More than 50% of Tokyo residents were in favor of rescheduling or canceling the OI

Kyodo news Agency and Tokyo MX TV channel conducted a public opinion poll on the 2021 Summer Olympic games.

According to the results of the survey, 27.7% of respondents supported the complete cancellation of the Olympics,and 24% believe that the Games should be rescheduled. At the same time, 46.3% of respondents were in favor of holding the Olympics on schedule, 31.1% of whom believe that the Games should be held in a reduced format.

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

Earlier it was reported that the organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympics did not rule out another postponement of the Games.

Greco-Roman wrestling can be excluded from the program of the summer OI-2024

Namig Aliyev, a member of the Executive Committee of the United world of wrestling (UWW), said that Greco-Roman wrestling may be excluded from the program of the 2024 Olympic games in Paris.

“Recently, Greco-Roman wrestling has lost some popularity, despite the fact that UWW seeks to maintain the audience’s interest by making changes to the rules. In 2022, the youth Olympics will be held in Dakar, where beach wrestling will take place instead of the Greco-Roman one. Based on the discussions at the meeting of THE uww Executive Committee, I can say that, most likely, Greco-Roman wrestling will not be included in the program of the 2024 Olympics, ” Aliyev is quoted as saying Awf.az.

Greco-Roman wrestling is one of the original Olympic sports that were on the program of the ancient Games.

Earlier it was reported that 60 years ago, German Hari was the first in history to run 100 meters in ten seconds.

Haruyuki Takahashi, a member of the organizing Committee for the Tokyo summer Olympics, did not rule out that the Games could be postponed again due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“First of all, we strive to hold the Games in the summer of 2021. The cancellation of the Games must be avoided, as it will cause a huge blow to the economy of Japan and the world, ” Nikkan Sport quotes Takahashi as saying.

He noted that the organizing Committee needs to work out an option in case the Games are still under threat due to the pandemic situation.

“It will be necessary to work out the issue of another delay,” the official added.

Earlier it was reported that the candidate for Governor of Tokyo promised to cancel the OI in case of victory.

The 2024 Olympics will feature breakdancing and surfing in Tahiti. Will weightlifting be kicked out?

There will be fewer Olympians
IOC chief Thomas Bach said that starting from Paris-2024, the number of athletes will be limited to 10,500 people. In Rio 2016, for comparison, there were 12,5 thousand. It turns out that the number of quotas will be reduced and it will become even more difficult to get to the main sports event.

At the same time, almost all federations are aimed at increasing the number of disciplines. This will not affect the quantitative quota in any way — all the same athletes will compete for new medals. The most popular option is the introduction of mixed disciplines. If earlier mixed teams at the Olympics were only in tennis, now even in athletics, swimming, diving, ping-pong and badminton.

Tahiti will host the Olympic games
The IOC now faces a difficult choice. On the one hand, 40 hidden positive doping tests during the presidency of Tamash Ayan are a significant reason to think about the image of weightlifting, on the other hand, the barbell is one of the main types of the Olympic program. Her complete exclusion will surely lead to a big scandal. Especially with the refreshment of the program in the IOC is not all right yet. Think of the same Golf at the Rio Olympics that all the stars just ignored.

Skateboarding or surfing, which for most people involved in them is just a fan and lifestyle, are also not obvious stories. It is significant that back in 2015, skateboarders wrote a petition with the slogan “No skateboarding at the Olympic games“, because “it will change its identity and freedom”. Many wave-breakers think the same way. And if the stars score again for the Olympic games — it will be a rehearsal blow for the IOC.

Breakdancing is still the same attempt to hook young people. Hopeless or not, time will tell. But right now, even the phrase “Olympic champion in breaking” makes many people smile. In this sense, weightlifting is much more status-oriented. Another thing is that now not so many people believe in its purity.

The 2024 Olympics will feature breakdancing and surfing in Tahiti. Will weightlifting be kicked out?

The program of The games in Paris is becoming clearer and clearer. And not everyone will like it
The international Olympic Committee (IOC) held a meeting of the Executive Committee. As it is now usual — in online mode. The topics covered were very different. Of course, we talked about racism. Where now without it.

We discussed new candidates for the IOC . Among them, by the way, is the well-known Sebastian CoE. Who, as Vice-President of the International athletics Federation (WA), miraculously turned out to be almost the only one who did not know about the monstrous doping and corruption schemes in the Federation. It happens, doesn’t it? White crow among the hyenas. Now he will almost certainly be not only the President of WA, but also a member of the world’s main sports organization.

