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Japan businessman admits giving gifts for successful Tokyo Olympic bid | Sport

New questions about Tokyo’s successful bid for the 2020 Olympics have been raised after a businessman admitted he had given digital cameras and Seiko watches to lobby Games powerbrokers, including an influential International Olympic Committee figure suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japan’s bid. Haruyuki Takahashi, a …

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Tokyo Olympics could be delayed due to coronavirus, admits Sebastian Coe | Sport

Sebastian Coe has said postponing the Olympics would cause a whole host of other events to be moved.

Sebastian Coe has admitted that “nobody is saying we will be going to the Games come what may” as the debate over whether the Tokyo Olympics should be staged this summer continues to intensify. A growing number of athletes and athlete representatives, including Britain’s world heptathlon champion, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, and …

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RFL admits clubs are under threat after suspending season over coronavirus | Sport

The Rugby Football League’s chief executive, Ralph Rimmer, has conceded the future of many clubs could be under threat after it was unanimously agreed to postpone its season until at least next month due to the spread of coronavirus. No rugby league will be played in the United Kingdom until …

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Coronavirus puts Italy on backfoot as Conte admits hospital mess-up

Coronavirus is fast becoming an 'economic pandemic'

Italy now has the highest number of coronavirus infections outside Asia, as 54 new cases were detected in the country’s north overnight, bringing the total to 283, the Italian civil protection agency said Tuesday. The cases are heavily concentrated in the region of Lombardy where 212 infections have been confirmed. …

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Xi Jinping admits ‘obvious shortcomings’ as coronavirus blame game persists

Xi Jinping admits 'obvious shortcomings' as coronavirus blame game persists

Chinese authorities are scrambling to keep pace with the coronavirus outbreak and contain the damage done to the national economy while attempting to avoid political embarrassment at home and abroad. “This is a crisis for us, and it is also a major test,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said in an …

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Chelsea’s Frank Lampard furious after VAR admits error over Lo Celso stamp | Football

Frank Lampard was fiercely critical of VAR after Giovani Lo Celso escaped a red card for a stamp on César Azpilicueta. The Chelsea manager, who could revel in a 2-1 home victory, felt that the challenge had put his player at risk of injury and he was astonished that after …

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Mustafi admits he found it difficult at Arsenal but says he never gave up | Football

Shkodran Mustafi says he never felt his Arsenal career was over, despite a torrid start to the season that saw him largely confined to the sidelines before Unai Emery’s dismissal in late November. The centre-back’s rehabilitation has been an unlikely success story of Mikel Arteta’s mini-revolution in recent weeks. He …

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Lionel Messi admits he sees ‘weird things happening’ at Barcelona | Football

Lionel Messi admits he sees “weird things happening” at Barcelona after the club president was forced to deny accusations of unethical social media practices. A Spanish radio station claimed the La Liga champions hired a social media firm to criticise key figures associated with the club in a bid to …

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Trump contradicts past denials, admits sending Giuliani to Ukraine

AG Barr confirms Giuliani feeding DOJ info from Ukraine

The reversal came Thursday in a podcast interview Trump did with journalist Geraldo Rivera, who asked, “Was it strange to send Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine, your personal lawyer? Are you sorry you did that?” Trump responded, “No, not at all,” and praised Giuliani’s role as a “crime fighter.” “Here’s my …

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England may need to manage Jofra Archer differently, admits Silverwood | Sport

Chris Silverwood says he wants a group of fast bowlers who can be rotated in and out of the team

Chris Silverwood has conceded for the first time he may look at managing Jofra Archer differently in Test cricket. The England coach said he could use Archer in shorter spells than has been the case but if the situation demanded he would still ask the paceman to bowl 40 overs …

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