But these are just one-quarter of over 200 simplification measures to be talked about and more challenges are lying ahead of the IOC and Olympics organizers.
Preferred medal and pictogram designs were chosen by a panel of experts after an online call for entries ended, and will be released in the first half of 2021 after the necessary modifications have been made.
The most familiar and important event to be affected will be the traditional ceremonies in the athletes' village to mark the arrival of each NOC team. Regarded as one of the most memorable occasions for the participating athletes, the ceremonies will be canceled, although Chef de Mission will have an opportunity to be greeted by the Village Mayor.
Shanghai is scheduled to meet Beijing Guoan in the next round on Friday, and will secure the top spot going into the second phase if it could remain undefeated. Shijiazhuang will fight against Chongqing Lifan on the same day.
Nakamura Hidemasa, Tokyo 2020 Games delivery officer, speaks during the media briefing on the simplification of the Games in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 25, 2020. (Tokyo 2020/Handout via Xinhua)
Without Kun Aguero, Aymeric Laporte and Ilkay Gundogan, who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, Pep Guardiola handed a debut to recent arrival Nathan Ake, and young phenom Phil Foden was also in the starting 11.
Facing Shijiazhuang Ever Bright, Chongqing Dangdai Lifan was up by 2-0 in the first half, with goals from Adrian Mierzejewski and Alan Kardec.
KATHMANDU, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Ang Rita Sherpa, a Nepalese mountaineering legend who climbed Mt. Qomolangma 10 times without bottled oxygen, passed away in the capital Kathmandu on Monday, a close associate confirmed.
James, 29, has also sparkled in his first two matches in the Premier League following his move from Real Madrid.
TEHRAN, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Esteghlal on Wednesday beat Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia 3-0 in Group A with both sides advancing to the 2020 AFC Champions League round of 16.
Both sides exchanged spikes from the very beginning until they tied at 12-12. Xue Yizhi then made four points from a block and three kills to initiate a 9-1 scoring run for Beijing who kept it until the end of the set.