But the most interesting of the results of the Executive Committee — changes in the program of the Olympic games.

There will be fewer Olympians
IOC chief Thomas Bach said that starting from Paris-2024, the number of athletes will be limited to 10,500 people. In Rio 2016, for comparison, there were 12,5 thousand. It turns out that the number of quotas will be reduced and it will become even more difficult to get to the main sports event.

At the same time, almost all federations are aimed at increasing the number of disciplines. This will not affect the quantitative quota in any way — all the same athletes will compete for new medals. The most popular option is the introduction of mixed disciplines. If earlier mixed teams at the Olympics were only in tennis, now even in athletics, swimming, diving, ping-pong and badminton.

And this is only a summer program. In principle, team competitions can be held in any individual sport. It is more difficult to play games, but it is impossible for women to physically compete with men, such is the nature. But the trend is now such that we can come to this at some point.

As for the immediate future-the Olympic games in Paris, the IOC still supports the inclusion of skateboarding, rock climbing, surfing and breakdancing in the program. The issue is almost resolved, and everything will be officially announced at the next meeting of the Executive Committee — in December.

At the same time, once again the question mark is put in front of weightlifting. The reason for this is a recent report on this sport by another of our good friends, Richard McLaren. According to Bach, the scale of the violations shocked him.

Tahiti will host the Olympic games
The IOC now faces a difficult choice. On the one hand, 40 hidden positive doping tests during the presidency of Tamash Ayan are a good reason to think about the image of weightlifting, on the other hand, the barbell is one of the main types of the Olympic program. Her complete exclusion will surely lead to a big scandal. Especially with the refreshment of the program in the IOC is not all right yet. Think of the same Golf at the Rio Olympics that all the stars just ignored.

Skateboarding or surfing, which for most people involved in them is just a fan and lifestyle, are also not obvious stories. It is significant that back in 2015, skateboarders wrote a petition with the slogan “No skateboarding at the Olympic games”, because “it will change its identity and freedom”. Many wave-breakers think the same way. And if the stars score again at the Olympic games — it will be a reputational blow for the IOC.

Breakdancing is still the same attempt to hook young people. Hopeless or not, time will tell. But right now, even the phrase “Olympic champion in breaking” makes many people smile. In this sense, weightlifting is much more status-oriented. Another thing is that now not so many people believe in its purity.

Summer sports of the Olympic games

Summer Olympic sports include four times as many disciplines as winter sports. This makes them more large-scale and spectacular. Athletes come from all continents to demonstrate their abilities and set new world records.

In order to get an honorary and prestigious right to host a sports competition, all candidates undergo a strict, step-by-step selection process. The country that had the honor to host the Olympics is thoroughly preparing for such an event: new stadiums, hotels, and airports are being built. It takes seven years.

The sports that are included in the Olympic games program are at the highest prestigious level. In order to get such recognition, the sports field must be spread across all continents and have its own Federation. And the International Olympic Committee has a rule:

Academic rowing

It is a water sport that entered the first Olympics in 1896, immediately after the Olympic movement objected. However, for a long time it was considered exclusively male. Women were only able to participate for the first time in 1976.
The peculiarity of academic rowing is that athletes in their boats move along the water surface with their backs. The teams are different: one, two, four and eight people. Extreme competitions in 2016 brought together 550 athletes.
The first mention of rowing as a sport dates back to the XXV century BC.

Badminton

c2po by historical standards, the sport is quite new. In the middle of the XIX century, the British military brought it from India. At first, a fun game was played without a net, just throwing a shuttlecock with rackets. Then we decided to divide the field with a grid, and improved the rules.
Already in 1934, the world badminton Federation was established. Quite large competitions have started to be held.
I entered the program of the Olympiad in 1992. Before that, it remained a demonstrative view. Currently, competitions include singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

Basketball
This game has received tremendous development in the United States, but did not have its own Federation, and therefore could not participate in the Olympics. Basketball players from the United States conducted a demonstration of the game.
Since 1932, basketball was included in the program of the Olympics, where the palm of the championship was immediately picked up by athletes from the United States. This country is always in the lead, and only sometimes concedes the first place in international competitions. Women only joined the Olympics in 1976, and are also permanent leaders.
The rules of the game are periodically changed, the last made in 2004. At the same time, there are ten people on the site, five from each team. Everyone is trying to throw the ball into the opponents ‘ basket.

