But he played down Hashimoto's determination when asked if the pandemic could not be fully contained next year.
The RESTART of the ITTF will feature three of the most prestigious events, including 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup, 2020 ITTF Men's World Cup and the 2020 ITTF Finals.
Former two-time Olympic canoeing champion Meng Guanliang, who called on the public to live a green and healthy life at the closing ceremony, said he was "very excited" to be part of such an event.
Nouri suffered brain damage after having a heart attack during a game in 2017.
Yellow jersey holder Yates survived several attacks to finish in a group containing many of the title favorites, which also helped him secure his leading place in the title race.
The summer has seen work pressing ahead to remodel the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium, with the ground being expanded and a roof being installed.
As the annual WWSE enters its fifth year, the Expo, which is made up of theme forums and exhibitions, served the preparations of Beijing 2022, the development of China's ice and snow industry and the development of winter sports.
Kek acknowledged that there are still problems in creating opportunities, but said four points were a good tally for the start of the competition.
The pandemic forced clubs to develop creative concepts to stay in close contact with fans and partners worldwide. "Virtual tours run by several clubs have been a great success," he added.
NAIROBI, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- After settling for another world record near-miss in the Brussels Diamond League on Friday, Kenya's Olympic 1,500m champion Faith Kipyegon is set to resume her special rivalry with Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Ostrava on Sept. 8.
"Since 2010, I have never gone without competing for such a long time, so this represents a precious chance," said the 2016 world champion. "It's important to recover my form step by step."