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RIYADH—The desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia has set a lofty target for sporting greatness: the snowy peaks of next year’s Winter Olympics. The country has hired coaches from Europe and invested heavily in training as it prepares seven skiers and snowboarders to compete on the slopes at the Beijing Games. Some of the Saudi athletes already compare themselves to the Jamaican bobsled team that made its debut at the 1988 Calgary Games and inspired the movie “Cool Runnings.”
Persons: Organizations: Beijing Games, Saudi, Jamaican, Calgary Games Locations: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Europe
Russia's Putin to attend 2022 Beijing Olympics - report
  + stars: | 2021-09-16 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony to raise the Russian flag as he visits the mountain village on the eve of the opening of the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Krasnaya Polyana, March 6, 2014 REUTERS/Ria NovostiMOSCOW, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted China's invitation to attend the Beijing Olympics in February 2022, the RIA news agency quoted Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Thursday. Russian athletes are barred from competing at major international events, including the Olympics, with their flag and anthem until December 2022. The country will compete at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in February under the name "ROC", an acronym for the Russian Olympic Committee. Russian government officials also cannot be issued an Olympic accreditation unless they are invited by the head of state of the host nation. Russia has in the past acknowledged some shortcomings in its implementation of anti-doping policies, but it denies running a state-sponsored doping programme.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Sergei Lavrov, Gabrielle Tetrault, Farber, Nick Zieminski Organizations: Sochi, Ria Novosti, Beijing, Olympics, Russian Olympic Committee, Thomson Locations: Krasnaya Polyana, Ria Novosti MOSCOW, ROC, Moscow, Sochi, Russia
Kenyan court jails ex-sports minister for six years over graft
  + stars: | 2021-09-16 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Former Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario is escorted by security officers after he was found guilty of corruption charges in connection with the 2016 Rio Olympics funds, at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi, Kenya September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah MwangiNAIROBI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Thursday sentenced a former sports minister to six years in prison after finding him guilty over the siphoning of funds meant for athletes in the Brazil Olympics five years ago. A magistrate's court in Nairobi found Hassan Wario, who was the sports minister at the time, guilty of abuse of office in connection with the loss of funds. President Uhuru Kenyatta's government charged dozens of senior officials with various crimes in a crackdown against graft in 2018 and 2019. ($1 = 109.9500 Kenyan shillings)Reporting by Monicah Mwangi; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Andrew CawthorneOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Hassan Wario, Wario, Stephen Soi, Uhuru Kenyatta's, Monicah Mwangi, Duncan Miriri, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: Kenyan, REUTERS, Brazil Olympics, Wario, Thomson Locations: Milimani, Nairobi, Kenya, Monicah, NAIROBI, Brazil, Rio, Austria
Usually thoughtful and introspective discussing his place in the sport, Djokovic has been reluctant to talk about the Grand Slam after the last few matches saying there was nothing more to be said. "I'm sure he's going to give it all to win it, to win his first slam. On the other side, I'll be giving it all I possibly got in the tank to win this match." If Djokovic completes the calendar-Slam no one will be able to argue that he did not earn it. Reporting by Steve Keating in New York, Editing by Raju GopalakrishnanOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, USTA Billie Jean King, Danielle Parhizkaran, Daniil Medvedev, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Djokovic, there’s, it's, Matteo Berrettini, Medvedev, Steve Keating, Raju Gopalakrishnan Organizations: Serbia, USTA Billie, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, U.S, Wimbledon, Sunday, Tokyo Olympics, Thomson Locations: Flushing , NY, USA, Germany, New York
Djokovic fights back to beat Berrettini in four sets
  + stars: | 2021-09-09 | by ( Steve Keating | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Sep 8, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits to Matteo Berrettini of Italy on day ten of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Djokovic, who also lost the opening set in his previous two matches, and Berrettini have met only three times but two were this year when the stakes were at their highest -- the Wimbledon final and French Open quarters -- with the world number one winning both times in four sets. Djokovic takes another step up in class in the next round, where he faces fourth seed Alexander Zverev, the player who last month ended his bid for a 'Golden Slam' by beating him in the Tokyo Olympics semi-finals. Reporting by Steve Keating in New York. Editing by Peter RutherfordOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Novak Djokovic, Matteo Berrettini, USTA Billie Jean King, Danielle Parhizkaran, Djokovic, Berrettini, Alexander Zverev, Zverev, Lloyd Harris, Steve Keating, Peter Rutherford Organizations: Serbia, USTA Billie, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, U.S, Wimbledon, French, Tokyo Olympics, South, Thomson Locations: Flushing , NY, USA, Italy, men's tennis, New York
Djokovic says focus only on next match, not calendar Grand Slam
  + stars: | 2021-09-09 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Djokovic overcame a slow start against the Italian sixth seed before wrapping up a 5-7 6-2 6-2 6-3 victory and moving a step closer to his 21st Grand Slam title. The Serb, who will take on German fourth seed Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals, cut off Patrick McEnroe when he edged towards the subject in an on-court interview. "I don't want to think about it, I know it's there, just focusing on the next match and let's go step-by-step." "If I start to think about it too much, it burdens me mentally. "So that's the reason why I stopped Patrick ... let's talk about it (making history) hopefully on Sunday."
