"We will work hard to overcome the unprecedented challenge the world is facing, and help athletes perform to their best in a new kind of Games."
Mendilibar lost several key players, such as Fabio Orellana, Charles and Escalante over the summer, while Ivan Ramis retired, and so far adequate replacements haven't arrived leaving the squad weaker than the one which struggled last season.
"Our endeavor is to ensure that our sporting facilities can compare favorably with the top addresses around the world. We are in the process of developing other sporting facilities throughout the country," he said in a statement issued after the opening ceremony.
After a devastating 18-game winless run, Manuel Baum has been appointed the Royal Blues new head coach with former Schalke performer Naldo as assistant coach. Both signed a contract until June 30, 2022.
"The Tokyo Olympics were postponed, and this is good for me. Now I have more time to prepare and will try to show my best in the Olympics," she said.
HOHHOT, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- A regional winter Naadam featuring sports and tourism activities will be held from December 23 to 26 this year in a pastoral area of Hulunbuir City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local sports officials said on Friday.
After squandering seven set points, Mladenovic was unable to close out the set, losing 7-5 before losing the second set 6-3.
"We don't know if the coach will take part in the camp but his infection won't affect the plans of the team. Moreover, the coach is able to do some things virtually," added the PZPN's spokesperson. Enditem
Only some excess baggage problems may have affected Manuel Neuer (goalkeeper of the year award), Joshua Kimmich (defender), Robert Lewandowski (forward), and Hansi Flick (coach) on their way back to Germany after winning most of UEFA's season awards.
Liu Shaofeng from Shandong and Tianjin's Yang Jintong finished joint first in the men's 50m freestyle in 22.72 seconds.
"Our young players have got increasingly more opportunities which is reflected by an increase of playing time and goals," said Dong Zheng, general manager of CSL.