Covid nerves have been replaced with competition nerves at the Tokyo Olympic village.
Despite the odd cases, there hasn’t been a major concern in the Olympic Village.
Some of the sports may not have been missing that pre-Covid atmosphere either.
In the rowing, New Zealand is still in with a chance of the medals.
Skateboarding and surfing also had their first ever events in the Olympics.
In other sporting news, the Bledisloe Cup debate rages on as a result of the closure of the trans-Tasman bubble.