Olympic flame – in Fukushima, Wimbledon canceled and other sports news

Olympic flame – in Fukushima, Wimbledon canceled and other sports news

Tokyo 2020 Olympic flame delivered to Fukushima Northeast Japan Prefecture. The symbol of the Olympics is available at the J-Village National Training Center. It was there that the “grand start” of the torch relay was to take place before the transfer of the Games due to COVID-19 to 2021.

The Olympic flame was ignited on March 12 at Ancient Olympia in Greece and delivered to Japan on March 20. The organizers of the Games note that the flame of Tokyo 2020 has gained particular importance, being a beacon of hope for all countries of the world in these difficult times.

The Olympic Games will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

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For the first time in 75 years, the biggest tennis competitions, one of the four Wimbledon 2020 Grand Slam tournaments was postponed due to an outbreak of coronavirus infection. The 134th Wimbledon tournament, which has not been canceled since the Second World War, was supposed to be held from June 29 to July 12 this year on the courts of the All-English club of lawn tennis and croquet. Now it will be held from June 28 to July 11, 2021.

In a statement published by the organizers of the competition, it says: “First of all, we think about the health and safety of all those who come together at Wimbledon – visitors from all over the world, players, volunteers, partners.”

“It’s a pity to hear that there will be no tournament this year. The last ending will forever remain one of the happiest days in my life! However, we were faced with something more serious than tennis. And Wimbledon will be back!”, Wrote Romanian tennis player Simone Halep on her page on the social network.

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The International Association of Athletics Federations launches the Athletics At Home program, which helps people stay in shape while at home.

The content, which will be available on the official website of the association and its media channels in social networks, is intended for both children and adults. For children, the creators have prepared various contests, quizzes, online lessons and interviews with sports stars. This approach simultaneously entertains, motivates and educates. For adults – a set of physical exercises to be healthy and stay fit.

Athletics lovers can also watch unforgettable moments of the World Championships, get a selection of books and films on athletics.

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In order to support coaches around the world, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has opened free educational resources on the platform of the ITF Academy. The base of educational resources of the Academy will be useful not only to coaches and young tennis players, but also to all tennis fans who want to improve the game technique.

Over 340 theoretical materials are openly available – video lessons, articles and scientific research. In addition, ITF Academy has added interactive online training courses for athletes and coaching ethics in English, French and Spanish.

Ayna BERDYYEVA