Olympics: Minor communication hitch at opening of Tokyo 2020 gymnastics take a look at occasion


TOKYO (Information) – Confusion over the participation of two Portuguese athletes didn’t derail an Olympic rehearsal on the newly-built Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo because the Trampoline World Championships bought underway on Friday forward of subsequent 12 months’s Video games.

The competitors, the primary to be held on the Olympic Gymnastics Centre which is one among eight venues being function constructed for the 2020 Olympics, can also be getting used as qualification for the Video games.

Organizers solely reported one minor hitch, after two Portuguese athletes didn’t arrive to compete however that data was not relayed to officers controlling the scoreboard.

It meant a clumsy delay to proceedings as officers waited on the 2 lacking athletes.

“The knowledge didn’t go to the sports activities presentation group, nor the group that’s working the occasion,” stated Tokyo 2020 gymnastics official Koichi Endo.

“The display for Portugal was there however there was no athlete.

“We’ve realized from our mistake right now on how and what group to inform this data to. We have to be taught from this.”

Eight males and eight girls will qualify robotically for Tokyo 2020 for his or her performances on the World Championships, which run till Sunday.

The brand new 12,000 capability venue may also host boccia in the course of the Paralympics and after the Video games will stay in place for 10 years, internet hosting sports activities occasions and live shows.

The Tokyo Olympics run from July 24 to Aug. 9.

Reporting by Jack Tarrant; Enhancing by Christian Radnedge