Dominic Thiem: “I will participate in the Tokyo Olympics! I thought about it for a long time, and next year the Games will finally fit into my calendar “

The third racket of the world, Dominic Thiem, shared his impressions of the beginning of the offseason and spoke about plans for 2021.

“Finally I’m on vacation! My first Grand Slam in New York, the final in Melbourne and the final – a very successful season came to an end. Now I am planning to rest for 10 days – because of the pandemic it is impossible to go abroad, so I will spend this time at home in Austria.

No training, no meetings, and I’ll just turn on my mobile for a while – I want to fully recharge, since I have big goals for 2021, although no one knows exactly when we will be allowed to start in Australia.

However, some decisions have already been made. From July 23rd I will participate in the Tokyo Olympics! I thought about this for a long time, and next year the Games will finally fit into my calendar. And I look forward to them to compete for the medal. My coach Nicholas Massu won two golds in Athens in 2004, he told me about incredible, amazing emotions. I want to experience them myself. The atmosphere of the Olympics is unique, I want to absorb it all. “

Tim had previously planned to skip the Olympics. In 2020, his two-year agreement with the home tournament in Kitzbühel was still in force, which, before the changes in the calendar of competitions caused by the pandemic, should have taken place in the same period. Tim did not go to the 2016 Games because he preferred the ATP tournaments and the Davis Cup to them.

The US Open champion has also confirmed that he will take part in the Laver Cup in Boston in September.

Aminov on Tokyo 2020: “There is great hope for vaccination and the fact that many people have already acquired immunity”

President of the Federation of Modern Pentathlon of Russia (FSPR) Vyacheslav Aminov shared his expectations for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which is scheduled for August 2021.

“IOC President Thomas Bach was recently in Japan and assured everyone that the Olympics would be held on time and in a full-fledged format with spectators. As I understand it, there is great hope for vaccination and that many people have already acquired immunity.

As for the competitive calendar, everything is very confusing so far. Just a week ago, the international federation put to a vote the question of holding the World Cup in Mexico in December this year. The vote was almost halved, with only the voice of Executive President Shormann tipping the scales in favor of not hosting the tournament.

There is an example of Poland, which recently hosted the European Youth Championship. Yes, many countries did not come, but the tournament took place, the athletes received competitive practice. We also held the Russian Championship in September, without any negative consequences.

On November 21, the Cup of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation was supposed to take place, but here, due to the current restrictions, it was postponed to 2021. In general, I am sure that there will be competitions before Tokyo. Maybe not quite in a full-fledged format, but they will definitely be, ”Aminov said.

North America KM Alpine Skiing Stages Canceled Due to COVID

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has canceled the Alpine Ski World Cup in North America due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the FIS website.
It is noted that the decision was made after consultations with the national federations of Canada and the United States, as well as the organizers of the competition.
For women, stages in the American Killington (slalom and giant slalom, November 28-29) and Canadian Lake Louis (speed disciplines, December 1-6) were canceled.
In the men’s competition, the stages in Lake Louis (speed disciplines, November 25-29) and American Beaver Creek (technical disciplines, December 1-6) will not take place.
The changes in the calendar must be approved by the FIS Council, which will meet from September 30 to October 2.

Olympic badminton champion Takahashi retires

The Japanese Olympic champion in badminton Ayaka Takahashi has retired.
In 2016, at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Takahashi became the doubles champion along with Misaki Matsutomo. Takahashi, 30, has made the decision not to wait to defend the title at the postponed 2021 home Olympics in Tokyo.
“After I won the gold medal in Rio, I struggled to maintain my mood. I doubt my inner fire and body will last another year,” said Takahashi, quoted by the AFP.

Takahashi also revealed that she is now going to work on popularizing badminton.

Spectators may be admitted to the match for the 2020 UEFA Super Cup

The match for the 2020 UEFA Super Cup, which will be held in Budapest, may have a limited number of spectators, according to the official website of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).
The situation with the admission of fans to the stands was one of the topics of discussion on Wednesday during a video conference with the 55 secretaries general of the UEFA member associations. The union noted that it would be too early to organize the launch of spectators for the national teams in the League of Nations, which will be held in early September, and that a series of test matches should be held to assess the direct impact of spectator presence on existing medical protocols.
The match between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League is due to take place in the Hungarian capital on September 24, and, as noted in the release, this match may be the first in which a certain number of fans will be allowed into the stands.
Also, the conference participants emphasized that admission of fans is possible only if strict sanitary and hygiene measures are taken during the coronavirus pandemic in order to guarantee the safety of health of all match participants.
They also discussed the problems that players may have when returning from clubs to national teams due to the difficulties of crossing borders and the possible need to stay in quarantine. Associations were recommended to ask their governments to make exceptions for players, to create so-called international corridors for them. It is noted that the fact that players are regularly tested for coronavirus ensures that they do not pose a risk to others. At the same time, associations will be given the opportunity to ask for a match on a neutral field if conditions in the host country could jeopardize the match.
The results of the discussions will be presented to the UEFA Executive Committee in the coming days, which will take the final decision.

