ITTF supports postponement of Tokyo Olympics

first_img This decision was taken in light of the spread of COVID-19 worldwide and to best protect athletes, officials and fans alike. During today’s meeting, IOC President Mr. Thomas Bach and the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Abe Shinzo praised the work of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and noted the great progress being made in Japan to combat the pandemic. The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) expresses its support of today’s decision.Advertisement Loading… In a joint statement made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, it was announced  that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021. Promoted ContentThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Costly Liquids In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeves6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World “As partners of the IOC since 1988, we at the ITTF have lived very good times. We have grown as an Olympic sport and, more than ever, we are here to say that we wholeheartedly support today’s IOC decision. We are conscious of how difficult it is to deal with the organisation of a quadrennial event of such magnitude as the Olympic and Paralympic Games.” – ITTF President, Thomas Weikert “We can only imagine the hours and hours of work that the IOC Executive Board, its staff, the Tokyo Organizing Committee and Tokyo Municipality, have put into this project since September 2013 and particularly in the last few weeks, as the COVID-19 pandemic has grown, first to explore best possible security and health plans, then ultimately to be left with no other choice than to postpone the Games. “However, in fact, the decision to postpone is a message of hope. The Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held and the IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee can count on the support of the ITTF, as always, to make these Games the greatest in history. We have been partners in very good times, and we will be stronger partners also in moments of difficulty.” – ITTF Secretary General, Raul Calin Read Also:Coronavirus: ITTF suspends all activities provisionally until end of April Since this is fresh, yet wholly understandable, news to all of the International Federations, the ITTF will now study further all of the implications and will work with the IOC on what this means from a sporting perspective. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Round Table on “Violence Prevention During Sports Events in B&H”

first_imgThe B&H Ministry of Security in collaboration with the Football Alliance of B&H and Psychologists Association of FB&H organized a round table on the topic: “Violence prevention at sports events in B&H”. This activity is organized with the aim of creating a better and efficient framework of cooperation on the prevention of violence at sports events”, announced the Ministry of Security of B&H.Representatives of Slovenian Police and Ministry of Internal Affairs of Canton Sarajevo shared their experiences on organizing sports events.B&H Deputy Minister of Security Mladen Ćavar opened today the round table and he pointed out that hooliganism at sports events is more pronounced recently and that more attention should be devoted to the problem.“Our goal is to coordinate with the state level organization and harmonization of activities of the Ministries of Internal Affairs of entities and Brčko District in achieving this important safety task”, said Ćavar.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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HARTE STICKS THE BOOT INTO SINN FEIN FOR USE OF SOCCER ‘NO’ POSTERS

first_imgSenator Jimmy Harte has given Sinn Fein the red card after they use the Irish soccer team to call for a no vote in the Fiscal Treaty.The posters clearly show images of soccer players in the Irish soccer strip and call for a no vote in Thursday’s referendum.He said as a soccer fan, he found the Sinn Fein tactics “revolting.” The Letterkenny Labour party Senator said it was clear that Sinn Fein are now using “injury time desperation stuff.”” I am embarrased by the Sin Fein tactics of trying to jump on the football bandwagon and using the soccer fans as Sinn Fein have run out of arguments and have been exposed as telling untruths in the Referendum debate.“They said it could be vetoed , this has been debunked, they claim we can access ESM funding if we vote No , this has been given the red card also.“They now have done what no other political party in the country has done, to use Irish soccer for political gain. “This is what the dictatorships in tin pot administrations did with their sports heroes and as a soccer fan I find it revolting to see Sinn Fein trying to associate themselves with the Irish fans.“They will use any populist stunt to fool the people, just like Tierry Henri they have no regard for the Irish soccer team but are only after self glory,” he fumed. HARTE STICKS THE BOOT INTO SINN FEIN FOR USE OF SOCCER ‘NO’ POSTERS was last modified: May 30th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FISCAL TREATYnoSenator Jimmy HarteSinn Feinlast_img read more

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