Coronavirus updates: New Zealand announces lockdown as Canada withdraws from Olympics

European treatment trial launched; almost one in three Americans told to stay home; first confirmed case in Syria. Follow the latest news UK could face Italy-style lockdown, warns Boris Johnson Coronavirus: at a glance Australia coronavirus – live updates Italy … Read more…

Japan’s Olympics Minister Dismisses Trump’s Suggestion That Summer Games Will Be Postponed

(TOKYO) — President Donald Trump’s suggestion to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for a year because of the spreading coronavirus was immediately shot down by Japan’s Olympic minister. “The IOC and the organizing committee are not considering cancellation or a postponement … Read more…

Discovery says it can thrive even if coronavirus fears cancel Tokyo Summer Olympics

A cancellation of the Olympics due to coronavirus fears won’t hurt Discovery, the media company behind Food Network, TLC and OWN, it said on Thursday after posting better-than-expected earnings. In a fourth-quarter earnings call, Discovery Chief Executive Officer David Zaslav … Read more…

Russia Banned From Global Sports Competitions, Including Olympics, for 4 Years For State-Sponsored Doping

Russia was banned for four years on Monday from international sporting events, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the 2022 soccer World Cup, by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). It’s the latest twist in a long-running saga of investigations … Read more…

Why Gus Kenworthy — Two-Time Olympian Who Represented Team USA — Hopes to Compete for Great Britain In 2022 Olympics

Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, a two-time Olympian who has represented Team USA, announced Tuesday that he plans to compete for Great Britain’s team in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing to honor his “#1 fan” — his mother. Kenworthy, 28, … Read more…