Tokyo Olympics 2021 Highlights, men's football: Brazil beats Germany 4-2

The Olympic Rings are photographed ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
The United States registered their second victory in Softball/Baseball at Tokyo Olympics 2021 ahead of opening ceremony on July 23. The men’s football matches kick started today, with a high-octane clash between Rio Olympics finalists, Brazil and Germany, in which Richarlison scores a hat-trick as Brazil gets the better of Germany. 
In other matches, Japan won against South Africa, Romania defeated Honduras, and Australia defeated Argentina.

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Brazil vs Germany football match highlights

Tokyo Olympics: Men’s football matches result

Men's football matches today
Matches Time (IST) Results
Egypt vs Spain Match Drawn 0-0
Mexico vs France Mexico wins 4-1
New Zealand vs Republic of Korea New Zealand wins 1-0
Cote d'lvoire vs Saudi Arabia Cote d'lvoire wins 2-1
Argentina vs Australia Australia wins 0-2
Japan vs South Africa Japan wins 1-0
Honduras vs Romania Romania wins 0-1
Brazil vs Germany Brazil wins 4-2 

Olympics 2021: Softball/Baseball matche results

 

Softball returns to the Olympics for the first time since 2008. Mexico, Japan, Italy and Australia will battle it out at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium United States defeated Canada 1-0. Japan won its second consecutive softball match as it defeated Mexico 3-2.

Baseball/Softball matches today
Matches Time (IST) Results
USA vs Canada USA won 1-0
Mexico vs Japan Japan won 2-3
Italy vs Australia Australia won 1-0
 

Tennis draw at Tokyo Olympics

Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina, two of India's top tennis players, will face Lyudmyla Kichenok and Nadiia Kichenok of Ukraine in the first round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

In the opening round, India's Sumit Nagal will face Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan. Nagal will have a difficult draw if he overcomes the test of Uzbek in the first round. 

Novak Djokovic of Serbia will begin his quest for Olympic success for his country at Tokyo 2020 with a first-round match against Hugo Dellien of Bolivia, while Naomi Osaka of Japan will begin her pursuit for Japan's first gold medal in tennis against Zheng Saisai of China.


LIVE UPDATES

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Brazil beats Germany

Germany tried hard to bounce back but Brazil seals it with 4-2 at the final whistle.

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Brazil vs Germany

Germany, down to 10 men remember, now only trail Brazil by the one goal after trailing 3-0 after one half. Brazil is in no mood to lose as they score another one. Score now stands 4-2.

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Japan vs South Africa

Tokyo 2020 hosts Japan have won their first game in the men's football competition, beating South Africa 1-0. Japan now sits second in Group A, behind Mexico who put four past France in a 4-1 win earlier today.

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Honduras vs Romania

Romania defeated Honduras 1-0, with the help of a goal coming in the first half. Romania and New Zealand now sit joint top of Group B on three points in the men's competition.

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Brazil vs Germany

Men's football: Germany bounce back with a strike from Nadiem Amiri the eludes the Brazilian goalkeeper.

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Brazil maintains lead

Brazil firmly in control of this Group D contest as they maintain their lead over Germany

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Argentina vs Australia

 
 
Australia have beaten Argentina 2–0 

India's lone judoka Sushila Devi to face former Olympic medallist Eva in opening round

Indian judoka Sushila Devi Likmabam has been handed a tough draw at the Tokyo Games as she will open her maiden Olympic campaign against 2012 London edition bronze medallist Eva Csernoviczki of Hungary in the round of 32, here on Saturday.

The 26-year-old is India's lone representative at the Tokyo Olympics from judo and will face home favourite Funa Tonaki, a 2017 world champion, if she manages to cross the opening hurdle.

Covid at Olympics: Dutch Taekwondo player, Czech beach volleyball player out

Czech beach volleyball player Marketa Nausch and Dutch taekwondo hope Reshmie Oogink were on Thursday forced out of the Olympic Games after testing positive for Covid-19, taking the total number of infected athletes in the city to 10.
 
Three athletes and a coach have so far tested positive for the virus in the Czech contingent. This is the second case of a Dutch athlete testing positive for the virus here after skateboarder Candy Jacobs.
 
The Netherland's Olympic Committee announced Oogink's positive test in a tweet.
 
Both Nausch and Oogink have been quarantined.

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Argentina vs Australia

 
 
It's Argentina 0 Australia 2 with 10 minutes left!

