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Iranian soccer team barred from Youth Olympics over head-scarves

The Iranian girls’ soccer team has been kicked out of the Youth Olympics as FIFA rules bar players from wearing Islamic headscarvesFIFA regulations say a team’s strip should not indicate any political, religious or personal convictions."Taking into consideration the clear position stated by the [Olympic committee] of Iran, the FIFA Executive Committee had no choice but totake the decision that Iran will not be able to participate," Jerome Valcke, the FIFA secretary general, said.The inaugural Youth Olympic Games will be held from August 14 to 26 in Singapore.

International academic competition named after D. Mendeleev will take place in Baky.

The annual 44th international academic competition in chemistry will take place in Baky from April 27 to May 3, reported the web-site of the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan.The event, which will take place at Cresent-Beach Hotel, will attend participants from the CIS, Baltic states, Bulgaria, Romania, and Macedonia  will take part in the competition.The government of Azerbaijan is planning to allocate 220 750 manats (about $300 thousand) for the competition.

New training system for sportsmen appears in Russia

New training system for sportsmen appears in Russia

New training system for sportsmen appears in RussiaPresident Dmitry Medvedev considers the funds allocated towards preparing Russian athletes at previous Olympics to have been used inefficiently, despite the fact that the funds allocated were no less and often more than those of other countries . Speaking at a session of the presidential Sports Council, Medvedev called the 11th place achieved by the Russian side in the team events "a bad result", RIA Novosti reports.

Football players of “Alania”

Football players of “Alania”

Vladikavkaz “Alania” got only one point in the first two rounds of Russian championship, but the players were not reproached by the fans.

Israel intends to assist Russia in ensuring security during the Olympics-2014

Israel intends to assist Russia in ensuring security during the Olympics-2014

Israel plans to determine in the nearest future what it can do in order to help Russia in ensuring security during the Olympics in Sochi in 2014. "In our country, great attention is paid to security issues,  and I hope that our experience will be useful for the Olympics in Sochi," said Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor of Israelduring  the first Russian-Israeli business forum held in Moscow March 22.

Sochi residents to be moved from Olympic sites this year

The inhabitants of land designated for the building of sporting and other facilities for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games should be relocated by the end of this year, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said on Friday at a meeting of the interdepartmental commission on the preparing and holding of the XXII Winter Games, RIA Novosti reports.“This is an issue that should be solved during 2010,” Kozak said. He added that about 700 families are liable to be moved in connection with the building of Olympic facilities.

Sochi 2014 committee wishes Russian Paralympic team good luck in Vancouver

Before the start of the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games, the Russian competitors have received a good luck message from the Sochi 2014 organizing committee and its president, Dmitry Chernyshenko.  

What now for Russia after the lost Olympics?

What now for Russia after the lost Olympics?

The unprecedented failure of Russia’s athletes at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Yuri Sevidov summarizes 29-th round of the chionship of Russia on football

Yuri Sevidov summarizes 29-th round of the championship of Russia on football

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Sports commentator Yuri Sevidov commented on the penultimate round of the championship of Russia on football

Russia squad behind World Cup 2012

Russia squad behind World Cup 2012

Sports commentator Yuri Sevidov commented