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Ecuador to restart football in July

Quito, Jun 4 (Xinhua) Football in Ecuador will return in July after a four-month coronavirus hiatus, officials said.

The decision by the government's emergency operations committee allows clubs to resume training on June 10 ahead of the first division's scheduled restart on July 17.

Matches will be played behind closed doors and clubs must abide by strict biosafety protocols, government spokesman Juan Zapata said on Wednesday.

All organized sport was suspended in the Andean nation on March 15, four days after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

Ecuador has the highest level of coronavirus casualties per capita in Latin America with more than 3,400 deaths and over 40,000 confirmed cases.
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BWF says two more tournaments canceled over COVID-19

07 Jul 2020 | 9:00 PM

Kuala Lumpur, Jul 7 (Xinhua) The Lingshui China Masters 2020 and Dutch Open 2020 have been called off for this year over the COVID-19 situation, the Badminton World Federation said on Tuesday,

The Lingshui Masters was rescheduled twice previously from its original slot in China from February 25 to March 1, but was later pushed to May and then August, the world governing body of badminton said in a statement.

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Tokyo 2020 welcomes UN's Olympic truce change

07 Jul 2020 | 8:56 PM

Tokyo, Jul 7 (Xinhua) The Tokyo 2020 organising committee has welcomed the UN General Assembly's decision to move the previously agreed Olympic truce to 2021 due to the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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ICC chief executive appreciates ECB on resumption of international cricket

07 Jul 2020 | 8:10 PM

Dubai, Jul 7 (UNI) International Cricket Council Chief Executive Manu Sawhney has appreciated England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for resumption of international cricket, with England taking on the West Indies in a Test series beginning on Wednesday at Southampton.

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Watching Rathore on podium inspired me to win Olympic medal, says Vijender Singh

Watching Rathore on podium inspired me to win Olympic medal, says Vijender Singh

07 Jul 2020 | 7:46 PM

Mumbai, Jul 7 (UNI) About 12 years ago, a young boxer from Haryana wrote his name in the history books of Indian sport after winning the country's maiden Olympic medal in boxing. Vijender Singh's bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics changed the face of Indian boxing and inspired many to take up the sport.

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One lakh sportspersons to be engaged with sports facilities in Punjab in next 3 years

07 Jul 2020 | 7:30 PM

Chandigarh, Jul 7 (UNI) Punjab government has decided to engage one lakh sportspersons with sports facilities in next three years as compared with present capacity of twenty thousand to promote sports and restore old glory of the state.

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