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IOC to analyze situation of Tokyo Olympics

It’s Olympic Day — but there’s not much to celebrate this year. Olympic Day was started in 1948 to mark the birth of the modern Games, which came into being on June 23, 1894. Today, the Olympic “movement” finds itself on hard times. The Tokyo Games, which should be opening about a month from now, were postponed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading

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The dance of millions

The real possibility of cancelling the Olympics is under consideration | Oscar Sánchez Serra

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Olympic headaches – after the Tokyo postponement

With the Tokyo Games postponed until 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) must now address a number of issues that require some rethinking. Continue reading

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Olympics president: ‘Of course, we are considering different scenarios’

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3-on-3 basketball: Yet another story of Canadian athletes scrounging to participate in the Olympics

Michelle Plouffe (right) jogs back to her defensive position with sister Katherine during women’s basketball action against Argentina at the Pan Am games in Toronto on July 17, 2015 | CHRIS YOUNG/The Canadian Press

By LORI EWING, Canadian Press

If Katherine and Michelle Plouffe qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, they will have done so on their own dime. Continue reading

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From Tokyo 1964 to Tokyo 2020: Japan tightens it belt

THE International Olympic Committee (IOC) is not removed from the fluctuations in the global economy, experiencing its recessions and slowdowns, elements that affect the host cities of its quadrennial Games. Continue reading

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