Photo taken on Sept. 27, 2020 shows workers defrosting the track in the National Sliding Center in Yanqing Zone for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Beijing, capital of China. Construction of the National Sliding Center in Yanqing of Beijing has seen big progress that it began ice-making on Sept. 18 and is estimated to finish at the end of the month before China's national team train in the National Sliding Center in early October. (Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)
However, there was also good news.
"Our endeavor is to ensure that our sporting facilities can compare favorably with the top addresses around the world. We are in the process of developing other sporting facilities throughout the country," he said in a statement issued after the opening ceremony.
Francisco Trincao, Miralem Pjanic and Pedri will all have to wait their turn on the bench, while whether or not Dembele is included will give an indication over the French international's future.
The swimmers' performances at the championships will act as an important reference for their qualification for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games. Enditem
Dubbed #RESTART, the series will witness a return of international table tennis events after several months of suspended activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BERLIN, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Ahead of the German Supercup this Wednesday, the country' football giants appear at first glance to be stuck in a tricky situation.
The competition's group stage draw will take place on Friday, in the Swiss city of Nyon. Enditem
PARIS, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Italian teenager Jannick Sinner made his Roland-Garros debut with an impressive 7-5, 6-0, 6-3 win over 11th seed David Goffin on Sunday, while women's top seed Simona Halep celebrated her 29th birthday with a straight-set victory over Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo.
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.
XI'AN, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Shandong's Song Haoyang defeated national champion Yao Jie in the men's pole vault at 2020 Chinese Athletics Street Tour played on Yao's home soil on Monday.