AOC chief executive Matt Carroll says Australia has athletes based overseas and training in central locations around the country.“With travel and other restrictions this becomes an untenable situation,” Carroll said.The Canadian Olympic Committee earlier said it won’t send athletes to the Tokyo Games unless they are postponed for a year, becoming the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.The committee sent out a statement Sunday evening saying it was willing to help the IOC search for alternatives, but that it was not safe for athletes, “their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training for these games.”The IOC says it is considering all options. The Tokyo Games are scheduled to start July 24. ___Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics would be unavoidable if the games cannot be held in a complete way because of the coronavirus impact.He was commenting on the International Olympic Committee plan to examine the situation over the next few weeks and make a decision, which could include a postponement.Abe, speaking at a parliamentary session, ruled out the possibility of a cancellation.Whether Tokyo can hold the Olympics as planned from July 24 has been a major international concern as the COVID-19 pandemic has spread globally. The British sprinter writes on Twitter “does this mean that athletes face up to another FOUR weeks of finding ways to fit in training – whilst potentially putting ourselves, coaches, support staff and loved ones at risk just to find out they were going to be postponed anyway.”___The Australian Olympic Committee has advised its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021.Ian Chesterman, Australia’s team leader for Tokyo, says “it’s clear the games can’t be held in July.”“Our athletes have been magnificent in their positive attitude to training and preparing, but the stress and uncertainty has been extremely challenging for them,” Chesterman said in a statement released Monday by the Australian Olympic Committee. The Spanish soccer federation and the Spanish league say the suspension of professional soccer in the country will continue until government officials “consider that they can be resumed without creating any health risk.”The soccer competitions had been initially suspended for two weeks, but on Sunday the government said the country’s state of emergency would likely be extended, meaning the entire nation may have to remain in lockdown until at least April 11.Spanish authorities say more than 33,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus in the country, with 2,182 deaths.___The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Russia has backed the International Olympic Committee’s approach of taking time to consider postponing the Tokyo Games and condemned the body’s critics. March 23, 2020 The Athletics Association’s statement comes a day after the International Olympic Committee set itself a four-week deadline to decide on a delay.Athletics Association president Christian Taylor and vice president Emma Coburn say “we’re imploring the IOC to announce the postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympics much sooner than in four weeks’ time.”Taylor is a long jumper and Coburn is a runner. Both competed for the United States at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.The group says more than 4,000 athletes have responded to a survey it conducted, with a large majority favoring postponement.Dina Asher-Smith, the world champion in the 200 meters, has also called for a quicker decision by the IOC. ____More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: Russia backs IOC’s plan for Tokyo Olympics The latest postponement means there will be no Formula One races until the middle of June at the earliest.The race at the Baku City Circuit was scheduled for June 7.The first seven races of the Formula One season had already either been postponed or canceled.___A group representing track and field athletes has called for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The IOC says it will make a decision within four weeks and the Russian Olympic Committee endorsed that plan by calling for “complete support.”The ROC says “we view as unacceptable any attempts to bring pressure on the organizations in charge responsible of staging the games and to force them to take rash decisions.”Canada has said it will boycott the Tokyo Olympics unless they are postponed and Australia has called for athletes to prepare for a 2021 event.Russia was faced with sending a neutral team to the Tokyo Olympics under sanctions from the World Anti-Doping Agency. But those measures can’t be implemented until there’s a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, where hearings have been delayed by the coronavirus outbreak. It’s unclear whether CAS could still rule before the Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to start July 24.___
Of the Hornets’ runners following Walters, Phoebe White had the best showing as she took 52nd place in 18:47 flat, while Hannah Kaercher made her way to 66th place in 18:55.0.Debbie Lucchetti finished in 19:26.3, ahead of Grace Kaercher, who posted 20:01.2. Amelia Amack, in a time of 20:33.6, was four spots ahead of Maddy Duggleby, who got 20:47.7.All of this followed the boys edition of the Nike Cross Nationals, where F-M finished 11th out of 22 teams, its total of 274 points far from the winning total of 128 points posted by Newbury Park (California) as it edged another California school, Temecula, by four points for the team crown.Sam Otis had an impressive race on the individual side, getting to 30th place in 15 minutes, 38.2 seconds, beating out New York/Northeast Regional champion Peyton Geehrer, who earned 42nd place in 15:45.6 as Geoff Howles got 73rd place in 16:03.1.James Peden did best among the rest of the F-M runners, his time of 16:46.4 just ahead of the 16:52.2 from Daniel Patrick. Jack Altimonda had a time of 17:08.3 and Ben Perry finished in 17:57.9. Eleven different times, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls cross country team ventured out to Portland, Oregon, early in December and returned to Central New York with the prime hardware at the Nike Cross Nationals.That didn’t happen in 2019, but even as the girls Hornets took a seventh-place finish against the country’s best teams on Saturday afternoon, Claire Walters concluded her high school cross country career by rising to a fourth-place finish.The North Carolina State University-bound senior sped to the front of the pack from the outset and, for a time, sat in second place behind two-time defending champion Katelyn Tuohy on a Glendoveer Golf Course saturated by rain. Tags: cross countryF-M Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tuohy would eventually earned her third straight Nike Cross Nationals victory in a time of 17:18.4, edging Beavercreek (Ohio) runner Taylor Ewert (17:19.1) by less than a second, and Walters remained close in sight, eventually taking fourth in 17:28.4.Walters also led a strong local contingent as Tully’s four-time state Class D champion, Brooke Rauber, finished seventh in 17:38.6, while Liverpool’s Jenna Schulz, who will join Walters at N.C. State, got to 13th place in 17:56.5.F-M’s girls team contended for team honors for a while, but ultimately fell back as Saratoga Springs, the team the Hornets beat for both the state Class A and New York/Northeast regional titles, zoomed to the front with 78 points as Summit (Oregon) was second with 160 points.
Aquatic CenterÂ Upcoming June ProgramsJune 22 â€” Red Line Splash Bash at pool.June 24 â€” Wellington Sailfish Home Swim MeetJune 30 – July 10 Â â€” Sess. 3 Swim LessonsJune 30 – July 10 â€” Â Sess. 3 PreschoolÂ AquaticsJune 30 – July 10 â€” Water Babies AquaticsJune 30 – July 25 â€”Â Sess. 2 Aqua Fitness Classes Sumner Newscow report â€” Here is a list of upcoming programs for the Wellington Recreation Commission:WRC -Â Upcoming June ProgramsJune 19-26 â€” Â Sunny SculpturesJune 19 â€” Paint Your Art OutÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â June 20 â€” Second trip in town-â€“ Pearly GaitsJune 21-22 â€” Sumner Co. Sizzler Girls Fastpitch Â TournamentJune 23-26 â€”Â Youth Basketball CampJune 24 â€” Trip in Town- Nature and ScienceJune 24-26 â€” Â Cheerleading CampJune 25 â€” Kramer the Cat CeramicsJune 27 â€” Fire in The Holeâ€“ Kids CookingJune 30 – July 24 â€” Â Sess. 2 WRC Fitness ClassesJune 30 – July 25 â€”Â Sess. 2 Fit Camp