Each day, ABC News will give you a round-up of key Olympic moments from the day’s events in Tokyo, happening 13 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time. After a 12-month delay, the unprecedented 2020 Olympics will take place without fans or spectators and under a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
China's Qian Yang wins 1st gold medal for shooting
Qian Yang, 21, received the first gold model of the 2020 Games in the 10 meter air rifle event, where competitors have 75 minutes to shoot 60 rounds at a target.
Coronavirus cases increase to 127 among Olympic athletes and personnel
Among the new cases, which have increased by 17 since yesterday, only one infected person was staying at the Olympic Village. In the greater Tokyo area, officials have reported 1,128 new cases on July 24, a 133% increase in the 7-day rolling average. U.S. Olympic & Paralympic medical director Dr. Jonathan Finnoff said at a press conference on July 23, that an estimated 83% of the U.S. athletes competing at the games are vaccinated.
Youngest Olympian eliminated from competition
Twelve-year-old Hend Zaza of Syria was eliminated from her women's single preliminary round table tennis match. Zaza lost to veteran Liu Jia but said she was pleased with her performance, according to The Associated Press.
3-on-3 basketball debuts at 2020 Games
Three-on-three basketball made its Olympic debut today with the U.S. women's team defeating France 17-10. This Olympic version of a street game is won by being the first to 21 points, or leading after the 10-minute game clock has expired. The United States is solely represented by the U.S. women's team, as the men's team failed to qualify.
Georgian tennis players sent home after paperwork error
As the first round of tennis action began today, two players from Georgia were barred from competing after they were informed their country's Olympic committee never submitted paperwork, according to The Associated Press. Doubles players Oksana Kalashnikova and Ekaterine Gorgodze were sent home after their petition to stay was dismissed.
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Police in Utah have released body camera images of Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old woman who went missing during a cross-country road trip, and her boyfriend during an incident Aug. 12. The photos show Petito and her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, talking to an officer after her 2012 Ford Transit had been pulled over by Moab police. Another image shows Petito, who appears to be crying, sitting in the back of a police vehicle.
A lawyer whose firm represented Hillary Clinton's campaign during the 2016 presidential election was indicted Thursday by special counsel John Durham on a single charge of making a false statement to the FBI. Michael Sussmann, an attorney for the Perkins Coie law firm who previously represented the Democratic National Committee following the hacking of its servers by Russia during the 2016 campaign, is accused of lying "about the capacity in which he was providing allegations to the FBI" when he met with a top lawyer from the bureau in September 2016 and provided him information about potential ties between a Russian bank and computer servers in the Trump Organization.
Mattel is celebrating Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month with two new one-of-a-kind Barbie dolls. The toy company unveiled dolls inspired by Celia Cruz, also known as the Cuban "Queen of Salsa," and Dominican American author and activist Julia Alvarez. The Celia Cruz doll is seen wearing a red, lace-textured dress, sparkling jewels and a honey blonde updo along with full bangs.
Following months of negotiations, House Democrats advanced critical legislation late Wednesday that will help President Joe Biden deliver on a massive $3.5 trillion human infrastructure package filled with social and progressive priorities. Thirteen House committees spent countless hours over the week marking up legislation to meet a self-imposed Sep. 15 deadline. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema who have concerns with overall spending.
When his wife was in the hospital and not allowed any visitors, Gary Crane said he wanted to show her that she wasn't alone. Donna Crane, 56, from Port Orange, Florida, tested positive for COVID-19 just a week after receiving her Johnson & Johnson vaccine, she told "Good Morning America." "Gary heard me gurgling at night trying to breathe," Donna said.
The 208,887 of apprehensions in August were fewer than in July, when 212,672 people were encountered crossing the border -- eclipsing every year since 2000. In 2019, there were 62,707 apprehensions and the number was even smaller -- 46,719 -- in 2018. According to the data released by CBP on Wednesday, 25% of the crossings were made by people who had already been encountered -- leaving 156,641 unique encounters last month.
Thursday marks two years since 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez mysteriously vanished at a New Jersey park. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has worked with investigators to create these age-progression images showing what Dulce may look like today as a 7-year-old. "Law enforcement continues to pursue all leads" to find Dulce, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae and Bridgeton Police Chief Michael Gaimari said in a joint statement Wednesday.
The anti-monarchy campaign group Republic has launched giant billboards across the U.K. with slogans questioning the British monarchy. Virginia Giuffre is suing the prince for alleged sexual assault and Wednesday the U.K.'s High Court confirmed that it will assist Giuffre's lawyers in serving the prince his papers. Prince Andrew has long denied Giuffre’s allegations which first surfaced in 2014, telling the BBC in a 2019 interview "I've said consistently and frequently that we never had any sort of sexual contact."
