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Nigerian athletes get Tokyo 2021 lifeline

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has cleared the cloud of uncertainty that had gathered over the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers involving Nigerian athletes. The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics by a year as a result of the spread of COVID-19 scourge had cast a shadow of doubt over most of the qualifiers that were
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USA Swimming calls for Tokyo 2020 postponement

USA Swimming has urged the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee to back the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Games amid the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) chief executive Sarah Hirshland, posted on USA Swimming’s Twitter feed on Friday, swimming federation chief executive Tim Hinchey
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Tokyo 2020: IOC faces ‘big communications job’ following virus scare

Olympic chiefs admitted Friday they face a “very big communications job” to soothe concerns over the coronavirus epidemic in the run-up to this summer’s Tokyo 2020 Games. The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) coordination commission insisted there was no danger of Tokyo 2020 being cancelled or moved, despite fears over the fast-spreading virus
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