Hello and welcome to our Daily Wrap of all the action from the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Despite the opening ceremony being two days away, two events got off to an eventful and action-packed start on Wednesday – baseball/softball and football, with the women’s teams taking to the field in both disciplines. Let’s take a brief look at the results:
SOFTBALL RETURNS TO THE OLYMPICS
Baseball/softball return to the Olympic roster after 13 years but they’re not alone. We have six new disciplines in Tokyo this year. Here’s a brief look at them all.
STORY IN FOCUS – INDIA
With just one day to go for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, nine support staff members of the Indian athletes in the Japanese capital, across five disciplines, are waiting for clarity on their access to the Olympics village and the competition area. The support staff members had raised the issue about their access to the village and competition area on July 18 and subsequently had a meeting with the deputy chef de mission, Prem Verma, on July 20 at the Far East Village Hotel in Ariake, Tokyo. READ MORE:
A day before Tokyo Olympics, India support staff members sweat over access to Games village, competition area
Czech cyclist Michal Schlegel has tested positive for COVID-19, the…