Persons: Novak Djokovic, Matteo Berrettini, USTA Billie Jean King, Geoff Burke, Rod Laver, Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Patrick McEnroe, let's, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Zverev, Patrick, Dhruv, Peter Rutherford Organizations: USTA Billie, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, USA, U.S, Tokyo Olympics, Thomson Locations: Flushing , NY, USA, Italy, Italian, Bengaluru
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(Reuters) -Comcast-owned NBCUniversal has recently sold 30-second ads for Super Bowl LVI for a record $6.5 million, and has nearly sold out advertising slots for the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, a company executive said on Wednesday. The $6.5 million includes similar-sized investments in other NBC events like the Winter Games, the executive said. The price marks an 18% increase over what ViacomCBS-owned CBS charged for Super Bowl ads this year. February’s Super Bowl LV broadcast on CBS attracted about 92 million viewers, the lowest TV audience since 2006. NBC and its new Peacock streaming service will broadcast and stream Super Bowls in February 2026, February 2030 and February 2034.
Persons: NBCUniversal, Dan Lovinger, Lovinger Organizations: Reuters, Comcast, NBC, Winter Games, CBS, Super Bowl, Super, NBC Sports Group, Summer, London Games, February’s, NFL Locations: , Tokyo
It is just a matter of time before (the Taliban) find out that we are Uyghurs. "It is just a matter of time before (the Taliban) find out that we are Uyghurs. "They're afraid from China, because the Taliban was dealing with China behind the door. A "good friend"There's reason for Uyghurs in Afghanistan to be worried, say experts. Roberts said Uyghurs' fears the Taliban could deport them to China to gain more favor with Beijing were legitimate.
Persons: Tuhan, they're, Sean Roberts, Roberts, Abdul Aziz Naseri, Wang Yi, Wang, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Zabihullah Mujahid, Beijing's, China's, ETIM, peoplehad, Trump, Hasan Mahsum Organizations: US State Department, George Washington University, Communist Party, CNN, Foreign, Chinese Foreign Ministry, CGTN, United Arab, Human Rights, China's, Ministry, Turkestan Islamic, ISIS, Taliban, Islamic Party, Beijing Olympics, al, TIP, US Locations: China, Beijing, Xinjiang, Yarkand, Afghanistan, Kabul, Paris, Islam, Naseri, Turkey, Tianjin, Central Asia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Middle, Turkestan, al Qaeda, Taliban, Washington, Iraq, Pakistan
HONG KONG — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday that he would not run in the governing party's leadership election this month, indicating he would step down after just a year as the country's leader. In this file photo taken on December 25, 2020, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga bows after a press conference on the Covid-19 coronavirus in Tokyo. NICOLAS DATICHE / AFP - Getty ImagesSince the Liberal Democrats hold a parliamentary majority, the winner of the party leadership election on Sept. 29 is likely to succeed Suga as prime minister. Suga took over in September 2020 from Shinzo Abe, Japan's longest-serving prime minister. The country has historically seen high turnover in the top job, with Abe becoming the sixth prime minister in five years when he took office in 2012.
