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2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed By A Year

LAUSANNE, Switzerland- The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday.The Games were scheduled for July 24-August 9, but...

World Athletics Chief Calls For Olympics Postponement As Canada Pulls Out

TOKYO, Japan- World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe has called for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed over the coronavirus pandemic as Canada pulled out of the Games and Japan's prime minister admitted a delay could be "inevitable".Australia also told...

Calls For Tokyo 2020 Postponement Puts Pressure On Adamant Olympics Committee

PARIS, France- Pressure mounted on Olympic organisers to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Games on Saturday after the powerful US track and field federation urged this summer's event be pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.USA Track and Field became...

London Marathon Postponed From April To October 4

NAIROBI, Kenya- The 40th edition of the London marathon where Eliud Kipchoge was to defend title, has been postponed from April 26 to October 4, race organisers announced on Friday due to the health crisis caused by the spread...

Kasarani To Be Closed As Government Approves KShs 332m Budget For Renovations

NAIROBI, Kenya- The Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani will be closed on March 16 for renovations ahead of the World Athletics Continental Tour and IAAF Under-20 Championships which are set for May and July respectively.The Kenyan government approved a...

Controversial Semenya Switches To 200m In Search Of More Olympic Glory

PRETORIA, South Africa- Star South African 800-metre athlete Caster Semenya said on Friday she hopes to compete in the 200m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.The 29-year-old is prohibited from defending her 800m Olympics title because she refuses to...

Barcelona Marathon Postponed Over Coronavirus Fears

MADRID, Spain- The Barcelona Marathon, which was scheduled for March 15 with 17,000 registered runners, has been postponed until October to contain the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, city officials said Saturday."We have agreed to postpone the event to...

IOC Are Fully Committed To Tokyo 2020 Olympics Despite Coronavirus Fears

TOKYO, Japan- The International Olympic Committee is "fully committed" to holding the 2020 Games in Tokyo as planned despite the widening new coronavirus outbreak, the body's president has pledged.The IOC "is fully committed to a successful Olympic Games in...

Deadly Coronavirus Hits China’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics Hopes

HONG KONG, China- The coronavirus has destroyed the Tokyo Olympic dreams of some Chinese athletes and disrupted the preparations of others, forcing them to miss tournaments and train in strict isolation -- sometimes in masks.Games organisers are adamant that the outbreak, which is centred...

Local Organizing Committee For Under-20 Championships Given Nod By World Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya- The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the World Under-20 Championships slated for July 7-12 has been given a nod by the World Athletics delegation that was in the country to inspect the facilities. The 19-man delegation toured the country last week from February...


Bor, Gitonga win inaugural Mt Kenya running event

Emmanuel Bor from Nandi County and Purity Gitonga from Meru are the elite athlete winners of the...