International table tennis action has been suspended for half a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The samples collected from these athletes will be used to establish the initial values for their ABP profiles before regular non-notice target testing resumes on a much more extensive basis in 2021. Enditem
"All the people involved with the Games are working together to prepare, and the athletes are also making considerable efforts toward next year under the circumstances they've been handed," Hashimoto said during a press conference.
"There's going to be a new Grand Slam champion. That's all I know right now. There's no past Grand Slam champions left in the draw," Zverev said.
"As for the disqualification, I need to go back within and work on my disappointment and turn this all into a lesson for my growth and evolution as a player and human being."
Hashimoto, who was appointed as the Olympic minister last year by outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, made the remarks when responding to IOC vice president John Coates' claim on Monday that the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead next year regardless of the coronavirus situation.
Germany took the reins and pressed forward whereas Spain looked shocked and unable to respond.
According to relevant anti-virus rules, any player who leaves the bubble has to pass a virus test and go through medical observation in isolation before returning, the paper said.
In the last 10 minutes, both sides tried hard to find the net again but failed either. In the 88th minute, former Italian international Eder almost made it for Jiangsu, but his shot was saved by the goalpost. Enditem
After the game, Beijing sits the second in Suzhou division, with Shanghai SIPG dominating the bellwether position. Wuhan ranks third, trailing Beijing by two points.
"It really hurt me that people could think I would be able to go to court against Barcelona for my own benefit. I would never do something like that," commented the striker.