Tokyo Olympics 2021, Women's football: Netherlands thrash Zambia 10-3

The Olympic Rings are photographed ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
Sporting events have started at Tokyo Olympics 2021 on Wednesday. Softball/Baseball and Women's football opening round of matches were played ahead of the Olympics opening ceremony on July 23. Sweden defeated the United States 3-0 in their opening match at Tokyo 2020. Two goals from Stina Blackstenius and one from Lina Hurtig snapped the US Women's national team's unbeaten streak from January 2019. Great Britain beats Chile 2-0 while Brazil thrashed China 5-0. 

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Tokyo Olympics: Women’s football matches on July 21

 

Football
Matches Time (IST) Result
Great Britain vs Chile Great Britain won 2-0 (final score)
China vs Brazil Brazil won 0-5 (final score)
Sweden vs United States Sweden won 3-0 (final score)
Japan vs Canada Match drawn 1-1 (final score)
Zambia vs Netherlands Netherlands won 3-10 (final score)
Australia vs New Zealand Australia won 2-1 (final score)
 

Olympics 2021: Softball/Baseball matches results

Baseball returns to the Olympics for the first time since 2008. Mexico and Canada will be in action today after the host, Japan, defeated Australia 8-1 early in the day at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium. In the second baseball match of the day, United States defeated Italy 2-1. In the third and last baseball match of the day Canada defeated Mexico 4-0.

 

Baseball/Softball
Matches Time (IST) Result
Australia vs Japan Japan won 1-8
Italy vs United States United States won 0-2
Mexico vs Canada Canada won 0-4
 

Covid-19 scare at Tokyo Olympics

 

Covid-19 forced Tokyo 2020 organisers to postpone the Games for a year. It is becoming clear now that the Games are going to be staged under the shadow of Covid-19. Coronavirus cases related to Olympics rose to 71 on Tuesday. The organisers said that 71 Games-related people, including athletes, journalists, officials, volunteers, and workers, had now tested positive. The total includes 31 international visitors.

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Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Australia vs New Zealand

Australia beats New Zealand 2-1.

Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Zambia vs Netherlands

Netherlands routs Zambia 10-3 in their opening match.



Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Zambia vs Netherlands in second half

Netherlands score the 9th goal of the match.



Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Australia vs New Zealand

Australia leads 2-0 against New Zealand in second half


Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Zambia vs Netherlands in second half

Netherlands leads 8 goals to one against Zambia. 25 minutes of play still left in the game.

 

Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Australia vs New Zealand


Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Zambia vs Netherlands in first half


Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Zambia vs Netherlands in first half


Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Japan vs Canada in first half

Canada leads 1-0 in first half.



Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Japan vs Canada in first half


Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Sweden vs USA

Sweden beats United States 3-0.

Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Sweden vs USA in second half

Sweden leads 3-0 in the second half with 10 minutes of play remaining.



Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Brazil vs China at full time

Brazil beats China 5-0 in their opening match.


Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Sweden vs USA

Sweden leads 2-0 in the second half. In Rio Olympics Sweden knocked USA out of competition in quarterfinals.


Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Brazil vs China in second half


Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Sweden vs USA

Sweden leads 1-0 in first half aginst United States of America. 


Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Great Britain vs Chile at Full Time

Great Britain Women's won its their match in Tokyo Olympics. They defeated Chile 2-0 as Ellen White scores a brace.

 

Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Brazil vs China in second half


Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Great Britain vs Chile in second half

Great Britain takes 2-0 lead in second half as Ellen White finds the back of net again.


Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Great Britain vs Chile in second half


Olympics Live updates: Brisbane to host 2032 Summer Olympics

International Olympic Committee officially chooses Brisbane, Australia, to host 2032 Summer Olympics. 

Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Brazil vs China

Brazil leads 2-0 in first half against China.

Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Great Britain vs Chile at half time


Olympics 2021 live updates: Canada vs Mexico baseball match

Canada beats Mexico 4-0 in the opening round of baseball match.


Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Brazil vs China


Olympics 2021 live updates, Women's football: Great Britain vs Chile

The first half is underway and Britain takes a lead in the first half as Ellen White scores in the 18th minute.



Olympics 2021 live updates: Canada vs Mexico baseball match


Olympics 2021 live updates: Canada vs Mexico baseball match


Olympics 2021 live updates: Canada vs Mexico baseball match

Starting lineups for this women’s baseball game between Canada and Mexico. 
 
 

Olympics 2021 live updates: US makes winning start

United States beats Italy 2-0 in their first game of Baseball.


Olympics 2021 live updates: Australian rider provisionally banned from Tokyo Olympics

Equestrian Australia said on Wednesday it had provisionally suspended a member of the Olympic show jumping team over a positive test for cocaine.
 
The governing body said Jamie Kermond returned a positive A-sample for a metabolite of cocaine following a test conducted by Sport Integrity Australia on June 26.
 
It said Kermond was banned from competing at the Tokyo Olympics but had the right to have his B-sample analysed.
 
The 36-year-old Kermond was expected to make his Olympic debut at Tokyo.
 
The Australian Olympic Committee said in a statement that it was aware of Kermond's provisional suspension and that its selection committee would meet to consider his status on the team.

Japan tops Australia in softball as delayed Tokyo Olympic Games open

Host Japan got off to a winning start when the Tokyo Olympics got underway after a one-year delay, beating Australia 8-1 on Wednesday in softball behind 39-year-old pitcher Yukiko Ueno, who won the 2008 gold medal game against the United States.
 
The game was played in a nearly empty stadium. Fans were barred from the Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, which caused a one-year delay. Many in Japan have questioned whether the Olympics should take place at all with low levels of vaccination in the nation.
 
Ueno allowed two hits over 4 1/3 innings and struck out seven, throwing 85 pitches for the win. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
 

WHO leader says coronavirus risk inevitable at Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics should not be judged by the tally of COVID-19 cases that arise because eliminating risk is impossible, the head of the World Health Organisation told sports officials Wednesday as events began in Japan.
 
How infections are handled is what matters most, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a speech to an International Olympic Committee meeting.
 
The mark of success is making sure that any cases are identified, isolated, traced and cared for as quickly as possible and onward transmission is interrupted, he said.
 
The number of Games-linked COVID-19 cases in Japan this month was 79 on Wednesday, with more international athletes testing positive at home and unable to travel.
 
The mark of success in the coming fortnight is not zero cases, Tedros said, noting the athletes who already tested positive in Japan, including at the athletes village in Tokyo Bay, where most of the 11,000 competitors will stay.

Tokyo Olympics 2021 live updates

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Tokyo Olympics. The marquee event is two days away but baseball and Football matches will be played from today.

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