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The postponed Olympic Games will now begin on July 23 next year and run until Aug. 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee said on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to plan for them properly this year.
A decision on a new date for Japan’s Olympics, postponed because of a coronavirus pandemic, could come as early as this week, the president of the Tokyo organising committee, Yoshiro Mori, said on Monday.
Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.
The isolated Asian nation fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday.
Were the English Premier League, or the La Liga, or even the Olympic Games to be on somewhere in the world, staying at home for two weeks during this most challenging period in human history, to wear off the destructive power of coronavirus would have been more tolerable for a chunk of the world.
A decision on when the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be held is expected to be made within the next three weeks, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) told countries on a conference call.
International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, sent his encouragement to Olympic athletes in a video message following the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games to 2021.
The postponement of the 2020 Olympics delivers a short-term blow to US broadcasting giant NBC but the network is unlikely to suffer lasting damage from the bombshell decision, analysts say.
The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games’ 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the world’s last sporting showpiece still standing this year.
Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has commended the International Olympic Committee for postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to the covid-19 pandemic.
The International Olympic Committee came under pressure to speed up its decision about postponing the Tokyo Games on Tuesday as athletes criticised the four-week deadline and the United States joined calls to delay the competition.
British organisers said they would likely follow Australia and Canada. They will announce a decision on Tuesday after meeting with sporting body representatives.
Japan is not making any preparations to postpone the 2020 Olympics, the government’s top spokesman said on Wednesday in Tokyo. =
Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP. Fredrick Nnudam, disclosed this in a statement, Thursday in Uyo, the state capital.
UEFA has confirmed that the outstanding Champions League and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by the clubs who were scheduled to play at home.
Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were adequately metered.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 17 out of the 18 registered political parties will be contesting the October 10, 2020 Ondo state governorship election.
International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Nigeria; Women in Politics and National Council for Women Society, Nigeria, among others civil society organisations, have described the refusal of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and members of the state House of Assembly to confer Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge of the state, as gross injustice.
No fewer than 10 persons were feared dead, while a police officer attached to Nzam Police station was declared missing by the police authorities following a hostility that erupted from a land dispute between Allah/Onugwu community in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State and their neighbouring community, Odekpe, also in the same council area of the state.
Kano State executive council has approved the sum ofN2.3 billion for the provision of critical infrastructure at the proposed site for the development of Inland Dry Port at Zawachiki in Kumbotso local government area of the state.
South Africa’s rand backtracked early on Thursday after gaining ground in the previous session as investors opted to take profits ahead of local manufacturing data expected to highlight the weakness of the real economy.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said Tuesday that it is reviewing the responses of some power distribution companies (Discos) to its queries on the flouting of capping order issued by the commission.
Manchester City loanee Tosin Adarabioyo is awaiting FIFA clearance to complete his switch of nationality, following his decision to represent Nigeria at the international level.