Among the new cases are 18 people living in Japan. Tokyo and the country each record daily cases during a pandemic.
IOC spokesman Marc Adams quoted Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as saying that it had nothing to do with hosting the Olympics during the declaration of an emergency.
American backstroke star Ryan Murphy suggests that his Olympic race is “probably not pretty” and seems to be aiming for a Russian swimmer who beat him in two events.
Murphy commented on Friday after winning a silver medal behind Evgeny Rilov in a 200-meter backstroke. Three days ago, he touched both Lilov and another Russian, Kliment Kolesnikov, and settled in bronze with 100 backs.
At a press conference with other medalists, Murphy congratulated Lilov, saying he made no claims.
Most Russian athletes were allowed to compete in Tokyo, even though they officially represented the Russian Olympic Committee rather than the country.
Rilov, one of the world’s top backstroke players for a long time, has denied involvement in the doping program. He said he was always clean and tested in competition. He said he didn’t feel he was the target of Murphy’s frustration.
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