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The Olympic Trials will have to be rescheduled...this is a release on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials, per the Communications Department...

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The IOC made the announcement early on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. The announcement is to postpone until 2021. This is the release from IOC.

pHmN9jdCG5e3JbMT4nKpP6.jpgThe World Athletics association is supporting the IOC time table on making a decision on Tokyo 2020....

IOC confirms scenario planning

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The IOC has decided that they will make a decision on the Tokyo Summer Olympics, which will be postponed, but not cancelled, in four weeks..

Kevin Mayer .jpgKevin Mayer, photo by european-athletics.org

Kevin Mayer is an amazing athlete. The WR holder in the decathlon is a French superstar. But, he is in a quandry. How does he qualify for 2020 Tokyo when, last Friday, US President Trump shut down travel from Europe (includng France). On Monday, 16 March 2020, French President Macron put all of France under lockdown, except for food shopping and help of those in need.

Kevin Mayer, like many potential Olympians, may not have a chance to even qualify for Tokyo 2020.

tomas walsh .jpgTomas Walsh, photo by ParisDiamondLeague.com

Why do I love the shot put? It is about athlete vs. athlete. It is unguarded. The athletes have to call on an inner strength to focus all of their drive, technique and muscle memory into an eighteen to twenty three meterr throw.

Tomas Walsh knows how to call on his inner strength. Tomas Walsh is competitive. That smile hides little. He likes competition, and he respects his competition. He also knows that if he makes any mistake, then it is second place.

Tomas Walsh threw 21.70m today.

Brittany Crew defeated Valeria Adams, another competitive Kiwi.

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The Tokyo Olympics is on, as of now. This note from IOC Prez Bach is fascinating....

Justin Lagat wrote this piece on the Olympic 10,000m and the lack of a Kenyan winner on the men's side since 1968! With all of the Kenyan wins at every other distance. Will we see a Kenyan man take gold in Tokyo at 10,000m?

1_3432.jpgKibiwot Kandie is one of the men who Justin Lagat suggests as a Tokyo 2020 player, photo by COLOMBO

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The 2020 Tokyo Marathon course, now moved to Sapporo, Japan, has been approved. We have posted all info via Tokyo 2020 below. We have also added a comment via Mike Scott, photographer and LDR guy, who likes it.

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The old model of terrestrial TV is not done. Far from it. Per NBC Universal, the Tokyo 2020 TV coverage already has $1 billion in ad sales against the programming. The key is how to get the young fans to watch the coverage.

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