Daily Archives: March 20, 2020

Virus poses threat for Olympics that only war has stopped

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 organisers insist the Games will proceed as planned despite the global coronavirus epidemic, but calls for a postponement are growing louder. If there is ultimately a delay, maybe by a few months or a year or even two, it would not be the first time Olympic plans have been blown off track.

US and Mexico to curb border travel to control coronavirus

Mexico, the US and Canada also agreed that everyone who tries to illegally cross a border would be immediately returned to their native country, with officials citing the potential health risk of detaining people from all over the world.

Olympics cannot go ahead, says UK Athletics chairman

The Tokyo Olympics should be called off to spare athletes the “stress” of trying to train in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, UK Athletics chairman Nic Coward said on Friday. In the week the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organisers insisted the Games will proceed as planned, Coward became the highest-profile UK sports administrator to say the Olympics could not go ahead.

Kanika Kapoor: I am being treated like a criminal!

After facing a lot of flak for allegedly hiding her travel history and evading screening for Covid-19 coronavirus, Kanika Kapoor claims that it’s the authorities who have been lax in testing her for the disease

COVID-19: SRK appeals people to be careful

Megastar Shah Rukh Khan on Friday urged people to stay indoors and avoid public places and to be ‘careful of misinformation’ amid coronavirus pandemic.

BWF postpones Thomas and Uber Cup finals due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday postponed the Thomas and Uber Cup, the premier global men’s and and women’s team championships, from earlier scheduled May to new dates in August in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UEFA says European Championship played in 2021 will still be Euro 2020

Soccer’s European Championship being played in 2021 will officially be called Euro 2020.

Kashyap disappointed with BWF for not freezing ranking in wake of COVID-19

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap on Friday said he is disappointed with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) as it has still not frozen the ranking of the players following the cancellation of a series of Olympic qualifying tournaments owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alia ends break up rumours with RK with a post

Alia Bhatt has been sharing pictures on her Instagram from her ‘self-quarantine’ time at home amid Coronavirus outbreak. Today, she took to her Instagram to share a picture of her enjoying the sunset from her window. But what caught our attention was the caption of her post.

Covid-19: Saina, Ashwini express shock over shuttler testing +ve

India shuttlers, including Saina Nehwal, expressed shock after reports emerged that a sparring partner of the Taiwanese national team, who was in Birmingham during the All England Championship, tested positive for the coronavirus. Reports said that the teenager was a sparring partner of Taiwanese team and he is believed to have travelled in the team bus.