Today’s news on the consequences of the coronavirus emergency in the world of sport
9.51 am – Bach: “Olympiad in 2021 or it will be canceled”
If the Tokyo Games cannot be played even in the summer of 2021, then they will probably be canceled. So Thomas Bach, president of the IOC, to BBC Sport: “I understand that even Japan cannot afford another postponement after that caused by the health emergency and next summer, words of Prime Minister Abe, is the last chance because the Olympiad You cannot employ 3-5 thousand people forever in an organizing committee, you cannot change the world calendar of all Federations every year, nor you can keep athletes in uncertainty. We must be prepared for different scenarios: there is the clear desire to play the Games in July next year and at the same time we have to look at scenarios that might even require quarantine for the athletes. It is a gigantic job, there are so many different options that it is not easy to deal with them now. we will have a clear vision of what the world will be like on July 23, 2021, we will make the most appropriate decisions “.
9.36 am – Swimming, World Championships in short tank postponed to 2021
The World Swimming Championships in short tub (25 meters) slip a year. The exhibition originally scheduled for December 2020 in Abu Dhabi has in fact been moved to 2021 and will be held in the same venue from 13 to 18 December. This was announced by the international Federnuoto, explaining that the decision was taken due to the uncertainty still linked to the evolution of the pandemic worldwide.
8.58 am – Ezpeleta: “MotoGP starts again as soon as possible”
Carmelo Ezpeleta patron of MotoGP explains to Il Giornale: “I didn’t have time to get bored because MotoGP has to start again as soon as possible. At the beginning we also considered the possibility of canceling the season, but it was soon discarded. our priority is to run this year, then we will face 2021, which was already defined on paper. The protocols? According to the current situation, people coming from outside Europe are expected to arrive 14 days before the start of the races ” .
8.29 am – Lyon, hypothesis return to training
Lyon are expected to resume training on 8 June, although the date for the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Juventus has not yet been fixed. According to the French press, Garcia’s team should resume on 8 June also in view of the League Cup final against the PSG, should it be decided to play it.
8.05 am – Nba protocol by 1st June
The NBA teams (stopped since 11 March due to the coronavirus), are waiting to receive the League protocol on training resumption on 1 June. At the moment only a few clubs are doing individual jobs, but instructions are expected to gradually resume group ones. According to Espn, the expectation is that the commissioner Adam Silver in June will announce the resumption of the season, which should take place by the end of July.
May 21, 2020 (change May 21, 2020 | 10:06)
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