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Brazil scores another

Brazil in complete command against Germany as Richarlison scores a Hat-trick!

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Brazil extends lead

Brazil scores again! Richarlison scores another goal taking Brazil ahead in the competition

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Honduras vs Romania

Romania lead Honduras 1 - 0 courtesy of an own goal from Elvin Oliva, right on the cusp of half-time.

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Argentina vs Australia

In Sapporo, Australia still lead 10-man Argentina 1–0.

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Japan vs South Africa

At half-time at the Tokyo Stadium, – It is 0–0 between Japan and South Africa. 

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Brazil leads

 
 
Brazil scores! Richarlison finishing after Mueller stopped his initial shot.

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Argentina vs Australia

At half-time, it's 1–0 between Australia and Argentina. Francisco Ortega was sent off for two yellow cards in two minutes.

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Japan vs South Africa

 
 
 
 
Team news:
 
Honduras: Guity, Maldonado, Decas, Rodriguez, Benguche, Rivas, Pineda, Garcia, Martinez, Alvarez, Oliva
 
Romania: Aioani, Stefan, Pascanu, Ghita, Marin, Ganea, Ciobanu, Gheorghe, Ratiu, Dulca, Dobre

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Honduras vs Romania

The second game of group B kicks off with Honduras facing Romania at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium.
 
Team news:
 
Honduras: Guity, Maldonado, Decas, Rodriguez, Benguche, Rivas, Pineda, Garcia, Martinez, Alvarez, Oliva
 
Romania: Aioani, Stefan, Pascanu, Ghita, Marin, Ganea, Ciobanu, Gheorghe, Ratiu, Dulca, Dobre

Hosts Japan ready to get underway

The host country, led by their senior national team captain Yoshida Maya – formerly of Premier League club Southampton and currently at Serie A side Sampdoria – face South Africa at the Tokyo Stadium in under 10 minutes. Japan have also included Real Madrid youngster KUBO Takefusa in their lineup.
 
Team:
 
Japan: Tani, Sakai, Nakayama, Itakura, Yoshida, Endo, Kubo, Miyoshi, Doan, Tanaka, Hayashi
 
South Africa: Williams, Mokoena, Fleurs, Cele, Makgopa, Singh, Mosele, Frosler, Mabiliso, Malepe, Mukumela

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Argentina takes on Australia

Australia leads 1-0 as Wales scored on 14th minute

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Côte d’Ivoire vs Saudi Arabia

Côte d’Ivoire seals victory 2-1 against Saudi Arabia

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Côte d’Ivoire vs Saudi Arabia

Côte d’Ivoire leads 2-1 in the second half as Kessie scores in the 66th minute

Mexico thrash France!

Mexico 4 France 1 is the final score. Over in Ibaraki, Chris Wood's lone goal was enough to propel New Zealand to a 1–0 win over Rep. Korea.
 
It's still 1–1 between Côte d'Ivoire and Saudi Arabia.

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Mexico set to win

France made a comeback with a goal but Mexico is unstoppable as the score now reads 4-1

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Mexico vs France

After a brief lull, it's raining goals in the match between Mexico and France as after Mexico extend lead over France to 2–0 on 55 minutes, the latter bounced back witha  goal on 69th minute.

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Côte d’Ivoire vs Saudi Arabia

1–1 at half-time between Côte d'Ivoire and Saudi Arabia

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Côte d’Ivoire vs Saudi Arabia

At the Yokohama International Stadium, Côte d'Ivoire had the lead over Saudi Arabia thanks to an own goal but the latter bounced back with a goal, levelling the score 1-1

Mexico and Côte d'Ivoire take lead!

Mexico's Alexis Vega powers a header into the net via the ground for the first goal of the men's football tournament at Tokyo 2020!
 
The man from Guadalajara converts just two minutes after the restart from a Diego Lainez right-wing cross.
 
Meanwhile at the Yokohama International Stadium, Côte d'Ivoire have the lead over Saudi Arabia thanks to an own goal.

What's the history of the Olympics protest rule?

The simple act of taking a knee felt like something more monumental when it happened on Olympic soccer pitches in Japan on the opening night of action.
 
Players from the United States, Sweden, Chile, Britain and New Zealand women's teams went to a knee before their games Wednesday night, anti-racism gestures the likes of which had not been seen before on the Olympic stage.
 
They figured to be the first of many of these sort of demonstrations over the three-week stay in Tokyo.
 
