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Olympics postponement necessary to ensure 'beautiful' Tokyo showpiece - Cameroon's Njoya Nchout Ajara

Cameroon striker Njoya Nchout Ajara has backed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to postpone the 2020 Games in Tokyo, and she believes the coronavirus-enforced rescheduling will give athletes a better opportunity to thrive next year.

Amid increasing pressure and widespread disruption following the COVID-19 outbreak, Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, and IOC president Thomas Bach announced their decision to push the Olympic Games back to the first half of 2021.

"The postponement...

USWNT: Mallory Pugh, Tierna Davidson not included on Olympic qualifying roster

New U.S. women's national team coach Vlatko Andonovski's roster for the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament includes 18 of the 23 players who helped the American team win the 2019 World Cup, but there was no room for young stars Mallory Pugh and Tierna Davidson.

Tobin Heath and Carli Lloyd headline the continuity, seeking to become four-time Olympians -- and three-time gold medalists -- if the U.S. qualifies and they make the final roster this summer.

The upcoming eight-team qualifying...