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Tokyo organisers eye July 2021 for delayed Olympics

Tokyo Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus. Given the ongoing pandemic and need for preparation time, the ...

Nadal calls to raise 11m euros to fight virus

Madrid Rafael Nadal has issued a rallying cry and called on Spanish athletes to help raise 11 million euros ($12.07 million) to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. Nadal said he spoke with NBA’s Pau Gasol about what they could do to help and came up with the initia...

Athletes qualified for Tokyo 2020 will keep 2021 spots

Athletes who had already qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before they were postponed will keep their places when the showpiece takes place in 2021, sources told AFP on Thursday. Around 57% of the 11,000 scheduled participants for Tokyo had already made sure of taking part when the Internatio...

IOC working toward July-August Olympics in 2021: Yomiuri

Tokyo The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is working with sports bodies to arrange a July-August window for the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and hopes to confirm the schedule within a month, Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper reported yesterday. John Coates...

Messi, Guardiola donate one million euros to battle virus

London Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola have each donated one million euros ($1.08 million) towards the fight against coronavirus. Argentina international Messi’s donation will be split between Hospital Clinic in Barcelona an...

Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

The International Olympic Committee and the Organizing Committee for the upcoming Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced today, Tuesday, the official postponement of the activities of this version of the Olympic Games for a year to be held in 2021 due to the outbreak of the "Corona" virus emerging ...

Desert Lion clinches ASRY Cup

TDT | Manama Desert Lion lifted the Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Company (ASRY) Cup yesterday in the eighth and main race of the season-ending meeting at Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club (REHC) in RIffa. In attendance at yesterday’s events were REHC High...

‘Putting us in danger’ - athlete concerns grow ahead of Olympics

Tokyo Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi said athletes were being forced to take health risks as competitors started to speak out about holding the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus crisis. Stefanidi and British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson ...

Wimbledon officials continue plans for June championships

London Wimbledon officials on Tuesday said they are continuing plans for the grasscourt major to start on June 29 as scheduled even though French Open organizers postponed the claycourt Grand Slam to September due to the coronavirus pandemic. The French tennis fe...

US Open tennis could be postponed by coronavirus

New York The US Tennis Association acknowledged Tuesday that developments in the coronavirus pandemic could dictate moving the US Open, now scheduled to start in August. But the American federation said it wouldn’t determine any new date for its flagship Gr...

French World Cup winner Matuidi catches virus

Rome Juventus’s France World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi and Hellas Verona’s Mattia Zaccagni have both tested positive for coronavirus, their Serie A clubs confirmed on Tuesday. “Matuidi has undergone medical tests that have revealed his positivity to the...

Abdo scores late as Muharraq hold Riffa

TDT | Manama Abdulla Abdo scored on the stroke of full time to help Muharraq salvage a 1-1 draw against defending champions Riffa last night in the 2019/2020 Nasser bin Hamad Bahrain Premier Football League. Abdo fired in a brilliant equaliser in the 90th minute ...

British horse racing suspended over coronavirus outbreak

London Horse racing in Britain is to be suspended from Wednesday due to the coronavirus outbreak, the British Horseracing Authority has announced. Yesterday’s decision comes a day after the BHA said the sport would continue behind closed doors, initially to...

UEFA postpones Euro 2020 by a year

Lausanne The European championship, due to be played in June and July this year, has been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, European football’s governing body UEFA said yesterday. UEFA said the new proposed dates for the tournament w...

Bahrain coach Veloso to lead youth team

TDT | Manama Bahrain’s senior men’s national volleyball team head coach Sergio Veloso from Brazil was yesterday announced as the coach of the youth national team. This was confirmed following a meeting of the Bahrain Volleyball Association (BVA) board of dire...

Bahrain Open golf championship postponed

TDT | Manama The 57th edition of the Bahrain Open golf championship, scheduled to take place this weekend at Awali Golf Club (AGC), has been postponed. This was announced yesterday by the club. The postponement also includes the King Hamad Festival of Golf (KFOG),...

BFA issues revised schedule of league football matches

TDT | Manama The Bahrain Football Association (BFA) announced yesterday a revised schedule of matches in the 2019/2020 Nasser bin Hamad Bahrain Premier Football League. The new dates come following the postponement of the men’s national team’s matches...

First Bundesliga player tests positive

Frankfurt Paderborn defender Luca Kilian has tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the first infected Bundesliga player. The announcement came hours after the German Football League (DFL) postponed this weekend's Bundesliga and second division an...

Mattar claims Shifter class win in Dubai

TDT | Manama Bahraini karting ace Mohammed Mattar won yesterday in the Shifter class of the fifth round of the 2019/2020 IAME Series UAE, held at Dubai Kartdrome. Mattar clinched first place in the meeting’s 15-lap final in a total race time of 14 minutes 10.266 sec...

Jin Ha takes six-shot overnight lead in Bahrain Ladies’ Open

TDT | Manama Jin Ha Kwak took an overnight lead by six shots yesterday after the first of two days of play in the 32nd Bahrain Ladies’ Open. A total of 23 ladies took to the sand course of Awali Golf Club for the opening 18 holes of action. They are competing for one of the most pre...

Bahrain-McLaren withdraw from ParisNice cycling race

TDT | Manama Team Bahrain McLaren withdrew yesterday from further competition in the 2020 Paris-Nice road race. “Following consultation with the team’s riders, medical staff and other stakeholders, and in light of the rapidly escalating public health risks as...