The post-Usain Bolt era in the men's Olympic 100 metres began on Saturday in Tokyo, with Dorian Keletela, who is competing in the Games as part of the Olympic Refugee team, advancing to the next round with a personal best performance of 10.33 seconds. Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he moved to Portugal in 2016, following the death of his parents due to conflict in his homeland and ran a personal best 10.33 to advance to the next round later on Saturday. Others who progressed from the preliminary heats include Zimbabwe's Ngoni Makusha, who got off the block fast to win his heat in 10.32 and Oman's Barakat Al Harthi who posted 10.27s to win his race.
A nationwide eviction moratorium expired Saturday after President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress worked furiously but ultimately failed to align on a long-shot strategy to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes during a COVID-19 surge. More than 3.6 million Americans are at risk of eviction, some in a matter of days, as nearly $47 billion in federal housing aid to the states during the pandemic has been slow to make it into the hands of renters and landlords owed payments. Hours before the ban was set to expire, Biden called on local governments to “take all possible steps” to immediately disburse the funds.
Alen Hazdic, the alternate on the U.S. men’s epee team, is under investigation by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual misconduct.