Incredible moments that amazed everyone at the Tokyo Olympics

They have been called the "COVID-19 Olympics", "Olympic Pandemic" and "Olympics Wrath". Many Japanese people were upset about such a large-scale and risky event in the midst of the pandemic, and many outside observers were surprised that it happened at all. But there were also incredible moments that ...

The first runaway Olympian: how a Soviet athlete escaped from the dictatorship and what came of it

The decision of the Belarusian athletes Kristina Timanovskaya and Yana Maksimova stirred up another story in the memory. Back in the days of the Soviet Union, one of the athletes tried not to return to his homeland. What came of this, said the edition of Radio Liberty. Back in 1976, at the Summer Olympics in Montreal (Canada) in ...

The Olympic participant from Belarus was forcibly tried to return to her homeland: she asked for help from other countries

Belarusian athlete Kristina Timanovskaya did not fly from Tokyo on a flight to Istanbul, which she was supposed to board. The girl is now under police protection in Tokyo. What happened, Hromadske reported. Belarusian athlete Kristina Timanovskaya, who is part of ...

Dragging four people and pulling by the ears: an unusual Olympiad was held in Alaska

In Fairbanks, Alaska, the 60th World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games, in which residents of the circumpolar regions take part, have come to an end. They compete in not very traditional sports, the purpose of which is to prepare a person for survival in the harsh conditions of the Far North. About it…

Olympic Games 2020: medal standings and the brightest sensations

On July 27, the Olympic Games in Tokyo will play 22 sets of awards in swimming, fencing, taekwondo, judo, diving, rowing, weightlifting, equestrian sports, rowing slalom, cycling and softball. More details about the course of the Olympics were reported by the BBC. Gold medal in ...

Oyster invaders and anti-sex beds: oddities of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics

Officials in Tokyo oversee the main water area of ​​the upcoming Olympics. This is due to the fact that the oysters made their way to the site and caused damage to $ 1,2 million, writes the BBC. The Sea Forest Waterway Complex in Tokyo Bay, which will host the ...

Russia issued instructions to participants in the Olympic Games on how to answer 'provocative' questions

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) issued its athletes an instruction sheet with ready-made answers to "provocative" political questions. The BBC reported in more detail. The instructions sent to the athletes were first reported by Vedomosti, the editorial board got acquainted with a copy of the document. The ROC press service confirmed the preparation of the document. In the instructions ...

Without an anthem and a flag: Russians at the Olympic Games will perform without state symbols

Russian gold medalists at the Olympic Games in Tokyo (2021) will be awarded to the compositions of the Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky instead of the national anthem of the Russian Federation. He was banned from use due to a large-scale doping campaign. More details were told by the Voice of America edition. The International Olympic Committee in connection with the ban on the use of ...

'Nightmare has come true': Olympic Games 2020 officially postponed due to coronavirus

For thousands of athletes around the world, this scenario looked like a nightmare. On March 24, it became an official decision of the International Olympic Committee. The 2020 Summer Olympics will not take place this year, writes USA Today. As a result of an unprecedented and inevitable move, the International Olympic Committee and ...

Russia was suspended for four years from major international sports competitions

On December 9, the "Compliance Committee" of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) adopted a recommendation to deprive Russia of the right to participate in major international sports events for four years. Writes about this "Present Time". These include the Olympics and all World Championships, including the football ...

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