Thomas Bach feels that the best thing would to prepare properly for the Tokyo Olympics as scheduled. When asked to put to rest the idea that there are other alternatives to holding the 2020 Olympics, Bach instead spoke about the steps being taken.
The fate of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 has been in the spotlight as the outbreak of COVID-19 forces the cancellation and delays in Japan of everything from football matches to the rituals that mark the opening of the March sumo tournament
Asked to re-appear in trials after a not-so-strong performance at the Rome Ranking series event and the recently-concluded Asian Championships, the 18-year-old Sonam tore apart the challenge of established seniors, including Sakshi, in the 62kg competition
In a press release published in the early hours of Saturday morning, Tokyo 2020 said: "As part of efforts to prevent the spread of infection of the novel coronavirus, we have decided to postpone training scheduled from tomorrow (February 22)"
Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers and the International Olympic Committee have repeatedly said they have no contingency plans for the July 24-August 9 Summer Games since the WHO declared a global health emergency last month
With 2020 Olympics qualification cut-off date ending in April, there are only seven tournaments, including the Barcelona Spain Masters, left in the calendar and the Indian duo will have to produce consistent performances to earn a ticket to Tokyo
India won a whopping 227 international medals in July but how many of those will translate into an Olympic gold, silver or bronze in Tokyo 2020? The sports ministry feels India's best chance will be in Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympics