"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 sport venues are almost completely finished. All the constructions are on time. The financing for these Games, and especially the private contributions from the Chinese business players, has been unprecedented," he said.
"The IOC continues to be impressed by the progress of the preparations. And we are all looking forward to writing this new chapter in China's great sporting history." Enditem
World number one Djokovic was stunningly disqualified after accidently hitting a line judge with a ball during his round of 16 clash with Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- World number 77 Sorana Cirstea of Romania produced a sparkling performance to come from behind and beat No. 9 seed Johanna Konta of Britain 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in almost three hours to move into third round of the US Open on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Serena Williams rallied to defeat 2017 winner Sloane Stephens in the US Open third round and move into the women's singles last 16 on Saturday.
"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.
Farah held off Abdi to set a new mark of 21,330m while the Belgian trailed eight meters behind.
LONDON, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chelsea have completed the signing of German international midfielder Kai Havertz on a five-year contract, the Premier League club confirmed on Friday.
Scotland now leads Group 2 with four points, with the Czechs second on three. Israel sit third with two points, with Slovakia bottom with only a single point gained over the first two matches. Enditem
"I rode my tempo and gave it all to create a gap big enough to win."