Baseball

For a long time, since 1904, baseball players have shown their level and skills in demonstration performances. There really was something to show them. Quite complex rules, an interesting platform consisting of numerous zones, professionals from different continents.
But the year 1992 came, and the athletes were included in the official competitions and received their first medals. But something went wrong: in 2005, it was decided to remove baseball from the list of Olympic disciplines. However, in 2016 they returned it back.

“Coughed up blood”: the athlete told about the symptoms of COVID-19

Italian track and field athlete Edoardo Melloni became one of the victims of the global coronavirus pandemic and revealed frightening details of how the disease manifests and develops. These include little-known symptoms, coughing up blood, and loss of smell. Melloni also said that experimental therapy is used to treat coronavirus in Italy.

After the coronavirus outbreak in China in December last year, COVID-19 rapidly relocated to Europe, where now the epidemic, despite drastic security measures, is most affected by the Western part of the continent — Italy, Spain, Germany, France and other countries. At the moment, only in Italy, more than 41 thousand cases of infection have been recorded, and the country has surpassed China in the number of deaths — 3.4 thousand patients died in the Apennines as a result of the disease.

The pandemic also affected the Italian sports world. The first infected became known at the end of February — they were three players of the football club “Pyanze”, which plays in Serie C, the third most important division of the country. Later, the virus was found in two players of Juventus Turin-defender Daniele Rugani (Cristiano Ronaldo’s neighbor in the dressing room) and midfielder Blaise Matuidi. But the largest number of infected people turned out to be in “Sampdoria”, where 15 cases have already been recorded.

Now in Italy, all sports and entertainment events have been canceled,and there is a strict quarantine.

One of the Italians who picked up COVID-19 was track and field athlete Edoardo Melloni. He, unlike most infected athletes, who have the disease is asymptomatic, everything was difficult for him. The athlete told about the circumstances of his hospitalization and the first signs of the disease, admitting that he did not fully comply with the quarantine, and the infection, according to his assumptions, occurred in the metro.

“I isolated myself long before quarantine became mandatory for some regions. I worked at home and went early in the morning to train at Parco Nord (a large Park on the territory of Milan. — “Газета.Ru”). One day I had to go to work, and to return, I took the subway. I believe that I was infected there, because the signs appeared three days later, ” AIPS Media quotes the runner as saying.

According to Melloni, the symptoms of coronavirus are subjective and each person manifests differently — they became more and more intense in him. Among the most unusual is the effect of the disease on the smell and taste receptors.

“It all started with a banal fever, a temperature of 37.5 and a small cough. Over time, a strong and dry cough began to continuously last for five to ten minutes. During one of these cases, I found myself coughing up blood. Another symptom that should not be underestimated is a complete or partial loss of the senses of taste and smell, which can occur in people who have no other signs of infection.

As far as I understand, the loss of taste can be complete. Until now, some people can’t distinguish between a piece of chocolate, boiled carrots or pasta with sauce, ” the athlete explained.

The loss of taste and smell as little-known symptoms of COVID-19 was also described by Hendrik Strick from the Institute of Virology in Bonn. The expert clarified that about two-thirds of the respondents indicated them. According to other studies conducted by Chinese scientists, usually patients infected with coronavirus show only minor signs of the disease.

Despite the growing number of patients in the Old World, there have also been significantly increased cases of recovery — in Italy, there are almost 4.5 thousand.

Melloni in his interview also touched on the topic of treatment, saying that most hospitals use experimental therapy, which is widespread in Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected. However, this method of treatment involves some consequences.

“This is a combination of medications used to treat arthritis and HIV-infected patients. Medications are hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir or ritonavir. Among the side effects they report is dysentery that occurred on the first day. From the second day you feel much better.

Now I am fine and do not feel any additional effects on my body. Fortunately, I got to the hospital in time and I hope that I will leave its walls soon, ” the athlete shared.

According to official statistics, the number of people infected with the coronavirus increased to 240 thousand worldwide on March 20, more than 9 thousand patients died, while 85 thousand recovered. To date, COVID-19 has infected at least 112 people in one way or another related to sports. Most of all-Italians and Spaniards. 4 people died.

The IOC President explained why the Olympics cannot be postponed again

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said he understood why the summer Olympics in Tokyo would have to be canceled if it could not be held in 2021.

Recall that the Olympics were originally supposed to be held in the summer of 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed to the summer of 2021. The OI organizing Committee has already said that the Games will have to be canceled if the event cannot be held in 2021.

“Frankly, I understand this, because you can’t always hire 3-5 thousand people to the organizing Committee. You can’t change the entire sports calendar every year in all the major federations around the world. Athletes can’t have uncertainty. I understand this approach of our Japanese partners.

