TOKYO – Japan opened its first mass vaccination centres on Monday in a bid to speed up a cautious Covid-19 inoculation programme with just two months until the virus-postponed Tokyo Olympics.
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Lyles upset in Boston Games track meet
LOS ANGELES – Veteran US sprinter Isiah Young upset Olympic hopeful Noah Lyles at the Boston Games track meet on Sunday, romping to victory in the 100m with a time of 9.94 seconds.
Japan e-commerce CEO calls Olympics ‘suicide mission’
TOKYO – Holding the Tokyo Olympics this summer would be a “suicide mission” as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage around the world, the head of Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten has warned.
Japan to vaccinate Olympic athletes before Games
TOKYO – Japan plans to vaccinate its Olympic athletes before the Tokyo Games, domestic media reported Wednesday, a move that would place them ahead of the general population as the government faces pressure over a slow rollout.
Archery team to leave for Switzerland Sunday
DHAKA – An eight-member Bangladesh archery team will leave for Switzerland on Sunday (May 16) to take part in the Archery World Cup 2021 stage-2 scheduled to be held in Olympic Capital of Lausanne on May 17-23.
Olympic chief’s Japan visit postponed over virus as Games loom
TOKYO – International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach has been forced to postpone a visit to Japan, organisers said Monday, after a coronavirus state of emergency was extended less than three months before the Tokyo Games.
Australia begins vaccinating athletes ahead of Tokyo Olympics
BRISBANE, Australia – Three-time Olympian Cate Campbell expressed relief Monday as the Australian team began being vaccinated against Covid-19 ahead of the Tokyo Games.
WHO backs Olympics to make right calls on Covid
GENEVA – The WHO on Friday backed the International Olympic Committee, Japan and host city Tokyo to make the right choices in managing the Covid-19 risks surrounding the pandemic-postponed 2020 Games.
New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender Olympian
WELLINGTON – New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is poised to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympic Games, a move that will reignite debate over the ethics of trans sport.
Virus could force Olympics cancellation, says top Japanese politician
TOKYO – A top member of Japan’s ruling party has warned the Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled if they are “no longer possible” as virus cases spike in the country, media reported Thursday.
Virus surges fuel fears 100 days before Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO – The Olympic flame is on its way across Japan and athletes around the world are ramping up training, but 100 days before Tokyo 2020 opens, organisers still face monumental challenges. Virus surges, including in Japan, are playing havoc…
Jishan 169 helps Jahangirabad clinch Bangladesh Games cricket gold
DHAKA—Opener Jishan Alam struck an epic 169 as Jahangirabad Central Zone crushed Varendra North Zone by seven wickets in the final of the male cricket event of Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games at Abdur Rab Serniabat Stadium (ARSS) in Barishal today.…
Curtain drops on Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games
DHAKA – The curtain of the Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games, which lasted for ten days, dropped today (Saturday) at Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS).
Marjan, Humaira maintain continuity of winning gold
DHAKA – Marjan Akhter Priya and Humaira Akhter Antra continued their impressive form by maintaining the continuity of winning gold medal in the Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games women’s Karate event held today at Bandarban district gymnasium. Marjan Akhter Priya of…
Faisal, Shilpi lead army to finish cycling events with unique distinction
DHAKA – Bangladesh Army cyclists showed their mettle on the closing day of Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games making new record in all five events at Army Stadium in the city on Monday. Army women team consisting of Shilip Khatun Barma,…
Games to continue: Reza
DHAKA – Bangladesh Olympic Association’s secretary general Syed Shahed Reza today said the ongoing Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games will continue as per scheduled during the countrywide lockdown that begins from tomorrow (Monday). “Inshallah Bangladesh Games will continue …. we are…
Bangladesh Games being held in accordance with health rules
DHAKA—All the events of the Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games are being held in accordance with the standard health protocol. The authority is serious about the health rules as the body temperature of the people, including the athletes, are being checked…
Torch relay of Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games set to begin tomorrow
DHAKA – The torch relay of the Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games, organized by Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA), will get underway tomorrow from Tungipara, Gopalganj. Twenty former sports stars, split into ten groups, will carry the torch of the Bangabandhu 9th…
Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games to begin April 1
DHAKA – The 9th version of the country’s biggest multi-sports event, Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games, named after Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be held from April 1-10. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the…
Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll
Just one in four people in Japan want to see the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games held next year, with most backing either further delay or a cancellation, a new poll shows.