The Olympic rule banning such demonstrations at the Games has been hotly debated and contested for decades, and those issues reached a flashpoint over the past two years. What resulted were changes in the rules, and the willingness of some sports organizations to enforce them.
 
How have protests and demonstrations at the Games evolved over the years? Here's a brief rundown.
 
WHAT: The Olympics have always billed themselves as a nonpolitical entity designed to bring countries together to celebrate sports and international unity.
 
One of the best-recognized symbols of that nonpolitical ideal is a prohibition of "propaganda" at the Games. Rule 50 of the IOC charter states: "No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas."
 
WHO: The ideals of the rule were most notably put to the test before it was officially enshrined in the Olympic charter. American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black-gloved fists while their national anthem played during the 200-meters medals ceremony at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968.
 
They would not only eventually be sent home for disregarding the ban on demonstrations, but ended up being ostracized from the Olympic movement for nearly a half century. Not until 2016 did the U.S. Olympic Committee bring them to an official event. Not until 2019 did it enshrine them in its hall of fame.
 
WHEN: The basic structure of Rule 50 was written into the Olympic charter in 1975. At that time, it was actually part of Rule 55 and it stated: "Every kind of demonstration or propaganda, whether political, religious or racial, in the Olympic areas is forbidden."
 
It would be refined and rewritten over the years. Only a few months ago, in the face of mounting pressure to do away with the rule, the IOC made its latest tweak, saying it would allow some demonstrations but only prior to the start of competitions and not on the medals podium. The IOC has also given discretion to the international agencies that run the individual sports on how and whether to enforce the bans.
 
WHERE: The rule became a sticking point two summers ago, a half a world away from Tokyo, in Lima, Peru. It was on the medals stands at the Pan-American Games that U.S. hammer thrower Gwen Berry raised her fist and U.S. fencer Race Imboden took a knee.
 
They both received letters from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee that put them on a yearlong probation and, with the Tokyo Games scheduled for the following year, sent a message to other American athletes who were thinking of doing anything similar.
 
The coronavirus pandemic pushed the Games back by 12 months, and the killing of George Floyd in the United States and the activism that followed prompted a thorough rethinking of the rule.
 
The USOPC decided it would no longer sanction athletes who violated Rule 50, thus placing pressure on the IOC, which often depends on the national committees to enforce its rules at the Games.
 
WHY: While the USOPC was undergoing its review, the IOC also tasked its athletes commission to rethink the rule. The commission sent out a worldwide survey that found broad support for the rule as it was written. Following that lead, the IOC chose to keep the rule largely intact.
 
It set up the possibility for tension throughout the Games in Tokyo, where, in addition to the soccer teams, Berry and U.S. sprinter Noah Lyles had telegraphed themselves as among the athletes to watch.
 
Lyles wore a black glove and raised his fist at the starting line at Olympic trials, while Berry turned away from the flag during a playing of the national anthem.

No goals scored so far

 
Four men's football matches currently underway, including a high-octane match between Spain and Egypt but no goal has been scored so far in any match. 

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Côte d’Ivoire vs Saudi Arabia

It's 0–0 between the two teams so far in the first half

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: New Zealand vs Rep. Korea

 
 
It's 0–0 between New Zealand and Rep. Korea so far in the first half

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Mexico vs France match

It's 0–0 between Mexico and France so far in the first half

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Spain vs Egypt match

At half-time in Sapporo, Egypt 0 Spain 0.
 
Spain have already been forced into two injury substitutions, including Ceballos. The Egyptians have defended well, with Spain coming closest through a rasping long-range attempt by Dani Ceballos that hit the post.

IOC to include athletes kneeling in highlights, social media

After images of Olympic soccer players taking a knee were excluded from official highlight reels and social media channels, the IOC said Thursday that kneeling protests will be shown in the future.
 
Players from five women's soccer teams kneeled in support of racial justice Wednesday, the first day it was allowed at the Olympic Games after a ban lasting decades.
 
The concession under Olympic Charter Rule 50, which has long prohibited any athlete protest inside event venues, was finally allowed this month by the International Olympic Committee.
 
The IOC has tried to reconcile enforcing the rule while recognizing, and sometimes celebrating, the iconic image of American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos each raising a black-gloved fist on the medal podium at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.
 
On Wednesday, the British and Chilean teams kneeled before the opening games and were followed by the United States, Sweden and New Zealand players in later kickoffs. The Australia team posed with a flag of Australia's indigenous people.
 
Those images were excluded from the official Tokyo Olympic highlights package provided by the IOC to media including The Associated Press that could not broadcast the games live.