You need to be prepared for various scenarios that may be required to organize Games. This applies to health measures. It may require a quarantine for athletes, for some athletes, for other participants in the Games, ” the BBC quoted Bach as saying.

Thomas Bach: it’s too early to talk about limiting the number of spectators in the stands of the Olympics

The head of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, said that it is too early to talk about restrictions on the number of spectators at the Olympic games in Tokyo.

“It is important to hold The games in Tokyo in a safe environment, and who recommendations play an important role. Whether we reduce the number of viewers will depend on how things will look in a year’s time. It is too early to say that we will limit the number of spectators at the games in Tokyo, “R-Sport quotes Bach as saying.

The Olympic games in Tokyo were supposed to be held in August 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were postponed to 2021 and should be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. This is the first in recent history of the Game that will not pass in due time.

“It is impossible to change the entire sports schedule every year.” Thomas Bach – about the possible cancellation of the Olympics in Tokyo

IOC President Thomas Bach understands that the Olympic games will have to be canceled if they fail to be held in 2021. The 2020 Olympics were originally scheduled to take place in Tokyo from July 24 to August 9, 2020, but were postponed due to a coronavirus pandemic.

— Frankly, I have an understanding of the situation, because you can’t always hire 3000-5000 people to the organizing Committee, – quotes the BBC Bach. — It is impossible to change the entire sports schedule in all major federations around the world every year. Athletes can’t have uncertainty.

We must be prepared for different scenarios. It is clear that the games in Tokyo will be held in July next year. At the same time, considering the scenarios that may be required for the organization, regarding health measures, it may be necessary to quarantine athletes, for other participants. This is a difficult task, because there are many different options. When we have a clear idea of what the world will look like on July 23, 2021, then we will make appropriate decisions.

Competition behind closed doors is not what we want, because the Olympic spirit is about bringing fans together, and that’s what makes the Games so unique.

Why did we move the Games to Tokyo in advance? This decision was made together with the organizers. The IOC could just cancel the Games alone, and it would be a simple decision on one hand. We could say, ” Okay, that’s it.” We would get our money from insurance and start preparing for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. But this option was not real, because it would deprive the athletes of a unique Olympic experience.

Bach said that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be canceled if it is not held in 2021

IOC President Thomas Bach believes the Olympic games could be canceled. The 2020 Olympics were originally scheduled to take place in Tokyo from July 24 to August 9, 2020, but were postponed to the following year due to a coronavirus pandemic.

— You can’t always hire 3000-5000 people to the organizing Committee of the Games, – quotes the BBC Bach. — It is not possible to change the entire schedule every year in all major federations around the world.

It is clear that the games in Tokyo will be held in July next year. At the same time, it may be necessary to quarantine athletes and other participants. This is a difficult task, because there are many different options. When we have a clear idea of what the world will look like on July 23, 2021, then we will make appropriate decisions.

Thomas Bach: “There should be no speculation about the place and time of the 2020 Olympics»

The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, said during a video conference following the meeting of the IOC Executive Committee that he does not allow any speculation about the place and time of the 2020 Games.

“We are now working with a commitment to hold a successful games in Tokyo in 2021. Start-July 23. The games will be held in a safe environment for all participants.

All possible expert advice will be taken into account to ensure that the Games are played safely. Until the Olympics are 14 months away, there should be no speculation about the place and time of the Games, ” Bach said.

“The recommendations of the world health organization play an important role. Whether we reduce the number of viewers will depend on how things will look in a year’s time.

It is too early to say that we will limit the number of spectators at the games in Tokyo, ” the IOC head said.

The 2020 Olympic games were postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. They will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

FIVB names new dates for Olympic qualification in beach volleyball for the 2020 Games

The international volleyball Federation (FIVB) has announced new deadlines for qualifying for the beach volleyball tournament at the Tokyo Olympic games, which were postponed to 2021 due to a coronavirus.

The deadline for Olympic qualification was extended to June 13, 2021. On June 14, 2021, the Olympic ranking will be compiled, which will take into account the 12 best results of the teams.

The previous qualification completion date was June 14, 2020.

“We believe that these changes to the selection system meet a fair and universal approach that will ensure that the best athletes can qualify for the Games,” said FIVB President Ari grasa.

Mohammed Farah: “I now have another year to prepare for the Olympics. I think this will help me»

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah believes that moving the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 will help him better prepare for the title defense in the 10,000 meters.

Fare will be 38 years old by August 2021, when the Games will be held.

