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 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 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 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.
Japanese Minister for the Olympics and Paralympics Seiko Hashimoto said that the summer Olympic games in Tokyo should be held at all costs, even despite the threat of the spread of coronavirus infection. Recall that the Games were originally scheduled to take place in July-August 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were postponed to 2021.
“All the people who are involved in the Games work together and prepare. The same applies to athletes who are making significant efforts in the current circumstances. We must hold the Olympics at any cost, ” Kyodo quoted the official as saying.
Earlier, the Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), John Coates, assured that the summer Olympic games in Tokyo will be held regardless of the situation with the coronavirus.
Vice-President of the IOC: Tokyo Olympics to be held regardless of coronavirus
Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) John Coates assured that the summer Olympic games in Tokyo will be held regardless of the situation with the coronavirus. Recall that the Games were originally scheduled to take place in July-August 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were postponed to 2021.
“The Olympics will be held – with or without coronavirus. The games will begin on July 23, 2021. These will be the Games that won COVID-19, the light at the end of the tunnel.
In some countries, the situation with the pandemic will be under control, in some-not. Athletes from both countries will come to the Olympics. The host country will face a serious challenge, ” the official was quoted as saying by AFP.
Earlier, the head of the world anti-doping Agency, Witold Banka, threatened the United States with suspension from the Olympics.
The United States has long been lit up in an unhealthy interest in international sports institutions
Honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vitaly Smirnov commented on the conflict between the United States and the world anti-doping Agency (WADA). Earlier, the head of WADA, Witold Banka, threatened the United States with suspension from the Olympic games if it refused to Finance the organization, after the drug enforcement Administration called on the US Congress to consider refusing to Finance WADA if the organization does not carry out reforms.
“So far, this is a requirement of politicians. We do not interact with the political bodies of countries, but with affiliated members – national Olympic committees, whose position should be considered, but we do not see it now.
So far, this is a requirement of politicians. We do not interact with the political bodies of countries, but with affiliated members – national Olympic committees, whose position should be considered, but we do not see it now.
Similar calls from congressmen have been made before, remember John McCain. He was known not only for his latest statements, this is the same McCain who investigated the case of corruption in the International Olympic Committee in the late 90’s. Then he advocated the transfer of the IOC to the United States, it was with him that Juan Antonio Samaranch fought. Us congressmen have long been lit up in their unhealthy interest in international sports institutions.
Bayern Munich congratulate Zverev on reaching US Open final 08:59 TAGS: Bavaria Alexander Zverev, Jr. (tennis) Bayern have congratulated German tennis player Alexander Zverev on reaching the US Open final. In the semifinals, Zverev beat Spaniard Pablo Carrena-Busta (3:6, 2:6, 6:3, 6:4, 6:3).
“What a comeback! Congratulations on your first career Grand slam final! Take it away!”, – said in the publication of the official account of” Bayern ” on Twitter.
Zverev responded to the message from the Munich club on his Twitter account.
“Forward!”, – the tennis player wrote. In the final, Zverev will face Austrian Dominik Thiem, who beat Russian Daniil Medvedev.
The Houston player was suspended until the end of the season. He called a stranger to his room
Houston light forward Daniel house is suspended until the end of the 2019/20 NBA season, according to ESPN.
According to the publication, the player has already left the “bubble” in Orlando. It is reported that the decision was made after an investigation, which revealed that a stranger had been in the basketball player’s room for a long time. According to the rules of the NBA, players can only invite close relatives to the hotel. Earlier in the media, it was reported that house spent the night with a girl who did tests for coronavirus for basketball players.
ESPN claims that house denied any wrongdoing.
In the 2019/20 playoffs, house averaged 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. His team loses to the Lakers by a score of 1-3 in the second round of the playoffs.
«I’ll be back». Medvedev — after losing in the us Open semifinals
Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev is disappointed to lose to Austrian Dominic Thiem in the us Open semifinals. On Twitter, the Russian thanked the organizers of the tournament and noted that the opponent deserved to win.
«Disappointed. Twice went to the tiebreak. Tim deserved to win. Thank you to the US Open for the last 3 weeks. See you next year. Hopefully with a roaring crowd that loves me. I love new York, ” Medvedev wrote.
Later, he posted an entry on the official page of the tournament with the caption ” I’ll be back “(I’ll be back).
