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Roger Federer donates $1 Million for virus relief

Tennis great, Roger Federer, has joined the list of sports icons helping out the needy during the coronavirus pandemic, with the Swiss Maestro donating more than a Million Dollars to vulnerable families in his homeland. The 20-time Grand Slam Champion and his wife, donated one Million Swiss Francs, equal to …

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Messi, Guardiola donate 1 million euros each to coronavirus battle

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola have each donated One million Euros to fight the coronavirus outbreak in Spain. Messi donated a total of 1 million Euros to 2 hospitals, one in Barcelona and the other in his own country Argentina. Guardiola’s contribution will go to …

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FIFA teams up with WHO to support fight against pandemic

ZURICH: Football’s global governing body FIFA has joined with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic with the organisation’s president Gianni Infantino calling for teamwork to tackle the crisis. Infantino joined WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a media conference on Monday to launch the …

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Tokyo Olympics postponed until next year

TOKYO: The 2020 Tokyo Oly­mpics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation the games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The International Olym­pic Committee (IOC) made the decision after speaking to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organisers. The IOC said …

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Tokyo 2020 organisers receive Olympic flame for troubled Games

ATHENS: Tokyo 2020 organisers received the Olympic flame in a scaled-down handover ceremony in the Greek capital on Thursday, amid the coronavirus spread that has cast doubt on the global, multi-billion dollar event. In a brief ceremony closed to spectators in Athens’ Panathenaic stadium, site of the first modern Games …

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IOC to hold coronavirus crisis talks with sports bodies

LAUSANNE: With less than five months to go before the Tokyo Olympics, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach plans emergency talks with member organisations, sources close to the IOC said on Sunday. The IOC plans a conference call on Tuesday to “keep the international federations informed of the situation, as …

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Tokyo 2020 torch handover to take place in empty Athens stadium

ATHENS: The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games flame handover in Athens next week will be done in an empty stadium amid the coronavirus outbreak, Greece’s Olympic Committee said on Sunday. Greece on Friday cancelled the remainder of the domestic Olympic torch relay through the country to avoid attracting crowds a day …

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PSL 2020: Multan Sultans defeat Peshawar Zalmi by 3 runs

KARACHI: The Multan Sultans on Friday defeated the Peshawar Zalmi by 3 runs to win their Pakistan Super League (2020) clash on Friday at the National Stadium in Karachi. Hammad Azam and Adil Amin were unable to see Peshawar Zalmi to victory even after two no-balls were bowled in the …

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IPL 2020 postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced to postpone start of Indian Premier League until April 15 as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus. It had been scheduled to begin on March 29. The Indian government said late on Wednesday it …

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