Regarding the age limit concerns raised by the postponement, the principle gives IFs the rights to extend the upper limit for those who meet the requirement in 2020 but not in 2021 and to review the eligibility for those who do not qualify for the 2020 Games due to lower limit restrictions. … [Read more...] about Qualification retained, age limits extended in revised Tokyo 2020 qualification principles
The worldwide tour was met by violent protests against China’s human rights record in Tibet and elsewhere. The flame was targeted at several stops including London, Paris and San Francisco. This forced organizers to reroute the relay to separate protesters and supporters. … [Read more...] about Tokyo Olympic flame taken off display; next stop unclear
The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 26. After the Tokyo Olympics and the torch relay were postponed until next year, the flame was put on display in the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima. It was to remain on display through the end of April. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Tokyo Olympic flame taken off display; next stop unclear
Q. How effective is this?A. Mr. Abe on Wednesday repeated his request for the people to stay home and reduce interactions with people by up to 80%. But in the downtown Shibuya district, business was almost as usual. Rush hour trains were still crowded and commuters were heading to work, though fewer people were seen in other areas. Akihito Aminaka, an education industry worker, said heeding Mr. Abe’s request was difficult, because “to me, it sounds like they’re saying ‘please don’t go out, but we won’t help you.’” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus | Japan’s state of emergency is no lockdown. What’s in it?
BRISBANE: Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has come out with a list of seven greatest batsmen he played alongside or against during his playing days. Clarke, who appeared on Big Sports Breakfast, included two Indians –- Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli -- in that list. The other five players are Brian Lara, AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis, Ricky Ponting and Kumar Sangakkara. Speaking about Tendulkar, Clarke -- who played 115 Tests, 245 ODIs and 34 T20Is -- said that the Indian maestro was probably technically the best batsman that he ever saw. "The hardest batsman to get out. I think Sachin, technically, didn't have a weakness. Part of you hoped that he made a mistake." News in BriefExplore Briefs … [Read more...] about Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli in Michael Clarke’s list of greatest batsmen of his time