Using 100% clean energy for the Games venues, and natural carbon dioxide as refrigerant to lower carbon emissions to nearly zero in the ice-making process are some of the steps taken to make the Games green.
In what was the first marathon that features most of the country's elite runners after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the 28-year-old Su from Yunnan paced a leading group of five runners, that included sub-2:10 runners Dong Guojian and Peng Jianhua as well as national champion Duo Bujie, to pass the 15-kilometer mark in 47:23.
"You did not deserve for them to throw you out like they did. But the truth is that at this stage nothing surprises me anymore."
More than 2,000 competitors from China, Britain, Japan, Canada, Spain and other countries and regions will take part in the competition, which is comprised of a 65km race, 25km race and 5km race. The top eight contestants in the men's and women's groups can get prize money ranging from 100 yuan to 2,000 yuan.
IOC Coordination Commission Chair John Coates described the measures as a "milestone" and an "important step" towards delivering a safe and successful Games in 2021.
The swimmers took part in vertical jumps, 30-meter sprints, pull-ups, trunk muscles strength training, and 3,000-meter runs in the two-day physical tests.
The team last played in February, beating Costa Rica 1-0 in a friendly match. Subsequent international friendlies in Europe against the Netherlands and Wales as well as the CONCACAF Nations League matches and the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches were all postponed because of the pandemic.
According to the requirements of the General Administration of Sports of China, only those who pass the physical tests standard will qualify for the championships.
Ang Tshering Sherpa, former president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) confirmed to Xinhua on Monday that the Nepali mountaineering legend, also known as 'Snow Leopard,' breathed his last at his daughter's residence at Bauddha area of Kathmandu on Monday morning at the age of 72 years.
"It will be strange to see you in another shirt and even stranger to come up against you on the pitch... I had already begun to imagine it but today I went into the dressing room and it truly dawned on me. It's going to be so difficult not to continue to share every day with you both on the pitch and away from it," the Argentinean wrote.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- American Bryson DeChambeau won the 120th edition of the US Open Golf Championship held at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York on Sunday.