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Tokyo Olympic Torch Handover to Be Held behind Closed Doors

March 16, 2020

London- Greece’s Hellenic Olympic Committee said Sunday that a ceremony slated for Thursday to hand over the Olympic flame to the Tokyo Olympic Games organizing committee will be held behind closed doors due to concerns over the new coronavirus. The


Olympic Countdown

March 15, 2020

TOPSHOT – A man walks in front of the Olympic countdown clock in Tokyo’s Ginza area on Sunday, March 15, 2020. AFP-Jiji Press.

Open Badminton Championships at Arena Birmingham

March 14, 2020

Yuki Fukushima (R) and Sayaka Hirota (L) from Japan in action against So Yeong Kim and Her Yong Kong from Korea during the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships at Arena Birmingham in Birmingham, Britain, 13 March 2020. EPA-Jiji Press

The PLAYERS Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass

March 13, 2020

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan plays a shot on the 14th hole during the first round of The PLAYERS Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 12, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. – Spectators will be banned


Sumo tournament kicks off without spectators

March 9, 2020

Osaka–The spring sumo grand tournament kicked off in Osaka, western Japan, on Sunday without spectators, an unusual step taken in response to the spread of the new coronavirus in the country. “We’ll work together so that the power of sumo


House Oks National Academy for Sports bill to boost athletic potentials for young student athletes

March 4, 2020

The House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Alan Peter  Cayetano Wednesday passed on third and final reading House Bill No. 6312 or the proposed National Academy of Sports (NAS) System Act that will soon enhance skills and talents


Tokyo Olympic organizers mull downsizing torch relay over virus

February 27, 2020

Tokyo–The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee is considering the possibility of downsizing the torch relay that will start next month amid the spread of the new coronavirus in Japan, Chief Executive Officer Toshiro Muto said Wednesday. Still, Muto said that the


Japanese baseball legend Katsuya Nomura dies at 84

February 11, 2020

Tokyo–Former renowned Japanese professional baseball catcher and manager Katsuya Nomura died of ischemic heart failure at a hospital in Tokyo in the small hours of Tuesday. He was 84. A batting triple crown winner, Nomura played mainly for the Nankai