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.
Tokyo 2020 organizing committee spokesman Masa Takaya said that Coates' comments have shown the IOC is "fully committed" to delivering the Games. He said that Tokyo 2020 will "carefully monitor the situation" and take countermeasures to ensure a safe and secure Games.
He became a first-team regular under manager Renato Gaucho following the departure of Everton Soares to Benfica last month.
The PSG forward, who is asymptomatic as reported by RMC Sports, has left the national team squad and begun his home quarantine.
With the running calendar slowly resuming amid global COVID-19 setbacks, WA's anti-doping watchdog Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is stepping up measures to increase testing of athletes with Kenya, a long distance running powerhouse key in their testing program.
This came after Barcelona insisted that he had to pay his 700 million-euro release clause to leave the club, while Messi argued that a clause in his contract meant he could leave for free.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia was disqualified from the US Open on Sunday, after a tennis ball he hit in anger struck a female line judge in the neck.
On paper, the Real Madrid squad doesn't look much stronger ahead of the new campaign than it did at the end of the last one, and any major arrivals appear unlikely. However, the summer chaos at FC Barcelona and the fact that Atletico Madrid haven't made any signings either implies that merely by standing still, Real could open up a gap.
The two friendlies will be played within the perspective for the resumption of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers to be staged in 2022 in Cameroon.
Brazilian striker Dourado equalized with a penalty in the 35th minute for Jianye after his compatriot Feng Boxuan tumbled under the challenge of Yi Teng in the box.
"Our opponents played very well today. We were not decisive enough. In the deciding set, we tried to play our tactical discipline and not be influenced by our rivals. We made it," said Liu.