Divine Oduduru is a Nigerian track and field sprinter specializing in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. He spoke with GuardianTV's Solomon Fowowe about the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games, Coronavirus, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, and his future goals.
The first Olympics games held in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens in 1896. It went around the continents and did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics, 108 years later. But the years it went round did not go without incidents. Here are a few times the Olympics has witnessed disruptions or postponement.
The spread of coronavirus around the world has impacted the staging of sporting events around the world with major sports events facing cancellation or postponement. Here’s a video highlighting five (5) major sports events facing cancellation or postponement due to the spread of coronavirus.
Aged 44 and readying for her eighth Olympics in Tokyo, Uzbek gymnast Oksana Chusovitina makes light of her record-breaking survival in a sport dominated by teen prodigies. But while the desire to compete still burns in Chusovitina, she says she has given her word to her family, whom she calls her "strongest motivation", that the Tokyo Games this year will be her "last Olympics".
Breakdancing is one of four new sports proposed by organizers of the Paris 2024 Olympics. The other three sports, surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing, will debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The International Olympic Committee has until Dec. 2020 for final approval.