It’s Sunday, July 25th – the second official day of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Here’s what you need to know.
New Covid-19 cases announced: Ten new Covid-19 cases were reported on the second day, bringing the total number of game-related cases to 137 on Sunday, according to the Tokyo 2020 organizers. Two of the new cases were reported from the Tokyo Olympic Village, one of which has been identified as an athlete, organizers said. Another athlete also tested positive but was not a resident of the Olympic Village.
The U.S. Olympic Committee said a U.S. Olympic athlete tested positive for Covid-19 in Tokyo. The committee did not provide any information about the identity of the athlete.
Athletes struggle with “brutal” weather: Number 1 in the tennis world, Novak Djokovic, described the humidity as “brutal” after defeating Bolivian Hugo Dellien in the men’s singles, while Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev used a mobile air conditioning system to keep himself cool. The CNN weather team said temperatures rose to nearly 93 ° F (34 ° C) on Saturday in the Tokyo area, with “oppressive” humidity above 80%.
What’s on the schedule: Sunday started with Team USA winning their first medals of the Games in the men’s and women’s 400-meter individual medals. The United States overtook China in the overall lead.
Some sports greats will also make their debut on Sunday, including the Olympic lighter and Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka and US gymnastics star Simone Biles. And skateboarding makes its Olympic debut with the men’s street competition. It’s one of the few new sports in Tokyo, and US star Nyjah Huston is expected to shine with four world titles and more than a dozen X-Games golds.
You can find the full Olympic schedule here.
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