‘The Weight Of Gold’ Docu On Olympic Athletes & Mental Health Featuring Michael Phelps Set At HBO

HBO has acquired and set a premiere date for The Weight of Gold, a feature documentary on the mental health challenges that Olympic athletes often face. All-time medal champ Michael Phelps is among the subjects, along with Shaun White, Bode Miller and others. The film also features  Jeremy Bloom, Lolo Jones,

World Health Organisation say staging Olympics in 2021 ‘won’t be easy’

The head of the World Health Organization has said “it will not be easy” to make next year’s Tokyo Olympics a safe global gathering after the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a joint news conference with the IOC, the WHO’s director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for national unity and global

From Olympics to Comic-Con: How Coronavirus Is Affecting Hollywood

The coronavirus outbreak has already had major implications on the well-being of humans, but as the U.S. and countries around the world advise people to self-quarantine and institute travel bans, it’s also having a major impact on Hollywood. Several upcoming movies, including Mission: Impossible 7 and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s

Tokyo Olympics to start in July 2021 after rescheduling over coronavirus

Now they’re the 2021 Olympics. The Tokyo Olympics have been rescheduled amid the coronavirus pandemic — to almost exactly a year after the originally planned date. The opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021, Tokyo organizers announced Monday. “The schedule for the games is key to preparing for

Call the Olympics off now for sake of athletes: UK Athletics chief

The Tokyo Olympics should be called off to spare athletes the "stress" of trying to train in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, UK Athletics chairman Nic Coward said on Friday (Saturday morning AEDT). In the week the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 organisers insisted the Games would proceed

Tokyo Olympics & coronavirus: Lord Coe says too early to decide on cancellation

It is too early to decide whether to cancel the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, says World Athletics chief Lord Coe. The International Olympic Committee has said the Games could still begin on 24 July despite the coronavirus pandemic causing other events to be cancelled. Coe told BBC Sport: “Let’s not make

Tokyo 2020 Olympics could be postponed until end of the year due to coronavirus, Japan confirms

The Tokyo 2020 Games could be postponed until the end of the year due to the coronavirus outbreak, Japan’s Olympics minister Seiko Hashimoto has said. Under the terms of Japan’s contractual agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Games only need to be held in 2020, meaning that the

Team GB: Coronavirus ‘still an unknown’, says deputy chef de mission Mike Hay

The potential impact of coronavirus on Team GB’s preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics remains “a bit of an unknown”, according to deputy chef de mission Mike Hay. Last week Tokyo organisers admitted they were “seriously worried” about the outbreak while an IOC spokesperson confirmed “countermeasures against infectious diseases constitute

Coronavirus outbreak: Olympics football qualifiers switched from Wuhan to Sydney after fears of killer virus – The Sun

OLYMPIC football qualifiers due to take place in China have been moved to Sydney after the Coronavirus outbreak in the country. The Chinese Football Association today informed the Asian Football Confederation that it would be withdrawing from its hosting duties. Group B of the Women’s Olympic Football Asian Qualifiers Final