Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson

Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson

This is the complete list of Gregg Popovich, who will have among his assistants the coach of the Warriors, Steve Kerr:

Miami Heat: Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler.

San Antonio Spurs: LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan and Derrick White.

Sacramento Kings: Harrison Barnes.

Washington Wizards: Bradley Beal.

Phoenix Suns: Devvin Booker.

Indiana Pacers: Malcom Brogdon, Victor Olaipo and Myles Tuner.

Boston Celtics: Jaley Brown, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward and Kemba Walker.

Utah Jazz: Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell.

Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.

Los Angeles Lakers: Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard, Kyley Kuzma, LeBron James and JaVale McGee.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Andre Drummond and Kevin Love.

Brooklyn Nets: Kevin Durant, Joe Harris and Kyrie Irving.

Los Angeles Clippers: Paul George, Montrezl Harrell and Kawhi Leonard.

Houston Roockets: James Harden and Russell Westbrook.

Philadelphia 76ers: Tobias Harris.

New Orleans Pelicans: Brandon Ingram.

Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard.

Milwaukee Bucks: Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton.

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry.

Oklahoma City Tunder: Chris Paul.

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Denver Nuggets: Mason Plumlee.

With names such as Carolina Marin, Lydia Valentín, Mireia Belmonte, Jon Rahm, Ana Peleteiro or Rafa Nadal pending the final procedure, the Spanish delegation begins the countdown of the twelve months remaining for Tokyo 2020 to finally be a reality in 2021


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The Covid-19 stopped the preparation of everyone and also for some the certification of their presence in the Japanese capital. There Spain has the bar set in the 17 Rio 2016 medals.

To do this, he hopes to attend with some 300 athletes, with about 200 places already acquired – the last figure confirmed by the COE is 168 in December. Four years ago, in Rio 2016, the Spanish team appeared with 309 athletes, 165 men and 144 women, and with Rafa Nadal leading the way as standard bearer, a role that has yet to be finalized for Tokyo.

The COE regulations grant the same to the canoeist Saúl Craviotto, for being classified with the best Olympic curriculum -two golds, one silver and one bronze-, but as a novelty and also as a boost to women’s sport, the CIO will allow there to be two flag bearers, one man and woman.

Mireia Belmonte -two silver in London 2012, one gold and one bronze in Rio 2016- and Lydia Valentín -silver in Beijing 2008, gold in London 2012 and bronze in Rio 2016- are the great candidates, but like all Spaniards they saw their preparation interrupted by the decree of the state of alarm in mid-March.

The lack of training facilities, unlike what happened in other countries, was one of the claims of the swimmer who is among the 150 athletes who were evicted from the CAR of Sierra Nevada at the time.

The opening of the high-performance centers between the middle and the end of May was a before and after in the de-escalation of confinement for the Spanish Olympians.

The different phases that each autonomous community went through delayed in some cases, such as Madrid, the opening of the residences associated with the CARs, which are already functioning normally under the corresponding health precautions.

The lack of competitions has allowed, however, that athletes who would now be installed or preparing the trip to Tokyo face these days of lighter training sessions or that they are ready to enjoy some days of vacation, case among others of the selections of gymnastics.

The best proof of the almost total normality in the CARs and training centers is the progressive arrival in Spain of foreign teams to make their concentrations and wait for the resumption of the sports calendar. This Monday a plane with Colombian athletes landed in Madrid and at the Santander sailing CEAR the arrival of eight Olympic teams is expected during the summer.

And despite the outbreaks and the restrictive measures adopted again in some areas of the country, the Barcelona CAR is not within the regions affected by them and works the same as that of the capital with special hygiene and safety measures.

The CIO has confirmed that it will respect the places obtained for Tokyo until the world sport stoppage, but there are pre-Olympic qualifications for several sports, such as women’s handball and 3×3 basketball.

