Switzerland 2020 World Championships given green light after coronavirus uncertainty

The 2020 World Championships will go ahead as planned in Switzerland, despite the uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday (June 26) the organisers of the Aigle-Martigny 2020 Worlds confirmed that the iconic week of racing will be run as scheduled from September 20-27. The global coronavirus crisis forced the UCI to suspend all racing in March, throwing doubt on the fate of countless races this…

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NOVAK DJOKOVIC BECOMES FOURTH TOP TENNIS PLAYER TO TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

Novak Djokovic tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia. The top-ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Belgrade and then again last weekend in Zadar, Croatia. His wife also tested positive. “The moment we arrived in Belgrade…

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European Football lost millions in Coronavirus

Very few things have the power to stop the juggernaut that is elite European football in its tracks, but COVID-19 has rendered stadiums across the continent eerily silent. Yet even with the beautiful game to return to four of Europe’s ‘Big Five’ leagues by the end of the month – the English Premier League, Spain’s La Liga and Serie A…

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‘CANNOT RUSH INTO DECISION’ ON RESUMPTION OF OUTDOOR TRAINING IN TRACK AND FIELD: SPORTS MINISTER

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said they “cannot rush into a decision” on resuming outdoor training for track and field stars and risk their health amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Athletics Federation of India president Adille Sumariwalla. Taking stock of the situation during a virtual meeting, Rijiju interacted with top track and field athletes, including javelin thrower Neeraj…

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INDIAN MINISTRY OF SPORTS REJECTS GYMNASTICS FEDERATION OF INDIA’S APPEAL TO GRANT RECOGNITION

In a major setback for Indian gymnasts yet again, the sports ministry has rejected the Gymnastics Federation of India’s (GFI) appeal to grant recognition on the ground that it violated the National Sports Development Code 2011, when fresh elections of the GFI office bearers were conducted on November 5 last year. It has been over a decade that the national…

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SANIA MIRZA:”WOULD PLAY IN EMPTY STADIUM” – FAVOURS SPORTS EVENTS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Speaking at India Today E-Conclave, Sania Mirza said that amid the current coronavirus crisis, it’s better to organise Tennis events behind the closed doors. HIGHLIGHTS I would do everything to get back to playing tennis again: Sania Mirza I would not personally have a problem with playing in front of empty stands: Sania Covid-19 continues to have a major impact…

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AUSSIES SUCKED UP TO KOHLI & CO TO PROTECT IPL DEALS: CLARKE

In a sensational interview, former Australia captain Michael Clarke claims that Australia players did not want to sledge Kohli because ‘I want him to pick me for Bangalore so I can make my USD 1 million for my six weeks’ ustralian cricketers were so keen to protect their lucrative deals in the Indian Premier League that they felt “scared” of…

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SKY SPORTS NEWS CAUGHT IN SEXIST CONTROVERSY !

SKY SPORTS NEWS have enraged staff after sending out an online survey asking viewers to judge whether their presenters are ‘sexy’ and ‘good-looking.’  The rolling news channel has landed in a spot of bother after its failed attempt at market research led to senior presenters demanding crisis talks with management. The channel has promoted award-winning female broadcasters and journalists for the…

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JAPAN’S PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT OF OLYMPICS 2020 DUE TO COVID-19

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday announced the Japanese government and IOC had agreed to postpone the games for the first time in history amid the global battle to contain the pneumonia-causing coronavirus. Following this announcement, Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori downplayed the Tokyo Olympics taking place next spring on Saturday. Speaking during a TV appearance,…

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TENNIS STAR MARIA SHARAPOVA RETIRES !

Maria Sharapova, the five-time Grand Slam champion and former No.1-ranked women’s tennis player in the world, has called it quits. The 32-year-old made the announcement not at a press conference, but in an essay she wrote for Vanity Fair and Vogue. Her choice of venue shouldn’t exactly come as a surprise. Off the court, Sharapova has built a successful career in business and modeling. In…

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