The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to preliminarily remove the representatives of the NOC of Belarus from the Olympics, IOC PR Director Christian Claue said on Twitter.
The President of the NOC of Belarus is the President of the country Alexander Lukashenko. This means that he is prohibited from attending any IOC events, including the Olympic Games.
Also, the IOC has temporarily suspended all payments to the NOC of Belarus, except for those that go to prepare athletes for the Olympic Games.
Egyptian squad counts on Salah at Tokyo Olympics
Egypt’s head coach Shawki Garib has said he plans to take Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah to the Tokyo Olympics. According to the rules, players not older than 23 years old can participate in the Games, but each team can take three older players.
- We will talk with Liverpool in March, – quotes Inside the Games Garib. – We have not discussed this with the player himself yet. The problem is that the African Cup will be held just a few months after the Olympics, but the latter will end three days before the start of the season in England. But we won’t be able to call Salah if Liverpool don’t agree.
Salah played at the 2012 London Olympics, scored 3 goals and helped the team reach the quarterfinals.
IOC hopes to convince Tokyo Olympics to be vaccinated against coronavirus
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) hopes to convince athletes at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
“If a vaccine is received in 2021 and we manage to encourage all athletes to get vaccinated, there will be benefits for everyone,” IOC Vice President John Coates said at a press conference. – The number of athletes will not be reduced, but we must make sure that the Olympic Village will be the safest place in Tokyo.
The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The games were supposed to take place in the summer of 2020, but were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.