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All staff contracts are suspended by Uruguayan football federation

MONTEVIDEO: Uruguay’s football federation has suspended indefinitely contracts of all its 400 staff, including national coach Oscar Washington Tabarez. This follows a government bar on all sports activities because of the Covid-19 pandemic. A statement said: “The executive committee announces that, due to the current ...
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Ronaldo and Juve team-mates agree pay cut to help club through crisis

ROME: Juventus players have agreed to waive four months’ wages to help the club’s finances amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cristiano Ronaldo and his team-mates, along with manager Maurizio Sarri, have agreed to a reduction in pay “equal to the monthly payments of March, April, May ...
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French game pays tribute to Hidalgo, history man with club and country

PARIS: Michel Hidalgo, Euro-winning coach of France and one of the last survivors of the teams who contested the inaugural Champions Cup Final, has died aged 87 writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Hidalgo made his name originally as an outside right with Le Havre. In the 1956 ...
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Thomas Bach . . . more difficult decisions ahead.

Here We Go . . . Does that mean next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games in April-May or July-August?

GIANNI MERLO / AIPS president, Vigevano: The task force led by the International Olympic Committee’s John Coates and  Christophe Dubi has begun consultating international federations and the Tokyo 2020 organisers to determine the window in the 2021 international calendar in which the postponed Games  can be ...
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AIPS embraces a new digital era for Young Reporters graduates

MARTIN MAZUR / AIPS: AIPS has set a new era by launching the Young Reporters eCollege, an innovative distance learning programme, with a first online session to discuss the future of Tokyo 2020 and how sports journalism can and must stay relevant. . In times ...
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Sun, Chhetri and Kyaw join forces against COVID-19 in latest AFC #BreakTheChain episode

—- Chinese Football Association (CFA) Vice President Sun Wen, acknowledged as one of the greatest women footballers to have graced the world stage joins India’s all-time leading scorer Sunil Chhetri as well as Myanmar captain Kyaw Zin Thet in the latest instalment of the Asian ...
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This must be wake-up call for all of us, including sport, says Coe in open letter

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Seb Coe has cautioned that, once the coronavirus crisis has been overcome, the lessons of its impact should serve as a ”huge wake up call for all of us – as human beings, as businesses and as sport” Coe made his comment in ...
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Relief for sponsors as Bach says that ‘Tokyo 2020′ remains just that

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: The International Olympic Committee and Japanese Olympics organisers have confirmed that the postponed Games will still be known as Tokyo 2020. That will come as a massive relief to sponsors which had already produced millions of dollars worth of branded merchandise. The ...
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Bach’s Olympics dates taskforce could spell bad news for other sports

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- Other sports, beware – the Olympic Games may be coming to grab your big-event dates in the hugely complex calendar which is promised for 2021. Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, followed up the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 ...
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