He asked the Ministry of Sports to redouble its efforts in re-convening major sporting events that were postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There was controversy before the race had even started, as it emerged that Hamilton was under investigation for making two practise starts outside the permitted area of the pit lane on his way to the starting grid.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard benched much-criticized goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and replaced him with Willy Caballero, but his side trailed 3-0 at the break as Callum Robinson netted in the fourth and 25th minute and Kyle Bartley made it 3-0 in the 27th minute.
New recruits Shao Ting and Gao Song finished with 20 and 15 points respectively for Sichuan, who withstood Shao's earlier departure due to a foul-out. Zhang Wanglai stepped up to chip in 19 points.
Pliskova wasted eight set points in the opener but recovered quickly in the following two sets, serving out the contest on Court Philippe-Chatrier after two hours and 15 minutes.
Ye's teammate Yu Yiting won the title in the final in 4:42.12s, Zhang Yifan from Hebei, got the silver and Yin Jiahe, also from Zhejiang, took third place.
As the match progressed, Augsburg grew in confidence and opened the scoring against the run of play in the 40th minute when Caligiuri's pinpoint cross into the box found Uduokhai, who headed home.
Baena, the world number 101, battled to a 7-5, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 8-6 victory to reach the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career.
There was last second drama as Manchester United got their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory away to Brighton on Saturday thanks to a penalty given after the final whistle.
With Ji Xiang's smart side volley and Zhang Boyu's header successively missed target in Shenzhen's offense, Suning led off a more fierce attack. In the 28th minute, Teixeira made full use of Li Ang's penalty and helped Suning take a 1-0 lead.
TOKYO, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee announced here on Wednesday that former Olympic synchronized swimming bronze medalist Mikako Kotani has been appointed as the new sports director.