SPORT IN NUMBERS
years ago this week, the first ever Summer Youth Olympics opened in Singapore. Around 3,600 athletes aged 14-18 from 204 nations took part, with stars such as Tom Daley and Jade Jones representing Great Britain at the games. The next Youth Olympics, originally planned to be held in Dakar in Senegal in 2022, has been postponed until 2026 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
runners will miss out on taking part in the 2020 London Marathon after it was confirmed that this year’s race would no longer be a mass participation event. Instead, only fields of 30-40 elite athletes will be involved, running 19.8 laps of St James’s Park and finishing on the Mall with no crowds watching.
was the aggregate score as Bayern Munich thrashed Chelsea over two legs to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Polish striker Robert Lewandowski (below), the top scorer in the Bundesliga for the third year in a row, was involved in all seven goals for the German champions.