On Tuesday, Japan and the International Olympic Committee announced that the 2020 Summer Olympics, which were planned for this summer in Tokyo, have been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus.
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COVID-19, the new coronavirus, has caused cancellations of sports events all over the world , disappointing athletes and fans. The main reason is to avoid the crowds that the games attract, but some players have also gotten the disease.
On Tuesday, lawmakers in Alabama voted to allow schools to teach yoga, something that's been banned in the state since 1993. But students still won't be allowed to chant.
In today's news roundup, heavy rains in Australia bring the country's worst bushfires under control, the UK and Northwestern Europe are pounded by strong storms, and 20-year-old Armand Duplantis sets the world pole vault record - twice.
After years of effort, the NBA (National Basketball Association) and FIBA (International Basketball Federation) are starting a new professional basketball league on the continent of Africa. The Basketball Africa League (BAL) will begin in March.
Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, died in a helicopter crash with his daughter on Sunday. Experts are still trying to learn what caused the crash, which killed nine people in all.
To recap 2019, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at some amazing stories from the world of sports.
In today's news roundup, Australia has record heat as it continues to fight strong bushfires, Italy's "Sardines" pack together to protest, and Fallon Sherrock becomes the first woman to beat a man during the World Darts Championship.
Russia won't be able to take part in major sports events for four years. That's a punishment for Russia's system of giving its athletes drugs to help them win. The ruling could keep Russia out of the 2020 Olympics.
The World Health Organization says that 80% of the world's teens don't get enough exercise to live healthy lives. The pattern of inactivity could have serious effects as these teens become adults.
In today's news roundup, a United Nations climate meeting gets moved from Chile to Spain, there are new world champions in baseball and rugby, and the UK decides to melt Brexit coins and make Wallace and Gromit coins.