Tokyo Olympics 2020 live: First athlete withdraws from Games due to Covid – latest updates

SourceThe Telegraph
CountryMiddle east

J apan has rebooted extra power plants, including a long-dormant nuclear reactor, to avoid a power crisis as temperatures soar in Tokyo. Organisers are rolling out various tools to beat the heat, including mist-spraying stations for Olympic horses and cooling vests for referees. The New Zealand men’s hockey coach, however, is confident his team are ready for the heat.

“We’ve … had plenty of time in the heat chamber and plenty of training to be able to get ourselves as good as we can from within New Zealand,” Darren Smith said at a news conference Wednesday. Y ou can follow Great Britain vs Chile with Molly McElwee on our live blog. Meanwhile, New Zealand’s women’s soccer team said they will take the knee before their opening match of the Tokyo Olympics against Australia to raise awareness about greater racial equality in sport. The International Olympic Committee has relaxed its Rule 50, which had previously forbidden athletes from any protests more...