The start of Monday's Olympic sailing programme has been delayed as organisers wait for winds to pick up at the Enoshima Yachting Harbour. The venue was supposed to host the final two opening series races in the men's and women's 470 classes, as well as the medal races in the 49er class for both genders later in the afternoon. The weather forecast published by World Sailing early on Monday morning predicts that winds will remain light at four to six knots until the early evening.
Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan's dream of an unprecedented treble looked under threat on Monday as she tumbled and fell in her 1,500 metres heat but she recovered brilliantly and pushed hard to win her race and advance to the semi-finals. Hassan, a 5,000m world bronze medallist and world champion in the 1,500m and 10,000m, confirmed on Sunday https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL4N2P801N that she will bid to win medals in all three races, in what would be an Olympic first. At the start of the last lap of her 1,500m run, she got tangled up with Kenya's Edinah Jebitok, who had just tripped and gone to ground in front of her.
A Belarusian athlete who refused to board a flight after she said she was taken to an Tokyo airport against her will was safe and in the hands of authorities, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, 24, spent the night in an airport hotel, IOC spokesperson Mark Adams said at media conference, after she sought protection from Japanese police at Haneda airport late on Sunday.
Laura Muir easily qualifies in 1,500m heat Men's long jump final has begun Beth Dobbin, Britain's last hope in the 200m, looks to qualify at 3.10am Women's 100m hurdle final to be run at 3.50am Team GB go for eventing gold at 9am in the showjumping 'The men's 100m final used to be the Olympics' blue-riband event - this felt like a novelty act' Laura Muir made a serene start to her quest to win an elusive Olympic medal by easing through her 1,500 metres heat, but there was huge drama when gold-me
Four-times Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel was reprimanded for not removing a t-shirt promoting LGBTQ+ rights ahead of the national anthem at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. Three other drivers -- Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas, Ferrari's Carlos Sainz and Vettel's Aston Martin team mate Lance Stroll -- were also reprimanded for failing to remove their 'We Race As One' t-shirts in time for the national anthem. Vettel and the other drivers said they had forgotten to take their t-shirts off because of the onset of rain.
Prop Kyle Sinckler faces a possible three-month ban after being landed a shock biting charge against Springbok second row Franco Mostert. It was expected that the citing commissioner, Scott Nowland, would have a busy caseload from the Lions’ 27-9 second Test defeat to the Springboks with Maro Itoje, Stuart Hogg, Mako Vunipola, Cheslin Kolbe and Faf de Klerk all seemingly at risk of facing retrospective disciplinary action. Instead it was only Sinckler, who has a chequered disciplinary history, w
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) -British & Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler has been cited for an alleged biting incident in the second test defeat to South Africa on Saturday, on the same day fullback Stuart Hogg denied he had been involved in a similar incident. "British and Irish Lions player Kyle Sinckler will attend an independent disciplinary hearing after he was cited by Scott Nowland (Australia) for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.12 (biting) during the 64th minute of the second test against South Africa in Cape Town on 31 July, 2021," a statement from World Rugby said on Sunday.
Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said he suspects he has long COVID, after suffering dizziness and fatigue in the aftermath of a hard-fought Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. "Everything got a bit blurry on the podium," said the 36-year-old, who had to be looked over by his Mercedes team doctor after a flat-out charge from last to third around the twisting Hungaroring. Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to miss last year's penultimate Sakhir Grand Prix in December.