The International Olympic Committee (IOC) expects only 6,000 athletes to participate in the opening ceremony at the Tokyo Summer Games, more than half of initial estimates, as organizers implement measures to guard against coronavirus infections. The IOC plans to scale back the ceremony because athletes will not be allowed to arrive at the Olympic Village, which can accommodate 18,000 people, more than five days before they compete and must depart within two days after their event finishes, the paper reported citing unidentified sources. Around 11,000 athletes from 200 countries had initially been expected at the opening ceremony, the Yomiuri said.
Nathan Chen won his fifth consecutive U.S. figure skating national championship, becoming the first man to do so since Dick Button.
Shaun White's first snowboard contest since winning his third Olympic title in 2018 no longer appears to be this week's Laax Open in Switzerland.