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Sebastian Coe says delaying 2020 Games relieved ‘mental turmoil’ of athletes | Sport

IOC president Thomas Bach has created a taskforce.

Sebastian Coe has said the postponement of the Olympics was necessary in order to safeguard the psychological wellbeing of athletes because many were in “mental turmoil” not knowing if the Tokyo Games were to proceed as scheduled. The 2020 Olympic Games were postponed last Tuesday in response to the coronavirus …

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‘It’s bigger than all of us’: GB athletes unite in support of Olympic delay | Sport

Britain’s leading athletes have endorsed the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until 2021, with the triathlete Alistair Brownlee, the swimmer Adam Peaty and the heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson among those to say that sport should take a back seat in the midst of the global pandemic. Brownlee, who was hoping …

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Athletes across globe call for Olympic postponement as countries pull out | Sport

Dina Asher-Smith is one of the athletes to have voiced her frustrations with the IOC

The International Olympic Committee is facing almost irresistible pressure to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games this week rather than wait until its mid-April deadline – with a growing number of athletes, governments and national federations saying it is unfair to keep them in limbo during the coronavirus pandemic. The British …

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Australian athletes told to prepare for Olympic Games in 2021 | Sport

The Australian Olympic Committee has conceded the Covid-19 pandemic will ensure the Tokyo Olympics is delayed, telling athletes to prepare for a Games in the northern summer of 2021. The AOC executive board held an emergency round of teleconference talks on Monday morning and agreed a team could not be …

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First Live Image Of The Galaxy S20+ 5G Olympic Games Athletes Edition Appears

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Samsung had introduced the Galaxy S20+ 5G Olympic Games Athletes Edition handset during the Galaxy S20 press conference, and the first live image of the phone just surfaced. This image appeared on Weibo, and it seems to have an NTT Docomo branding on it. That is not the variant that …

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Celebrities, Athletes and Politicians With Coronavirus: Updating List

Celebrities, Athletes and Politicians With Coronavirus: Updating List

As the new coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, famous actors, athletes and politicians have tested positive for the virus. By going public with their diagnoses, they have helped put a face to the virus. Many have shared the news via social media and news conferences, while providing regular …

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IOC ‘counting on solidarity of athletes’ as dissent grows over 2020 Olympics | Sport

The International Olympic Committee is facing its strongest headwinds in decades as it prepares to brief national committees on Wednesday on the state of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics amid the coronavirus pandemic, with voices of dissent growing louder. The IOC has remained committed to staging the Tokyo Games as planned …

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For Many College Athletes, the Payoff Is Lifelong Disabilities: Study

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Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many elite college athletes are inactive later in life and it’s often due to the lingering effects of injuries they suffered during their brief college sports career, a new study contends. The Indiana University researchers looked …

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Keeping Young Athletes Safe From Sexual Abuse

Does Abortion in First Trimester Raise Risk of Mental Ills' Return?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) — Parents who want to protect their kids from sexual abuse need to reassess the notion of “stranger danger” — the belief that children should be on guard around strangers because they’re most likely to be molested by someone unknown to …

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Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes

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By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Female athletes appear to be more likely than men to suffer concussions during their careers on the field, a new study suggests. The findings add to the existing evidence that female athletes may be more susceptible to concussions, even …

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