Bach announced that the IOC will vaccinate all participants of the OI against coronavirus

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said that all participants in the Tokyo Summer Olympics will be vaccinated when the coronavirus vaccine appears in the world.
This was reported by the Japanese news agency Kyodo. It is noted that this issue was discussed during a meeting between Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Sugi.

The Tokyo Summer Olympics were originally scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the competitions were postponed for a year and will now be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. In this case, the name “Tokyo-2020” will be retained.

Earlier it was reported that Japan may cancel the quarantine for athletes and spectators at the Olympics.

Australia to host the 2032 Queensland Olympics

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a meeting with the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said that the country’s authorities fully support Queensland’s bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics.
This was reported on Twitter by the IOC. The state of Queensland has officially announced its intention to apply to host the 2032 Games in December 2019. The city of Brisbane and the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast resort areas were also to be included in the bid campaign.

In May 2020, the bidding campaign was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier, Bach said that the IOC will vaccinate all OI participants against coronavirus.

Japan may end quarantine for athletes and spectators at the Olympics

The Japanese government, at a meeting dedicated to the holding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and measures to combat coronavirus, confirmed the course to abolish quarantine for foreign athletes and spectators from states where the situation with the pandemic has stabilized.
At the same time, the issue of the presence of foreign spectators and possible restrictions on the number of fans will be decided in the spring. It is noted that viewers from countries with a stable situation with coronavirus may be allowed to use public transport, but for fans from countries with an unfavorable epidemiological situation, the need for quarantine will remain.

Athletes who arrive in the country before the start of the Games can attend competitions and training sessions during a two-week quarantine.

It is expected that a decision on these issues will be made before the end of the year.

Earlier, the Prime Minister of Japan said that the OI will show that humanity has coped with the coronavirus.

Japan may lift quarantine for foreign spectators at Tokyo Olympics

The Japanese government is considering lifting the two-week quarantine for foreign spectators of the Olympics and Paralympics in 2021, Kyodo reported.

According to the source, fans may be allowed to use public transport upon arrival in Japan, but they are required to take a coronavirus test before leaving their home country and upon arrival in Japan. At the same time, Japan has not yet decided whether to accept foreign viewers or not.

The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition has been postponed for a year and should now take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

Earlier it was reported that the Japanese government will oblige the Olympiad participants to pass a coronavirus test upon arrival in Japan, as well as before leaving the country at the end of the Games. If athletes arriving from abroad have a certificate of a negative coronavirus test, they will be allowed not to undergo a two-week quarantine.

NHL does not think 2020/21 season should necessarily be completed before Tokyo Olympics

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the league does not consider the Tokyo Summer Olympics a mandatory deadline for the 2020/21 season, ESPN reported.

The games, postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, are due to start on July 23 next year. The NHL plans to start the season on January 1 and host a regular season of at least 48 matches.

Note that the NHL has a television contract with the NBC channel, which traditionally hosts Olympic broadcasts.

The Japanese Prime Minister assured that the 2021 Olympics will take place

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that the country intends to definitely host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in the summer of 2021. According to him, it will become a symbol of the victory of humanity over the coronavirus, reports AP.

The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition has been postponed for a year and should now take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

Earlier it was reported that the Japanese government will oblige the Olympiad participants to pass a coronavirus test upon arrival in Japan, as well as before leaving the country at the end of the Games. If athletes arriving from abroad have a certificate of a negative coronavirus test, they will be allowed not to undergo a two-week quarantine.

IOC President opposes turning OI into a demonstration site

The President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach responded to calls to repeal the 50th paragraph of the rules of the Olympic Charter, which prohibits political demonstrations during the Games. Earlier, the head of World Athletics Sebastian Coe said that the IOC should not punish athletes who show their political views, given the demonstrations of participants in the Black Lives Matter movement. But Bach disagreed with Coe.

“The Olympic Games are primarily about sports. Athletes are a symbol of form, solidarity and peace. They show respect for each other by demonstrating political neutrality.

The power of unity of the Games can only work if everyone respects each other and shows solidarity. Otherwise, the Olympics will turn into a demonstration area. This will not bring the world together, ”Bach wrote in his column for The Guardian.

The IOC will ensure that there is no discrimination against athletes for political views in Belarus

The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) received an interim report on the situation of athletes in the Republic of Belarus.

