be ruled out as an option due to the coronavirus.. Reuters - Published
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Paralympic Committee (CPC) said on Sunday that Team Canada will not participate in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer of 2020 due to concerns about.. Reuters - Published
Tokyo 2020 organizers have started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer, two sources familiar with the talks said, in contrast to the Japanese government's stance that.. Reuters - Published
The International Olympic Committee faced mounting opposition on Sunday to the current schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with growing calls for their delay from athletes, teams and federations.. Reuters - Published
An Olympic cauldron was ignited in Japan on Friday with a flame carried from Greece, with officials again pledging the Tokyo 2020 Games will proceed despite mounting pressure to halt the world's.. Reuters - Published
An expert panel guiding Japan's coronavirus response recommended on Thursday that schools in some regions could be re-opened but that large gatherings and enclosed areas that could reignite the.. Reuters - Published
Tokyo 2020 organizers received the Olympic flame in a scaled-down handover ceremony in the Greek capital on Thursday, amid the coronavirus spread that has cast doubt on the global, multi-billion dollar.. Reuters - Published