Hashimoto, who was appointed as the Olympic minister last year by outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, made the remarks when responding to IOC vice president John Coates' claim on Monday that the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead next year regardless of the coronavirus situation.
World football governing body FIFA and regional confederation CONCACAF announced that the qualifying tournament, which had been due to begin in October, will now kick off in March.
In the game between Dalian and Suning, Jose Salomon Rondon spearheaded the counterattack to create the first Dalian goal in the 23rd minute, making a lightning run down the left and shooting inside the near post.
"I am really, really happy to be at this great club, a club with so much history, and here with a manager who knows me really well," Rodriguez told Everton's website.
Osaka will now face another American, Jennifer Brady, in the semifinals. One of the in-form players of the summer, Brady, who won her first career WTA singles title in Lexington last month, dispatched Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan to reach her first-ever Grand Slam semifinal.
Gu is popular in sporting circles of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. In addition to running, he also enjoys cycling and swimming. He has competed in marathons in Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen and other cities, and showed up as the oldest pacer at the International Marathon in Yinchuan, capital city of Ningxia. Gu also went to Tennessee in the United States alone to compete in a triathlon.
Sakkari threatened to repeat her come-from-behind victory over Williams in the Western & Southern Open two weeks ago, but ultimately fell just short.
Having finished just 17 hundredths of a second short at last month's opening Diamond League meeting in Monaco, Kipyegon seemed on track to achieve her ambition with 200 meters remaining, but faltered slightly over the final few meters to cross the line in 2:29.92.
PRAGUE, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir broke the women-only half marathon world record in Prague on Saturday morning.
In just the third minute of the first half, 17-year-old Fati drew a foul from Serhiy Kyrvstov to earn a penalty that Sergio Ramos converted clinically.
Both matches will be played behind closed doors in line with health protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local press said on Tuesday, quoting the Moroccan Football Federation.