Tokyo Olympics information LIVE: All the most recent as Crew GB’s girls’s soccer aspect tackle Chile two days earlier than the opening ceremony, whereas extra athletes are dominated out of the Video games due to Covid
After a year-long delay, the Tokyo Olympics is lastly right here with the Olympic Ceremony set to happen on Friday.
The competitors had been on account of happen final summer time however was pushed again by 12 months as a result of outbreak of coronavirus.
The Video games will probably be like none different seen previously, with followers prohibited from the venues with Tokyo below a fourth state of emergency, whereas head of the organising committee Toshiro Muto has nonetheless not dominated out a last-minute cancellation.
Nonetheless, with followers absent it is the athletes that can take centre stage. And although the Opening Ceremony isn’t till Friday, the motion has already began with a lot of disciplines getting underway on Wednesday, together with Team GB‘s women’s football workforce.
With the Olympics happening in Japan, a big proportion of the motion will happen between midnight and 3pm BST for UK viewers.
However to not fear, as Sportsmail will maintain you recent with all the most recent information and updates proper by way of till the closing ceremony on August 8.
Team GB are off to a flyer! Hege Riise’s women’s football side beat Chile in Group E opener thanks to Manchester City forward Ellen White netting brace
TEAM GB WOMEN 2-0 CHILE WOMEN – MIKE KEEGAN IN SAPPORO: Crew GB received off to a dream begin on the Tokyo Olympics as Hege Riise’s girls’s soccer aspect beat Chile 2-0 in Sapporo on Wednesday. Manchester Metropolis striker Ellen White broke the impasse inside 20 minutes, tapping dwelling Lauren Hemp’s knock down from shut vary. The ahead add her and Crew GB’s second within the second half with an acrobatic end contained in the field.
First athletes quit Olympics due to Covid: Chilean taekwondo fighter and Dutch skateboarder test positive upon arrival in Japan as WHO chief says virus risk at Games is ‘inevitable’
Fernanda Aguirre, a Chilean taekwondo fighter, (left) and Sweet Jacobs, a Dutch skateboarder (proper), are the primary athletes pressured to stop the Tokyo Olympics after testing optimistic for Covid. Aguirre examined optimistic at Tokyo airport after arriving within the nation from a coaching camp in Uzbekistan that means she can not compete in her occasion on Sunday, whereas Jacobs returned a optimistic take a look at at Athletes’ Village and can miss her occasion on Monday. Three different athletes – two South African footballers and a Czech volleyball participant – have additionally examined optimistic, however may technically compete as soon as they’ve ended 10 days of isolation. It got here as WHO chief Dr Tedros (prime inset) stated reaching zero Covid infections on the sport was by no means a sensible prospect, whilst organisers insist the showpiece occasion – which is because of kick off on Friday (essential stadium, backside inset) – will probably be secure.
Team GB athletes will produce a record low turnout for Olympic Games opening ceremony in Tokyo with just THIRTY choosing to attend over Covid fears… as a Chilean taekwondo player and Dutch skateboarder see their games ended after contracting the virus
The Crew GB delegation on the Opening Ceremony will solely quantity round 30 – with involved athletes selecting to not attend the showpiece occasion amid issues over Covid-19. The event comes as Chilean taekwondo participant Fernanda Aguirre and Dutch skateboarder Sweet Jacobs had been dominated out of the Video games after testing optimistic for Covid-19. A document low turnout will stroll behind the union flag on Friday evening, at a present which will probably be broadcast to thousands and thousands around the globe. Officers had hoped round 50 athletes would participate, which might nonetheless signify a fraction of the same old 200 in non-pandemic instances.