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd's death, pleaded not guilty Thursday for allegedly violating the civil rights of a 14-year-old in 2017. This indictment alleges that Chauvin deprived the teenager of his right to be free of unreasonable force. The indictment claims that Chauvin held the teen by his throat, hit him on the head with a flashlight and then kneeled on his neck and upper back as the teen was handcuffed and no longer resisting.
After a nearly two-year wait, "The Morning Show" is back for season 2. For those who need a refresher, season 1 followed Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston), the anchor of a fictional morning news and talk show who is sent reeling after her on-air partner of 15 years, Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) is fired after being accused of sexual misconduct. While trying to weather the storm and keep her job, Alex brings on an opinionated and impulsive reporter named Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) to be her new co-host.
One day after delivering bombshell testimony about the FBI's mishandling of the Larry Nasser sexual abuse scandal, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman said she hopes her voice and the voices of fellow victims are finally heard. Raisman joined fellow gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney and Maggie Nichols in testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is investigating the FBI's handling of the case against Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics team doctor.
Nicholas is stalling over the Gulf Coast, dropping dangerous amounts of rain over areas still recovering from previous storms. Flash flood watches are in effect through Friday in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Ten to 11 inches of rain has already inundated Alabama and Mississippi with more rain on the way.
For her, the biggest shift during the pandemic was not being able to provide support to students the way she would’ve in a classroom setting. According to the 2021 State of the U.S. Teacher Survey conducted by the RAND Corporation, job-related stress, burnout and symptoms of depression seem to be almost universal among teachers. While it gave her a chance to experiment with her teaching style, keeping both sets of students engaged was the biggest challenge.
It reached orbit about 12 minutes later. The crew said goodbye to their families, suited up and were driven in Teslas to Kennedy Space Center's historic pad 39A Wednesday afternoon. SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission is the third recent billionaire-backed space launch, but it's gone where neither Richard Branson nor Jeff Bezos could -- into orbit.
A British court on Wednesday indicated that it intends to formally provide notice to Prince Andrew of a sexual assault lawsuit filed against him in New York, according to a court statement and documents obtained by ABC News. The court's decision came over the objections of the prince's legal team, who have argued that lawyers for the prince's accuser, Virginia Giuffre, are not authorized to receive assistance from the U.K. courts to serve a summons on the prince. Giuffre, 38, sued the prince in a U.S. federal court last month, accusing the prince of sexually assaulting her in 2001 at the Manhattan home of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and at other locations.
Fencing outside the U.S. Capitol was reinstalled late Wednesday ahead of the "Justice for J6" rally this weekend. "Justice for J6" is being billed by organizers as a protest for defendants who are being detained by the government in connection to the January insurrection at the Capitol. The fencing is just the latest security measure for a rally that has some in law enforcement on high alert.
Police have named the boyfriend of Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old woman who went missing during a couple's cross-country road trip, a person of interest in her disappearance. Brian Laundrie raised flags among Petito's family after he returned home to their home in North Port, Florida, with Petito's white Ford van -- but Petito was nowhere to be found. The couple embarked on their trip in July from New York, where Petito is originally from, and made stops in Colorado and Utah, her family told ABC News.
Walmart on Wednesday announced plans to launch a new delivery service using self-driving vehicles in three U.S. cities, with autonomous test vehicles expected to hit the streets later this year. The world's largest retailer is partnering with Ford and Argo AI, an autonomous vehicle tech firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, to launch the driverless delivery services in Miami, Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas. The group said it expects to expand to other markets over time, and initial integration testing of the vehicles to begin within months.
When U.S. gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman testified before Congress Wednesday, they painted a portrait of a system that failed them when they reported sexual abuse allegations against Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics team doctor. The gymnasts also shared a vivid picture of what it is like to recover emotionally from sexual abuse, and described how the system's failures delayed their ongoing recovery. "I personally don't think that people realize how much experiencing a type of abuse is not something that one just suffers in the moment," said Raisman, who testified against Nassar shortly before he was sentenced in 2018 to up to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting hundreds of girls and women.
The city of Philadelphia has agreed to pay $2 million to Rickia Young, who was pulled from her vehicle, beaten by police and separated from her 2-year-old son in October 2020, according to the mayor's office. "She's still dealing with the trauma, even though it's been almost a year," Young's attorney, Kevin Mincey, told ABC News. "She's still dealing with that, and she's dealing with the trauma being exhibited by her son as well."