“The postponement of the Olympics means that I now have another year to prepare. I think this will help me.

Of course, the restrictions that are imposed due to the pandemic affect the training process-there is no opportunity to visit the gym, participate in competitions.

I have a treadmill, and I’m lucky in that. I also worked out on the street. You have to be creative, ” Farah said.

Yevgeny Rylov: “I am not afraid to go out to train and visit the bases if they are opened in the near future».

Two-time world champion in swimming Yevgeny Rylov shared his opinion about possible problems with holding the Olympics in Tokyo in 2021 due to coronavirus.

“I have heard various conversations about the Olympics next year. Of course, all this has occurred to me, especially when you consider the losses incurred by Tokyo 2020 as an organizer. But now nothing is known, even it is unclear when the quarantine will end.

There will be no Olympics next year – Yes, I will be upset, but there is nothing I can do about it. It is clear that the plans were different, but they will have to change depending on how it will be there.

I’m not afraid to go out to train and to call on the database if you open them in the near future. The most common precautions, if they are followed, if everything is well organized and if all the guys follow them, they will help protect themselves from the coronavirus,” Rylov said.

Svetlana Romashina: “After the postponement of the Olympics, nothing is scary anymore. I don’t know if I’ll be strong enough for next year».

Five-time Olympic champion in synchronized swimming Svetlana Romashina commented on the postponement of the world aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, to 2022.

“To be honest, after the postponement of the Olympics, I am not afraid of anything, absolutely. For an athlete, the most important start is the Olympic games, and this is why I returned to the big sport after the birth of my child. This is exactly what I’m waiting for.

After the quarantine, we will all go out to train, but I don’t know if we will have enough strength for the next year, or even if we will have enough strength at all.

The season should start somewhere in September, but we can’t afford to rest until then. So either the season will be very long, or it will have to be broken up somehow and go on vacation for two weeks in August. It will be up to the coaches to decide, but now something is becoming clear.

Fortunately, we already have all the licenses, but I wonder how the next competitions will be arranged – the World series, the Olympic selection. Depending on this, coaches will decide when to go out, what to do and what schedule to work on.

The situation when you do not know what to do and where to run, adds to the discomfort. Now not only athletes, the whole world is in this situation.

Today I understand that there is a life outside of sports. If before the birth of a child, sports were in the first place for me, and I could not imagine a day without training, today I am quite calm about everything.

Many people are waiting for the resumption of European and world football – everyone wants a spectacle, positive. But today we are primarily talking about health. Yes, I would be very happy if the Olympics were held in 2020, even in December, but nothing can change, ” Romashina said.

Naomi Osaka: “I hope that the Olympics will be a Grand celebration that means the end of the fight against COVID-19»

Two-time Grand slam champion Naomi Osaka told how she reacted to the news that the Olympics were postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Like most athletes who were preparing for the Games, at first I was disappointed. But when you realize that this delay is necessary and will help the whole world, the game can wait. We will come together in 2021 and be ready.

I strongly sympathize with such athletes as track and field athletes – they train for four years and try to reach the peak of form for the Olympics. Now they have a total mess with the schedule. The situation with tennis is a little different, so I don’t have to change my training too much.”

The 10th world racket believes that the Olympic games can become “a beacon of hope, symbolizing the end of the fight against coronavirus.”

“This is a very difficult period, and I personally know many people (including my close friends) who participated in the preparation of the Games. So I understand how difficult it is for the Japanese right now.

But, of course, this is the right decision, and I fully support it. I hope that the Olympics will be a Grand celebration that means the end of the fight against COVID-19.”

Thomas Bach: “the IOC will have to bear the costs of postponing the Olympics – several hundred million dollars».

The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, issued a statement on the postponement of the Olympic games in Tokyo for 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We have another unprecedented task before us – organizing the postponed Olympic games. This is the first time in a long Olympic history, and this is a huge task for the IOC, our Japanese partners and friends, and all members of the Olympic community.

This new situation requires all our solidarity, creativity, determination and flexibility. We all need to make sacrifices and compromises. Extraordinary circumstances require extraordinary measures. In this situation, each of us has to make a contribution, and this applies to everyone, including the IOC.

The IOC will continue to be responsible for its share of the costs of the postponed Games in accordance with the terms of the agreement for 2020 that we have concluded with our Japanese partners.

Although it is too early to give an exact figure, we already know that we will have to bear the cost of transferring several hundred million dollars. This is why it is necessary to study and analyze all the services we provide for deferred Games, ” Bach said in a statement.

The Tokyo Olympic games are scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8, 2021.