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Yoshiro Mori, President of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organising Committee, delivers a speech during Tokyo 2020 Executive Board Meeting in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan March 30, 2020. REUTERS-Issei Kato-Pool

Japan would ‘scrap’ Games if not held next year- Tokyo 2020 chief

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said that the Olympic Games, already postponed to 2021, would be “scrapped” if they could not take place then, according to an interview published on Tuesday.
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.

Tokyo Olympics: IOC chief sends message to athletes

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.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds crunch talks over the phone today with IOC President Thomas Bach on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed until 2021

Japan’s prime minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee agreed to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games by a year Tuesday in an extraordinary move, unprecedented in peacetime, as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (L) welcomes Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser, newly elected member of the IOC, at the IOC session on the final day of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi February 23, 2014. REUTERS

IOC wrestles with logistics amid growing opposition to Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee faced mounting opposition on Sunday to the current schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Games as athletes, teams and federations called for a delay because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A man wearing a face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, walks in front of giant Olympic rings at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan, March 6, 2020. REUTERS-Stoyan Nenov-File Photo

Official: Delay of 1-2 years “feasible” if Tokyo Olympics can’t go ahead in summer

A delay of one or two years would be the “most feasible” option if the Tokyo Olympics cannot be held this summer due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus, a member of the organising committee’s executive board has told Reuters.
Secretary-General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee Olabanji Oladapo has stated that the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by a further one year had become necessary and hence imminent following the formal announcement from the International Olympics Committee yesterday on the premise of the Covid-19 pandemic.

NOC scribe urges football to rise up to Olympic qualification next time

“Who tells you that because football did not qualify that’s the end of the road. It’s not the end of the world. Other sports have actually raised the bar and I wished all of them the best of luck.”
Nigeria’s senior women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress, on Saturday booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. 75

D’Tigress coach hails Olympic qualifying tourney outing

Assistant coach of Nigeria’s senior women basketball national team — D’Tigress, Peter Ahmedu, has hailed the team for giving a good account of itself after the team achieved its target of picking the ticket to the women basketball event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games.
Nigeria's D'Tigress on Thursday celebrated a key victory as they overcame African counterparts Mozambique 85-51 in Serbia in an Olympic qualifier. 69

Peter Ahmedu: D’Tigress’ Olympics spot sealed

Assistant coach of Nigeria’s women national basketball team Peter Ahmedu has concluded that Nigeria is in already with a qualification spot for the women basketball event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games following Thursday’s 85 – 51 victory over Mozambique in the team’s Olympic qualifying tournament opener.
Sporting’s Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun have inspired their team to their fifth Portuguese Super Cup title at the weekend.

ITTF tips Aruna Quadri to lead African charge in Tokyo

Following the exploit of Aruna Quadri coupled with his growing profile globally; the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has tipped the Nigerian to lead the continent’s charge at the 2019 Team World Cup in Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympics: Aruna Quadri, Blessing Okagbare, nine others get IOC scholarship

The Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC) has secured scholarship for 11 Nigerian athletes from the International Olympics Committee (IOC) ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games.

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More than 160 killed in Ethiopia protests over singer’s murder

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Ogun announces coronavirus death, discharge of 24 patients

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Algeria expects France to apologise for colonial past – president

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Enugu records 30 new coronavirus cases

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