2020 Olympic organizers reveal cost-reduction plans for scaled-down Tokyo event

2020 Olympic organizers are planning to cut down the number of officials at the Olympic Games next year by 10-15 percent as part of a package of cost-reduction proposals, it was announced last week.

The Games, scheduled to take place in July, are now re-planned from July 23 to August 8 in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

More than 50 measures to scale down the Games have been proposed by the International Olympic Council (IOC)’s coordination commission and Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said that this would show how future Olympics could be streamlined in a post-Covid-19 world.

Other proposed measures are a shorter opening period for training venues, reduced invitations for both the opening and closing ceremonies, removal of team welcome ceremonies at the Olympic Village, and fewer officials getting official bus services to avoid having to rely on public transport.

While the number of staff present and use of official vehicles will be reviewed, the length of the 121-day torch relay will not be shortened.

Chairman of the Tokyo 2020 coordination commission John Coates said that those optimizations and simplifications marked an important step towards delivering a safe and successful Olympic next year. They owed it to the public to enact these methods during these challenging times, that’s the reason why they had left no stone unturned and would continue to look for further chances over the coming months.

He added that the unique task of reorganizing an Olympic Games had called for the movement to be stronger and that milestone illustrated their collective commitment.

What is called Tokyo model will not only deliver an Olympic event fit for a post-Covid-19 world, but also will become a blueprint that will benefit future organizing committees for many next years.

Coates added that the cost-cutting proposal would pay attribution to the Games’ stakeholders and infrastructure and organizers planned to report the number of costs to be reduced at the next virtual IOC executive board meeting scheduled to take place on October 7.

Top Six Best Sports Streaming Sites You Can Watch For Free in 2020 (part 1)

Sports streaming sites offer us so many benefits, including helping us to keep up with several game schedules, experience the convenience of not missing a favorite game, altogether making sports viewing so easy and more accessible, with just some clicks. Here we have listed top six best sports streaming sites that offer premium quality sports content for totally free in 2020.


When it comes to the best sports streaming sites, it is not enough without mentioning ESPN – one of the highly promoted streaming sites across the globe thanks to its most extensive sports contents, from widely known sports like football or basketball, to developing sports like surfing or skating. An addition is its intuitive interface with HD quality content that provides viewers with a convenient experience without pop-up ads.

The ESPN offer both free and premium sports streaming service. ESPN’s free streaming service allows users to watch endless sports contents without having to sign up, log in, or any payments. Meanwhile, the premium service comes with additional advantages not present in free service and requires users to log in and pay for a subscription plan. The service is available for both Android and iOS devices but is restricted in some countries.

You can watch on ESPN some sports such as basketball, NFL, college sports, football, tennis, wrestling, baseball, cricket, MMA, golf, horse racing, motorsports, and more.

Live Soccer TV

Considered as one of the best and most popular free sports streaming sites, Live Soccer offers a wide range of sporting activities, providing sports fans with the opportunity to enjoy the benefit of streaming. The key factor that its streaming site can attract thousands of sports fans is its advantage of offering free streaming services without email sign up like other streaming websites.

In addition, Live Soccer TV also provides live updates and information about upcoming events of a wide range of sports. Its mobile app can be accessed anytime, available both on Android and iOS devices.

EURO opening games: First goals, results, scorers (part 2)

1984: France 1-0 Denmark, Parc des Princes, Paris

Platini 78

Opening goal: France were rewarded for their persistence in trying to pierce the Denmark midfield when, with the Danes failing to clear, Michel Platini arrived on the edge of the box to spear in – via a deflection.

1988: West Germany 1-1 Italy, Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf

Brehme 55; Mancini 52

Opening goal: Roberto Mancini‘s first Azzurri goal in 14 appearances came against the host nation, as he rounded off an Italian attack from the right flank by striking on the turn at close range.

1992: Sweden 1-1 France, Råsunda Stadium, Solna

Eriksson 24; Papin 58

Opening goal: Jan Eriksson‘s powerful header broke the deadlock in 1992. Unmarked, the centre-half bombed into the penalty area to meet Anders Limpar’s floated corner and give Sweden an early lead.

1996: England 1-1 Switzerland, Wembley Stadium, London

Shearer 23; Türkyilmaz 83pen

Opening goal: Alan Shearer latched onto Paul Ince’s through ball to put England ahead. The front-man timed his run to perfection before flashing high into the net – ending a 21-month international goal drought.

