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Tokyo 2020: Olympics to be postponed until 2021, says IOC member

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are due to take placed from 24 July to 9 August



The 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year because of coronavirus, says International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound.

It comes after the chairman of the British Olympic Association said Great Britain would be unlikely to send a team to Tokyo this summer.

Read more: Tokyo 2020: Olympics to be postponed until 2021, says IOC member

Usain Bolt's heir apparent? Meet Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis, the new star of track and field

Armand Duplantis competes for his mother's homeland, Sweden, despite being born and raised in the US



"I don't blame them for wanting me to have a crazy career like Usain Bolt. I am going to try and carry the sport as much as I can and I know the best way to do that is to jump really high."

Having taken pole vaulting to new heights with a world record of 6.17m in Poland last weekend, Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis is addressing the question of whether he can be athletics' next Usain Bolt.

Read more: Usain Bolt's heir apparent? Meet Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis, the new star of track and field

Athletics Integrity Unit calls for 'severest' World Athletics action on Russia

Russia has been banned from competing as a nation in athletics since 2015



World Athletics has been urged to expel Russia and prevent athletes from competing on a 'neutral' basis.

Russia has been banned from competing as a nation in athletics since 2015.

Read more: Athletics Integrity Unit calls for 'severest' World Athletics action on Russia

Basketball legend Bryant and his daughter die in helicopter crash (2020)





US basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California.

Bryant, 41, was travelling in a private helicopter when it came down and burst into flames.

The LA county sheriff said there were no survivors.

Read more: Basketball legend Bryant and his daughter die in helicopter crash (2020)

Rugby World Cup 2019: England fined for crossing halfway line before New Zealand match

Some England players strayed over the halfway line during New Zealand's haka



England have been fined a four-figure sum for crossing the halfway line as they lined up in a V formation to face the haka before their Rugby World Cup semi-final match against New Zealand.

World Rugby rules stipulate teams must remain within their own half of the pitch to receive the challenge.

Read more: Rugby World Cup 2019: England fined for crossing halfway line before New Zealand match


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