"There needs to be some differences, but I am absolutely convinced that even under these circumstances, there will still be fantastic games. We will adapt, we will also be supported with the organizing committee in anything we need to do to make sure that athletics is the center stage of the Olympic Games."
BRATISLAVA, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Slovakia defeated Ireland 4-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw on Thursday at the Tehelne Pole Arena in Bratislava, and are now just one game away from the Euro 2020 finals.
Spain's Dani Olmo (1st R) vies with Switzerland's Silvan Widmer (2nd L) and Djibril Sow (2nd R) during the UEFA Nations League football group match between Spain and Switzerland in Madrid, Spain, Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Edward F. Peters/Xinhua)
"We didn't execute as we prepared for. Some players didn't respond well," rued Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca. Enditem
"This is a spectacular season," said Coe, himself a two-time former Olympic champion. "This is an exceptional year. I'm really thankful for them. It tells me that the athletes have weathered the pandemic months extremely well. Many of them have been limited to their own houses for many months."
Neymar was limited to physiotherapy on Thursday after limping off the pitch at Brazil's Granja Comary training base in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro, on Wednesday.
But Sichuan withstood her hot shooting as different players got on the scoreboard, leading 75-46 ahead of the last quarter thanks to Fang Zhuoya's 3-pointer buzzer-beater, killing any suspense in the game.
"It's great to be given another chance to attempt the world record on Saturday, I am in good shape and mind and I hope I will remain in the same state on the race day and be able to give fast times," Kipyegon told Xinhua on Thursday.
"If I gave up at first, I would not have got the chance at a later stage," she pointed out.
Spain's Ansu Fati (L) vies with Switzerland's Nico Elvedi during the UEFA Nations League football group match between Spain and Switzerland in Madrid, Spain, Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Edward F. Peters/Xinhua)
The AFC Champions League East Zone will resume from the group stage and continue through the Round of 16 to the quarter-finals and semi-finals.