2000: Belgium 2-1 Sweden, King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels

Goor 43, Mpenza 46; Mjällby 53

Opening goal: Bart Goor’s one-man effort sent the Red Devils in front. Winning back his own misplaced pass, the winger made strides towards the Swedish penalty box, where he buried a low shot.

2004: Portugal 1-2 Greece, Estádio do Dragão, Porto

Ronaldo 90+3; Karagounis 7, Basinas 51pen

Opening goal: Giorgios Karagounis shocked hosts Portugal, rippling the net seven minutes into the tournament curtain-raiser. Sweeping up a untidy clearance, the midfielder rifled past Ricardo from 25 metres.

2008: Switzerland 0-1 Czech Republic, St.Jakob-Park, Basel

Svĕrkoš 71

Opening goal: A mighty upfield header landed perfectly for the breaking Václav Svĕrkoš – a second-half substitute – who kept his composure and dispatched a low effort into the Swiss bottom corner.

2012: Poland 1-1 Greece, Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw

Lewandowski 17; Salpingidis 51

Opening goal: Heading in from Jakub Błaszczykowski’s searching cross, Robert Lewandowski described his “unimaginable” joy at snatching the finals’ first goal in front of the home crowd.

2016: France 2-1 Romania, Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Giroud 57, Payet 89; Stancu 65pen

Opening goal: Centre-forward Olivier Giroud rose highest to beat the Romanian goalkeeper to Dimitri Payet’s devilish in-swinging delivery and head home France’s first of the campaign.

EURO opening games: First goals, results, scorers (part 1)

Let’s look back at the scores, opening goals, and venues of the games that got each UEFA European Championship started.

1960: France 4-5 Yugoslavia, Parc des Princes, Paris

Vincent 12, Heutte 43 62, Wisniewski 53; Galić 11, Žanetić 55, Knez 75, Jerković 78 79

Opening goal: Milan Galić’s early strike against France in Paris set the 1960 competition alight. However, Yugoslavia’s one-goal advantage lasted less than 60 seconds as Les Bleus promptly equalized.

1964: Spain 2-1 Hungary, aet, Estádio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid

Pereda 35, Amancio 112; Bene 84

Opening goal: Jesús María Pereda netted a goal for La Roja 35 minutes into the Madrid semi-final. The Spain midfielder praised his team-mates for working well as a unit and soon they would be champions.

1968: Italy 0-0 Soviet Union, Stadio San Paolo, Naples

Opening goal: The tournament’s first goal did not come in Naples but later on the opening day of action, in Florence, where Yugoslavia’s Dragan Džajić jabbed in a winner 4 minutes from time against England.

1972: Belgium 1-2 West Germany, Bosuilstadion, Antwerp

Polleunis 83; Müller 24 71

Opening goal: West Germany ace Gerd Müller topped off a darting run by glancing over Belgium’s goalkeeper, claiming the competition’s first goal.

1976: Czechoslovakia 3-1 Netherlands, aet, Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb

Ondruš 19, 73, Nehoda 114, Veselý 118

Yugoslavia 2-4 West Germany, aet, Stadion Rajko Mitić, Belgrade

Popivoda 19, Džajić 30; Flohe 64, Müller 82 115 119

Opening goals: Both semi-finals started at the same time and the first goal in each game was scored in the 19th minute: Danilo Popivoda for Yugoslavia and Anton Ondruš for Czechoslovakia.

1980: Czechoslovakia 0-1 West Germany, Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Rummenigge 57

Opening goal: Karl-Heinze Rummenigge of West Germany flung himself at Hansi Müller’s lofted cross to nod in at the back post, sealing Die Mannschaft’s opening victory.

Impact of coronavirus pandemic on major sports events

Here is a list of major sports events around the world that are in the process of re-starting or have been rescheduled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.


* Major League Football players returned to voluntary training on May 6.

* The 2020 K-League season kicked off on May 8 behind closed doors.

* Euro 2020 and Copa America were postponed. The two tournaments will now be scheduled to take place from June 11 to July 11, 2021.

* The Euro 2021 Women’s Championship has been postponed to July 6-31, 2022.

* Asian Champions League: The beginning of the knockout rounds was pushed back to September.

* The Chinese Football Association has drawn up three plans to complete the 2020 Chinese Super League season, one of which would see the campaign start in late June and finish in December.

* The women’s Bundesliga season will restart from May 29.

* The Portuguese league approved nine stadiums for the league’s restart.

* Costa Rica became the first country in the Americas to restart their professional league.

* The women’s Under-20 World Cup in Panama and Costa Rica, postponed from August-September, has been replanned for Jan. 20-Feb. 6, 2021.

