The Newest on the Tokyo Olympics, that are happening below heavy restrictions after a yr’s delay due to the coronavirus pandemic:
4 extra residents of the Olympic Village, together with two athletes, have examined constructive for COVID-19. A complete of 91 individuals accredited for the Tokyo Video games have examined constructive for the reason that starting of July.
Skateboarder Sweet Jacobs of the Netherlands and desk tennis participant Pavel Sirucek of the Czech Republic examined constructive and needed to depart the village to enter a quarantine lodge.
Two extra “games-concerned personnel” — a class that features crew coaches and officers — staying within the village overlooking Tokyo Bay examined constructive.
The 91 circumstances don’t embrace athletes who examined constructive at dwelling earlier than their scheduled journey to Tokyo for occasions they’ll now miss.
America has beat Canada 1-0 for a 2-0 begin in Olympic softball.
Monica Abbott pitched a one-hitter and middle fielder Haylie McCleney and second baseman Ali Aguilar mixed to throw out the potential tying run on the plate within the sixth inning.
The Individuals are getting simply sufficient offense as they attempt to regain the gold medal they misplaced to Japan in 2008.
Abbott struck out 9, walked three and wanted 102 pitches to throw the Individuals’ second consecutive one-hitter. Cat Osterman, at age 38 the Individuals’ senior participant, struck out 9 over six innings and Abbott struck out the facet within the seventh to complete a gap 2-0 win over Italy on Wednesday.
Amanda Chidester hit an RBI single within the fifth off loser Jenna Caira that scored McCleney, who went 3 for 3 with a stroll and has reached base seven occasions within the two video games.
The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has fired the director of the opening ceremony due to a Holocaust joke he made throughout a comedy present in 1998.
Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto says opening ceremony director Kentaro Kobayashi has been dismissed. Kobayashi was accused of utilizing a joke in regards to the Holocaust in his comedy act, together with the phrase “Let’s play Holocaust,” in one among his reveals.
His dismissal comes the day earlier than Friday’s opening ceremony of the pandemic-delayed Video games.
Earlier this week, a composer whose music is anticipated for use on the opening ceremony was pressured to resign due to previous bullying of his classmates, which he boasted about in journal interviews.
House hope Naomi Osaka will face 52nd-ranked Zheng Saisai of China and Novak Djokovic will play 139th-ranked Hugo Dellien of Bolivia within the opening spherical of the Olympic tennis event in Tokyo.
Attracts have been held two days earlier than play opens at Ariake Tennis Park.
Osaka is returning to competitors after she withdrew from the French Open following the primary spherical to take a psychological well being break.
Djokovic is trying to develop into the primary man to finish a Golden Slam by profitable all 4 main tennis tournaments and an Olympic singles gold medal in the identical yr.
Defending Olympic champion Andy Murray obtained a tricky opening spherical draw in opposition to Fifteenth-ranked Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada.
Russian swimmer Ilya Borodin, the European champion within the 400-meter particular person medley, will miss the Tokyo Olympics after testing constructive for the coronavirus.
The Russian Swimming Federation says Borodin examined constructive at a coaching camp within the metropolis of Vladivostok within the Russian Far East.
The constructive check got here shortly earlier than he was anticipated to journey to Japan with different Russian swimmers.
Federation vice-president Viktor Avdienko tells the Tass state information company that Borodin has been positioned into isolation, the remainder of the crew has examined detrimental and nobody was deemed an in depth contact in Borodin’s case.
Jill Biden has launched into her first solo worldwide journey as first girl, main a U.S. delegation to the Olympic Video games in Tokyo.
On her approach she stopped in Alaska, the place she praised efforts to vaccinate residents within the rugged, distant state however famous the work just isn’t completed.
She has a strong agenda for roughly 48 hours on the bottom in Japan’s capital.
She is ready to reach in Tokyo Thursday afternoon and have dinner with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his spouse, Mariko Suga.
She is going to maintain a digital get-together with members of Workforce USA Friday earlier than assembly Emperor Naruhito on the Imperial Palace. She attends the opening ceremony for the Video games within the night.
She additionally will host a U.S.-vs.-Mexico softball watch social gathering on the U.S. Embassy for workers and their households, and cheer U.S. athletes competing in a number of occasions earlier than leaving Tokyo.
Australia’s highest-ranking Olympic official and the present premier of the state of Queensland, the place the 2032 Summer time Video games will likely be held, have put an early check to the outdated adage that sports activities and politics don’t combine.
Hours after Brisbane was given the internet hosting rights for the Video games 11 years down the observe following an Worldwide Olympic Committee vote in Tokyo on Wednesday, Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates had a public disagreement with Queensland state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
The difficulty on the late night time information convention in Tokyo? Whether or not Palaszczuk and different members of town’s delegation ought to attend the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.
Palaszczuk indicated she’d be staying in her lodge room.
That didn’t sit properly with Coates, a robust vice-president for the IOC and one of many driving forces behind Brisbane having obtained the internet hosting rights so quickly with none actual competitors.
Coates instructed Palaszczuk that she and the others couldn’t keep dwelling and sit of their rooms.