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10,000 spectators allowed in Tokyo 2020 venues, Tokyo governor cancels Olympic viewing events Updated: 2021-06-21 16:22:52 KST

Time now for "This Week in Sports" and so joining us live in the studio is our sports editor Paul Neat.
Paul, let's begin with the Olympics. It was announced earlier today that a decision has been made on spectators. What can you tell us?

Yes, it was reported by NHK on Monday that a maximum of 10-thousand spectators will be allowed at venues.
But, authorities in Tokyo have canceled all public viewing events to reduce the risk of coronavirus infections.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said so to reporters on Saturday adding that it is a “necessary measure.”
There had been six planned viewing sites across Tokyo but they will instead be offered as COVID-19 vaccination centers.
The announcement came as Koike and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihida Suga prepared for Monday’s meeting with Olympic officials.

Some worrying news from over the weekend was that an athlete arriving into Tokyo tested positive for COVD-19. Tell us more.

Yes, a member of Uganda’s Olympic team tested positive for the virus after arriving at Tokyo’s Narita Airport on Saturday and was then barred entry into Japan.
According to Asahi newspaper, all Ugandan athletes have been vaccinated and had negative PCR tests before boarding.
The person who has not been named is now staying in a government-designated facility.

Now, Olympic organizers have placed stricter measures on Indian athletes to stem the flow of contagious variants.
Indian Olympic officials have hit back, what's the latest?

Indian athletes will not be allowed to interact with people from other countries for three days upon arrival in Japan.
The Indian Olympic Association have called the measures "unfair" and "discriminatory."
This was said in a letter, sent to the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee.
Adding, it is "highly unfair" as all athletes will be fully vaccinated and will take PCR tests every day for a week ahead of their departure.

For the first time ever a transgender athlete is set to take part in the Olympics. What can you tell us about that?

Yes, that's right. Laurel Hubbard, a weightlifter from New Zealand has been selected to compete in this summer's Games.
Hubbard was among five weightlifters confirmed on Monday in New Zealand's team for Tokyo.
At 43, she will also be the oldest weightlifter at the games.
Hubbard made the transition eight years ago aged 35 and won silver at the 2017 World Championships and gold in the 2019 Pacific Games.

Making history, regardless of whether she wins a medal or not.
Moving to baeball, Saturday was quite possibly the best evening Kim Ha-seong has had in MLB so far - a home run in a win for the San Diego Padres?

Yes, a two-run homer for Kim Ha-seong sealed the win for the Padres over the Cincinnati Reds.
In the bottom of the eighth inning with the score tied at 5-each, Kim launched a go-ahead two-run homer that stayed just fair inside the left-field foul pole.
It sent a packed Petco Park into delirium and the Padres to a dramatic 7-5 victory their third straight win and fourth straight game in which they’ve scored at least six runs.
It was a fourth MLB home run for Kim, his last was at the end of May against the Astros.
Meanwhile, Ryu Hyun-jin on Sunday picked up a win as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-4.
Ryu limited the Orioles to one run from three hits in seven innings in what was his first win since May 28th.
Ryu is now 6-4 with a 3.25 ERA this season.

Great to see that Kim Ha-seong is having a good start to life in MLB and that Ryu picked up a long-overdue win.
Okay Paul, thank-you for that wrap-up. We shall see you next week.

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