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G7 Nations support Tokyo Olympics, Christian Eriksen collapses during Euro 2020 match
Updated: 2021-06-14 16:37:23 KST
Time now for "This Week in Sports" and so joining us live in the studio is our sports editor Paul Neat.
Paul, let's begin with the Olympics. We are now just 39 days away from the Tokyo Games, organizers have reiterated that they will not be postponed or canceled.
Now, though, the G7 nations say they support holding the Olympics this summer.
What can you tell us?

That's right. At the G7 Summit in the UK over this past weekend, a statement was released to say exactly that.
It said that Group of Seven nations "reiterates their support for the holding of the Olympics and Paralympic Games in a safe and secure manner as a symbol of global unity in overcoming COVID-19."
This after U.S. President Joe Biden during a sideline meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Suga on Saturday said that he supports the Olympics.
He also expressed pride in the U.S. athletes who have trained for the Tokyo Games to "compete in the best traditions of the Olympic spirit."

Moving onto football now, Euro 2020 kicked off on Friday but the opening weekend was overshadowed by what happened to Denmark's Christian Eriksen.
What's the latest on his condition?

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on Saturday in the 42nd minute of his team's Euro 2020 match with Finland.
He suffered a cardiac arrest and was given CPR on the pitch before being rushed to hospital.
Officials say he is awake and in stable condition.
The game resumed one hour and 45 minutes later with Finland going on to win 1-0.
Messages of support have continued to pour out since the incident.
And Inter Milan teammate Romelu Lukaku dedicated his goal and Belgium's win over Russia to Erikson.
Euro 2020 got underway on Friday, a year later than initially planned due to the pandemic.
There are fans in the stands, albeit with limited attendances across the 11 stadiums in 11 different host nations.
The tournament will run until 11th July, ending with the final at Wembley in London.

Well, fingers crossed Eriksen makes a full recovery.
Sticking with football, the South Korean national team has taken one step closer to qualifying for next year's World Cup.
How did they get this far?

Well, a 2-1 win over Lebanon on Sunday made it three wins from three this month… enough to put Korea into the next round of World Cup qualifying.
Korea beat Turkmenistan 5-0 on Saturday June 4th, then beat Sri Lanka by the same score line last Wednesday… a victory which was dedicated to football legend Yoo Sang-chul who passed away last Monday.
Then on Sunday, earned the 2-1 comeback win over Lebanon.
Son Heung-min scored the winner from the penalty spot in the 66th minute.
In his celebration Son held up two and three fingers for former teammate Eriksen's squad number, 23, and said into the camera "stay strong Chris, I love you."
In other news, the Olympic team beat Ghana U23s 3-1 in a friendly on Saturday.
The two teams meet again on Wednesday.

And finally, to tennis and the French Open where there was a victory for an unseeded player?

Unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova claimed a first Grand Slam title thanks to Saturday's French Open win.
It has been a rapid rise for Krejcikova who beat Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchen-kova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in only her fifth major singles draw appearance.
In the men's game, Novak Djokovic came back from two sets down to beat Stefanos (sit-see-pass)Tsitsipas of Greece 6-8, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.
It was Djokovic's 19th Grand Slam, and is now just one behind Federer and Nadal.

Krejcikova also won the women's doubles on Saturday too, so a great weekend for her.
Okay, Paul thank-you for that. We will see you next week.
Reporter : paul.neat@hotmail.co.uk