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Athletes under lockdown

Among the many disruptions the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, the world of sport is no stranger to cancellations and postponements in the recent months that have passed and is to pass, heavily affecting athletes, fans, international federations and tournaments organizations.

Uncertainty surrounds Tokyo Olympic Games

Months after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed to 2021, the evolving pandemic with no clear indications on when it will end; has put the Tokyo Olympic Games back into contention.

IOC revises Olympic Games Qualifications Principles

As part of the “Here We Go” Task Force currently addressing a list of questions raised due to the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Qualification Task Force has approved a series of amendments to the Tokyo 2020 Qualification System Principles. 

EAF pledges 4.5 mln birr for athletics team

The Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) has pledged 4.5 million birr to go towards the national athletics team after its executive committee members reached an agreement.  According to the EAF’s announcement, 211 athletes, recruited for the Olympics team and 56 coaches will each earn 15,000 birr.

Olympic Solidarity Program for Tokyo 2020 extends into 2021

More than 1,600 athletes from 185 National Olympic committees (NOC) and refugee athletes benefiting from the Olympic solidarity programs related to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020; will continue to enjoy this support up to the games of the xxxii Olympiad, which will now be celebrated from 23 July to 8 august 2021.

EOC suspends 2020 Tokyo Olympic preparations

The Ethiopian Olympic Committee (EOC) announced it has put its regular preparations for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics on hiatus. The 2020 games was postponed by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi postponed

World Athletics, together with the Government of Kenya and Athletics Kenya have made the decision to postpone the World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 2020 held in 7-12 July, due to the ongoing challenges posed by the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) internationally.