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Spain vs Egypt match

Spain has a number of men who played a key part in their senior team's UEFA EURO 2020 campaign, including Unai Simon, Pedri, and Dani Olmo.
 
Starting line-up:
 
Egypt: Elshenawy, Galal, Hegazy, Mohamed, Sobhi, Tawfik, Eraky, Rayan, Ashour, El Wench, Fotouh

 

Olympics 2021 live updates, men's football: Spain vs Egypt match

The men's football kick-off with Spain vs Egypt match at Tokyo Olympics 2021.


Olympics 2021 live updates: Italy vs Australia Softball match final result

Australia beats Italy 1-0.


Olympics 2021 live updates: Italy vs Australia Softball match


Most Indian athletes opt out of Olympic opening ceremony; about 30 to participate

Indian athletes from seven sports, including shooting, badminton, archery and hockey, will skip the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday because of COVID-19 concerns and competitions lined up the next day, leaving just about 30 in attendance at the event.
 
From hockey, only flag-bearer, men's team captain Manpreet Singh, will participate in the ceremony.
 
"Archery, Judo, Badminton, Weightlifting, Tennis, Hockey (men and women), Shooting, the above are not participating due to matches on 24th, practice sessions on 24th and staying safe," Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra said.
 
"The march past will be in Japanese alphabetical order and India's number is 21st," he added.
 
IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta had earlier stated that no more than 50 will attend the ceremony. Only six officials from each country are being allowed take part in the march-past.
 
"We won't like to create a situation where our athletes are in danger of getting infected. So a decision has been taken to limit the number of athletes and officials participating in the opening ceremony within 50," Mehta told PTI.
 
At this point, the Indian participation looks like this -- Hockey (1), Boxing (8), Table Tennis (4), Rowing (2), Gymnastics (1), Swimming (1), Sailing (4), Fencing (1), Officials (6).
 
"Both the flag-bearers ie M C Mary Kom and Manpreet Singh are participating in the opening ceremony," Batra said.
Indian boxers at Tokyo Olympics. Photo: @Sai_media

Olympics 2021 live updates: Italy vs Australia Softball match


Olympics 2021 live updates: Italy vs Australia Softball match


Olympics 2021 live updates: Mexico vs Japan Softball match

Japan beats Mexico 3-2 in a baseball/Softball match.



Olympics 2021 live updates: Mexico vs Japan Softball match


LIVE UPDATES: Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony director fired for a Holocaust joke

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998.
 
Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto said opening ceremony director Kentaro Kobayashi has been dismissed. He was accused of using a joke about the Holocaust in his comedy act, including the phrase Let's play Holocaust, in one of his shows.
 
His dismissal comes the day before Friday's opening ceremony of the pandemic-delayed Games.
 
Earlier this week, a composer whose music is expected to be used at the opening ceremony was forced to resign because of past bullying of his classmates, which he boasted about in magazine interviews.
Kentaro Kobayashi, a key director of Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony. The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee dismissed the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday, July 22, 2021. (AP Photo)

Olympics 2021 live updates: Tennis draw is out

Djokovic and Osaka find out first opponents
 
The draw for the tennis tournaments has been out, with Novak Djokovic and Naomi OSAKA finding out who they will play first.
 
Djokovic has won the year's first three majors slams.
 
Djokovic faces Hugo Dellien (BOL) first while Osaka will play ZHENG Saisai (CHN).
 
Meanwhile, defending men's singles champion Andy Murray (GBR) has a tough draw against ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN).
Novak Djokovic
 

Olympics 2021 live updates: Mexico vs Japan Softball match.

Mexicovs Japan match is underway.
 
Mexico: Sydney Romero (DP), Nicole Rangel (CF), Chelsea Gonzales (2B), Brittany Cervantes (C), Suzzanah Brookshire (RF), Victoria Vidales (1B), Anissa Urtez (SS), Amanda Sánchez (3B), Tatyana Forbes (LF), Danielle O'Toole (SP)
 
Japan: HARADA Nodoka (RF), ICHIGUCHI Yuka (2B), NAITO Minori (1B), YAMAMOTO Yu (3B), YAMAZAKI Saki (LF), FUJITA Yamato (DP), YAMADA Eri (captain, CF), AGATSUMA Haruka (C), ATSUMI Mana (SS), UENO Yukiko (SP)

Score
 

Tokyo Olympics 2021 live updates

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Olympics 2021. Photo: Reuters


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