TOKYO, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Japan's Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games should be held "at any cost," trying to clear all doubts amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and worries of policy change from a new government.
The fact that three German coaches made it to the Champions League semifinals tells the story of a successful coaching education system, he underlined.
"I think the supervisors are just doing their job, but very unlucky for Novak," said Zverev, who reached the quarterfinals by winning on Sunday. "If it would have landed anywhere else, he would have been fine."
"It was a tough match and we fought hard. It wasn't easy, it could be better in the future," Mbappe said. "The most important thing is the result."
NAIROBI, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- After settling for another world record near-miss in the Brussels Diamond League on Friday, Kenya's Olympic 1,500m champion Faith Kipyegon is set to resume her special rivalry with Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Ostrava on Sept. 8.
"I personally feel like it's an obligation to qualify," the 58-year-old Argentinian told reporters. "I play to win and I don't take losing particularly well."
Barty wished the players and the French Federation all the best for a successful tournament and said she was now looking to a long preseason and the summer in Australia.
Though the visiting Lithuanian team had two good chances on goal in the first half, the score remained 0-0.
"It is of course very painful if you concede a goal in the last seconds of the match but I have to say that my team gave everything. Both sides played an interesting first half with chances at both ends of the green. I am overall satisfied with the performance," said Germany head coach Joachim Low.
"The many games are a threat to the players' health. I don't understand why we went back to only three substitutes in the Nations League instead of five," Loew complained about UEFA's bad planning.
Ruichang remains at second in the overall standings despite the win, while four-time CBSL champion Qingdao still leads the table.