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Tokyo Olympics threatened by coronavirus: IOC member warns of cancellation, 2020 February 25

TOKYO - A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone or move it.

Dick Pound, a former Canadian ...

Olympic champ van Niekerk back after more than 2 years out, 2020 February 25

SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) - Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk is competing again after more than two years out with a career-threatening knee injury and is facing a race against time to be ready to defend his title at the Tokyo Games.

The Olympics are five months away and ...

List of sports events affected by the new virus from China, 2020 February 25

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ISSF International Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Feb. 22-28 postponed.

World Cup in Shanghai from May 4-10 cancelled.

ATHLETICS

World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.

Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9 cancelled.

Asian indoor championships in Hangzhou from Feb. 12-13 cancelled.

Tokyo ...

Virus cases in SKorea delays table tennis team world champs, 2020 February 25

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) - The team world championships in table tennis scheduled in South Korea is the latest sports event postponed because of the virus outbreak from China.

The International Table Tennis Federation on Tuesday said it plans to reschedule the March 22-29 championships in Busan to June 21-28 ...

IOC member casts doubt on postponing or moving Tokyo Games, 2020 February 25

TOKYO (AP) - A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone or move it.

Dick Pound, a former ...

Commonwealth Games organizers hit target in India for 2022, 2020 February 25

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - A sporting compromise to host shooting and archery championships in India five months before the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is likely to give India and Australia an eventual boost in the overall medal standings.

The Commonwealth Games Federation accepted India's proposal to host, organize and ...

AP Sportlight, 2020 February 24

Feb. 25

1940 - The first telecast of an American hockey game is transmitted over station W2XBS in New York - the New York Rangers vs. the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden.

1957 - The Supreme Court rules 6-3 that pro football, unlike professional baseball, is subject to U.S. ...

Italian soccer could be played without fans because of virus, 2020 February 24

ROME (AP) - The Italian government is moving toward having soccer matches played behind closed doors in affected areas as authorities try to contain a spreading virus that has made northern Italy the focal point of the outbreak in Europe.

Thursday’s Europa League match at San Siro between Inter Milan ...