Persons: Yoshihide Suga, Suga, NICOLAS DATICHE, Sanae Takaichi, Shinzo Abe, Japan's, Abe Organizations: Liberal Democratic Party, NBC, Olympic, Liberal Democrats, Japan's, Getty Locations: HONG KONG, Covid, Japan, Tokyo, AFP
Summary reuters://realtime/verb=Open/url=cpurl://apps.cp./Apps/econ-polls?RIC=JPGDR1%3DECI GDP poll datareuters://realtime/verb=Open/url=cpurl://apps.cp./Apps/econ-polls?RIC=JPALLS%3DECI household spending poll datareuters://realtime/verb=Open/url=cpurl://apps.cp./Apps/econ-polls?RIC=JPCURT%3DECI current account balance poll dataTOKYO, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Japan's economy likely grew more than initially reported in the second quarter thanks to stronger business spending, a Reuters poll showed, though a resurgence of coronavirus infections is seen weighing on growth going forward. Separate data due next week will likely show household spending rebounded in July from a year earlier, in a sign consumer sentiment recovered somewhat before the highly infectious Delta variant spread rapidly in Japan. "The view that Japan's economy remained stagnant in April-June is unchanged," said Saisuke Sakai, senior economist at Mizuho Research Institute. Household spending was seen up a seasonally adjusted 1.1% in July from the previous month, according to the poll. The government will release the revised second-quarter GDP data at 8:50 a.m. local time on Sept. 8 (2350 GMT on Sept 7), and announce household spending data at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 7 (2330 GMT, Sept. 6).
Persons: Saisuke Sakai, Kantaro Komiya, Daniel Leussink, Sam Holmes Organizations: reuters, Mizuho Research Institute, Olympics, Thomson Locations: TOKYO, Japan, Tokyo
FILE PHOTO : Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attends a news conference on Japan's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at his official residence during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, July 30, 2021. Suga, 72, also insisted on holding the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, postponed from last year, despite widespread public opposition. But his support rates sank below 30% ahead of a ruling Liberal Democratic Party leadership race and general election this year. On Friday, facing a revolt inside his own party, Suga said he would step down to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, setting the stage for his replacement as premier after just one year in office. Critics blamed poor communications skills at news conferences in parliament for failing to unite the public behind largely voluntary pandemic restrictions.
Persons: Yoshihide Suga, Issei Kato, Suga, Shinzo Abe, Japan's, Abe, Critics, Elaine Lies, Gerry Doyle Organizations: Japan's, REUTERS, Tokyo, Liberal Democratic Party, Games, Olympics, Thomson Locations: Tokyo, Japan
“Access is not just a moment where you solve things,” Mr. Bookman added. With the world’s oldest population, Japan will need to accommodate an increasing number of residents with the kinds of measures that people with various disabilities rely on to get around every day. Advocates said the Paralympics offered an opportunity — some would say missed — to hear from a greater range of people on how to improve accessibility. Keisuke Seto, a spokesman for Toyota Japan Taxi, acknowledged some of the complaints but said that “we have reformed the process of taking out the ramp to make it easier for drivers,” reducing it from a 63-step to a 24-step process. Aside from infrastructure, activists said the Paralympics could motivate people with disabilities who may feel limited in what they can do.
Persons: Mr, Bookman, , , Hirano, Keisuke Seto Organizations: Olympics, Paralympic, Toyota Japan Taxi Locations: Japan, Tokyo
Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge won gold in the marathon at both the Tokyo and Rio Olympics. Kipchoge told Insider that he runs up to 6,200 miles per year to stay in peak running shape. They train for about 10-and-a-half months per year, Kipchoge said— usually at the Kaptagat training camp in Eldoret, a city 200 miles northwest of Nairobi. Following his Olympic win, Kipchoge opened up about the training regimen, diet, and mindset that have led to his running successes over the last four years. The people recruited to train at Kaptagat, Kipchoge said, are chosen for their mindsets.
