The world freestyle skiing and snowboarding championships will not be held as scheduled in China in February due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Aliona Kostornaia, the world's top female figure skater last season, tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss a domestic competition this weekend.
The cost of the postponement for the Tokyo Olympics could reach about $2.8 billion, according to figures released Friday by the Tokyo organizing committee, the Tokyo city government and Japan’s national government. The numbers are in line with estimates made in Japan since the Olympics were postponed eight months ago. About two-thirds of the added costs are being picked up by the two government entities, with the other one-third going to the privately funded organizing committee.