Watch dwell as Tokyo Olympics president holds press convention
The Tokyo Olympics continues right this moment with softball and capturing on the agenda, whereas Germany assembly Brazil in Yokohama headlining a busy day of males’s soccer too. Nonetheless the build-up continues to be overshadowed by information of rising Covid instances amongst athletes and officers on the Video games forward of Friday’s opening ceremony.
Tokyo’s coronavirus infections surged to a six-month excessive on Wednesday with the host metropolis logging 1,832 new instances simply two days earlier than the formally Video games open. There have been numerous athletes reporting constructive instances forcing them into isolation and probably ending their hopes of competing, whereas the extremely promising Workforce GB skeet shooter Amber Hill examined constructive shortly earlier than her flight and the “devastated” 23-year-old has been pressured to remain at house.
The motion began yesterday, when Nice Britain opened the ladies’s soccer competitors with a snug 2-0 win over Chile in Sapporo. A double from striker Ellen White secured the win and there have been loads of positives for head coach Hege Riise as Workforce GB opened their match with three factors. The primary large shock of the Video games got here shortly afterwards because the reigning world champions USA had been humbled 3-0 by Sweden in Tokyo, as their 44-game unbeaten run got here to an finish.
Comply with all the newest information and updates beneath.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Murray drawn in opposition to Auger-Aliassime
A tricky draw for Andy Murray, who will play gifted Canadian 20-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime within the first spherical. In the meantime Naomi Osaka, Japan’s biggest tennis participant, will meet China’s Zheng Saisai, ranked world No49. Some chosen ties:
Novak Djokovic (1) vs Hugo Dellien
Andy Murray vs Felix Auger-Aliassime (9)
Daniil Medvedev (2) vs Alexander Bublik
Ashleigh Barty (1) vs Sara Sorribes Tormo
Naomi Osaka (2) vs Zheng Saisai
Lawrence Ostlere22 July 2021 03:38
Japanese ambassador to Australia congratulates Brisbane on choice
Yamagami Shingo took to Twitter to welcome his host nation on Brisbane being chosen for the 2032 Video games.
Graeme Massie22 July 2021 03:15
Olympic officers ordered 160,000 condoms for Tokyo Video games
Olympic organisers ordered 160,000 condoms for Tokyo Video games However the athletes have been warned to not use them and to remain distanced due to Covid-19 restrictions, in keeping with Nationwide Public Radio.
Graeme Massie22 July 2021 02:30
Workforce USA softball take the lead in opposition to Canada.
They lead their match in opposition to their neighbours 1-0.
Graeme Massie22 July 2021 02:14
Arising on Thursday on the Tokyo Olympics
- The lads’s soccer match kicks off, with Brazil taking up Germany in a repeat of the 2016 Olympic remaining at 12:30 pm BST.
- Japan, France, Spain and Argentina may also get underway. Listed here are eight stars to look at as the boys’s match begins.
- The softball match continues with Japan taking up Mexico, USA taking part in Canada and Australia going through Italy.
Arising right this moment
Lawrence Ostlere22 July 2021 01:53