Saturday, Apr 4 2020 | Time 08:56 Hrs(IST)
  • Young people discharged after being treated for COVID-19 may retest positive: Study
  • China registers 19 new COVID-19, 4 death
  • Saudi Arabia welcoming any country willing to balance oil market – Energy Minister
  • Dortmund stadium converted into COVID-19 testing center
  • 180 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland
  • COVID-19: FIFA Working Group says all June's int'l matches should be postponed
  • Saudi foreign ministry refutes rumors that Riyadh wants to destroy shale oil market
  • COVID-19: Trump says CDC advises cloth masks, but he won't wear one
  • US to allow energy producers to store surplus oil to sell Later - Trump
  • Trump opposes delaying 2020 Presidential election due to Coronavirus
  • New Zealand confirms 82 new COVID-19 cases
  • Neymar donates 1 million dollar to curb coronavirus
  • Head of World Athletics hopes COVID-19 can be contained before autumn
  • US performs record 1 4 Million COVID-19 tests - Pence
  • Trump says America oil executive did not request bailouts, discussed tariffs

New date of Tokyo Games not restricted to summer 2021: Bach

Lausanne, Mar 25 (Xinhua) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday that all options are on the table for the new date of Tokyo Games, and that the postponement needs sacrifice and compromise on the part of all the stakeholders.

"The agreement that we want to organize the Games at latest in summer 2021, that means the task force can consider a broader picture. This is not restricted just to summer, the options are on the table, before and including the summer 2021," Bach said in a teleconference with near 400 reporters around the world on Wednesday.

Announcing the unprecedented decision on Tuesday, the IOC gave no specific new date, saying that it would be "beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021."

"The timing is a challenging question. We ask the Coordination Commission together with the Organizing Committee to study it in detail. They have now formed the task force with a very good name of 'Here we go' and need consultation firstly with the 33 International Federations. We have to see what are the options available."

"Secondly we have to take into consideration the sports calendar around the Olympic Games and many other issues. I think we should come to a solution as soon as possible, but first priority should be the quality of the decision to really be able to take all stakeholders into considerations."

Bach also said the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics needed sacrifice and compromise from all the stakeholders.

"This is like a huge jigsaw puzzle, every piece has to fit in perfectly. If you take out one piece, the whole puzzle is destroyed. Therefore everything has to come together, everything is important. Professionalism and dedication of the Organizing Committee make Tokyo the best prepared Olympic city ever. I'm confident we can put a beautiful jigsaw puzzle together."
More News

COVID-19: FIFA Working Group says all June's int'l matches should be postponed

04 Apr 2020 | 7:58 AM

Zurich, Apr 4 (UNI) The FIFA Working Group on the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic issued recommendations for the Bureau of the FIFA Council saying that all men's and women's international matches scheduled for June should be postponed over the spread of the coronavirus.

see more..

Flick pens contract extension at Bayern

04 Apr 2020 | 7:02 AM

Berlin, Apr 4 (Xinhua) Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick has penned a contract extension ahead of schedule, the reigning German champions confirmed in an official statement on Friday.

see more..

Neymar donates 1 million dollar to curb coronavirus

04 Apr 2020 | 6:59 AM

Rio de Janeiro, Apr 4 (Xinhua) Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has donated one million US dollars to help combat the coronavirus outbreak in his native Brazil.

see more..

Head of World Athletics hopes COVID-19 can be contained before autumn

04 Apr 2020 | 6:57 AM

Monaco, Apr 4 (Xinhua) World Athletics President Sebastian Coe hopes the COVID-19 pandemic can be contained before the end of the summer, so that athletes can safely return to competitions and the rescheduled World Indoor Championships shall not be postponed once again.

see more..

Dani Alves 'still the world's best right-back', says Sao Paulo coach

04 Apr 2020 | 6:52 AM

Rio de Janeiro, Apr 4 (Xinhua) Veteran Sao Paulo and Brazil defender Dani Alves is still the world's best in his position, according to his club coach Fernando Diniz.

see more..