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IOC: Three Billion People Watched Tokyo Olympics
11:15 pm: The Tokyo Olympics were watched by more than three billion people worldwide last summer. According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), this involved 3.05 billion unique viewers on television and digital platforms.
Compared to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, there was a 33 percent increase in television coverage, while digital production increased by 34 percent, the IOC said.
“The Tokyo 2020 Games marked a turning point in the history of Olympic broadcasting by offering sports fans more content than ever before on an unprecedented number of screens, be it via TV, digital, websites, apps or social media,” the IOC said. “By leveraging new technologies and digital innovations, more sports fans are interacting with the Games, making the Tokyo 2020 Games the most inclusive Olympic Games ever.”
French football club Lyon gets point deducted after incident
11:14 PM: French football club Lyon has been deducted a point due to disturbances with supporters, recently in the competition match with Olympique Marseille. The formation of trainer Peter Bosz also has to replay the match behind closed doors.
The match in question was called off after a few minutes. A spectator threw a bottle of water on Dimitri Payet’s head as the Marseille player tried to take a corner. It was one of many incidents in French Ligue 1 with fans this season.
Juninho already left as technical director Olympique Lyon in January
8.49 pm: Olympique Lyon has to look for a new technical director. Juninho will leave in January, he has informed the club management. At Olympique Lyon, the Dutchman Peter Bosz is the head coach.
Juninho was supposed to leave at the end of the season. He is now leaving earlier to give the club more room to find a suitable successor.
As a player, Juninho had an important part in the club’s seven consecutive league titles between 2002 and 2008. The Brazilian left Lyon in 2009 and returned ten years later as technical director. Juninho appointed his compatriot Sylvinho as coach, but that was not a success. Sylvinho had to leave after eleven matches.
Leicester will miss seven players against Napoli due to corona
8.47 pm: Leicester City will miss seven players in the Europa League game against Napoli on Thursday evening due to an infection with the corona virus or close contact with an infected person. That has coach Brendan Rodgers of the club from the Premier League informed. He wouldn’t name names just yet.
It was previously announced that Tottenham Hotspur, which plays against Stade Rennes in the Conference League, has similar problems.
“We have taken every precaution to prevent further problems,” said Rodgers. “It has been hard in the last few days with this disease. Some guys really don’t feel well either. Let’s hope it doesn’t get any worse. But we continue to believe in a good result. We have a wide selection with many good players.”
Skier Kjetil Jansrud will definitely miss Winter Games
5:06 PM Skier Kjetil Jansrud will definitely miss the Winter Games, which will be held in Beijing in February. The Norwegian downhill and Super-G specialist has said the season is over for him after suffering a serious knee injury in a fall at Beaver Creek last week.
The 36-year-old veteran nevertheless says he is doing everything he can to return next season. “I am very motivated and I will certainly not give up,” said Jansrud. “I’m going to do whatever it takes to rehabilitate. This season is over, but my career is not over yet.”
Jansrud won gold in the Super-G at the 2014 Winter Games. He will undergo surgery at the end of next week. “The recovery will take six to nine months,” the medical staff of the Norwegian Ski Federation said.
Sports celebrities in action on Purple Friday
3:43 pm: Well-known Dutch people from the sport are committed to Purple Friday, the day that ‘being yourself’ is central to primary education. TV presenter Humberto Tan, Orange international Merel van Dongen and volleyball player Jeffrey Klok, among others, give an online guest lesson for about 17,000 students.
Olympic speed skating champion Jochem Uytdehaage starts the lessons at 9.00 am from a special studio in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. The guest lessons are part of the All Together Challenge to promote inclusiveness in sport. In the lessons, the guest teachers tell what ‘being yourself’ means to them, both privately and in their sporting and social career.
Every year, the second Friday of December is Purple Friday: a day on which students in the Netherlands show that everyone at school can be themselves and that no one should be excluded or bullied because of who they are or who they fall in love with. Last year national coach Louis van Gaal was one of the guest teachers.
The All Together Challenge is an initiative of the John Blankenstein Foundation, NOC*NSF, football association KNVB and hockey association KNHB to promote diversity and inclusion in the sports world.
Dalic longer national coach of Croatian footballers
12.09 o’clock: Zlatko Dalic will remain the national coach of Croatia’s football players until 2024. The football association of the World Cup finalist has announced that the national coach’s contract has been extended.
55-year-old Dalic has been leading the national team since October 2017. At the World Cup in Russia, he surprisingly reached the final with Croatia. In that, France was too strong with 4-2. At the European Championship last summer, Croatia stranded in the eighth finals after a defeat against Spain.
Croatia won the qualifying group for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar for Russia and is certain of World Cup participation.
Australian boycott of Beijing Games no consequences for athletes
9.58am: The Australian government will not send a diplomatic mission to the Beijing Olympics, but the decision will not affect the athletes, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) said.
The AOC said in a statement that it respects that “diplomatic options” are a matter for governments and that politics and sports should remain separate.
“Our Australian athletes have trained and competed for the past four years with this Olympic dream in mind and now we will do everything we can to help them succeed,” said board chairman Matt Carroll. “Getting the athletes safely to Beijing, ensuring that they can participate safely and getting them home safely remains our biggest challenge.”
Prime Minister Scott Morrison had previously cited human rights violations as one of the reasons for the Australian boycott. The AOC calls human rights very important, but in the view of diplomats, keeping the lines of communication open has much more influence than closing them, according to Carroll.
LeBron James beats Laker’s eternal rival Boston
8.10 am: LeBron James made a major contribution to the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory over the Boston Celtics with 30 points. The duel between the two teams is considered a classic in the American basketball competition NBA. Twelve times, mainly in the 60s and 80s, they met in the final. The last time that happened was in 2010. This time the Lakers won 117-102.
Russell Westbrook was good for 24 points on behalf of the Lakers, Anthony Davis came in on 17 points. It marked the fifth win in the last eight games for the LA team. “We had some good periods and we want to continue with that,” said James, who had to miss a duel last week after a ‘false positive’ corona test. “This was one of our best games this season.”
At Boston, Jayson Tatum was the top scorer with 34 points. The Celtics, who again missed All Star Jaylen Brown due to a hamstring injury, had defeated the Lakers earlier this season in Boston.
Brooklyn Nets, the leader in the Eastern Conference, came back from a 17-point deficit to the Dallas Mavericks. Thanks also to Kevin Durant (24 points), the team from New York won 102-99.
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