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Quarantined athletes, limited fans: How the Olympics may go on during coronavirus pandemic – National

Quarantined athletes, limited fans: How the Olympics may go on during coronavirus pandemic - National

As the president of the Tokyo Olympics, Yoshiro Mori knows experts will have to come up with defences against COVID-19 for the postponed games to open a year from now. These include quarantines for athletes, and few fans at the venues among ideas being floated by the organizing committee, 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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Tokyo Olympics ‘may not be conventional’ after COVID-19 delay, organizer says – National

Tokyo Olympics ‘may not be conventional’ after COVID-19 delay, organizer says - National

TOKYO — Almost two months after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday he still could not give an estimate of how much the one-year delay will cost. Figures in the Japanese media have ranged between $2 billion and $6 billion, with most mounting expenses …

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

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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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Tokyo Olympics not possible without new structure, limited participation: expert – National

Tokyo Olympics not possible without new structure, limited participation: expert - National

A Japanese professor of infectious disease says he is “very pessimistic” the postponed Tokyo Olympics can open in 15 months. “To be honest with you, I don’t think the Olympics is likely to be held next year,” Kentaro Iwata, a professor of infectious disease at Kobe University, said Monday speaking …

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Too early to worry if COVID-19 will delay 2020 Tokyo Olympics again, expert says – National

Too early to worry if COVID-19 will delay 2020 Tokyo Olympics again, expert says - National

It is premature to think the novel coronavirus outbreak will further delay the Tokyo Olympics, which have already been postponed a year, Brian McCloskey, an expert on global health security and outbreak prevention told Reuters. Under increasing pressure from athletes, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo Games organizers last …

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Coronavirus: Gymnast Ellie Black embraces Olympic postponement, aims for Tokyo 2021

Coronavirus: Gymnast Ellie Black embraces Olympic postponement, aims for Tokyo 2021

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 gave Canadian gymnast Ellie Black the gift of time. The 24-year-old from Halifax tore an ankle ligament landing a vault during last October’s world championship in Stuttgart, Germany. Black underwent surgery on her ankle later that month. Canada’s most decorated female gymnast …

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