Is Japan Careless to Go Ahead with Summer Olympics 2020 Amid Spread of Coronavirus – What Could It Mean for Russian Athletes?

The Japanese government is in talks with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ensure that the Tokyo Summer Olympics will be held as planned under any circumstances, despite the threat of a new coronavirus spreading. The news came during a budget hearing on Friday, February 28, 2020 of the Commission of the lower house of Parliament by Seiko Hashimoto, the Minister responsible for the Olympic and Paralympic games and budget allocation.

Coronavirus Fears Present Phenomenal Opportunities for Savvy Income Investors

As fears of the continued global spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to drive financial markets to new lows, savvy investors should take note of the excellent opportunities that this massive global sell-off is creating.

The World Health Organization on Coronaviruses:

“Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.”

Russia Banned from Olympics for 4 Years – Who is Responsible for Doping Results Tempering and Russian Database Purge?

It is official, Russia has been banned from participating in all major sporting events for the next four years. The WADA announcement came today in response to noncompliance by Russia.  The World Anti-Doping Agency is a foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee headquartered in Montreal to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against drugs in sports. It was established in the 1999. It enforces The World Anti-Doping Code, which is the document that harmonizes regulations regarding anti-doping across all sports and all countries of the world. The Code provides a framework for anti-doping policies, rules, and regulations for sport organizations and public authorities.

Russia May Face Suspension From Tokyo Olympics Over New Doping Scandal

According to The Telegraph, WADA suspects that Russia has manipulated information over the past 18 months to mask the systematic use of doping by athletes in the past. Russian athletes may be removed from participation in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo due to suspected manipulation of data from the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory. Similar information was released by journalists from The New York Post.