7 new events added to 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Beijing 2022: IOC announces seven new events for Winter Olympics

However, most aquatic events" specific dates are still "to be determined.' Accompanying the high-level schedule is a note indicating, 'Tokyo 2020 is now completing the competition schedule by session for swimming, artistic swimming, and diving, and will finalise this shortly'. But anyone who has spent a summer in Tokyo knows that's not necessarily the case.

Japan is now experiencing a heatwave that has left over a dozen people dead and hospitalised thousands, leading to fears of similar problems when the Olympics rolls into town in two years' time.

The announcement of the mascot names comes after more than 75 per cent of elementary schools in Japan, as well as a number of overseas Japanese schools, took part in a selection process to vote for their favourite set of mascot designs. Temperature rose as high as 40.7C (105F) in central Japan.

August 1 will be a "Super Saturday", with a number of medal events scheduled to be held on that day, including events featuring for the first time in the Olympic Games, such as the judo mixed team event, triathlon mixed team relay, and shooting trap mixed team event.

Japanese organisers formally introduced their doe-eyed 2020 Olympic mascots to the world on Sunday, christening them with superhero names that could provide a tongue-twisting challenge to some.

Kagame, Xi sign 15 deals, strengthen Rwanda-China ties
The Prime Minister's aircraft landed at the Kigali International Airport where he was given a red carpet welcome this evening. In the second leg, PM Modi will visit Uganda, also a first visit by an Indian PM in over 20 years.

"We are mindful that we do have to prepare for extreme heat", he said at a news conference.

- Said sports Director of the International Olympic Committee, cat McConnell.

Tokyo organizers have been criticized by various sports federations over issues such as competition planning, water pollution and communication channels.

Some federations - including sailing - have raised concerns about Japan's ability to deliver their events to an Olympic standard.

"Obviously in sports in which Japan is not traditionally strong, and doesn't have a lot of experience in, then more liaison work with worldwide federations is necessary", Kyodo News quoted Coates as saying.

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