"Fairness for athletes all over the world remains my number one priority. I will never let clean athletes become hostages of political games. Under the International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories there are many possible consequences that do not impact the athletes," he continued.
Scotland now leads Group 2 with four points, with the Czechs second on three. Israel sit third with two points, with Slovakia bottom with only a single point gained over the first two matches. Enditem
A total of 331 new cases were confirmed in Japan on Tuesday, including 170 from Tokyo, the epicenter of Japan's outbreak. The Tokyo metropolitan government has maintained its highest alert level on its four-tier scale, meaning "infections are spreading" in the capital.
The re-appointment of Simiyu brought an end to speculation over who would take over the team that has struggled in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series since he left.
But Silva earned the visitors an unlikely point by holding his nerve from the spot in the 97th minute.
Villarreal have also had a good summer after their fifth-place finish last season with the arrival of the experienced Unai Emery as coach followed by the bargain signings of Valencia due Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin, along with a loan for the exciting winger Taka Kobe from Real Madrid.
In the deciding game of mixed doubles, Feng Yanzhe/Lin Lingfang scored the narrow win against world No. 2 Wang Yilv/Huang Dongping 7-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-6, 13-11, sealing the victory for Ruichang.
"If we can exert our speed and strength, we young players are able to beat experienced ones in the 11-point competition system," said Han Qianxi.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador international winger Angel Mena converted two penalties as Leon moved to the top of the Liga MX Apertura standings on Friday with a 2-0 win at Necaxa.
"I think that lots of people didn't think it was possible to throw a javelin more than 95 meters in a closed stadium. I did it and I think there is a lot space for improvement. Very small differences, tiny differences, can make a difference of many meters." Enditem
Banka said his focus is "absolutely" on the welfare of athletes, and that the anti-doping system that "has served clean athletes" must be protected.