By its decision of October 7, the IOC Executive Board initiated an investigation into the compliance of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Republic of Belarus with the Olympic Charter. In response to inquiries from the IOC, detailed information was provided on this matter from both the NOC and the NOC Athletes’ Commission, and assurances were obtained that the NOC would fully comply with the Olympic Charter.

Nevertheless, the IOC, once again expressing serious concern about the general situation of the sports community in Belarus, will continue to monitor the situation of Belarusian athletes in the run-up to the Olympic Games in Tokyo and Beijing and remains open to any additional information regarding political discrimination against athletes who under the jurisdiction of the NOC.

“The IOC is a civic non-governmental organization and its mandate is limited to sports. The IOC has neither the mandate nor the ability to change laws or political systems, including the laws of a sovereign country, and therefore will not comment on political events in any country.

The IOC takes the responsibility of ensuring that the NOCs of all countries adhere to the Olympic Charter very seriously and, as a result, the athletes under their leadership can compete without discrimination. In particular, not to be discriminated against for their political views, ”the IOC press service said.

The IOC President opposed the transformation of the OI into a platform for demonstrations

The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, responded to calls to cancel the 50th paragraph of the rules of the Olympic Charter, which prohibits political demonstrations during the Games. Earlier, the head of World Athletics, Sebastian CoE, said that the IOC should not punish athletes who demonstrate their political views, given the demonstrations of participants in the black Lives Matter movement. But Bach did not agree with CoE.

“The Olympic games are primarily about sport. Athletes are a symbol of form, solidarity and peace. They show respect for each other, demonstrating political neutrality.

The power of unity in Games can only work if everyone respects each other and shows solidarity. Otherwise, the Olympics will turn into a demonstration square. This will not unite the world, ” Bach wrote in his column on the pages of the Guardian.

The IOC will make sure that Belarus does not discriminate against athletes for their political views

The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received an interim report on the situation of athletes in the Republic of Belarus.

By its decision of October 7, the IOC Executive Committee initiated an investigation into the compliance of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Republic of Belarus with the Olympic Charter. In response to requests from the IOC, detailed information on this issue was provided by both the NOC and the NOC athletes ‘ Commission, and guarantees were obtained for the NOC’s full compliance with the Olympic Charter.

However, the IOC, while again expressing serious concern about the overall situation of the sports community in Belarus, will continue to monitor the situation of Belarusian athletes in the run-up to the Olympic games in Tokyo and Beijing and remains open to any additional information regarding political discrimination against athletes under the jurisdiction of the NOC.

“The IOC is a civil non-governmental organization and its mandate is limited to sports. The IOC has neither the mandate nor the ability to change laws or political systems, including those of a sovereign country, and therefore will not comment on political developments in any country.

The IOC takes very seriously its responsibility to ensure that the NOCS of all countries comply with the Olympic Charter, and as a result, athletes under their leadership can compete without discrimination. In particular, not to be discriminated against for their political views, ” the IOC press service said in a statement.

The British foreign office accused Russia of attempting a cyber attack on the Tokyo Olympics

The British foreign office said that Russia was planning a cyber attack on the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, The Guardian reports, citing the UK’s national cyber security center.

According to the British, the Russian side planned to attack logistics services, sponsors and organizers of the Games before the decision was made to postpone the Olympics.

It is noted that the actions could be related to the investigation of the doping system in Russia. Because of numerous allegations of violations of anti-doping rules, Russia has lost a number of athletes at the Games in Rio and Pyeongchang in Korea, the athletes went under a neutral flag and the name “Olympic athletes of Russia”.

According to the UK, at the Games in Pyeongchang, the Russian side tried to bring down a web site, where you can print tickets for the opening ceremony as well as disable Wi-Fi in the stadium.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the games in Tokyo were postponed from 2020 to 2021.

The ban on the use of fluoride in skiing and biathlon will apply to the Olympics

The ban on the use of fluoride in skiing and biathlon will apply to the Olympic games, reports TASS.

Earlier, the international ski Federation (FIS) and the international biathlon Union (IBU) postponed for a year the introduction of a ban on the use of fluoride-containing substances in the preparation of skis for competitions. It will come into force before the start of the Olympic season. The 2022 winter Games will be held in February in Beijing.

The ban on the use of fluoride-containing substances in the preparation of skis was supposed to come into force in the upcoming season, which is scheduled to start at the end of November. However, the device that should be used to check inventory for fluoride content has not yet been presented.

The organizing Committee of the 2020 Olympics will reduce the cost of Hosting the games by $ 284 million

The international Olympic Committee (IOC) is considering several options for hosting the summer Olympic games in Japan in 2021. This was stated at a press conference after the meeting of the IOC Executive Committee by the head of the organization Thomas Bach.

