"We heard a very encouraging technical report from the Coordination Commission who informed us the technical preparations are on track and going very well," the IOC president said in a video conference after the IOC Executive Board meeting on Wednesday.
Braunschweig secured a bright start on home soil as they needed only two minutes to break the deadlock against top-flight outfit Hertha Berlin. Kobylanski unleashed a free-kick hammer from 25 meters and surprised Berlin goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow with the opener.
But in the third and fourth sets, Zverev's play became sloppy while Thiem started to gain momentum and applied more pressure to Zverev's serve. The Austrian star finally got back into the match after taking the two sets and evened the gap.
"I knew to keep calm and wait for the right gap to open - and it did, quite late."
Hoffenheim pressed for the winner in extra time but it was the underdogs who grabbed the lead as Freiberger's lay up allowed Christian Bickel to slot home in the 100th minute to make it 2-1.
Thiem was runner-up at the Australian Open earlier this year and also lost in the French Open finals in 2018 and 2019.
BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- World Table Tennis (WTT) held a video conference on Monday night to inform all ITTF member associations of latest updates ahead of the ITTF Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled on September 28.
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In the women's doubles, Jia Yifan/Du Yue of Qingdao were challenged in the first set against Tan Ning/Chen Yingying, before they finally secured the narrow win 15-13. Then Jia/Du controlled the next two sets to win 11-7, 11-4, awarding the four-time CBSL champion the victory in just 80 minutes.
Zu Shanfa, head referee of the tournament, said the competition provides a platform for the students to keep fitness and to improve their football skills.
Club co-owner Jorge Mas posted a picture of himself with the 32-year-old at Miami international airport and an official announcement confirming his move was said to be imminent.