What you might have missed between last night and this morning
1. JO – Tokyo: Lively controversy and dismissal of the person responsible for the opening ceremony
Kentaro Kobayashi will not be present at the post on Friday for the opening ceremony of the Olympics. The person responsible for the event was sacked on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke dating back more than 20 years. In a 1998 skit, Mr. Kobayashi and another comedian impersonated a famous host duo on a Japanese children’s television show. By pretending to imagine a DIY activity where it would be a question of creating and installing small paper dolls, Mr. Kobayashi told his partner: “The ones from the last time you said, ‘Let’s play the Holocaust‘”, triggering laughter from the audience, before estimating that this joke would not please their producer.
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2. Football 6 Friendly Matches: OM held in check against Braga
There were executives (Payet, Mandanda, Benedetto) and recruits (Cengiz Under, Luan Pérez, Saliba and Guendouzi) but OM were dominated for a long time before ending up in a draw against Braga (1-1). Dominated in the first period, the Olympians had a better face thanks to the impetus of the entrants, in particular Guendouzi. But we will have to do better on Sunday against Benfica Lisbon.
Dimitri Payet (Marseille) against Braga / Friendly
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3. Football – Ligue 1: The program of the 1st day unveiled
As the resumption of Ligue 1 draws closer, the League has unveiled the program for the first day of the championship. It is AS Monaco and FC Nantes who will open the ball, to Louis II, on Friday August 6 at 9 p.m. Paris Saint-Germain will start in Troyes on Saturday evening, while OM will go to Montpellier on Sunday at 8.45pm.
We have also retained for you
Swimming – Tokyo 2020 : The European champion of the 400m medley Ilya Borodin has withdrawn from the Olympics, after testing positive for Covid-19, officials of the Russian team announced. He was a serious contender for the medal.
Football – Ligue 1 : Romain Hamouma has signed a new one-year contract with AS Saint-Etienne, the Saint-Etienne club announced on Wednesday. The 34-year-old player had reached the end of his contract with ASSE on June 30.
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Surprise! Americans beaten on entry by Sweden
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What not to miss today
1. Football – Tokyo 2020: Entry into the running of the Blues
With a particular team, particular beginnings. This Thursday, the Blues will count on André-Pierre Gignac, Florian Thauvin and Teji Savanier to make the difference in the middle of a very young team, depopulated of its usual Hopes, often retained by their club. Regardless, for Gignac (and for Thauvin), the reunion promises to be special and warm. We hope they are especially happy. Meet at 10 a.m. on Eurosport. Otherwise, other teams are also on the bridge, including Dani Alves’ Brazil. To help you, here is the player guide to follow.
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2. Football – Mercato: Hazard hopes for a return to Chelsea, what way out for Icardi?
From 8:30 am, find our live transfer window with the rumor of a possible return of Eden Hazard to Chelsea. Two years after his arrival at Real, the Belgian would have been offered to the Blues by intermediaries to believe AS. But the case promises to be very complicated. For Icardi too, the exit is not yet guaranteed. But who still wants him in Italy?
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