The European championship and ETTU Congress will not take place as scheduled

The Executive Committee of the European table tennis Union (ETTU), against the background of the growing number of cases of coronavirus in Poland and current restrictions on movement between countries, decided to postpone the continental Championships in Warsaw. The tournament was scheduled to take place on September 15-20. “The safety of players, coaches, officials, volunteers […]

Jump into the abyss: how the boycott of the Games in Moscow deprived American Louganis of the all-time record

The boycott of the Moscow Olympics by athletes from the United States led to the failure to establish a significant achievement in diving. If Greg Louganis had not been forced to miss the Games in 1980, he could have ended his career as a six-time Olympic champion, because at that time he had no equal […]

What sports are included in the summer Olympic games

BMXThis is a sport, the meaning of which is that athletes compete by performing various extreme tricks on special bicycles. There are the following disciplines: Racing-races that differ in their entertainment. No more than 8 athletes can participate in each race. The track consists of an embankment with bends, jumps, waves and other obstacles.Flatland-tricks are […]

The organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympics did not rule out canceling the Games in 2021

According to the Chairman of the organizing Committee of the summer Olympic games in Tokyo, Yoshiro Mori, it is possible that the Games will not take place in 2021, if the coronavirus pandemic makes it impossible to hold competitions with spectators in the stands. Recall that the Olympics were originally scheduled for the period from […]

Thomas Bach: “The IOC has already distributed 100 million dollars out of 800 in accordance with the program to support the Olympic movement»

The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, spoke about the distribution of funds allocated to support sports in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. “The IOC has already distributed $ 100 million in accordance with the program to support the Olympic movement. This is part of the $ 800 million support package that […]

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 […]

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

There will be fewer OlympiansIOC 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 […]

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 itThe 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 […]

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. […]