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Tokyo Olympics must go on ‘at any cost’ even if coronavirus lasts into 2021: minister – National

Tokyo Olympics must go on ‘at any cost’ even if coronavirus lasts into 2021: minister - National

The rearranged Tokyo Olympic Games must be held “at any cost” in 2021, Japan’s Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday. Speaking at a news conference, Hashimoto said the Games should be held for the benefit of the athletes, regardless of the challenges posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic. …

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A look at what it takes to get athletes through a disaster like COVID-19

A look at what it takes to get athletes through a disaster like COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic saw the Canadian Olympic Committee be quick to put together a mental health task force to help its athletes get through the crisis and stay ready for the postponed games. In the first meeting, the members of the task force were given a graph outlining the …

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Usain Bolt in quarantine while he awaits COVID-19 test results – National

Ontario reports 108 new coronavirus cases, 1 death; total cases at 41,287

Usain Bolt, the Olympic sprinting champion and fastest man alive, says he is in self-quarantine after taking a test for COVID-19. The retired Jamaican sprinter posted a video of himself on Twitter Monday to address rumours that he had the coronavirus. “I was waking up and like everybody else, I …

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Coronavirus: 2 employees of Tokyo Olympic organizers positive for COVID-19 – National

Coronavirus: 2 employees of Tokyo Olympic organizers positive for COVID-19 - National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted August 8, 2020 7:37 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Two employees of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Saturday. That brings to …

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Canadian athletes begin one-year countdown to rescheduled Tokyo Summer Olympics – National

Canadian athletes begin one-year countdown to rescheduled Tokyo Summer Olympics - National

Dayna Pidhoresky has been trying to stay active while adhering to the restrictions placed on what people can do and where they can do it because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the Vancouver-based long distance runner is not your average marathoner. “It’s a bit surreal, I suppose, but making the …

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Rick Zamperin: NHL’s return to play plan to unfold in Toronto and Edmonton

Rick Zamperin: NHL’s return to play plan to unfold in Toronto and Edmonton

If the National Hockey League manages to pull off its grand, 24-team return to play plan this summer it will all unfold in the Great White North. As negotiations intensified Wednesday between the NHL and the Players’ Association on a framework for how the COVID-19-pandemic-delayed season will resume, we learned …

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Coronavirus: Montreal athletes anxious to start training, playing again – Montreal

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

Athletes across Quebec are anxious to get back into their training facilities, gyms and parks that are closed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. In Kirkland, the Lakeshore Soccer Club is waiting for directions on how they can continue their program. “We are waiting for the Quebec Soccer Federations and …

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Coronavirus: IOC official disagrees COVID-19 vaccine needed for Tokyo Olympics – National

Coronavirus: IOC official disagrees COVID-19 vaccine needed for Tokyo Olympics - National

The head of the IOC’s co-ordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics said Wednesday he disagrees with suggestions by some scientists and doctors that a vaccine for COVID-19 is needed to hold the games. John Coates, an International Olympic Committee member from Australia who is a lawyer, said he had seen …

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Holding Olympics in 2021 will be ‘difficult’ without coronavirus vaccine: official – National

Holding Olympics in 2021 will be ‘difficult’ without coronavirus vaccine: official - National

It is too early to consider lifting Japan’s state of emergency over the coronavirus, the head of the Japan Medical Association said on Tuesday, adding that it will be difficult for Tokyo to host the Olympics next year without an effective vaccine. The comments by the head of the powerful physician’s lobby …

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Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who pays for postponement – National

Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who pays for postponement - National

An open conflict broke out Tuesday between Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC over who will pay for the unprecedented year-long postponement. Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya said the organizing committee has asked the Switzerland-based International Olympic Committee to remove a comment from its website suggesting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe …

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