News: Government

IOC insists Tokyo Olympics will not be cancelled because of COVID-19 pandemic

Amid speculation that Japan’s Government has privately concluded the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled because of the Coronavirus pandemic, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide…

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Jan 23, 2021 Events / Finance / Government / Sport /


Reports suggest Tokyo Olympics likely to be cancelled

Media reports from the UK this week have suggested that the already postponed Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. London's The Times reported that…

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Jan 22, 2021 ByNigel Benton Events / Government / Sport / Wellness /


FIFA to change Club World Cup schedule after withdrawal of Auckland City

World football governing body FIFA has announced that Qatar’s Khalifa International Stadium will no longer be used during the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup 2020™ as a result of…

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Jan 20, 2021 Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Government backs US$46 million makeover for Hong Kong’s Ocean Park

The Hong Kong Government is to provide HK $361 million (US$46 million) for a makeover of the administrative region’s Ocean Park into a new style of tourism destination with a role as…

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Jan 19, 2021 Attractions / Environment / Finance / Government / Tourism /


Chinese F1 Grand Prix postponed to second half of 2021

Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix has been put on hold indefinitely as Coronavirus quarantine restrictions have forced changes to the race series' 2021 calendar. The second Formula…

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Jan 13, 2021 ByNigel Benton Events / Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Sri Lankan Centara resort to join in initiative to restart international tourism in Asia

Leading Asian hotel operator Centara Hotels and Resorts, is to playing a key role in helping to restart the region’s tourism industry, with its popular beachfront retreat on Sri…

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Jan 13, 2021 Government / Marketing / Safety / Tourism /


F1 postpones Melbourne Grand Prix to November

The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix is to be moved to November, with the Victorian Government, Formula 1 management and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation agreeing that quarantine…

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Jan 12, 2021 Events / Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Hong Kong gym owners fearful of ongoing closures into 2021

With Hong Kong’s fitness clubs, gyms and studios again closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, and having been closed for more than 100 days during 2020, business owners are incurring…

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Dec 29, 2020 Finance / Fitness / Government / Safety /



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