#ICYMI: Pandemic Makes Medal Predictions More Difficult, Online Vote for Mexico's Tokyo 2020 Uniforms

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(ATR) The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic should help create more unpredictable results on the fields of play once the postponed Tokyo 2020 finally begins.

Nielsen Gracenote, which released the latest version of its Virtual Medal Table on Wednesday to coincide with 100 days to go before the start of Tokyo Olympics, admits the projection "contains more uncertainty than usual because of the pandemic".

The United States is expected to top the table for a seventh straight Summer Games with 114 total medals, seven fewer than at Rio 2016.

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Online Vote for Mexico's Tokyo 2020 Uniforms

(ATR) The Mexican Olympic Committee decision to have an open online vote to choose the uniform of the national delegation for the Tokyo 2020 opening parade is proving popular.

"The public and the athletes have welcomed this idea," COM president Carlos Padilla Becerra told Around the Rings.

The COM together with the company High Life presented three choices on the official website and it will be on April 22 when the winner is revealed.

High Life is a historic Mexican fashion company, born more than 120 years ago on a street that converges in the historic center of Mexico City.

"The outfits carry a message from our history and culture. In the internal meetings, the decisions to choose have been difficult, so it is very important that the public is the one to decide," said Padilla.

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Bold Ambitions for FIS Presidential Candidate

(ATR) Swedish NOC president Mats Årjes releases his manifesto in his bid to become the next International Ski Federation (FIS) president.

The former president of the Swedish Ski Association and a current FIS vice-president, Årjes vows to take the federation forward with bold ambitions for it to become the leading Olympic International Federation.

To achieve this lofty goal, Årjes proposes implementing the most extensive review in skiing’s history in order to identify where sustainable improvements can be made to realize the sport’s global potential.

"If elected, I am proposing an immediate review and consultation process, which will identify where we can improve and what tangible action we should take," Årjes said.

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