Some places insured for the country are not nominal and depend on the criteria of the corresponding federation, in a year in which the Spanish federations must renew their management bodies before the Games, and others are subject to the ranking of the International Federation, which as competitions resume they may vary.

For Spain, boxers José Quiles (-57 kilos) and Gabriel Escobar (-52k) were the last to join the list of the two basketball, hockey and water polo teams and the men’s soccer and handball teams, along with the of male and female artistic gymnastics.

Along with them will travel, among others, the marcher Jesús Ángel García Bragado (50km) towards his eighth games, the karate players Sanda Sánchez and Damián Quintero, the shooters Alberto Fernández and Fátima Gálvez, the canoeists Maialen Chourraut and Teresa Portela, the taekwondo players Jesús Tortosa, Javier Pérez Polo and Raúl Martínez, the T-shirts Aina Cid and Virginia Díaz or Alberto Ginés to launch the climbing competition.

But with everything that has yet to be determined for the definition of the team, it has already run into a first controversy. The archery square has reached the courts with the claim made by Miguel Alvariño to try to maintain it.

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The Galician requested precautionary measures in the court of first instance number 12 of Madrid against the decision of the Spanish Shooting Federation to put into play the position that Pablo Acha initially achieved for Spain, which he later awarded to him and that later withdrew, waiting for the judicial ruling.

The organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games contemplate exempting athletes from the mandatory quarantine for foreign visitors upon arrival in Japan, in exchange for limiting their movements during competitions to prevent possible infections.

Sep 04, 2020 at 4:51 pm CEST




It is one of the options that the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee and the Japanese authorities have begun to discuss this Friday, within the framework of the strategy that will be applied to prevent infections when spectators and athletes arrive and to be able to carry out the Games in the context of the pandemic.

Toshiro Muto: "We do not want a Games totally without an audience"

"We have started to discuss countermeasures to organize a safe Games for spectators and athletes, which is our highest priority"said the executive director of the organizing committee, Toshiro Muto, in a press conference offered at the end of the meeting.

Among them has been considered "offer special treatment" for athletes at the time of passing immigration and health controls when entering Japan, said Muto, who specified that "nothing has been decided yet and everything will depend on the situation of the pandemic at that time".

The Japanese Minister for the Olympic Games, Seiko Hashimoto, also indicated in statements to the media that she would like to "address measures to prevent a drop in athlete performance" related to the mandatory quarantine that Japan applies to travelers arriving on its territory.

The Japanese authorities currently prohibit the entry of citizens of 159 countries or travelers who have passed through them, including all of Europe and much of Asia and America.

Japan also requires foreign residents from those areas considered to be at risk to undergo a PCR test before taking the flight and another upon arrival in Japan, in addition to forcing them to maintain a 14-day quarantine. The quarantine, which also applies to Japanese nationals returning from abroad, may not apply to Olympians if the proposals discussed today go ahead.

On the other hand, athletes would have to undergo a double COVID-19 test before traveling to Japan and upon arrival, and their movements would be limited to the Olympic Village and sports facilities without being able to leave them, according to other proposals. collected by the Japanese media.

Once these health security measures have been defined, as well as possible sanctions in case of non-compliance by athletes, they must be agreed with the international federations and with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

"Today we try to advance the discussions and share the main challenges, but we have not gone into those details, that will be in the future"said Muto, who also stressed the willingness of the organizers to agree on the measures with all the actors involved.

In this first meeting, the organizers and the Japanese authorities discussed health security measures for athletes prior to their arrival in Japan and during their stay during the Games, discussions that will be held in future meetings that month.

In October, measures for representatives of national Olympic committees, federations, the IOC or the media and volunteers will be studied, while a month later will be discussed how to guarantee the safety of spectators.

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Muto stressed that the hosts work "with the intention that there may be an audience in the stadiums" and he pointed out that the organizers will have a report ready by the end of the year with all the possible health security measures that will be applied in the Games scheduled in the Japanese capital for July and August 2021.

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