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Novak Djokovic and his wife, Jelena, are donating 1 million Euros — about $1.1 million — to buy ventilators and other equipment for hospitals in their native Serbia to assist in the fight against the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – ATP 500 – Dubai Tennis Championships – Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Dubai, United Arab
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FILE PHOTO: Athletics – World Athletics Council Meeting – Monaco – November 22, 2019 IAAF President Sebastian Coe during a press conference REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo Athletes already qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before the Games were postponed will get to keep their spots in the rescheduled 2021 competition. About 6,200 of the 11,000 scheduled
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TOKYO/LAUSANNE (Reuters) – 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 International Olympic Committee (IOC). FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee Yoshiro Mori,
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MUMBAI (Reuters) – Veteran Indian tennis player Leander Paes is contemplating extending his career by another year to bid for an eighth Olympic appearance following the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Mixed Doubles Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January
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FILE PHOTO: NFL Football – Super Bowl LIII – New England Patriots v Los Angeles Rams – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. – February 3, 2019. Los Angeles Rams’ Ndamukong Suh during the warm up before the match. REUTERS/Mike Segar Five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on
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ATHENS (Reuters) – The head of the global Olympic movement said on Wednesday that the rescheduled Tokyo Games faced “thousands” of logistical and financial problems and could go ahead before summer 2021. Though most people have assumed the Games will be held around roughly the same July-August timetable as they were planned for this year,
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The Olympic rings are pictured in front of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Lausanne, Switzerland, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse BERN (Reuters) – A change of culture is needed at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to make decision-making more inclusive, an association representing 85,000 athletes around the world
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TORONTO/TOKYO (Reuters) – Major sporting nations Australia and Canada withdrew from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Monday as organizers faced global pressure to postpone the Games due to the coronavirus crisis for the first time in their 124-year modern history. Putting back the July 24-Aug. 9 event, as is looking inevitable, would be a massive
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The Indianapolis Colts officially announced the signing of quarterback Philip Rivers on Saturday, handing the keys of the franchise to the 16-year veteran. FILE PHOTO: NFL Football – Tennessee Titans v Los Angeles Chargers – NFL International Series – Wembley Stadium, London, Britain – October 21, 2018 Los Angeles Chargers’ Philip Rivers celebrates during the
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LONDON (Reuters) – Calls from sporting organizations for this year’s Tokyo Olympics to be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic gathered pace on Saturday with USA Track and Field (USATF), the French Swimming Federation and Brazil’s Olympic Committee the latest to join the throng. A passerby wearing a protective face mask following an outbreak of
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(Reuters) – USA Swimming called for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be postponed for a year on Friday, joining a chorus of growing international concern about the safety of the Games amid the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: An interior view of Tokyo Aquatics Centre, the venue for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games swimming and
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The Minnesota Vikings and kicker Dan Bailey agreed to contract terms, the team announced Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey (R) and safety Gerald Sensabaugh celebrte after Bailey kicked the game winning field goal against the Miami Dolphins in their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas November 24, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone While the
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FILE PHOTO: A guard stands next to a medical screening tent for coronavirus testing outside the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG), in Geneva, Switzerland March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy (Reuters) – Swiss professional cyclist Elise Chabbey has swapped her racesuit for her doctor’s uniform following the shutdown of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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