Persons: Eliud Kipchoge, Kipchoge, , Patrick Sang, I've, Carbo, Leonhard Foeger, Victor Chumo, It's, Kipchoge's nutritionists, Reuters Kipchoge Organizations: Rio Olympics, Service, Kenyan, Tokyo Olympics, Kenya, DDA, Reuters, pacers, Kipchoge's pacers Locations: Tokyo, Rio, Kenya, Eldoret, Nairobi, Kaptagat, Vienna, Austria, Paris
NHL agrees to release players for Winter Olympics
  + stars: | 2021-09-03 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Ice Hockey - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men Final Match - Olympic Athletes from Russia v Germany - Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung, South Korea - February 25, 2018 - Olympic Athletes from Russia celebrate winning their gold medals. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor/File PhotoSept 3 (Reuters) - The National Hockey League (NHL) has agreed to allow a break in the 2021-22 NHL regular season that will allow the world's top players to take part in next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing, the NHL and NHL Players Association (NHLPA) said on Friday. The Beijing Games will mark the sixth Winter Olympics that NHL players will be included in the men's hockey tournament. "We understand how passionately NHL players feel about representing and competing for their countries," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said. The Beijing Olympics are scheduled to begin on Feb. 4 while preliminary round play of the men's ice hockey tournament starts on Feb. 9.
Persons: Grigory Dukor, Rene Fasel, Bill Daly, Simon Jennings, Toby Davis Organizations: Gangneung Hockey, Russia, National Hockey League, NHL, NHL Players, Winter Games, International Ice Hockey Federation, IIHF, Beijing, Olympics, Russian Olympic Committee, Olympic, Thomson Locations: Russia, Germany, Gangneung, South Korea, Beijing, Pyeongchang, Bengaluru
BEIJING/SYDNEY (Reuters) - China’s aviation regulator is likely to keep the current tight caps on international flights throughout the first half of 2022, analysts cited Air China as saying this week. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Air China is pictured on a tail of an airplane parked at the aircraft builder's headquarters of Airbus in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, November 15, 2019. China Merchants Securities, for example, cut their estimates for net profit for Air China to -9 billion, 2.7 billion, and 6.7 billion yuan in 2021, 2022, 2023. Air China and CAAC did not respond to a Reuters request for comment. CAAC slashed international flights in March 2020 to allay concerns over rising coronavirus infections.
Persons: Regis Duvignau, Parash Jain, Jain, CAAC Organizations: Air, Airbus, REUTERS, Civil Aviation Administration of China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Beijing, Olympics, HSBC, China Merchants Securities, Reuters Locations: BEIJING, SYDNEY, China, Air China, Colomiers, Toulouse, France, Asia, Pacific, United States, Europe
Osaka's only previous meeting with Bouzkova came at the first round of the Australian Open in 2020, where she also won in straight sets. I guess just to be able to be the first night match and to win in two sets was really important to me," she told reporters. "I'm always nervous during the first round in a Slam," said Osaka. To see people and to hear their energy, because last year the automated crowd noise was kind of the same all the time. Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York; Editing by Peter RutherfordOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Naomi Osaka, Marie Bouzkova, Jerry Lai, Czech Marie Bouzkova, Bouzkova, haven't, Arthur Ashe, Amy Tennery, Peter Rutherford Organizations: USTA Billie King National Tennis Center, USA, Czech, U.S, Tokyo Olympics, & Southern, Arthur, Thomson Locations: Flushing , NY, USA, Japan, Czech Republic, Flushing Meadows, Osaka, York, New York
U.S. Open Live Updates: News From Day 2
  + stars: | 2021-08-31 | by ( Ben Rothenberg | Max Gendler | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: +5 min
Barty has never reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open in her five appearances, though she has played the event only once since winning her first major tournament at the 2019 French Open . ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM | 3 p.m.Ashleigh Barty vs. Vera ZvonarevaAshleigh Barty, the world No. 1, retired from the French Open in the second round, and was forced to skip the preparatory grass tournaments earlier in the summer. ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM | 7 p.m.Novak Djokovic vs. Holger RuneNovak Djokovic comes into the U.S. Open looking to complete a Grand Slam. Although Rune won the Junior French Open title in 2019, it is highly unlikely that he will present much opposition.