* The National Women’s Soccer League said clubs could start small group training sessions from May 25. The league is rescheduled for a late June return with a single city month-long tournament.


* The postponed Tokyo Olympics will now start on July 23, 2021, and run until Aug. 8.

* World Athletics has postponed Olympic qualification until December.


The postponed Paralympic Games will run from Aug. 24-Sep. 5, 2021.


The 2021 World Beach Games were rescheduled to 2023.


* The 2021 World Games have been postponed by a year to avoid clashing with the Olympics.

Does the NBA have special favors for Zion Williamson?

The NBA has set a goal to restart the season on July 31. However, not everyone can play. Even so, Zion Williamson will be a little favored.

Everyone wants the NBA back, and with the players, they can’t wait to play. However, with the US epidemic situation, not everyone will likely be able to play when the season officially restarts.

However, the NBA seems to be favoring a name, which is hot rookie Zion Williamson and his team New Orleans Pelicans.

This is shared by the prestigious journalist Brian Windhorst of ESPN. He said this right on television yesterday:

One thing he was listening to and he had spoken to my source during the tournament is that the executive team was planning Playoffs to ensure Zion Williamson was here.

There was a reason for the NBA to want to increase the number of teams participating in the Playoffs from 20 to 24 teams. Many options were being proposed, but one of them involved making sure Zion Williamson appears at the postseason when the season returned.

Hé lộ: NBA có sự ưu ái đặc biệt dành cho Zion Williamson?

Here is the full video of journalist Brian Windhorst’s sharing on ESPN:

Despite being drafted in June 2019, Zion Williamson only debuted for NBA fans in January 2020. Missing three months of the Regular Season, Zion needs time to recover from knee surgery in October.

However, Zion did not take long to show his great charisma and talent to attract his fans. Playing 19 matches, Williamson averaged 23.6 points with 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists before the tournament was postponed because of COVID-19.

Coupled with impressive statistics, Zion is like a portable highlights machine, constantly making the audience pop out of the chair with many powerful shots.

While fans were excited with Zion Williamson, the season was unexpectedly halted. New Orleans Pelicans are on the edge of the Playoffs with a record of 28-36, 3.5 games away from the 8th Grizzlies (equal to the 9th-placed Portland Trail Blazers).

In April, Zion Williamson told TNT that he was ready for every match if the season was restarted.

Top 10 best Greyston Holt movies and TV shows (Part 2)

3. Bitten

If you are a paranormal aficionado, Bitten is a film series that is tailor-made for you. Even those who are not paranormal fans will also like this. It is one of the best Greyston Holt movies that you all should not miss.

4. Bitten: Season 1

When you commence, you are likely to get hooked. It is a sultry and enjoyable series for you to spend your weekend watching. It is also among the best Greyston Holt movies.

5. Lonesome dove church

The fact that it’s based on a real story makes Lonesome dove church a better time-period movie.

6. Hannah’s Law

Even though not a hard and paced grubby western it is sufficient for both the sexes to enjoy Hannah’s Laws together! A great storyline makes it become the amazing Greyston Holt movies to watch.

7. A Puppy for Christmas

Disaster strikes in Noelle’s life. She gets the puppy for Xmas. A change makes things to turn for the better. Those who are looking for some amazing Greyston Holt movies should watch this.

8. Bitten: The Complete Series

Bitten: The Complete Series is an ongoing one-hour series with a familiar setting of where werewolves reside among viewers. It has a high place in the list of Greyston Holt’s most favorite movies.

9. A Very Country Christmas

Jeanette Williams is a busy single parent who is striving to make a good living for her as well as her daughter. The matter is that she isn’t aware when a superstar comes back to their small township. They accidentally meet with their hearts openning up to the likelihood of romance.

10. Bitten: The Final Season

Bitten: The Final Season is an excellent series. The only thing you can point out to stars is that the last couple of the seasons were not released in Blu-ray. With wonderful cast, it is a must-have for all of you are looking for the top-rated movies and TV shows of Greyston Holt.

Top 10 best Greyston Holt movies and TV shows (Part 1)

Greyston Stefancsik was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He grew up with his family in Salt Spring Isle, British Columbia. His grandparents migrated to Lethbridge from Hungary. When he was a high-school student, he learned the guitar and continued to create a band playing at several venues. He attended an acting class to earn more money.