The transfer of the summer Olympic games to 2021 is a plus for the Russian women’s Rugby 7 team, it will be able to approach next summer in optimal shape, said RIA Novosti player of the national team and CSKA, three-time European champion Elena Zdrokova. In June, Russian Rugby players were supposed to take part in the qualification for the Olympics, but the tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The international Olympic Committee (IOC) and the organizing Committee of the Tokyo Games in late March announced the postponement of the summer Olympics to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The games are scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8, 2021. “The postponement of the Olympics is a plus rather than a minus for us. Players who had injuries – in particular, Alain Tiron-will recover. During this time, on the contrary, we will gain more strength conditions and prepare even better than it could have been this year. Next year we will be stronger, 100%!” said Strokova on the phone.
She also noted that the Russian national team is looking forward to the resumption of international competitions. “We are ready to enter the international arena”, – assured Skokova. In the off-season, the Rugby player moved from Yenisei-STM to CSKA. The red and blue team won the first two rounds of the Russian championship, and on Sunday they won the national Cup. Strokova is one of the most productive players on the team. “The big break due to the pandemic gave me moral and physical strength. After all, we rested and missed Rugby, hence the energy on the field. Of course, I think I could have played better in the previous rounds, but overall I am still happy – I see that the fans are also happy, and I am very pleased. We have a very good and strong team in CSKA. We try to use the players to the full, reveal the strengths of each, so we get a well-coordinated game. Thanks to the coaches for that,” said Skokova. “I spent almost two months at home. This gave me a chance to reboot and tune in. I was looking forward to the start of the new season, I was even unsure-I wondered if I had forgotten how to play Rugby. It turns out that I haven’t forgotten. Although we had a difficult first game of the season in Kaluga against VVA-Podmoskovye – we were “wooden” in the field, but then we played out,” the Rugby player added.
The World Athletics Council decided to revoke the membership of the all-Russian athletics Federation (VFL). A fatal event for the domestic Agency will occur if it does not pay a $6.31 million fine by August 15.
There is more clarity around the future of Russian athletics. And it runs the risk of being gloomy and even tragic.
On July 29-30, a regular meeting of the Council of the International Association of athletics federations (World Athletics) was held in the format of a videoconference.the issue of the all — Russian athletics Federation (VFL) was on the agenda, namely, the complete exclusion of the Department from the membership.
Until July 1, Russia was obliged to pay $5 million of the total fine of $10 million, which was imposed on the domestic organization for doping fraud in the “Lysenko case”. The WA Council put forward this requirement at its last meeting on March 11-12 in Monaco, but the VFL has not been able to find money for 3.5 months. According to Yevgeny Yurchenko, who eventually resigned as the Department’s President, the budget was hit hard by the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But WA refused to meet Russia halfway and temporarily stopped issuing neutral status to domestic track and field athletes. It is thanks to him that athletes in recent years have been able to compete at international competitions, but having lost it in the fall of 2019, in fact, they missed the season.
The results of the World Athletics Board meeting were disappointing: the VFL will be excluded.
But Russia was given the last chance, the last hope of salvation. The execution can be avoided if the VFL strictly by August 15 inclusive pays a $ 5 million fine and another $1.31 million that the WA working group spent on the investigation of the case. In a statement published on the official website of the international Association, it is stated: until the end of the working day on August 15 in Monaco. If the designated amount of money is not credited to the World Athletics accounts by this time, then a Congress will be called, at which the full exclusion of the VFL will be announced. The next meeting of the Congress is scheduled for January 29, 2021, but the international Association is ready to convene it earlier.
In the meantime, Russian track and field athletes who are completely deprived of the opportunity to participate in international competitions can apply for at least neutral status no earlier than in December. To do this, the VFL must provide World Athletics with a clear and concrete plan to restore its status by September 30. If this condition, along with the payment of a fine in time, is met, the Russians will be allowed to compete. And there are certain difficulties with this, because in WA, confidence in the Russian Department has almost completely lost.
The head of the World Athletics working group, rune Andersen, who is dealing with the issue of the VfL status, claims that over the past five years of the ban, during which the domestic athletics Federation is in restricted rights, Russia “almost did not change its culture of athletics” and “did very little” for its rehabilitation. The WA working group, in turn, according to the official, spent “a huge amount of time and effort helping the VFL and all domestic athletics,” to which Russia “reacted inappropriately.” At the same time, the international Association believes that the fine will still be paid on time.
