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Review: 'Studio City' wins big at Indie Series Awards, Sean Kanan hosts Special

On June 18, Emmy-nominated actor Sean Kanan hosted the 2020 Indie Series Awards, which were presented remotely this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paul Nygro served as the announcer.

South American football to restart with 'maximum guarantees'

Asunci - South American football will restart with the "maximum guarantees" for the health of players and those involved, CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez told the medical teams of the region's 10 member associations by video call on Thursday.

'Last option' — no Olympic postponement beyond 2021, says Bach

Apo - Olympics chief Thomas Bach agreed that 2021 was the "last option" for holding the delayed Tokyo Games on Thursday, stressing that postponement cannot go on forever.

'Insensitive' Japan Olympic coronavirus logo pulled after row

Apo - A satirical mock-up depicting the Tokyo Olympics logo as the new coronavirus has been pulled after Olympic organisers branded it "insensitive" and said it infringed copyright.

Tokyo Olympics 'difficult' if pandemic not contained: Abe

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday it would be "difficult" to hold the postponed Tokyo Olympics if the coronavirus pandemic is not contained.

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over: Games chief

Apo - The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn't brought under control by next year, the organising committee's president warned, ruling out further delays.

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over: Games chief

Apo - The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn't brought under control by next year, the organising committee's president said in comments published Tuesday.

Japan ends Olympic flame display due to virus

Apo - The Olympic flame will be removed from display in Japan, officials said Tuesday, as the country braces for a state of emergency due to the coronavirus that also forced the historic postponement of Tokyo 2020.

Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open July 23 next year

Apo - The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 next year, organisers said on Monday, after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until 2021.

Tokyo organisers eye July 2021 for delayed Olympics: reports

Apo - Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.

For Japan's Abe, Olympic delay may be no sweat

Apo - In 2016, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe broke with his staid public image to pop up in Rio dressed as Super Mario for the official handover of the Olympic Games to Tokyo.

A concrete problem: Olympic delay spells limbo on Athletes' Village

Apo - Hundreds of luxury apartments overlooking Tokyo Bay that were due to be converted from the Athletes' Village have already been sold -- just one of the many headaches caused by the historic postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics postponed over coronavirus pandemic

Apo - Olympic chiefs on Tuesday postponed the 2020 Tokyo Games until next year, a historic move to push back the world's biggest sporting event due to the coronavirus pandemic that is upending global society.

From 'best prepared' to possibly postponed: Tokyo 2020's rocky road

Apo - Olympic officials regularly lauded Tokyo as the best prepared host city they had seen. But no one could have planned for the coronavirus pandemic that may now force a postponement of the 2020 Games.

Canada pulls out of Olympics, Japan says delay may be 'inevitable'

Apo - Canada pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus fears as Japan's prime minister Monday admitted a delay may be "inevitable" and the International Olympic Committee said a decision should come within weeks.

'Heartbreaking': Olympic torch events downscaled over virus

Apo - Tokyo 2020 organisers said Tuesday they had taken the "heartbreaking" decision to scale back parts of the Olympic torch relay due to the coronavirus, but stressed that spectators would still be allowed to watch from the roadside.

What would an Olympics cancellation cost Japan?

Apo - Japan and Olympic organisers are at pains to insist this summer's Games in Tokyo are on, despite the new coronavirus outbreak, but what would a cancellation cost the world's third-biggest economic powerhouse?

Japan says virus may force Olympic torch relay changes

Apo - Japan will adjust the Olympic torch relay set to begin this month "as necessary" to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, organisers said Wednesday, giving few specifics.

Interview: Michael Chadwick eyes 2020 U.S. Olympic swimming team Special

World champion swimmer Michael Chadwick chatted with Digital Journal about his quest to make the 2020 U.S. Olympic swimming team.

Brendan Hansen headed to International Swimming Hall of Fame

Acclaimed American swimmer Brendan Hansen will be inducted into the coveted International Swimming Hall of Fame for its Class of 2020.

Review: Simone Biles wins big at the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards Special

American gymnast Simone Biles has a major reason to celebrate. She was named "Sportswoman of the Year" at the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards.

Op-Ed: Christopher Reid is the 'One to Watch' at the 2020 Olympic Games

South African backstroke swimmer Christopher Reid is the "One to Watch" at the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.

Lee Greenwood talks about Hits Tour 2020 and digital age Special

Grammy award-winning country star Lee Greenwood ("God Bless the U.S.A.") chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming Hits Tour 2020 and his desire to duet with a pop star.

'Olympics will go ahead': Tokyo organisers slam virus rumours

Apo - Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers said Thursday the Games would "go ahead as planned", slamming misinformation over the new coronavirus for triggering panic.

Goo Goo Dolls announce massive summer 2020 headlining tour

Acclaimed rock group Goo Goo Dolls announced their massive 2020 summer headlining tour, where they will receive support from Lifehouse and Forest Blakk.

Tokyo Olympic boss 'extremely worried' about deadly virus

Apo - The chief executive officer of the Tokyo Olympics admitted Wednesday that organisers are "extremely worried" about the possible effect of the deadly new coronavirus on this summer's Games.

Tokyo to 'strengthen testing' for coronavirus before Olympics

Apo - Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike promised Sunday to implement "thorough measures" to protect people from the deadly coronavirus in the run-up to this summer's Olympic Games.

Coronavirus chaos in China's sporting calendar

Bejing - China has been forced to cancel or put off a host of sporting events due to the coronavirus epidemic, from suspending all football in the country to postponing the first badminton tournament of the 2020 world tour season.

Review: Michael Andrew triumphs at 2020 FINA Champions Series in Beijing Special

Beijing - World-class swimmer Michael Andrew triumphed in the FINA Champions Series in Beijing, China. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Review: Dame Olivia Newton-John supports relief efforts at G'Day USA 2020 Special

Los Angeles - On January 25, the 17th annual G'Day USA Los Angeles dinner took place, which brought together Australian and American entertainers and celebrities to support relief and recovery efforts for the Australian bushfires.
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