Russians heading home; reserve right to later legal action
The Russian Paralympic Committee will leave Beijing and has no immediate plans for legal action. The RPC issued a statement Friday criticizing the decision to exclude Russian athletes from the Paralympics and said the move was "absolutely politicized.” It said its lawyers had determined that the Court of Arbitration for Sport would not be able to render a decision “during the accelerated proceedings.”news.yahoo.com
Why is Beijing hosting the Olympics for the second time in just 14 years?
Just 14 years after hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing is set to make history by becoming the first city to play host to both a Summer and Winter Olympics when it welcomes the world for the start of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Indian Athlete Grabs Bronze In Discus Throw Event, Creates Asian Record In Tokyo Paralympics
TOKYO — Vinod Kumar, India’s discus thrower, won a bronze medal at the ongoing Paralympics in Tokyo on Aug. 29 with an Asian Record in sports class F52. P.S— He also set a new Asian record!”His best attempt was registered in the fifth try of 19.91m, with the other throws being 17.46 meters, 18.32 meters, 17.80 meters, 19.12 meters, and 19.81 meters. Earlier, Nishad Kumar won a silver medal in the high jump event. Absolutely delighted that Nishad Kumar wins the Silver medal in Men’s High Jump T47. Deepa had won silver at Rio 2016 in women’s shot put.thewestsidegazette.com
2 sports in the Paralympics that are not played in the Olympics
The Paralympics have started in Tokyo, and it’s easy to spot sports that are both in Paralympics and Olympics, such as basketball, volleyball, weightlifting, soccer, equestrian and cycling, to name just a few, and with various adaptions.
Tokyo Paralympics Torch Relay Beacon Of Hope, Prayer And Action
NEW DELHI — Covid-19 could not put out the flames that fired up the beginning of the Tokyo Paralympic torch relay events on Aug. 12 despite the event itself being scaled down to restrictions imposed by Japanese authorities. A series of events related to the torch relay was held to boost momentum toward the Paralympics—which will take place between Aug. 24 and Sept. 5—and mark the transition from the recently-concluded Olympics. The torch relay began on Aug. 12 across 47 Japanese prefectures. Unlike the standard torch relay conditions, including the July event, the flame-light events are not planned on public roads. “It was a great honor to pass the fire as the Paralympic Flame,” said Takahashi.thewestsidegazette.com
US pumps up Paralympic trials; NBC to increase coverage
The U.S. Paralympic team trials will receive unprecedented coverage this year, streaming live this week and culminating with a 90-minute highlight show on NBC. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee unveiled the coverage plans along with its campaign called “Show the World,” which is designed to highlight Paralympic athletes on their journey to Tokyo. “We've got a really nice opportunity to showcase and celebrate something at a moment where unification is so deeply craved,” said Sarah Hirshland, the CEO of the USOPC.news.yahoo.com
Why the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Will Be Like No Other
When the coronavirus pandemic forced Tokyo last year to delay the Summer Olympics and Paralympics to July 2021, organizers kept the Tokyo 2020 name, saying they wanted the event to be seen as a “light at the end of the tunnel.” Covid-19 is still spreading but the games appear to be going ahead, in what would be the biggest world event of the pandemic era. But they are almost certain to look like no other Olympics, with a bar on spectators from abroad and uncertainty as to whether even fans in Jawashingtonpost.com
Dudas por devoluciones de boletos de Tokio 2020
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo, shows tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics displayed in Tokyo. Many fans living outside Japan who bought Tokyo Olympic tickets from middlemen - so-called Authorized Ticket Resellers - will not get full refunds. The question of refunds came into play a week ago when local organizers and the Japanese government decided to bar fans from abroad because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)
Spreading virus pulls Olympic torches off display in Japan
An Olympic torch for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is on display in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)TOKYO – Japan is halting a public display of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic torches as new virus cases jump in the country and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga orders a state of emergency for Tokyo and the surrounding areas until next month. The rapid spread of the virus in Japan is imperiling plans for the postponed Tokyo Olympics, which are to open on July 23. Japan has attributed about 3,500 deaths to COVID-19, a moderate success rates in controlling the virus for a country of 125 million. In a statement, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said the exhibitions of the torches would be called off starting Thursday.
Coe supports athletes' right to take knee on Olympic podium
He's an International Olympic Committee member, a two-time Olympic champion, and the head of the governing body of track and field, known as World Athletics. “Athletes are a part of the world and they want to reflect the world they live in,” Coe said. Coe is in the Japanese capital on a courtesy visit to Tokyo Olympic organizers. Coe pitched Tokyo as a possible venue for a future track world championships. “We don’t know what will happen in the next few months,” Coe said, speaking about the Olympics.
Coronavirus could force cancellation of Tokyo Olympics, IOC member says
People wearing protective face masks are seen before a rehearsal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay in Hamura, outskirts of Tokyo, Japan February 15, 2020. If the IOC decides the games cannot go forward as scheduled in Tokyo, "you're probably looking at a cancellation," he said. "As far as we all know, you're going to be in Tokyo," Pound said. "It would be tough to get the kind of blanket coverage that people expect around the Olympic Games," Pound said. Pound said the future of the Tokyo Games is largely out of the IOC's hands and depends on the course the virus takes.cnbc.com
Golf not a Paralympic sport? It's true, but that could change
It took more than 100 years for golf to be successfully reinstated as an Olympic sport. Despite golf becoming fully entrenched as an Olympic sport starting with the 2016 Rio de Janerio games, the same can’t be said of the Paralympics, which has not recognized golf as a sport for its event. He said having golf in the Paralympics could give adaptive golf a huge platform to which sponsors can jump on board and possibly help alleviate those costs. A lot of people, this is their vacation.”Beyond providing further awareness to adaptive golf, getting the Paralympics to welcome golf as a sport can further showcase what amputees can do in athletics. Kellie Valentine, a resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been competing at adaptive golf tournaments for more than 20 years and knows what the Paralympic stage would mean.