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Tokyo 2020 Games officially postponed

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to COVID-19 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. They were joined by Mori Yoshiro, the President of the …

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Call for seafarer exemptions to travel restrictions

A joint open letter to United Nations agencies from the global maritime transport industry has been published by International Chamber of Shipping and the International Transport Workers’ Federation. In it, the letter stresses the need to facilitate crew changes to keep world trade moving throughout the Covid-19. It reads: As the COVID-19 …

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Quadrennial measure under pressure

The Summer Olympic Games have only been cancelled due to war, but the current world health crisis is proving to be just as disrupting. The stoppage of qualifying events, the inability for athletes to properly train, and the mounting uncertainty has the International Olympic Committee (IOC) under fire. With nearly …

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Cancelling Tokyo 2020 is not on agenda

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach defended his organization’s handling of a decision regarding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in an interview with a German television and radio outlet on March 21. The 66-year old, who is currently quarantined in his home office in Lausanne, Switzerland on Lake Geneva, Bach …

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Will America’s Cup seize opportunity?

An international health crisis has the sporting world on hold, with the 2021 America’s Cup feeling the pinch. While the challenger trials don’t begin until January, the inclusion of pre-events – a tradition began for the 2007 edition – has added a layer of complexity the America’s Cup can no …

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COVID – 19 UK Ports Update

The current situation in the UK ports is as follows; All ports are open as these are an essential means of bringing goods, medical supplies and equipment into the UK. Passenger vessels are operating very limited services and all travel classed as “non essential” or “leisure” is currently prohibited. Can …

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Winter Charter – M/Y SOARING

The latest build from renowned German shipyard, Abeking & Rasmussen, the exceptional 68m SOARING was recently launched after three years in construction. This stunning, custom-made superyacht is now in preparation for sea trials with delivery in April. She will then embark on her inaugural charter programme, locating to the western …

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