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This year’s Wimbledon could be canceled with decision to be made next week

This year’s Wimbledon could be canceled with decision to be made next week

The All England Club (AELTC) will decide the fate of this year’s Wimbledon at an emergency meeting to be held next week. The tournament organizer says it has been evaluating all possible scenarios, including both postponement and cancellation, amid the escalating novel coronavirus outbreak. The grass-court grand slam is due to begin June 29 but…MORE

Tokyo 2020: 48 hours that rocked the Olympics

Tokyo 2020: 48 hours that rocked the Olympics

It was on Sunday morning in Geneva, that the proverbial extinguishing of the Olympic flame — at least for Tokyo 2020 — effectively began. At the headquarters of the World Health Organization, the ever-growing numbers of those infected by the coronavirus outbreak caused alarm for International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach. The previous bullishness…MORE

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi donate to hospitals in fight against coronavirus

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi donate to hospitals in fight against coronavirus

Footballers from around the world are joining together to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo each reportedly giving €1 million ($1.1 million) to the cause. Clinic Barcelona confirmed on Tuesday that it had received a donation from the Argentine, which will go towards both treating infected patients and…MORE

Athletes come to terms with ‘heartbreaking’ Tokyo 2020 postponement

Athletes come to terms with ‘heartbreaking’ Tokyo 2020 postponement

Athletes from around the world are coming to terms with Tokyo 2020’s postponement with a mixture of relief and sadness. The decision to push back competition until 2021 came as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) faced mounting pressure to delay the Games, which were originally scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9…MORE

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