Top 10 international sports news of 2020


One, the Tokyo Olympic Games will be postponed to 2021

Beijing, March 24 (Beijing time) — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Organizing committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) in Tokyo issued a joint statement on Monday, officially confirming the postponement of the Tokyo games to 2021. The Tokyo Games became the first postponement in modern Olympic history. On March 30, the ioc announced that the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will be held on July 23, solstice on August 8, 2021, and the Tokyo paralympics will be held on August 24, solstice on September 5, 2021. To ensure the event goes ahead as scheduled, the Tokyo Olympic Committee is working out anti-epidemic measures for all participants.


Second, the world of sports was temporarily suspended due to the epidemic

Since march, affected by the outbreak, including the Tokyo Olympic Games the copa America, euro football, football, track and field world championships, including the important sports events have announced a series of international, intercontinental extension, five European football league, the north American ice hockey and baseball league professional sports are disrupted, wimbledon, the world volleyball league games were cancelled, such as sporting world once in lockout situation. On May 16, the Bundesliga league resumed, and matches in various sports have since resumed.


Three, Paris Olympic Games added break dancing and other four major items

Breaking dancing, skateboarding, surfing and competitive rock climbing have been added to the official programs of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Skateboarding, surfing and competitive rock climbing will make their Olympic debuts in Tokyo, and break dancing will make its Olympic debut in Paris. For the first time, there will be 50 per cent male and 50 per cent female athletes in Paris, reducing the total number of medal events from 339 in Tokyo to 329.


Four,the loss of a superstar in the international sports world

Kobe Bryant, the famous US basketball player, was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on January 26, local time. He was 41. Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona died of a sudden cardiac arrest at his home on Thursday at the age of 60. The deaths of kobe Bryant, who led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles, and Diego Maradona, who was hailed as one of the greatest soccer players of all time, have caused great shock and pain to the international sports community and fans alike.


Five,Lewandowski wins world Player of the Year award for the first time

The FIFA 2020 Awards ceremony was held in Zurich, Switzerland on December 17 local time, and was conducted online for the first time. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was playing for Bayern Munich in Germany, was crowned world player of the Year for the first time in his career, beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi. The 32-year-old levandowski scored 55 goals in all competitions last season, winning the Golden Boot in three competitions — the Bundesliga, the German Cup and the Champions League.


Six,hamilton equaled Schumacher’s championship record

London (Reuters) – Britain’s Lewis Hamilton won the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday, equating with Germany’s Michael Schumacher to win his seventh drivers’ championship. Hamilton has won 95 races this season, surpassing Schumacher, who won 91, to become the most successful driver in Formula One history.


Seven,rafael Nadal equaled Roger Federer’s grand Slam record

Spain’s Rafael Nadal beat Serbia’s Novak Djokovic 3-0 to win the men’s singles final of the 2020 French Open on Saturday. It was Nadal’s 20th Grand Slam title, equaling the record set by Switzerland’s Roger Federer. Nadal’s 20 Grand Slam titles include 13 French Open titles, four US Open titles, two Wimbledon titles and one Australian Open.


Eight,a number of middle and long distance race world records have been broken

Although the outdoor season of track and field has shrunk dramatically this year, a number of middle and long distance running world records have been set one after another. Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei broke the men’s 5km in February, followed by the men’s 5,000m and 10,000m in August and October. In addition, Giedi of Ethiopia broke the women’s 5,000m world record, Kandy of Kenya broke the men’s half marathon world record, Mo Farah of Britain and Hassan of Holland broke the men’s and women’s one-hour records respectively.


Nine,many records were set in the five Major European football leagues

In the early morning of August 3 (Beijing time), with the final round of Serie A, the five major European football leagues which had been interrupted by the epidemic have all ended and set a number of new records. Liverpool won the Premier League for the first time, seven games ahead of schedule and the fastest ever. Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga, The European Cup, the German Cup, the German Super Cup and the European Super Cup. Juventus reached their ninth consecutive Serie A title two rounds ahead of schedule; Real Madrid swept away Barcelona in the second round to win the La Liga title.


Ten,the Winter Youth Olympic Games were held in Lausanne, Switzerland

January 9 solstice 22, the third winter youth Olympic Games held in lausanne, Switzerland. There will be 8 sports and 16 sports in the Winter Olympics, among which skiing and mountaineering will be added and ice hockey will be added with 3-on-3 competition. A total of 1,872 athletes from 79 countries and regions participated in the games, the highest number ever.

Post time: Dec-26-2020