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THREAD -- The #UnitedStates has confirmed the first case of #Coronavirus. Health authorities said that the victim is in his thirties & had travelled to the United States from China's Wuhan. The man was currently hospitalized as a precaution.
Death toll in #China's Coronavirus goes up to 9, total cases rise to 440. Health authorities warn that the disease could spread further in the ongoing Chinese holiday season, during which millions travel at home and abroad.
#India: In the wake of the breakout of the #Coronavirus virus, Civil aviation ministry has directed 7 airports to screen passengers arriving from China. 189 passengers were tested for the virus in last 5-days at Mumbai International Airport, all test results came back negative.
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2020 in the business of sport? Consider this A to Z thread of things to keep an eye on as your cheat sheet for a new year. #sportsbiz
A - ATP Cup: Men’s #tennis has yet another team event joining its cluttered calendar to sit alongside the Davis Cup and Laver Cup, as the politics of the sport play out in public. The ATP’s new management have lots to do - hopefully it includes developing a mixed team tournament.
B - Budapest: Quietly and confidently emerging as Europe’s latest major events host, with a trio of @EURO2020 games, the expanded @FedCup finals in April and the start of May’s @giroditalia making this a big year. An Olympic host in the 2030s?
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THREAD: IOC Hypocrisy and moving the road events from Tokyo to Sapporo.
Now that the move is official, lets look at how we got here, ask if the IOC is putting other athletes in danger, and what it all means for #Tokyo2020
Let's start with the women's marathon. There were certainly a lot of DNFs. 28 in total. But that only tells a small part of the story. High attrition rates in these races is common: The men's marathon in Osaka '07 had 50% drop out, and the Olympics went ahead in Beijing 1yr later
Let's talk about those 28. I was told that not a single woman used an ice bath before the race (no-one in the walks who ice bathed to my knowledge dropped out, in fact most performed very well). Re-watching the race at the start only a couple athletes had cold towels etc...
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Mike entered #BBNajia house unknown to most Nigerians, but known in the athletics scene.

We've received messages why we shouldn't encourage his stay & we should stick with our norm of athletes news.

Here's a thread on why his stay is important for the Nigerian athletics brand:
Mike is arguably the most disciplined housemate in #BBNaija2019

He has proven so far that one of the key characteristics of being an athlete, which is discipline rubs off on your everyday life.

He's not faking it, it's what his body has undergone different training to adapt to.
Sports + Entertainment = Sports Business.

To make money in sports, there has 2be an infusion of entertainment.
Mike is proving the fact that u're into sports, doesn't mean u can't try other things.

He's a CEO, an elite prof athlete & now an entertainer. We need more of his kind
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I have read the recent blog by @seaningle about "how to solve the transgender athlete impasse" and I have a number of thoughs. Sean is a good reporter, but I think its important to voice these concerns in good faith. (long thread) Here is the blog: theguardian.com/sport/blog/201…
1. I think using Feagaiga Stowers as a narrative device is really out of line here, especially because none of Stowers' words are used in the story and an assumption about how she feels is used to set up the entire article. I get it creates a narrative, but it does not feel right
Stowers is an 18 year old weightlifter from Samoa who will almost certainly be a medal contender at #Tokyo2020. She came in second to Hubbard at the Pacific Games after winning gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She's very good and has a long career ahead of her.
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🌟It is Friday! Does anyone want to take a closer look at the Paralympic sport pictograms featuring Someity? 🌟 @Tokyo2020
Someity's name comes from someiyoshino, a popular cherry blossom variety! Someity is a cool character with tactile sensors and super powers. It can send and receive messages telepathically using the cherry blossom antennae on both sides of its face! pictogram of someity with cherry blossom chequered top
Someity can also fly using its ichimatsu-pattern cloak. It is usually quiet, but it can exhibit great power when necessary. It embodies Paralympic athletes that demonstrate superhuman power. It has a dignified inner strength and it also loves nature.
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Let's hit Japan hard and make them rethink their decision to leave the IWC and resume whaling. Join us in protesting the @RugbyWC_2019 and @Tokyo2020. 💥🐋 @iwc_int @rugbyworldcup @Olympics
We urge Japan to cease whaling and rejoin the IWC. Until they do, we will be officially protesting the @rugbyworldcupjp which starts on 20th Sept 2019. @Tokyo2020 will follow. Expect disruptions. Pic: @ArchieTaplin #whales #Japanwhaling
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I’m an avid history geek 🤓 and I got this idea from @GippersChutzpah!
My follower count is currently stuck in the mid ages. I’ll tweet some Jewish history milestones from along the years, according to my follower count. So come on, I’m 4 followers short of the first story...
On 13/12/1204, Moshe Ben Maimon AKA #Maimonides (Greek) and Ha’Rambam (Hebrew), died at 69 in Egypt.
A Philosopher, Physician, Astronomer and one of most important #Jewish Scholars of all times.
Buried in Tiberias @Israel, upon final request to be buried in the ancient homeland
WOW! 3 followers away from yet another milestone of #JewishHistory!
So far we learned about some pogroms 😠(1171 France, 1190 England) and Maïmōnídēs dying 😢(1204 Egypt).
JewishHistory is filled with sorrow and darkness but it gets better in the 2nd half of the 20th century 😉
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THREAD ⬇ It's the end of an era for the world's most famous fish marketplace as Tokyo’s Tsukiji market is leaving the location it’s occupied for 83 years.

Tictoc takes a look some of its historic moments
MORE: The world's oldest and biggest fish market, Tsukiji literally translates as “constructed land.” In 1923 the Great Kanto Earthquake destroyed much of central Tokyo, along with the Nihonbashi fish market. In 1935 the market was relocated to its current site near Ginza
MORE: Today, Tsukiji will begin the move from its current spot near the upmarket Tokyo shopping area of Ginza to a location that used to house a gas house close to Tokyo Bay-- a move under discussion since 2001
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