Sports Gesture of Saunders at award ceremony: IOC checks sanctions
Footballer affected: Corona cases in the Olympic village ensure restlessness
"Inevitable that we have some cases" © AFP via Getty Images Corona has arrived: the Olympic village in Tokyo. The first Corona cases in athletes in the Olympic village continue to bring Tokyo makers in distress before the opening ceremony. Two South African footballers and a career of the team were positively tested on the virus on the last weekend before the start of summer games.
With a protest gesture during the medal ceremony, the US ball rafter Raven Saunders called the international Olympic committee on the plan.
"We will look at the thing and then weigh the next steps," said Ioc spokesman Mark Adams. The day before, Saunders, who won the silver medal, had shaped an X over their heads at the award ceremony with their arms. That's a symbol of all people who are suppressed, explained Saunders.
The athlete, which is politically very active and made with its Hulk mask during the competition in Tokyo for objective, must be a sanction from your association. The USOPC Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) announced that his view had been respectful to her opponents ", in his opponents, and" not injured our demonstration rules ".
Zero risk? Virus cases test Olympic organizers' assurances
TOKYO (AP) — Two South African soccer players became the first athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19, and other cases connected to the Tokyo Games were also confirmed Sunday, highlighting the herculean task organizers face to keep the virus contained while the world's biggest sports event plays out. The positive tests came as some of the 11,000 athletes and thousands more team officials expected from across the globe began arriving, having traveled through a pandemic to get to Tokyo. They'll all now live in close quarters in the Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay over the next three weeks.
About the IOC wants to talk to the US association and also with World Athletics, the athletics umbrella organization, as Adam's said. For a long time, political actions were prohibited by athletes in the environment of the games. For the summer games in Tokyo, the IOC now allowed athletes to express themselves in social networks and even before the start of a competition - thus the knee comparison was possible before playing.
after the beginning of an event and also at victory suggestions, actions remained further prohibited. This is also the desire of the athlete, said speaker Adams with reference to a survey among athletes.
Olympics Latest: ROC volleyball avenges Rio loss vs. Brazil .
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The Russian Olympic Committee men’s volleyball team avenged a semifinal loss to Brazil in the last Olympics by mounting a big rally in the third set to win their semifinal match in four sets. The ROC fought back from eight points down to win the crucial third set and then closed it out in the fourth in a matchup of the sport’s two biggest powerhouses. The Russians will play the winner of the France-Argentina semifinal on Saturday for the gold medal.