Coates said the Games will start as planned on July 23 "with or without COVID-19," stressing the Olympics has never been cancelled outside of world wars.
Despite a rare disappointing day, Hamilton still convincingly leads the drivers' championship with 164 points. Second-placed Bottas closes the gap slightly with 117 points, while Verstappen remains on 110 points and drops to third.
Hamilton had controlled the early stages of the race from his pole position, leading away from the McLaren of Sainz and Lando Norris, Racing Point's Sergio Perez, the Renault of Daniel Ricciardo, and Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who dropped from second to sixth after a poor start.
The teams are due to meet at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on September 30, however health concerns and possible quarantine measures have cast doubt over the fixture.
The four-day competition, including dressage, jumping, endurance race, speed race and others, attracted more than 300 professional riders from across China.
Zaniolo picked up an injury after a challenge with Donny van de Beek in the UEFA Nations League fixture between Italy and the Netherlands, and the result may cast a shadow on the star's future.
The PSG forward, who is asymptomatic as reported by RMC Sports, has left the national team squad and begun his home quarantine.
"Oscar had a little leg discomfort during halftime break and the coaching group made some adjustment to protect him. We all know that he is the core of our team and his absence will certainly have an impact on our attack," said Shanghai defender Wang Shenchao, adding that the team will reflect on the failure and improve in the following games. Enditem
Loew's strategy might explain why he refuses to initiate the return of experienced forces such as the 2014 World Cup heroes Thomas Mueller, Jerome Boateng, and Mats Hummels. All are in their thirties.
The fixture, if it goes ahead, will be the first outing for both teams this year. International matches in the North American, Central American and the Caribbean Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) have been suspended since March because of the global health crisis. Enditem
Ecuador will begin their South American zone qualifying campaign with a clash against Argentina in Buenos Aires on October 8. They will host Uruguay in Quito five days later. Enditem