Handball. Morten Olsen and Emil Jakobsen are both traveling with the Danish national team to the Olympics in Tokyo, after they sustained injuries in the test match against Sweden on Monday. It informs DHF to Ritzau. (Updated)
Football. Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is set to miss the first two months of the new season. That’s because he has to undergo surgery for a shoulder injury, the BBC reports on Wednesday night. According to the BBC, 23-year-old Rashford went for a scan at the hospital on Tuesday to have his shoulder checked, which has caused him problems since the end of last season. Here it was decided that rest alone will not be enough. According to the BBC, Manchester United had hoped the striker could be operated on immediately, but there is apparently no surgeon available until the end of July. The operation is expected to keep Rashford out for 12 weeks. After the European Championship final, where Rashford abused a penalty kick, he has experienced receiving racist emails.
Football. Englishman Harry Maguire had invited, among others, his father to the European Championship final against Italy on Sunday, and the father was injured during the chaos that arose when an unknown number of people without a ticket crossed the security barriers before the match. Maguries’ father often has one of the defender’s daughters on his shoulders for the national matches, but that was not the case on Sunday. ‘I am glad my children were not there. It was scary. My dad said he was scared and no one should be at a football game, ”Harry Maguire told The Sun about his dad’s experience. Maguire’s father, Alan, had his ribs pinched when he was caught in a running group of people. However, he was able to attend the final. “He subsequently struggled with his breathing because of his ribs, but he’s not the type to make a big deal out of anything,” Maguire says.
Biking. Kasper Asgreen (Quick-Step) tried his hand at an outburst on the 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Dane attacked right from the start on the 169-kilometer stage, but the mission failed. Asgreen sat alone for a long time, and when Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos) and Mattia Cattaneo (Quick-Step) came up to him, the trio was soon after engulfed by the field with just over 100 kilometers left. ‘It was immediately the last chance for an outburst of my type of rider. I had set myself up to give it a shot, so it was an attempt to drive after the stage, “says Kasper Asgreen to TV 2 Sport. Even though the Dane, who won the Tour of Flanders in the spring, had hoped for a stage victory, he is well satisfied with his own efforts in the Tour. He is thus part of the successful Quick-Step team, which has so far picked up five stage victories. One to Julian Alaphilippe and four to sprinter Mark Cavendish. “I have enjoyed being part of the team work that has preceded the stage victories they have taken,” says the Dane.
Speedway. Nicki Pedersen has discharged himself from the hospital after a violent crash in Poland on Tuesday night. The 44-year-old Dane was in action in the Polish speedway league for his team GKM Grudziadzg and in the third heat he joined the band together with teammate Kenneth Bjerre and the opponents’ Jack Holder. It triggered a trip to the hospital. “I was unconscious and slept on the spot after hitting the fence at high speed. I only started mumbling a little after a few minutes, said my teammate Kenneth Bjerre, who was also involved in the crash, so the light was completely off, “Nicki Pedersen writes on Instagram. He was scanned at the hospital, and nothing is broken, but the Dane has pain ‘all over his body’. “I have an internal blood clot on my liver that I need to be a little aware of if there is excruciating pain. I have discharged myself, even though the hospital thought I should stay overnight for observation, “adds Nicki Pedersen.
Football. FC Midtjylland announces that the young first team player Aral Simsir has been tested positive for corona on Tuesday. »He is presumed to have been infected privately and thus not in the club’s environment. He has not shown any symptoms, “the club writes on its website. FC Midtjylland opens the new season in the Superliga on Friday with a home game against OB.
Olympic. The United States is sending the second largest team of athletes in American history to the Olympics in Tokyo. A total of 613 athletes will represent the United States at the Games, which will be held from July 23 to August 8. 329 women and 284 men make up the team, with 15-year-old swimmer Katie Grimes being the youngest. Dressage rider Phillip Dutton, 57, is the oldest. The United States was the most winning nation at the most recent Olympics in Rio in 2016, where it turned into 121 medals – 46 of them gold. The largest U.S. Olympic representation was in 1996 in Atlanta with 648 athletes.
Olympic. The Turkish city of Istanbul is considering hosting the 2036 Olympics, Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said on Tuesday. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has not yet begun the bidding process, but several cities, including London, have shown interest. It is expected that the IOC before the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo, which begins next week, will announce the host of the Olympics in 2032. Here, Australian Brisbane is the only candidate. In 2024, the Olympics will be held in Paris, while Los Angeles will host in 2028.
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