"The AFC Executive Committee recognized that the pandemic has affected the ability of the AFC to deliver its competitions," the Asian football governing body said in a statement.
"We have also made contact with COC to benefit from the expertise of the developers of Chinese pharmaceutical companies to see and learn about the progress there. These will of course not only influence hopefully the preparations for Tokyo, but also for Beijing," Bach added.
Huagun, a popular activity among the elderly people in China, consists of three sticks about 60cm long. When playing Huagun, people use the two sticks in each hand to hit different parts of the third stick to change the trajectory of the stick, so as to achieve the purpose of exercising.
"I know that all the athletes and entire athletics community were looking forward to this event but I ask them to keep heart," he noted.
Tuesday's stage winner Sam Bennett, who originally finished third, was promoted to second after Peter Sagan was relegated to last and punished for 13 sprint points for swerving from his line and blocking the late surge of Wout van Aert.
KAMPALA, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Ugandan star athlete Jacob Kiplimo on Tuesday won the men's 5,000m race, out-performing Selemon Barega of Ethiopia at the Ostrava Golden Spike in Czech Republic.
In the other game, Jiangsu Suning fumbled a 3-1 lead against Guangzhou R&F, only to slip to a 3-3 draw.
Alex Teixeira (R) of Jiangsu Suning breaks through during the 11th round match between Jiangsu Suning and Guangzhou R&F at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Long Lei)
BERLIN, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Martin Kobylanski's hat-trick helped second division side Eintracht Braunschweig knockout Hertha Berlin 5-4 while Mainz bounced back and avoided an upset to lower league side Havelse following a 5-1 win in the opening round in the German Cup on Friday.
While Valencia look to be crisis, 50 kilometers up the road in Villarreal everything is a lot more positive. Although some may think sacking coach Javier Calleja after finishing fifth was a harsh decision, Unai Emery is an excellent replacement.
In the men's quarterfinals, second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria eased past Australian player Alex De Minaur 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 while third seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia defeated compatriot Andrey Rublev 7-6(6), 6-3, 7-6(5).