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Coronavirus in sport live updates: Olympics set to take place in 2021, Hearn expects boxers to leave the sport, Champions League and Europa League finals postponed

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest updates on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting sport and how clubs and sports people across the world are reacting… Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be postponed until next year, says IOC member Dick Pound Champions League and Europa League finals officially postponed by Uefa with no new date […] talkSPORT

Coronavirus in sport live updates: Canada withdraws from Olympics, Arsenal delay training return, Premier League plans for June return

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest updates on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting sport and how clubs across the world are reacting… How Premier League plan to finish season and start 2020/21 campaign on time Professional football in England postponed until at least April 30 Rugby Football Union cancels 2019/20 season for all […] talkSPORT

Coronavirus in sport live updates: Wayne Rooney hits out, 2020 Olympics ‘will go ahead’, ‘unjust’ to deny Liverpool title

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Latest on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting sport… Liverpool set to be crowned champions, Leeds and West Brom to get promotion – Premier League ‘plan’ emerge West Ham chief Karren Brady says Premier League campaign should be declared null and void FA chief Greg Clarke tells Premier League that this season CANNOT be completed […] talkSPORT
Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympics will go ahead, says Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe

Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympics will go ahead, says Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe

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Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead as planned in July, despite coronavirus concerns resulting in the postponement of sporting events.Abe added the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would have the final decision whether Tokyo 2020 goes ahead."We will overcome the spread of the infection and host the Olympics without problem, as planned," Abe said. Japan has had more than 1,400 cases and 28 deaths resulting from coronavirus.Coronavirus wipes out most of world's major sports eventsCoronavirus in sport latestThe Tokyo Games is expected to cost about 1.35 trillion yen (£10.26bn), organisers said in December.The Japan section of the Olympic Torch relay is
Lack of MLB stars, roster turnover could force USA Baseball out of Olympics

Lack of MLB stars, roster turnover could force USA Baseball out of Olympics

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Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. baseball team might not qualify for the 2020 Summer Games because Major League Baseball most likely will refuse to let its best players compete in the Olympics. Baseball and softball are returning to the Olympics for the first time since 2008. Baseball competition is set for Tokyo between July 29 and Aug. 8. While USA Baseball can use free agents, the U.S. team -- composed of prospects and a few veterans -- has yet to qualify for the Summer Games. The team missed its first chance to qualify by losing to Mexico in extra innings in the WBSC Premier12 tournament in Tokyo during November. But it will get one or maybe two more shots. Team USA will be among eight squads playing in another qualifier in March in Arizona, trying to earn a spot in the six-team Olympic fi...