The International Olympic Committee does not plan to call for a moment of silence at the Tokyo Games on Aug. 6, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, instead aiming to honour it in the Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony, organisers said on Sunday. Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui sent a letter dated July 28 to IOC President Thomas Bach asking for a moment of silence to be observed. "I am hoping that athletes and Games-related people will touch upon the reality of the atomic bombing in some way," Matsui said in the letter, made public on the city's web site.
MyKayla Skinner wins Olympic silver in Simone Biles' place on vault. Track and field features four finals, but Trayvon Bromell is out of men's 100.
Days after teammate Ryan Murphy strongly hinted at displeasure with Russian athletes being allowed to compete in Tokyo, King did the same.