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News / Sports News / Others / How the coronavirus has hit global sport


PARIS: The Tokyo Olympics and Euro 2020 have both fallen victim to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic with global sports coming to a complete standstill.

Here's a look at the events impacted by the virus.

-- The International Olympic Committee issued a joint statement with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzu Abe on Tuesday postponing the Tokyo Games until next year. Only two days earlier, IOC president Thomas Bach insisted time was on his side as he gave himself up to four weeks to reach a decision.

He speedily bowed to growing pressure from critics within and beyond the sporting world ...


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