The SoFi stadium in Los Angeles, which is planned to host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as football and archery competitions in the 2028 Olympic games, hosted the first athletes after construction work was completed.
The Los Angeles Rams American football teams were the first to take to the turf of the 100,000-seat arena and held a game training session under its arches.
The main “feature” of the sports complex, the cost of which is estimated at about 3 billion dollars, was a truly giant scoreboard “Oculus” (eye – lat.), which has all the chances to get into the Guinness Book of records. It was the multimedia screen that most impressed the players and team representatives.
“This is something incredible,” NBC quoted Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay as saying, ” I loved watching the first reaction of the players after they got on the field. Now they can imagine themselves playing in this beautiful arena every Sunday.
The semi-official opening ceremony of SoFi stadium is scheduled to take place on September 13 as part of the American football match between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys. Most likely, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the meeting will be held without an audience.
Until 2028, the City of Champions complex will be built around the stadium, including a concert hall with 6,000 seats, a hotel with 300 rooms, 2,500 apartments, as well as office and retail space. Its total area will be almost 120 hectares. It is here that archers will compete for medals during the 2028 Olympic games.
In February 2022, it will host the 56th National football League super bowl final, and in January 2023, it will host the National collegiate athletic Association’s American football playoff games. It is possible that the 2026 FIFA world Cup will also look at “SoFi”.
Initially, the organizing Committee of the 2028 Games planned to hold the opening and closing ceremonies at different arenas: the SoFi stadium and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – the only sports complex in the world where the Olympic games were held twice: in 1932 and 1984. It will also be used in 2028, but it is not yet known in what capacity.
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 and staff is our top priority,” said ETTU President Ronald Kramer. ” over the past six months, the Polish side has done a lot of work to prepare for the European championship. Since not all national federations will be able to participate in the competition, this tournament will not be fair. This is also why the Executive Committee decided to revise the terms.
ETTU noted that Poland was sympathetic to the postponement of the competition. Updated dates for the European championship will be announced later.
“It’s a shame that fans of our sport won’t be able to come to Warsaw in September,” said Dariusz Schumacher, head of the Polish table tennis Federation.
The ETTU Congress, scheduled for September 16 in Warsaw, has also been postponed. As part of the event, the election of the President of the organization was to be held. The new terms and format of the ETTU Reporting and election Congress will be announced soon.
ISU has released a calendar for the season in speed skating and short track
The international skating Union (ISU) has approved and officially published the competition calendar for the 2020/21 season. The schedule of upcoming starts was given to skaters and short track masters. However, changes are still possible.
As noted in the ISU, adjustments can be made at any time. In the conditions of continuing restrictions related to crossing state borders, as well as the epidemiological situation, which differs greatly in different countries and is constantly changing, it is not necessary to say with full confidence that all the competitions listed in the calendar will be able to be held on time and in full.
Moreover, even in the official schedule of the International skating Union, there are gaps. In particular, the dates of the two February stages of the short track world Cup have not been determined yet. One of the starts is to be held in Dresden, Germany, and the venue for the second one has not yet been announced.
The first international speed skating competitions are scheduled to take place in Minsk in August. On September 6-8, a tournament organized by the Russian Federation is scheduled – on these dates, the “Summer Cup” of the Russian skating Union will be held in Kolomna.
The schedule of the world Cup in speed skating so far looks like this:
Stage 1 November 13-15 (Tomaszow, Poland)
Stage 2 November 20-22 (Stavanger, Norway)
Stage 3 November 28-29 (Minsk, Belarus)
Stage 4 December 4-6 (salt lake city, USA)
Stage 5 December 11-13 (calgary, Canada)
Stage 6 February 17-18 (Chunqing, China)
Final 6-7 March (Heerenveen, Netherlands).
A little earlier, Heerenveen will also host the European championship – it will be held from January 8 to 10.
The test competition at the Olympic oval in Beijing is scheduled from February 25 to 28, 2021. On these dates, the ice rink, which will host the 2022 winter Games, will host the world Championships in individual distances.
In Russia, a total of 10 speed skating tournaments will be held under the auspices of the ISU. Most of them are scheduled on ice in Kolomna near Moscow (September 6-8, October 9-11 and 20-23, November 12-15, January 18-21, March 18-20). Two starts are expected in Chelyabinsk (October 6-8, December 8-10). The Russian Cup stage will be held in Saint Petersburg on November 25-28, and a marathon on lake Baikal is planned for February 26-27.