Sport Röhler to Olympic premiums: Incentive system needs to be checked
Where are the Olympics in 2021? Locations, venues & more to know about Tokyo Games
Sporting News breaks down everything you need to know about the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, including locations, venues and more.The 2021 Olympics, delayed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will finally take place from July 23 through Aug. 8 in Tokyo, even as the pandemic continues to take its toll not just on the sports world, but the world at large. Indeed, the 2021 Olympics — including the opening and closing ceremonies — will be held without spectators amid growing coronavirus numbers in Japan.
Spear throw Olympic champion Thomas Röhler sees higher premiums for Olympic successes as an incentive for young talents. "The incentive system is definitely one thing a bit goes far to the test bench," Röhler said to the portal "T-Online" and emphasized, even before the financial discussion he put the social value of sport. Especially young talents felt very quickly, whether what they saw, and their sporting goals would be considered desirable. Röhler Holte 2016 in Rio Gold, but has canceled for the currently running games in Tokyo but because of a back injury.
For an Olympic mail, there is a premium of 20,000 euros from German sports aid. This makes Röhler too little. "You have to make something out of the Olympic success with a lot of time, in order to be able to live in the end of the sport," said the 29-year-old from Jena in the post of Friday and stressed: "If the direct sporty payout would be higher, would be Ensures that the athletes can focus stronger and more intensively on their sports. "
The sports help has recently rejected claims for an increase in Olympic premiums. "This is not our job because we have defined permanent promotion, ie supporting the way to success as our mission," said the CEO Thomas Berlemann in the interview of the German Press Agency. However, if a sponsor would come, who would say he wanted to increase this premium, "we are open to it," he added.
Olympics live schedule: Today’s events, how to watch online, stream start times, TV channels for Tuesday .
The Tokyo Olympics are live now and NBC Sports has you covered with how to watch and live stream every event. Keep reading to find the Olympics live stream schedule for this morning, afternoon and tonight including times, sports, live events, medals count, TV channels, streaming links and more. For a full live streaming schedule and to see what Olympic events are on right now, check out the NBC Olympics live schedule page. Tokyo Olympics medal count As of Tuesday morning, the United States has 73 total medals including 24 gold, 28 silver and 21 bronze. China is in second place with 69 total medals while ROC has 52.