Dubi also emphasized the importance of the Olympic legacy. "The Games cannot be about only a great event for 17 days. Society in general and everywhere demand that the Games bring something before what we could call pre-legacy. And something after the Games should be envisaged, not within seven years of difficult preparation and 17 days of delivery, but how this spirit of seven plus seventeen can contribute then to another 20 years in the community."
CTTA President Liu Guoliang called "it very significant that the ITTF has chosen China as the host to restart competitions after what has been an extremely challenging year for our sport."
From December this year, test events will be held ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
Meanwhile, in the women's 1,500 metres, reigning Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon will take on 2016 Rio Olympics runner-up Genzebe Dibaba in the Czech Republic. Enditem
MADRID, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Ansu Fati became Spain's youngest ever goalscorer and Sergio Ramos scored twice as Spain cruised past Ukraine 4-0 in Madrid on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian striker Luiz Muriqui's eligibility to play the ongoing Chinese Super League (CSL) has been questioned by Chinese media after the player returned from a visit to his new-born daughter to the field without seemingly going through any quarantine.
"This team have given me so much, my first chance, my first podium and my first win. It is just an amazing day."
The Tricolor failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and were dumped out of last year's Copa America in Brazil before the knockout phase.
PP Sports, owned by Chinese retail giant Suning Group, had signed a three-year deal with Premier League in 2016. The broadcaster has reportedly withheld a payment of 160 million pounds rights fees which were due to happen in March.
"One, it will be good economically. But also it will make sense in a context where we might still face a COVID situation. To what extent we don't know, but at least we'll have thought about what it takes to deliver an event like the Games in such an environment."
The Bayern defender refers to the fact that most of Germany's new faces have known each other for many years, having played in the same club or Germany's youth teams.