Tadahiro Nomura and Saori Yoshida light the Olympic flame at the Olympic cauldron as Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori looks on. Reuters
The International Olympic Committee decision, to defer the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by a year, though delayed was expected. Especially after the clamour by multiple sports organizations and member nations that hosting the games
Some 600,000 Olympic tickets purchased by overseas residents will be refunded, as will another 300,000 Paralympic tickets, Toshiro Muto, the chief executive of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee told a news conference. He declined to say how much the refunds would cost.
Toshiro Nikai, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's number two, said the Olympics must be cancelled "without hesitation" if the virus situation is too severe.
British driver Oli Webb dominated the first historic Dubai Grand Prix, powering to a double victory in James Hunt's iconic Hesketh 308.
With Abu Dhabi gearing up for a monumental weekend with the season finale of the Formula One season, International cricket star, Chris Gayle joined in on the excitement as he tested his racing skills at Yas Kartzone powered by Adnoc at Yas Marina Circuit.
The battle for the 2021 UIM XCAT World Championship heads for a grand finale in this weekend’s Dubai Grand Prix, with Team Abu Dhabi putting their full weight behind a major title push by Rashed Al Tayer and Majed Al Mansoori.