Sports governance

A man looks at a Tokyo 2020 countdown clock displaying the current date and time outside Tokyo Station, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Tokyo. Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world's biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that's been cemented into the calendar for more than a century. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 25, 2020 - 9:21 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus. In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and...
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A visitor wearing a face mask stands near the Olympic rings at Tokyo's Odaiba district Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The Tokyo Olympics are probably going to happen, but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 24, 2020 - 11:55 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Brazilian tennis player Thiago Seyboth Wild said Tuesday he has the coronavirus and is recovering. The 20-year-old Seyboth Wild, ranked No. 114, said on Twitter that he has been taking care of himself and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter individual medley during the swimming competitions at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the Tokyo Games on hold because of the coronavirus, the retired swimming great worries that some athletes may have trouble coping with this unprecedented postponement. “It's a total bamboozle,” Phelps told The Associated Press on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. “There's such a wave of emotions. I can't imagine what these athletes are going through right now.” (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
March 24, 2020 - 9:42 pm
Michael Phelps has been open about his mental health struggles, even as he became the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. Now, with the Tokyo Games on hold because of the coronavirus, the retired swimming great worries that some athletes may have trouble coping with this unprecedented...
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A man is seen through the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed "100%" to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 24, 2020 - 9:00 pm
Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world's biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that's been cemented into the calendar for more than a century. The Tokyo Games, slated for...
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The Olympic rings stand near the New National Stadium in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed "100%" to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 24, 2020 - 6:42 pm
The expected yet stunning decision Tuesday to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics because of the coronavirus could have a ripple effect on other major events, most notably the world championships for track and swimming. While the International Olympic Committee has yet to set a new date for the Tokyo...
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March 24, 2020 - 3:25 pm
USA Basketball is hoping that the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be held around the same time next year as they would have been this year. Otherwise, an already-complicated situation could get even tougher for coaches and players. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said Tuesday that...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, Japanese comedians Mikio Date, foreground, and Takeshi Tomizawa leave with the Olympic flame during the Flame Arrival Ceremony at Japan Air Self-Defense Force Matsushima Base in Higashimatsushima in Miyagi Prefecture, north of Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start Thursday, March 26 as planned in northern Fukushima prefecture, but with no torch, no torchbearers, no public, and little ceremony to avoid spreading the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
March 24, 2020 - 11:52 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic torch relay was postponed Tuesday because the Tokyo Games themselves were pushed back to 2021. Organizers had planned to go ahead with the relay, starting Thursday, despite the spreading coronavirus pandemic. But shortly after the International Olympic Committee officially...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, file photo, Canada's Andre De Grasse celebrates after winning the silver medal in the men's 200-meters at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Stunned at first, sprinter Andre De Grasse said he understands Team Canada's decision to not send a team to the Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic unless they were delayed a year. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
March 24, 2020 - 1:30 am
Andre De Grasse intends on being a major part of the sprint show at the Tokyo Games. But only if it's postponed by a year. Otherwise, Canada's fastest man won't be allowed to take to the starting line, even if he wants to. Stunned at first, De Grasse told The Associated Press he understands Team...
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Buffalo Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger looks on in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 23, 2020 - 12:57 pm
The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UEFA has formally postponed the Champions League final scheduled to be played on May 30 in Istanbul. UEFA says no decision has been made finding a new date, amid a shutdown of European soccer due to the coronavirus...
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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a parliamentary session in Tokyo Monday, March 23, 2020. Abe said a postponement of Tokyo Olympics would be unavoidable if the games cannot be held in a complete way because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)
March 23, 2020 - 4:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. This became clear after the IOC on Sunday announced it was considering a postponement and would make a final decision within four weeks. Major Olympic nations like Canada and...
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