“The situation changes every day, and this affects our planning. The working group should prepare for different scenarios. No one knows what the situation will be next year. It’s not easy, but social distance is one of the issues we are discussing,” Bach said.

“We also deal with operational testing and vaccination. But it’s too early to say what the final scenario will be. The only thing we can say is that the Games will be safe for all participants,” the IOC head added.

The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The games were postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

An information center for people with non-traditional orientation will work in Tokyo during the 2020 Olympics

An information center for people with non-traditional orientation will work in Tokyo during the 2020 Olympics.

The center, called the “House of pride”, will open in October.

In the “house of pride” athletes (and any other interested persons) will be able to read books and various materials about LGBT people, as well as get advice.

The first such center was opened in Vancouver 2010 and since then has worked at every Olympic games except Sochi 2014.

“We decided to open the center early, as some people told us that it is difficult for them to spend time in the house with a family that does not have understanding,” said gon Matsunaka, Head of the pride house.

“The center will allow many people to learn about the importance of diversity,” said Japanese soccer player and center employee Shiho Shimoyamada, who made a coming-out a year ago.

The Ministry of sports has set a goal to take the eighth place at the 2021 OI and the fifth place at the 2022 OI

The Russian Ministry of sports has set a goal to take eighth place in the unofficial team competition of the summer Olympic games, which will be held in Tokyo in 2021. The goal is also to take fifth place in the unofficial team competition at the 2022 Olympic games.

The famous coach Irina Viner-Usmanova told about the tasks set by the Ministry of sports at the meeting of the Council for the development of physical culture and sports. She expressed bewilderment in connection with such tasks.

“We believe that it is impossible to agree in this project with the proposal of the Ministry of sports, which provides for the eighth place at the end of the 2021 summer Olympic games and the fifth place at the end of the winter Olympic games. For the first time, this proposal is a Draft strategy, page 96.

Our country has a huge sports potential, and the planned result at the summer and winter Olympic games can and should be higher. I think that our sports traditions and current positions in the world rankings based on the results of Junior Championships allow us to set this task for ourselves,” the Russian President’s website quotes Usmanova as saying in the transcript.

Bach: The IOC is still focused on a successful and safe Olympic games in Tokyo

September 9, at the end of the meeting of the Executive Committee of the international Olympic Committee, President of the Organization Thomas Bach held a press conference.

“In the next few weeks, we will discuss measures to counter COVID-19. We remain committed to ensuring security and successfully hosting the Olympic games in Tokyo next year. We will continue to follow the principles on which all our decisions were based, the main one of which is to organize a safe environment at the Olympics for all involved,” the IOC press service quoted Bach as saying on Twitter.

Recall that the Olympic games in Tokyo were supposed to be held in July-August 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were postponed to 2021.

The start date of the Olympic torch relay has become known

The Olympic torch relay will begin on March 25, 2021 in Fukushima Prefecture and will last 121 days. This is reported on the website of the organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic games in Tokyo.

The relay will start at a soccer training center in Fukushima city, and then go through all 47 prefectures in Japan. It is reported that the organizing Committee of the Games is considering a number of countermeasures aimed at ensuring the safe and reliable conduct of the relay, which may be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, the organizing Committee is exploring options for organizing a more simplified and efficient Olympic torch relay.

Recall that initially the Olympics in Tokyo were supposed to be held in July-August 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed to the same dates in 2021.

President Vladimir Zelensky set a task to hold the Olympics in Ukraine

Minister of youth and sports of Ukraine Vadim Gutzeit told about plans to hold the Olympics in Ukraine. This task, despite the huge expenses, was set by President Vladimir Zelensky.

“The President set a task to bring the Olympics to Ukraine. But this requires a material and technical base. Now we are looking at whether this is possible or not. If possible, what you need to build.

The President told me a week ago to give me a technical task for the Olympic games. Now we are preparing. Whether they will give us the Olympics or not is another question. The main thing is that we will again build sports facilities where Ukrainians will train later.

How appropriate is the Olympiad for the budget of Ukraine? We’ll never do anything like this. Why not? Why not hold the world University games? Why not hold the world Cup? It’s foreigners who come and bring money. This is a boost in infrastructure – hotels, sports facilities. If you approach wisely and build objects that will not be idle.

The President of the diving Federation, Igor Vladimirovich Lysov, has built a swimming pool. Each year, carry out the world Championships for juniors or adults in the European Championships. We have the potential. Here we held Euro 2012. Have you seen the nation come together? Super! How everyone was sick, no matter how bad someone was. The President has set a task — we will fulfill it,” Gutzeit quotes Tribuna.com.