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Is the party over for the Olympics?

Tokyo 2020's been postponed, but the Olympic movement has been in trouble for a long time
What is the future of the Olympic Games? With a looming global recession many are questioning who really benefits from the Games?  Are they an "exercise in trickle up economy"?

Only one has ever made a profit for the hosts and an increasing number of cities are pulling out of bids because of public pressure. The International Olympic Committee has launched Agenda 2020, admitting that the lavish bidding process and huge costs associated with hosting must be a thing of the past. But is it too little too late? Is the solution a permanent host city? Or even moving the Games back to where it all started - Greece?

Ivana Davidovic discusses the problems and possible solutions with economics professor Andrew Zimbalist, former Olympian and sports politics expert Jules Boykoff, the IOC's Craig Reedie, Luis Fernades from the Rio 2016 organising committee and three-time Olympic gold medallist Marnie McBean.

PHOTO: Fireworks light up the Olympic rings during the Opening Ceremony of the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games/Getty Images

Colombia international: 'We have players who have nothing to eat'

As some players struggle to survive, how will women's football weather the pandemic?
Female football was set to boom following the success of last year's FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

More than a billion viewers tuned in worldwide to the tournament. But then the coronavirus struck. 

Ivana Davidovic hears from Chelsea defender Anita Asante on the injustice of England's Women's Super League being cancelled while their male counterparts in the Premier League are returning to play.

While in Colombia, all but one team has stopped paying its players, forcing some to rely on food parcels.

Football writer Suzy Wrack considers whether the sponsorship model in the USA is the one to follow with the National Women's Soccer League being the first American league to return post-lockdown.

And Tatjana Haenni, former director of women's football at FIFA, calls for world football's governing body to finally deliver on their promise of equality.

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Sport bosses warn of huge financial losses due to virus

Rick Parry
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Rick Parry spoke to MPs via videolink

Sport bosses warned of huge financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic when they appeared before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee of MPs.

English Football League chairman Rick Parry warned clubs could face a ?200m hole by September while the English and Wales Cricket Board chief Tom Harrison said it could cost the body ?380m.

Rugby Football Union chief executive Bill Sweeney added cancelling England's Autumn Tests, against New Zealand, Tonga, Argentina and Australia, could cost ?107m.

Parry also warned that the "lawyers are going to get wealthy" if the Premier League tried to stop three teams being promoted and relegated as part of plans to bring the season to a close.

Sport England chief executive Tim Hollingsworth said his organisation's Community Emergency Fund for grassroots clubs hit by effects of the Covid-19 outbreak was oversubscribed.

"We would expect 4,000 applications in a year - over the last five weeks we have had 7,500 applications," he told the DCMS committee.