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What the Postponement of the Olympics Means for Athletes | WSJ

The global spread of coronavirus has led to officials postponing the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. For athletes, the delay evokes mixed emotions. WSJ spoke to five athletes from around the globe to understand what the postponement means to them. Photo composite by George Downs More from the Wall Street Journal: …

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Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 'will go ahead as planned' says Olympics CEO

Tokyo 2020 is to ‘go ahead as planned’ according to Olympics CEO Toshiro Muto, despite the growing concern amid the coronavirus pandemic. The decision by the IOC (International Olympic Comittee’ has been met with backlash by a number of competitors, including Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson. ‘I feel under pressure to train …

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The Race for Brands to Match Nike's Vaporfly | WSJ

In the wake of record-breaking times from runners wearing Nike’s Vaporfly shoes, and new regulations from the sport’s governing body, brands are racing to roll out new shoes ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: Craig Ruttle/AP Photo More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: Visit the WSJ Video Center: …

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Russian PM labels doping ban 'anti-Russian hysteria'

Russia’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has called the decision by the World Anti Doping Agency (Wada) to ban Russia for four years ‘anti-Russian hysteria’. The decision made on Monday will see Russia banned from competing at the Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Individual athletes will be able …

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