Persons: Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty, “ It’s, it’s, ” Barty, that’s, Barty, Marta Kostyuk, Matthew Childs, Maria Sakkari, Marta Kostyuk Maria Sakkari, Sakkari, ARTHUR ASHE, Vera Zvonareva Ashleigh Barty, Vera Zvonareva, Holger Rune Novak Djokovic, Djokovic, Holger Rune, Rune, Taylor Fritz, . Mitchell Layton, Louis Armstrong, Alex de Minuar Alex de Minuar, Fritz, Minuar, Jenson Brooksby, Mikael Ymer Jenson Brooksby, Mikael Ymer, Gael Monfils, Hubert Hurckaz, Frances Tiafoe, Felix Auger Organizations: Wimbledon, & Southern, U.S, Credit, ESPN, ESPN2, TSN, Olympics, Junior, Getty, Louis, ATP, Citi Locations: Cincinnati, New York, Ukraine, Canada, Flushing Meadows, Denmark, American
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Gymnastics - Artistic - Women's Floor Exercise - Medal Ceremony - Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan - August 2, 2021. Bronze medallist Angelina Melnikova of the Russian Olympic Committee poses with her medal. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File PhotoMOSCOW, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Russian Olympic medallists are being made to quarantine for a week after returning from the Tokyo Games so that they can meet President Vladimir Putin, one of the team's athletes said on Tuesday. Before being vaccinated, Putin spent much of the pandemic running the country from his residence rather than the Kremlin, chairing video conference meetings instead of face-to-face encounters. "The meeting is planned for September 10, and because of COVID, which we are all fed up with, we have to be in quarantine for seven days."
Persons: Angelina Melnikova, Lindsey Wasson, Vladimir Putin, Putin, Melnikova, Dmitry Peskov, Gabrielle Tétrault, Farber, Barbara Lewis Organizations: Russian Olympic, REUTERS, Tokyo Games, Olympics, Kremlin, Thomson Locations: Tokyo, Japan, Moscow
DOHA, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Afghan Special Olympics officials worry those with intellectual disabilities will suffer under Taliban rule, with conditions even worse for disabled women than for men with disabilities. Afghanistan's National Sports Director for the Special Olympics Mohammad Jawed Hashmi and his wife, Zala, a women's coach in the country's Special Olympics organisation, fled the country this month after the Taliban group's swift takeover. Now in Qatar with their children, they worry about those they left behind and fear efforts to promote greater inclusion of the intellectually disabled in Afghanistan have been lost. Afghanistan's Special Olympics organisation has helped train Afghan children with intellectual disabilities in sports, some becoming athletes who won medals in international competitions. But the organisation has also helped support families, and taught intellectually disabled children how to complete some tasks others might take for granted, like walking and eating.
Persons: Mohammad Jawed Hashmi, Zala, Mohammad Jawed, Alexander Cornwell, William Maclean Organizations: DOHA, Special, Reuters, Qatari, Doha, Thomson Locations: Zala, Qatar, Afghanistan, Kabul
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File PhotoSummary July yr/yr retail sales beat expectationsRetail sales gain 1.1% m/m on seasonally adjusted basisTOKYO, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Japan's retail sales rose for a fifth straight month in July, beating expectations as the consumer sector continued its recovery, although a coronavirus resurgence has cast doubts over the spending outlook. Retail sales advanced 2.4% in July from the same month a year earlier, government data showed on Monday, slightly faster than economists' median forecast for a 2.1% rise in a Reuters poll. "The recent strength in retail sales is unlikely to last," Marcel Thieliant, Senior Japan Economist at Capital Economics, said in a note. Small retail establishments like convenience stores and drug stores saw biggest sales growth from a year earlier. Compared with the previous month, retail sales gained a seasonally adjusted 1.1% as consumption continued the surprising growth seen in the second-quarter, helped by the Tokyo Olympics.
Persons: Kim Kyung, Marcel Thieliant, Thieliant, Atsushi Takeda, Yoshifumi Takemoto, Sam Holmes Organizations: REUTERS, Senior Japan, Capital Economics, Tokyo Olympics, Itochu Economic Research, Thomson Locations: Chiba, Japan, TOKYO, Tokyo
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Men's Singles - Bronze medal match - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 31, 2021. Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during his bronze medal match against Pablo Carreno of Spain REUTERS/Edgar SuAug 26 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic may not have played any U.S. Open tune-up events but the Serbian will be the favourite in New York nonetheless as he looks to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam that would put him in rarefied air. A New York triumph would not only make Djokovic the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open in the same year but would also give him a record-setting 21st career Grand Slam title. But with so much riding on this year's U.S. Open, a rested Djokovic, who has triumphed at eight of the last 12 Grand Slam tournaments, will be laser-focused on the task at hand. Five players have achieved a calendar-year Grand Slam.
