The Newest on the Tokyo Olympics, that are going down below heavy restrictions after a yr’s delay due to the coronavirus pandemic:
Jill Biden has launched into her first solo worldwide journey as first woman, main a U.S. delegation to the Olympic Video games in Tokyo.
On her manner she stopped in Alaska, the place she praised efforts to vaccinate residents within the rugged, distant state however famous the work shouldn’t be completed.
She has a sturdy agenda for roughly 48 hours on the bottom in Japan’s capital.
She is about to reach in Tokyo Thursday afternoon and have dinner with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his spouse, Mariko Suga.
She is going to maintain a digital get-together with members of Workforce USA Friday earlier than assembly Emperor Naruhito on the Imperial Palace. She attends the opening ceremony for the Video games within the night.
She additionally will host a U.S.-vs.-Mexico softball watch get together on the U.S. Embassy for workers and their households, and cheer U.S. athletes competing in a number of occasions earlier than leaving Tokyo.
Australia’s highest-ranking Olympic official and the present premier of the state of Queensland, the place the 2032 Summer season Video games shall be held, have put an early take a look at to the previous adage that sports activities and politics don’t combine.