Tag Archives: Olympic

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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Coe and Ovett’s Olympic debt to bureaucrat who defied Thatcher | Andy Bull | Sport

Former British Olympic Association chairman Sir Denis Follows (centre) insisted sporting boycotts ‘never do anyone any good’, much to the chagrin of Margaret Thatcher.

Sir Denis Follows, 71, short and bald, started every day’s work by opening his post. It was a habit he’d had as secretary of the Football Association, and a habit he kept as chairman of the British Olympic Association. In between the two jobs, he’d been knighted. Which was some …

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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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Dai Greene: Tokyo Olympic Games must be postponed | Dai Greene | Sport

Dai Greene works on his sprinting

Through all the injuries and setbacks I have faced in recent years one thing has kept me going: the thought of wearing the British vest again at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Right now I am in the best shape I’ve been in for a long time – but, given I …

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My favourite game: Usain Bolt wins Olympic 200m gold at Beijing 2008 | Andy Bull | Sport

A big-screen replay shows Bolt’s world record time of 19.30sec at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

No one was ever going to beat Michael Johnson’s record. Not in my young lifetime anyway, maybe some distant day when I was old and grey, and the game had changed out of all recognition. Remember watching him set it at the Atlanta Olympics in ’96? That idiosyncratic style of …

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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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Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G Olympic Edition With Matte Gold Colour Launched: Price, Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G Olympic Edition With Matte Gold Colour Launched: Price, Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G now has a special Olympic edition that was made available for pre-bookings on March 18. The smartphone is listed on Japanese network NTT Docomo’s website and is currently available in Japan only. The phone is available in a single matte gold colour which bears the Olympic …

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IOC rules out staging Tokyo Olympic Games behind closed doors | Sport

The International Olympic Committee has ruled out staging the Tokyo Games behind closed doors because it would be anathema to the whole philosophy of a movement that seeks to bring people across the globe together in celebration of sport. Almost every major sport has shut down because of Covid-19 but …

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