Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021 Due to…

Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, met to discuss how to handle the uncertainty surrounding the games. Both officials reportedly agreed that canceling the games was not an option, but that the event must be postponed. Both the Olympics and Paralympic Games will be held in the summer of 2021, but will retain the 2020 branding. The IOC, along with the Tokyo organizing committee and the Japanese government, had initially resisted postponing the games. Calls from athletes, nations and olympic committees around the world grew to a roar, leading to the ultimate decision. The postponement will prove a financial blow to Japan, who are estimated to lose out on billions in domestic and inbound consumption. Despite the postponement, the leaders said the games could still stand “as a beacon of hope to the world during these troubled times.”

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Pandemic forcing NBA players to work out with…

Giannis Antetokounmpo is spending much of his time during the coronavirus-imposed hiatus working out,

WNBA postpones start of season this month because…

The WNBA has postponed the start of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic

Canada and Australia Won't Send Athletes to 2020…

Canada and Australia Won't Send Athletes to 2020 Olympics Olympic committees from both countries released statements regarding the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo. Canadian Olympic Committee, via statement Australian Olympic Committee, via statement Australian Olympic Committee CEO Matt Carroll said that athletes should prepare for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. The International Olympic Committee's executive board said it is considering postponing but not canceling the 2020 Olympics. The 2020 Olympics are still scheduled to start on July 24 at this time. Executives for USA Swimming and USA Track and Field both called for the Olympics to be postponed over the weekend.

The Latest: NCAA suspends infraction hearings…

The NCAA says hearings and oral arguments in infractions cases have been suspended through May 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic

Aussie league: LaMelo Ball's bid to buy club not…

LaMelo Ball’s bid to be a club owner before making his NBA debut isn’t a done deal _ yet

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Russell Wilson and Ciara Pledge to Donate 1…

Russell Wilson and Ciara Pledge to Donate 1 Million Meals Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks and his wife, celebrity singer Ciara, want to help families who are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Russell Wilson, via Twitter The pair have partnered with Food Lifeline, a Feeding America partner, to donate one million meals to those in Seattle. Russell Wilson, via Twitter Feeding America leads the nation in the fight against hunger, distributing over 4.3 billion meals each year throughout the United States. Wilson and Ciara ended their announcement by encouraging others to get involved and work together to “conquer this tough time." Ciara, via Twitter

Study: Gonzaga, Michigan top academics-based NCAA…

Gonzaga and Michigan were the standouts in a study that seeded men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets based on graduation rates, academic success and diversity in the head-coaching ranks

Survey: Athletic directors bracing for financial…

Athletic directors across the U.S. are bracing for a potential financial crisis related to the coronavirus pandemic

Rob Gronkowski Will Host Two-Night WrestleMania…

Rob Gronkowski Will Host Two-Night WrestleMania Event Gronkowski will play a major role in his new company's main event on April 4-5. The former NFL star broke the news on Twitter before WWE made the announcement on Wednesday. Rob Gronkowski, via Twitter Rob Gronkowski, via Twitter WrestleMania will be moving from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Wrestlemania will take place at the training facility as well as multiple other locations, according to a WWE spokesperson. The event will take place with "only essential personnel," and no fans will be in attendance at any location. WrestleMania will air on the WWE Network on Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5.

Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time…

Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic

Durant, Young highlight players-only NBA 2K…

Kevin Durant and Trae Young will lead a 16-player field of NBA players in an NBA 2K20 tournament airing on ESPN

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