Some of the country's top athletes serving sanctions for the doping offices includes 2008 Beijing Olympics 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop, 2016 Rio Olympics women's marathon champion Jemimah Sumgong, and former three-time Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo, among others.
Currently, the ban imposed by the country's president on contact sports is still in force even though COVID-19 active cases have witnessed a downward trend in the West African country. Enditem
Organizers have also decided to allocate more prize money to the early losers to show support to players who have had a particularly difficult financial year amid the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"He's one of the big champions of the last decade, one of the very few active players, who won a Grand Slam tournament here in New York," Thiem said of Cilic. "Even though he's not on the top of his game, he's always dangerous for a deep run in these big tournaments. He's not a guy I want to face in the third round as he's a former champion. On a good day, he can beat anybody."
The government is also constructing a state of the art high altitude training facility in Bukwo in the eastern part of the country. It believes that once the facility is completed by the end of this year, the country will win more medals. Enditem
Thailand joins Chinese Taipei and Australia as member associations unable to take their place. Replacement teams have yet to be announced, the BWF said.
A total of 331 new cases were confirmed in Japan on Tuesday, including 170 from Tokyo, the epicenter of Japan's outbreak. The Tokyo metropolitan government has maintained its highest alert level on its four-tier scale, meaning "infections are spreading" in the capital.
Qingdao continue leading in the standings after nine games, with Ruichang ranking second by sweeping Shenzhen 5-0 on Sunday.
"I was playing well today," said Thiem. "I had a good plan for the match. He's very dangerous when he can dictate with his forehand. I was trying to avoid that. He also has very, very fast legs. I was trying to play my fastest tennis to keep him on the backhand, to not let him dictate with the forehand. I did that very well today."
The Leverkusen midfielder is said to be going for a medical check this weekend before joining the Blues for 100 million euros. Enditem
The under-23 striker Zhang proved his worth again in the 44th minute, as he tapped Jonathan Viera Ramos' cross home to add another goal for Guoan.