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.