After high school time, he came to Vancouver to pursue a career in acting. The acting career of Greyston Holt started with a small part in Killer Bash and then a small role in Into the West. He also did small parts in Prime TV shows including Smallville, Blood Ties, The 4400. His periodic part in Durham County was a milestone in the Greyston Holt’s movies and TV shows, which helped him to win a nomination for a Leo Award. Later he got the opportunity to do the guest roles on Fringe, Sanctuary, Stargate Universe, and Flashpoint.

A significant time in the Greyston Holt’s acting career was in his role in the horror/ fantasy TV series Space Bitten when he got nominated for another Leo Award. It was such a successful TV series that the US basic cable channel Syfy renewed it for the second season of 10 episodes.

Here is a list of the best Greyston Holt’s movies and TV shows.

A Puppy For Christmas

Buster, Noelle’s damaging new puppy, makes her lose her hubby, her work, and her apartment. After that, Noelle visits a family farm with her co-worker Liam in order to spend the vacations. Her earlier life in the metropolitan comes back to her. She has to decide to choose a capricious thrilling future with Liam and Buster or her prosperous world that was her once. A Puppy For Christmas is one of the most excellent Greyston Holt movies really worth seeing.

Slap Shot 3: The Junior League

Unlike Slap Shot, Slap Shot 3 is not a raunchy comedy. It is more of the Hanson Brothers get to meet the Mighty Ducks. It is sweet and amusing. The children are guaranteed to love it. It is perfect for those who are fans of Greyston Holt.

Germany confirmed not to sell its COVID-19 vaccine research to the United States

The German Foreign Ministry said it was studying the vaccine for COVID-19 “not for sale” after it was announced that President Donald Trump proposed buying the copyright of the vaccine from the biotechnology company CureVac (Germany).

A race for monopoly between Germany and the US took place when scientists tried to develop a new strain of coronavirus vaccine (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19, which has killed over 6,500 people worldwide.

The statement came after Die Welt quoted German government sources as revealing that President Trump had offered “$ 1 billion” to secure vaccine research by German biotech company CureVac exclusively for the US.

Responding to this information, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier bluntly asserted: “Germany is not for sale”. At the same time, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said the government would hold a meeting to discuss the issue of monopoly in vaccine research.

In a statement, CureVac stated not to comment on its speculations and dismissed allegations of the company’s offer of acquisition or technology. “Currently international cooperation is important, not for the sake of an individual country,” said Erwin Rueddel, a conservative legislator on the health committee of the German parliament.

Meanwhile, AFP quoted a US official as saying that the German media went too far. US officials also denied that Washington was seeking to “keep the COVID-19 vaccine for the United States only.” “We will continue to discuss with any company that claims to be able to successfully,” he said. All effective solutions will be shared with the world”.

Founded in 2000, CureVac has offices in Frankfurt (Germany) and Boston (USA). CureVac advertises as a company specializing in the development of antibody-based cancer therapy, rare diseases and preventive vaccines.

CureVac CEO Daniel Menichella was invited to meet with President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House in Washington D.C. on 2 March.

DeAndre Ayton faces heavy fines for positing a banned drug

DeAndre Ayton is at risk of a long-term ban when his test results are positive for NBA banned.

The Phoenix Suns are in a state of restlessness when one of their key players, DeAndre Ayton, is at risk of being banned from long-term play. The reason is using banned substances under NBA Anti-Drug rules. He was positive for a diuretic on the tournament’s banned list.

Diuretics are on the banned list because they can help athletes hide their use of doping. However, according to ESPN, in the next tests, the 21-year-old had absolutely no signs of using other drugs. And most likely this was an accident when Ayton ate or drank products containing this diuretic.


Currently the National Basketball Association (NBA) has a plan to submit an appeal on behalf of Ayton to the NBA. They hope to reduce the penalty for him or cancel it because the Suns player did not intentionally use the banned substance.

In the latest statement, Ayton also expressed his repentance and remorse for her work: “I want to apologize to all, to my family, Phoenix Suns, my teammates, partners and others. The fans loved me, this was an unintended incident and I had absolutely no idea I was positive for being banned, I understood what I was doing, once again apologized for letting the team, as well as people, disappointed”.

If the penalty is enforced, Ayton will be banned from playing 25 games this season. This will be a huge loss for Suns when Ayton is an important player in their squad. In the opening match against Sacramento Kings, the 21-year-old scored 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks, making a big contribution to Suns’ 124 – 95 victory.


So if Ayton is banned from playing for a long time, it will not only affect him, but also make Suns in trouble. Last season, Ayton played a total of 71 matches, with an average of 16.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game for the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

It is unclear whether he will be able to join the Suns to the Pepsi Center with the Denver Nuggets on January 26.