May 25 — Good news for Britain’s elite athletes The British government has said elite athletes can return to full contact training, but it is up to the individual sports when it is deemed safe to do so. The government advises starting with groups of two or three athletes, then progressing to groups of four to 12 before commencing full team training. “This new guidance marks the latest phase of a carefully phased return to training process for elite athletes, designed to limit the risk of injury and protect the health and safety of all involved,” sports minister Nigel Huddleston said on Monday. — Japanese baseball to restart season Japan’s professional baseball season will open on June 19 under a plan that excludes fans, league commissioner Atsushi Saito announced on Monday The announcement came as the state of emergency was lifted in Tokyo and on the northern island of Hokkaido by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The state of emergency was lifted earlier this month for other parts of the country. “I hope we can provide some guidance for sports other than professional baseball,” Saito said. “It is important to operate cautiously according to our guidelines.” May 23 — La Liga gets… Read full this story
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