"The female Iranian players have to wear a hijab or a head cover. In the beginning, it was difficult because there were no leagues who accepted us. However, the Bulgarian federation opened its doors to Iranian women and confirmed our participation in their league," said Borhani.
"It has been nearly 20 years since Beijing won the bid for the 2008 Games. Chinese people have developed a deep understanding about the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Winter Games over these two decades," Lin said.
Guangzhou R&F now sit sixth in the eight-team Dalian division with 10 points, four points ahead of Henan Jianye, the tailender on a six-match winless streak. Enditem
"The two words were first added to the emblem to make sure people understands it represents the Paralympic Games. The IPC was concerned whether Chinese people knew its meaning if they were removed," explained Lin, who was worried by the difference between the two emblems when placed together.
The German coach announced he is taking the clubs' challenges into account but, at the same time, will stick to the national team's rejuvenation process, including having to re-structure his defense.
Zuriko Davitashvili (R) of Georgia vies with Aleksandar Trajkovski of North Macedonia during the UEFA Nations League football match between Georgia and North Macedonia in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sept. 8, 2020. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. (Photo by Tamuna Kulumbegashvili/Xinhua)
"It's more important to enjoy the process," Gu added. "You can take pictures and enjoy the view so as to relax yourself when you go to different places to participate in competitions. It's also important to display sportsmanship. During the cycling portion of one triathlon, a competitor in front of me fell, and I immediately stopped to help him."
Barbosa rifled in an 87th-minute winner after Fortaleza midfielder Juninho had canceled out Everton Ribeiro's opener at the Maracana stadium. Enditem
After dropping his serve to trail 6-5 behind in the first set of his fourth round match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, Djokovic angrily smashed a ball in frustration, accidentally striking the line judge in the neck and causing her to fall to the ground.
As the COVID-19 pandemic brought the international table tennis calendar to a grinding halt early in the year, many players, coaches and fans were confined to their homes or their local communities.
The clay-court Grand Slam, which was originally due to be held in May, will be staged from September 27 to October 11.