Persons: Novak Djokovic, Pablo Carreno, Edgar Su, Novak, Rod Laver, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Djokovic, York hardcourts, Laver, Don Budge, Steffi Graf, Frank Pingue, Toby Davis Organizations: Spain REUTERS, U.S, Wimbledon, Tokyo Olympics, Thomson Locations: Tokyo, Japan, Serbia, Spain, Serbian, New York, York, U.S, Toronto
Djokovic opens against qualifier, Tsitsipas to face Murray
  + stars: | 2021-08-26 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Men's Singles - Bronze medal match - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 31, 2021. French Open runner-up and third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas will take on former champion Andy Murray in the pick of the first round matches. Murray is now ranked 114th in the world as he has struggled to regain full fitness after undergoing hip re-surfacing surgery in 2019. Second seed Daniil Medvedev will launch his bid to win his first major title against veteran Frenchman Richard Gasquet. This year's tournament has already witnessed several high-profile withdrawals, with Thiem being joined on the sidelines by Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal.
Persons: Novak Djokovic, Pablo Carreno, Mike Segar, Novak, Matteo Berrettini, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos, Andy Murray, Murray, Ash Barty, Russian Vera Zvonareva, Naomi Osaka, Marie Bouzkova, Daniil Medvedev, Frenchman Richard Gasquet, Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Thiem, Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Steve Keating, Pritha Sarkar Organizations: Spain REUTERS, U.S, Russian, Tokyo Olympics, ATP, U.S ., Thomson Locations: Tokyo, Japan, Serbia, Spain, French, New York, Flushing Meadows, Cincinnati, Toronto
Some runners and researchers say the Nike Vaporfly shoes Kipchoge wears confer an unfair advantage. But his impressive feats have compounded in the last five years, following the debut of Nike's Vaporfly shoe technology. We should accept technology and marry technology," Kipchoge said. Kipchoge crosses the finish line to win gold in the 2016 Summer Olympics men's marathon in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016 in Nike Vaporfly shoes. Kyle Barnes, a movement scientist at Grand Valley State University who published a study about Vaporfly shoes, previously told Insider.
Persons: Eliud Kipchoge, Kipchoge, Crystal Cox, Geoff Burns, Lucy Nicholson, Kyle Barnes Organizations: Tokyo Olympics, Nike, Service, Kenyan, Tokyo, Rio Games, Studies, DDA, pacers, Nike Vaporfly, University of Michigan, Guardian, Reuters, Grand Valley State University Locations: Vienna, Austria, Rio de Janeiro
LAUSANNE, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce led a list of upsets at a blustery Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on Thursday as she beat Olympic sprint queen Elaine Thompson-Herah in the women’s 100 metres. The 22-year-old Arop, who did not qualify for the Olympic final, had also beaten the Kenyan duo, who were first and second in Tokyo, last Saturday in Oregon. Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the Olympic 1,500m champion, was part of an early breakaway in the 3,000m to edge Ethiopia’s Berihu Aregawi into second place in a season’s best 7:33.06. Barega, who won a stunning 10,000m race in Tokyo, could only finish fourth over the shorter distance. Olympic 400m champion Gardiner from the Bahamas finished third in the 200m where American Kenny Bednarek won in a wind-assisted 19.65.
Persons: Shelly, Ann Fraser, Pryce, Elaine Thompson, Herah, Fraser, Thompson, Shericka Jackson, Florence Griffith Joyner’s, Selemon Barega, Armand Duplantis, Steven Gardiner, Emmanuel Korir, Karsten Warholm, Ryan Crouser, Swede Duplantis, Christopher Nilsen, Sam Kendricks, Canada’s Marco Arop, Korir, Ferguson Rotich, Warholm, Wilbert London, pip, Isaac Makwala, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Aregawi, Barega, Devon Allen, Gardiner, Kenny Bednarek, Mark Gleeson, Pritha Sarkar Organizations: Diamond League, Tokyo, Olympics, Prefontaine, Kenyan, Bahamas, Thomson Locations: LAUSANNE, Lausanne, Eugene, Paris, Tokyo, Oregon, Botswana, Jamaica, Cape Town
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