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Tokyo Olympics spectators decision delayed again, Kim Kwang-hyun records first MLB hit Updated: 2021-04-26 16:11:13 KST

Time now for 'This Week in Sports' and so joining us in the studio is our sports editor Paul Neat.
Paul, let's begin with the Olympics. With only around three months to go until the Tokyo Games, it is still not certain as to whether spectators will be able to attend.
What's the latest?

The latest is that people in Japan with tickets to the Tokyo Olympics may not know until weeks before the Games if they’ll be allowed to attend.
Fans from abroad have already been barred, and organizing committee chief Seiko Hashimoto said a decision on venue capacity may not be made until June.
She had said a decision would be made this month.
Hashimoto said at a news conference in Tokyo on Saturday that they are still working on the “timing” and confirmed that June is an “option.”
Meanwhile, Australia says that it is “not safe” to travel to Japan and on Friday withdrew from a Tokyo Olympics diving test event… due to take place from May 1st to the 6th.
This, as daily virus cases in Japan have reached over 5-thousand.

Moving on to Major League Baseball, it turned to be a day to remember for Kim Kwang-hyun on Friday - a first hit and a record for strikeouts.

Yes, against the Cincinnati Reds, Kim Kwang-hyun of the St Louis Cardinals on Friday picked up a first win of the season and first base hit in MLB.
While on the mound, Kim allowed only five hits and struck out eight in nearly six innings, allowing just one run on base.
For Kim, eight strikeouts is the highest in a single game since joining MLB last year.
His previous best was six last September against Milwaukee Brewers.
In the bottom of the third inning, Kim found his first hit in Major League Baseball.
The Cardinals went on to win the match 5-4.
Elsewhere, Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday was taken off injured in the game against Tampa Bay.
After throwing three and two thirds of an inning scoreless, Ryu went off with a glute injury.

Switching to football, I understand that the social media boycott in England has been confirmed. What can you tell us?

It was announced on Saturday by the English Football Association that there is to be a social media blackout… in response to the racist abuse.
Teams from the Premier League, EFL, FA Women's Super League and FA Women's Championship will boycott social media from 3 PM on Friday 30th April until 11.59 PM on Monday 3rd May.
This has been scheduled to take place across a full fixture program for clubs across the top four divisions in the men’s game and top two in the women’s game.
The FA says the move is aimed at demonstrating that the game is willing to take proactive steps in this continued fight against racism.

And finally, Ki Sung-yueng was among the headlines again recently for off-the-field matters, this time for possible land speculation?

Yes, police said Thursday they are investigating Ki Sung-yueng and his father over allegations of land speculation.
Ki, the captain of FC Seoul and his father, Ki Young-ok, are alleged to have bought farmland in Gwangju for millions of dollars in 2015 and 2016.
The land is inside or close to an area that was later designated for construction of a public park and apartment complexes.
Prices have more than doubled since they bought the land.
Ki’s father denied any wrong-doing and said that the land was purchased as part of plans to build a football center in his son’s name.
Ki Sung-yueng then apologized on Friday saying this is all because of his ignorance.

Thank-you for that, Paul. We shall see you next week.

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