Daily Archives: March 24, 2020
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday welcomed the IOC’s decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics by one year in view of the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, saying it was necessary for the well being of the athletes.
COVID-19 has brought the whole world to stand still. And now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced total lockdown in the country for the next 21 days. He said that it is the only way to stay safe and avoid getting infected. Everyone has been asked to stay at home.
The one-year postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could open the door for convicted drug cheats to compete for medals, an issue that will need to addressed, United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) chief Travis Tygart said on Tuesday.
The 2021 World Aquatics Championships that were due to be held in July-August 2021 in Fukuoka, Japan could be rescheduled after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were postponed to 2021, swimming’s world governing body FINA said on Tuesday.
The historic decision to postpone this year’s Olympic Games over the coronavirus pandemic is likely to pile on the pain for Japan’s economy, already expected to be roiled by the global virus outbreak, economists say.
COVID-19 has brought the whole world to stand still. Everyone has been asked to stay at home to stay safe and avoid infection. The virus has caused over 17000 deaths worldwide. Several states of India had been under lockdown mode to stop the spread of the virus.