Hashimoto Stays On As Olympic Minister In Japanese PM Suga’s Cabinet

TOKYO, Sept 17 (NNN-NHK) – Seven-time Olympian, Seiko Hashimoto, yesterday retained her post as the Olympic Minister, in the newly-formed cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga. Hashimoto, 55, became one of eight members to keep the same post and the only female member besides Justice Minister, Yoko Kamikawa. The…

Thomas Cup tournament postponed – BWF

KUALA LUMPUR: File photo of members of Malaysia’s national badminton team during a briefing from the President of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tan Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria before joining a motivation camp in Tioman Island earlier this month. Photo courtesy of BERNAMA. KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 (NNN-XINHUA) — The…

Naomi Osaka Captures 2nd U.S. Open Title

NEW YORK, Sept 13 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Naomi Osaka came back to defeat Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday, in the women’s U.S. Open final, which was played in front of a mostly-empty Arthur Ashe stadium, in Queens, New York. The win marks Osaka’s second U.S. Open crown, and it…

Tokyo Olympics Should “Definitely” Take Place, Even Without Fans, Says Japan’s LDP Executive

TOKYO, July 27 (NNN-NHK) – Tokyo might host the Olympic Games behind closed doors, should the COVID-19 pandemic not be contained by the summer of 2021, said an executive of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Japan’s JIJI Press quoted the LDP executive, who is “close” to Japanese Prime Minister,…

Iran Confirms Soccer Friendly With Uzbekistan On Sept 17

TEHRAN, July 19 (NNN-IRNA) – Iran Football Federation (IFF), confirmed a friendly match with Uzbekistan, on Sept 17, Tasnim news agency reported, on Saturday. IFF spokesman, Amir Mehdi Alavai, said that, the match will be held as part of preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. “The clash will…

Tokyo 2020 Unveils Venues, Competition Schedule For Olympic Games

KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Bernama) — The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (Tokyo 2020) has confirmed all 43 competition venues and also the full schedule during the virtual International Olympic Council (IOC) session on Friday. Its Organising Committee president, Yoshiro Mori, and chief executive officer, Toshiro Muto, during the session, confirmed,…

Japan’s Football And Baseball Leagues To Allow Fans Into Stadiums This Week

TOKYO, July 7 (NNN-NHK) – Japan’s professional baseball and football leagues will start to let fans attend games from July 10, although the country is facing a second wave threat of COVID-19 infections. The Japan Times said today that, both Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League remain committed to…

Tokyo 2020 Looks To Work Closer With Newly Elected Governor Koike

TOKYO, July 6 (NNN-NHK) – Tokyo 2020 President, Yoshiro Mori, said that, the Olympic Games organising committee is looking to work closely with newly elected governor, Yuriko Koike in hosting the delayed games. Mori said, “I hope for even closer collaboration with Governor Koike, as leader of the host city…

Covid-19: FIFA approves $1.5 billion relief fund for world football

LAUSANNE, June 26 (NNN-AGENCIES) — FIFA is to make available $1.5 billion in grants and loans as a relief fund to help associations impacted by the coronavirus, world football’s governing body announced on Thursday. Gianni Infantino, the FIFA president, said the relief fund had been “unanimously approved” by the members…

Flying Cars Set To Race In Australian Outback

CANBERRA, June 22 (NNN-AGENCIES) – A start-up announced, it will hold flying car races in the South Australian outback before the end of 2020. Airspeeder, which is based in South Australia and London, developed flying cars that use drone technology to hover and manoeuvre. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Airspeeder co-founder,…
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