Round-Up: 47 Australian Open players quarantined, RA proposes ‘mini World Cup’, Genius revenues increase, and more

A linesman at the 2018 Australian Open. (PAUL CROCK/AFP via Getty Images)

Forty-seven tennis players that arrived in Australia for the upcoming Australian Open grand slam have been placed under a quarantine that prevents them from practicing, due after fellow passengers on their charter flights into the country tested positive for Covid-19. Australian Open players have generally been given an exemption allowing them to practice during quarantine - AFP/CNA

Speculation over the future of the Tokyo Olympics continues. The Japanese government assured on Sunday that it remains committed to hosting the Games, following a widely-reported previous statement by a minister that it "could go either way". Former IOC VP Kevan Gosper said the United Nations might be the right forum to decide the fate of the Games. Japan has suspended entry of foreign athletes to train in the country until February 7, the scheduled date of the end of the current state of emergency in Tokyo - Kyodo News, Japan Today, Reuters/CNA

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